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wally b
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:45 am    Post subject: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I am wondering what to charge for hauling equipment. 1-2 dollars a loaded mile and apply a percentage of that to weight and square foot of trailer space?

How do others do it
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:28 am    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote


$2.00 per loaded mile will just barely cover your expenses. $4.00 per loaded mile MIGHT put some money in your pocket.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote

A lot depends on where you are hauling. Some areas the toll on the toll roads can be over a dollar a mile. Fuel in some states.50-$1.00 per gallon higher than others. Takes some calculations to be at a point to make money but not be so overpriced that you get no work. You will have to calculate expense, decide your profit margin and hope you are right
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-mmfan55 wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:06:23 02/15/1Cool A lot depends on where you are hauling. Some areas the toll on the toll roads can be over a dollar a mile. Fuel in some states.50-$1.00 per gallon higher than others. Takes some calculations to be at a point to make money but not be so overpriced that you get no work. You will have to calculate expense, decide your profit margin and hope you are right


And about the time you think you have it figured out, you end up 500 miles from home, with no choice but to deadhead all the way back.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote


Do you have your insurance in place yet?
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I think you would want closer to 4.00 per mile to make it worth your while.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote


I also think $4.00 a mile for your base, then figure backhaul, tolls and any extras.
 
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:51 pm    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't think you'll ever make a go of it charging 4$ semis are charging about 2$ for most loads .when I was hotshoting trailers most loads were 1.60 per mile when insurance costs 800$ a month and the cost of getting your authority and ifta if your over 26.000 pounds makes it not a very profitable business
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:53 am    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote


If you can't get $4.00 per mile, just park the rig and stay home. It will be better than losing money.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:08 pm    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote

That would be $2 a running mile and $4 a loaded mile. Been that way now for several years.
 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: hauling rate Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I don't know where you guys get this 4.00 per loaded mile. I never got more than about 3 and some change with a detach hauling farm equipment. I got about 1.8-2.00 for my step deck. Over size was a bit more,not as much as you might think. I made decent money when I was on the road steady. Now with this electronic hostage program I'm not sure you can make money with a company job.
A lot of times I could load partials for as much money each as I could for full loads. I loved partials paid good and most were one stop per piece.
 
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