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Zachary Bell

I would know my costs and question anything that pays less than $1.50/mile plus fuel surcharge. That's roughly 2 times the "operating costs" for a aerodynamic tractor/trailer combination that gets 7 MPG on flat ground in ideal conditions. I would also minimize deadhead, and track my fuel mileage to the HUNDREDTH of a mile on pen and paper (or using an app such as Kevin Rutherford's Gauges for Android). Staying in a good lane helps maximize ...

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Joseph Rookie Graham

Stay in a good lane, make sure you can reload out of there with minimal deadhead mileage. Most importantly know your operating cost and don't waver on your it

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David Holt

When you're offered cheap freight tell them there rate sucks and call someone else. I'll travel half way across the country empty before u see cheap freight on my trucks. Cheap freight can rot on the dock for all I care.

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Dex Jones

The lighter the better, try to do the least dead head, and keep in mind your fuel costs and maintenance on your truck and trailer. Keep an eye on your down time, and the type of terrain you are driving thru as well as areas that are known for traffic jams and back ups.

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