Rates and pay: Owner-operator challenge No. 4

| August 08, 2012

Professionalism and good reputation can get owner-operators on the path to high rates. All of small fleet owner Tom Blake’s shipper customers came to him on referrals from others. “That helps me a lot with the new customers” when it comes to rate negotiations to cover “what I need to be able to pay my drivers and all the overhead and make it to where I’m making profit to reinvest in equipment as it wears out and everything else. For the most part, I’ve been able to sit down with customers and point all the numbers out.”

Owner-operator Challenge No. 3: Uncompensated detention

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.edmonds.7564 Mike Edmonds

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  • haller

    Truckers who works for brokers are STUPID.
    Brokers keep 60% of the freight charge…….