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Produce Hauling Rates

Aug 24, 2020 at 08:31 AM CST
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We have compiled some data from a couple different sources to show what over-the-road guys are getting paid to haul fresh produce across the country.

Take a look:


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Replied on Tue, Aug 25, 2020 at 10:15 AM CST
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Government data shows the average truck driver makes $42,000 a year, and the ELD limits them to 70 hours a week, so let’s put this into perspective and say the driver works 50 weeks out of the year $42,000 divided by 3500 = $12 bucks a hour, and half of that will go for living expenses on the road. If you were to double that, it’s only $24 bucks a hour, to work in a federally regulated industry that requires a federal license. Well the DOT inspector that enforces those regulations is licensed by the government also, makes that same money however he is working half as many hours to do it, and is home with his family having supper every night. And shippers think their the one’s getting hosed?
Replied on Wed, Aug 26, 2020 at 09:56 AM CST
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Maybe Dave changes job or become dot inspector. Move on tben
Replied on Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 07:34 AM CST
Replied on Fri, Aug 28, 2020 at 01:12 PM CST
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With so many guys booking for rates that haven't changed much since the mid 80"s, no wonder no one can make a decent profit.