How to determine profitable rate for hauling

by Manny
(Clearwater, FL)

Is there a formula that owner operators use to calculate if a particular haul is going to make money for the O/O.

Example: Haul from Miami to Jacksonville (pulling miles out of my buttocks) is 500 miles and the shipper (load board)says $400 to haul it. Should we always look at a minimum of a $1 a mile right off the bat?

Thanks for your assistance.

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load board NEW
by: Anonymous

$3 Per mile mty or ldd or close to it as possible.

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How to determine profitable rate for hauling NEW
by: Anonymous

I have discussed this matter at length in previous posts. Most shippers will attempt to low-ball you. Do not haul cheap freight. If you do not, you will be out of business in less than one year.

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