Originally Posted by GOTTOYS
With what they get paid for delivering these things vs. expenses..they're lucky any of them show up at the dealers. I think there's more money in delivering pizzas..
Its not that bad.
Its 1000 miles roughly from goshen to me, so at $1.69 a loaded mile thats $1690. Figure a 12mpg average for the 2000 mile round trip (of course bareback will be much better mpgs) thats about 166.6 gallons of deisel. At $4 a gallon thats about $666 for fuel. So still about $1,000 left, figure about $300 for maintenance, insurance and truck expense.
$700 bucks for 2 days hauling and a day back ish.... not great, but it aint terrible if u do it all the time.
I figured in a 365 day year, at 4 days a trip, so 89 loads a year at clearing $700 a load, that's $62,300 a year with another $26,700 for maintenance, insurance and vehicle.
Not too bad running the numbers like trucking outfits do. Key is pm fuel savings.
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