I wondered why it’d been so long since I’d heard from a regular contact, ever ready with a tip and/or anecdote from the road: TMOG, LLC (that’s for “These Trucks Are Made of Gold”) independent owner-operator Howard Salmon, hauling reefer freight and back to a longtime base of operations in Northern California after some years in Wisconsin. Turns out, he’d been off the road the last four months or so putting plenty of work into his vintage 1999 Kenworth W900:
The ELD-exempt unit, Salmon says, has made his principal broker customer glad to have him back out on the haul and available. Thus far, Salmon himself been heartened at the rise in rates coming his way, with well over $3/mile the norm with just more than a week back out along the irregular-route journey.
Here’s hoping things continue well in that regard. What are you seeing?