What is the real rate story out there today from Brokers? Fair Tran says (reefer) $1.68 a mile (+1,400 miles) + ~$0.40/mile fuel surcharge (+$3 fuel). Is this accurate?
Can't seem to find good info on rates. Every thing says "it depends." Great, that tells us a lot. Understanding that it will fluctuate a bit, what is common out there from a Broker.
I called a Broker off of a load board about a 1,400 mile trip and he said it paid $1,700. $1.21 a mile including fuel surcharge-are they nuts. It costs $0.75 a mile in fuel just to turn the wheels on a truck with a reefer trailer. Was he just BSing me?
Are the rates on the Fair Tran website realistic? (~$1.68/mile (1,400 mile trip) + fuel surcharge.)
The USDA fruit and vegetable Truck Rate Report says that a load from Santa Maria, California to Dallas, TX pays between $4,000 and $4,200. At 1,600 miles that is around $2.50 to $2.60/mile.
If a broker gets 10%, then the truck should get $2.25 to $2.34/mile. That seems good to me, but again is it a dream. Great if I have a relationship with a shipper, but I don't right now.
Can someone help me to the real story?