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Todd Dills

O/O challenges: More solutions to high fuel

| August 01, 2012
  • http://www.facebook.com/james.vincent.100 James Vincent

    IM73 IVE BEEN AROUBND TRICKS OVE60 YEARS I CAN STILL REMEMBE WHEN DIESEL WAS MUCH CHEPER THAN GA. THEN THE MID 70;S T4-75 GA STARTING GOING UP UP DISESEL DIDNT.. TO MY KNOWAGE DUESL WAS A VTHROW A WAY BY PROIDUCT IF GA. NOW WE PY MORE FOR DISEL THSN WE DO FOR GAS. LOOK BACK TO THE 70;S, WHAT WAS THGEVPRICE OFVBA BARREL OF OIL THE COMPARED TO NOW? LOOKNAT THE PROFIT OF ASLLNTHE MAJOR IOL CO., BIG PROFIT TO THEM AT THE EXPENCE OFVTHEV THUCKING INDUSTRUAL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/james.vincent.100 James Vincent

    IT SEEMS THGAT EVERY TIME THE GOVERMENT WANT MORE MONEY UP GOSE THE PRICE OF FUEL OR MIREVTAXES ON TGHE TRUCKER. JAMES VINCENT

  • http://www.facebook.com/lance.hottrod Lance Hottrod

    After 40 years as an OTR driver, I had enough of the cheap freight, I was leased to what used to be a good carrier and had been with that carrier 20 of the 40 years. 4 million miles, no tickets or chargeables, and had never been shut down at a scale. They say they get the correct fuel surcharge, and they do, but then the RATES go down. They used to require their agents have at least 50% of their own freight so there were no brokerage fees with those loads which made the rates good. Now they let “kitchen table” agents book loads, and those ARE cheap because every broker takes some off the top. I refuse to haul cheap freight because all that does is wear out the truck, tires, engine, etc., for nothing. When it got to the point that all I could net per week average was $400, I retired early. Every other industry raises prices at will, but the trucking industry rates are garbage, does not even pay to own a truck anymore. When I can’t make any more money than a Wal-Mart job, it’s time to quit.

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