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Jun 01, 2022 at 11:31 AM CST
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What is a good rate to haul 13 carriers of wire 48"X48"X48" 28,000 lbs (NON STACKABLE) CLASS 50 from Pelham, AL to New Berlin, WI?

Replied on Fri, Jun 03, 2022 at 09:10 AM CST

Are you still looking to get this covered and what is the origin and destination?

Replied on Fri, Jun 03, 2022 at 03:34 PM CST
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It all comes down to your cost per mile 1st and foremost. Once you got that personally I would choose:

1. Charge 20%-30% more of than your cost per mile. Settle for no less than 12%-15% if it comes to negotiation. Anything less, walk away.

Example:if your cost per mile to run your truck is $3.25 per mile. Goal of 30% profit.


So charge $4.23 per mile.

*The route is 743 total miles.

So charge $4.23×743= $3,142.89

Or $3,150.00 to keep it simple.

*Add Deadhead miles to total if necessary.

Here's the formula so you can plug and play your with your own numbers.

cost per mile + (cost per mile × profit margin percentage)

2. Based on hours of service this route will take you two days to complete with one driver... LEGALLY lol.

So charge a day rate.

Example: If it costs your truck $1,500 to run per day. Just add how ever much you wanna profit per day to keep it simple. Like $500. So:

$1500+$500=$2000 per day

$2000×2 days= $4000 total

Formula to plug and play to get started:

Cost per day + profit per day

Start with your cost/mile or cost/day so your not out there running blind and burning diesel for nothing.

I hope this helps.