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log hauling
« on: February 18, 2019, 12:46:32 PM »
hey  guys I been cutting a lot this winter,i have about 60 red oak and white pine logs to haul,i wanted to know how the trucker is payed,flat rate per laod, % of the load,dont want to get screwed, thanks to all,havent done this amount of cutting in 20 years, a lot has changed it that time!,

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Re: log hauling
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2019, 01:14:38 PM »
Been just about that long for me too. Last time I did it was by the thousand.
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Re: log hauling
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2019, 02:39:59 PM »
Self loader trucks around here are generally paid by the thousand. If it is a short haul with lots of loader time then they get paid by the hour.

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Re: log hauling
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2019, 02:49:20 PM »
If you just have a load or two to haul every few months or so, do not be suprized if the trucker charges you more than he does his steady customers.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2019, 05:55:59 PM »
Good info. above. Truckers usually charge by the Thousand board feet. Sometime it is by the Ton. Just remember if you are not a regular customer, you may be charged more especially if you are out of their way. Talk with other loggers too see what they pay. Don't be surprised if you have to pay more because you are a new logger. That trucker doesn't know if you have cut the logs correctly and that trucker may take a hit at the the buyer because the logs are not "Cut to Specs."

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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2019, 07:03:47 PM »
i dont wanta get screwed .....what a way to start out

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2019, 07:49:41 PM »
Your area and truckers will dictate what you get charged. Be Johnny on the spot and have everything absolutely ready for them. Good turnaround and well piled wood.
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Re: log hauling
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2019, 08:52:36 PM »
Last I heard was $60/1000, although a lot of truckers have gone to per load or hourly. One is $250 per load locally. Another is $200 first load, then $100/hour. No way I'd want to have one of those trucks on the road for $100/hour.
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Re: log hauling
« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2019, 09:11:32 PM »
thanks guys,the fella who use to haul my wood has past away,i  am trying to get his son to haul for me,there several guys around here to do it,just want to know how it works!

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Re: log hauling
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2019, 09:31:50 PM »
My broker/hauler charges by the cord for pulp and bolts. Usually 18-25/ cord. Price depends what mill itís going to. Grade logs he charges by the thousand and a little bit more because heís on the landing with the truck with the buyer grading each log. Usually between 70-90/thousand. Again depends which mill itís going to. 

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Re: log hauling
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2019, 03:03:39 AM »
thanks guys,the fella who use to haul my wood has past away,i  am trying to get his son to haul for me,there several guys around here to do it,just want to know how it works!
i guess we know who that was. or i do


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