June: Whats Your Best Advice For Choosing Loads

Linda Caffee, FedEx Custom Critical

We might deadhead 1,000 miles for a 300-mile load. You look at the miles and the total revenue, and you make a business decision on that. Can you make money on that load?

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Tim Philmon, Landstar

I try to keep in the specialized area. You’re not having to sit in line on both ends.

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Bob Barkley

Stay home...........

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Chuck Guintard

Money, my cost X 2 + fsc=rate!

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Lloyd Hoover

It has to moo, walk on, ride, then walk off at the end of the trail. Fuel $+.50/ loaded mile

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Tammy Mosley Riggs

Knowing what your operating cost is per mile ... Just because a load has a good "loaded" per mile rate ..doesn't make it a good load.

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Eric Mende

That is kind of an open ended question. One, it would depend on your niche, whether you are leased or completely independent etc. I have taken loads for a customer out of FL to Winnipeg MB and bounced back to them for instance. If you sit around waiting on the perfect load, you are losing money. As long a you can make a profit on it, load and go. Weight never did matter to me. ...

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Tim Cowett

If your not turning, you're not burning , just saying !

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Kim Behne

It depends what your hunting.

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Barbara Ann Odom

Depends on what you are hauling

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