How Do Carriers Charge For Deadhead (MT) Miles?

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BK's Comment
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As a driver, I get paid for my deadhead miles, as is the custom. However, these miles can vary wildly in number. I may deadhead 30 miles or 488 miles depending on my location in relation to the shipper.

How does a carrier charge for these varying distances? Or are they unable to charge the shipper anything for deadhead miles.???



To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PJ's Comment
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Bruce that answer is yes/no/maybe!!

Companies are very familiar with the freight lanes. If they send you to an area they know is horrible to get freight out of they charge the customer more going in.

It is always generally a case by case basis otherwise.

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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If you ever come across Hill Bros or TSL containers, ask them. They run beef out of the Omaha or other NE areas to the Port of Oakland and they deadhead all the way back to the Omaha area, every week. The company still makes money on those meat loads. I would have stayed with the containers had my company done that. However, between chaining up on Donner and dinking around getting loads out of CA to the Denver area was a royal pain in the tookus.



To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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They do it BK lol like I'd posted before. CRST sent us 1200 miles to Miami, with an MT to drop. And return the same 1200 miles BT to San Antonio, the customer paid the 2,400 for the roundtrip !!

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