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SweetLou

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pitch wrote:

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If there are truly gas/diesel shortages coming d/t lack of tanker truck drivers, expect a lot


Where did that come from? There is a lack of long haul drivers,due to mostly to the new electronic logs and duty hours. Petroleum haulers are normally pretty local established companies with that would have a pretty stable workforce.
I don't believe I have ever seen a tanker with a sleeper, nothing but day cabs. If you are operating a day cab, hours of service and e-logs are not as much as a problem.

It was a CNN news report. Of course it is CNN


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Horizon transport moved our 10000# firewood processor from Kentucky to SD, 1250 mi., 5 years ago for $1400. A buck a mile plus up front hook up fee.
for a short move. I would expect about the same for the fee plus mileage.

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MitchF150 wrote:

I think the standard rate for my 'business miles' that I can claim against my company if I drive my vehicle on/for company business is 56 cents/mile or something like that? (basically 10 miles = $5.60)

I have no idea how that computes into a hauling service, but it's a start I guess??

Good luck, Mitch


That has nothing to do with transportation rates. That is simply the flat rate the IRS uses for reimbursement on business travel. You can always use actual costs on your taxes if your costs per mile are more than the standard rate.

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pitch wrote:

SweetLou wrote:

If there are truly gas/diesel shortages coming d/t lack of tanker truck drivers, expect a lot


Where did that come from? There is a lack of long haul drivers,due to mostly to the new electronic logs and duty hours. Petroleum haulers are normally pretty local established companies with that would have a pretty stable workforce.
I don't believe I have ever seen a tanker with a sleeper, nothing but day cabs. If you are operating a day cab, hours of service and e-logs are not as much as a problem.


It comes from facts, There was a huge CDL driver shortage which started after the 08 recession then accelerated, Covid compounded it immensely. How many kids in Jr High have you asked lately what they wanted to do in lige and they answered "I want to be a truck driver"? Local or over the road does not matter. I know of ready mix concrete companies and block suppliers that have waiting scheduling lists for deliveries that are out 3 or 4 weeks in MD and VA due to lack of drivers, and they're signed with the Teamsters. That's about as local as you can get.

Yesterday I noticed a sign at a local mom and pop store. "Deli closed today due to lack of staff, please contact your legislators and tell them how government policies are killing small businesses". The trucking Industry is in the same boat.

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SweetLou wrote:

pitch wrote:

SweetLou wrote:

If there are truly gas/diesel shortages coming d/t lack of tanker truck drivers, expect a lot


Where did that come from? There is a lack of long haul drivers,due to mostly to the new electronic logs and duty hours. Petroleum haulers are normally pretty local established companies with that would have a pretty stable workforce.
I don't believe I have ever seen a tanker with a sleeper, nothing but day cabs. If you are operating a day cab, hours of service and e-logs are not as much as a problem.

It was a CNN news report. Of course it is CNN


Also reported by Fox News.


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Don't get too excited, most long distance transport of liquid hydrocarbons is by ship, barge or pipeline. Trucking is too expensive, how do you think we sell it cheaper than bottled water, but ship it from Saudi Arabia or west Texas? The trucks are the infamous last mile. But, if they are right, maybe I will un-retire and drive truck.

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Roughly Minneapolis to an hour+ north of Elkhart. Maybe an opportunity for a RV hauler on their way back to Elkhart to pick up their next load.

How might I connect with one of the carriers?

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philh wrote:

How might I connect with one of the carriers?


Call them.

Horizon Transport and Foremost Transport are two big ones I know about that operate out of Elkhart (and other areas too)


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