|Backhauls are a Myth said: (quoted from post at 16:47:11 07/28/11) If |
A smart trucker plans ahead.
They sit tight when a load has to come together.
As a guy who ships logs and lumber around the midwest. If I call a trucker for a rate and a haul and he says "let me see if I can get a back haul before I quote you a rate" I politely hang up the phone and find somebody else. Product has to get moved ASAP in the summer months to keep it from staining, so I don't have time to sit around waiting for a trucker to line up a backhaul. The product usually needs to get moved that day.
That said plenty of my truckers do end up finding backhauls and haul at a cheaper rate as they are coming back home one way or another. This post was edited by chevytaHOE5674 at 18:40:48 07/28/11.