Keep your ear to the ground on this, I’d like to know about any corroborating reports.
Message from a guy who dispatches truckers on jobs all over the country …
Truckers avoiding California because of diesel prices and can’t make a profit. pic.twitter.com/uBTqyRGXn1
— Wall Street Silver (@WallStreetSilv) May 21, 2022
It is true. I have refused 3 loads heading to California from 2 local manufacturers in Manitoba. Rates was good for the trip down but did not accommodate any mileage to get to a reload. Reload rates have increased but not sufficiently. According to driver gossip other companies have been turning down loads to Washington state Seattle area and western Oregon for the same reasons as well. As well as the current issues surrounding those states re driver safety.
Loads coming out of Alberta heading south are just insanely low. And reefer rates and general Van rates are all over the place. One of the owner operators turned down a load to Vancouver for the long weekend to be delivered downtown construction site. Rate was higher than it had been but too low because of the extra to drive to the reload by Edmonton. Said no. Dispatch shopped it around but no takers.
It isn’t just west coast. Saw one trip on a load board from southeast Georgia heading to Saskatoon for 3800 Canadian last week. It was gone in 10 minutes. Whoever accepted it had better have made a ton going down. Fuel availability is becoming an issue now as well. And the summer driving season hasn’t kicked into high gear yet.
This summer is going to be absolutely brutal in all fronts. I am in good shape financially with no debts and I think I will be closing down till fall. Good luck to all and be careful.
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From a friend in the ag supply industry; My truckers are refusing loads between Regina and Saskatoon. All these are fertilizer loads so yes, become self sufficient.