How Much Should I Pay a Driver for a One-Day New York-Area Run?
Just once a year I need to hire an owner/operator or a trucking company with several 53' enclosed trailers. The job is a bit odd -- they start in New York City. (I know, I know! The good news is that it's on a Saturday at 5 a.m. and it's only on major streets -- no loading docks involved).
We load up (driver does not touch cargo) and drive about 150 miles away. Wait there for a couple hours (we provide free lunch) and then drive back to NYC, possibly with a stop along the way.
It seems like paying per mile might not work here -- it's not all that many miles but it is a long day, and there's that NYC factor.
Another possibility -- drive out of NYC, stay overnight in the truck, drive next day.
I'm not in the trucking business and I have not a clue of what the fair price should be, or how to find people who are interested. Any advice much appreciated.