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Posted: 04/30/21 07:27pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It's looking more and more like my 5er is going to arrive several weeks ahead of the truck. If I were to have it professionally hauled, what cost per mile might I expect?

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How far are you talking? 1,500 miles or across town?

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If the time comes, call around. There can be a big difference between shippers. I got quotes from $2,100 to $1700 to ship my fifth wheel from Florida back to the factory in Indiana. For a local move, it’s probably more about finding a guy with a hole in his schedule.

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


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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.

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Lots of independent haulers available through websites. Less than you think IMO.


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Here’s one outfit...https://autritransport.com/quote/RV-Boat-Trailer-Transport-Towing-Questions-Answers.php

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


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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 proble



"That" probably came from the same article I read. A lot of tanker drivers were laid or quit due to travel restrictions and much less driving during COVID.
I know nothing about the business but article said that fuel tanker drivers need training, especially hazmat before being able to drive.


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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??

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Reality, you'll be paying $50-100 an hour. Depending how far you need to go etc. A buck or two per mile would not be outrageous either.

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