The reference was to freight costs, not car mileage. Shipping things by
truck has gotten a LOT more expensive over the past couple of years. The
less "things" on each truck, the more expensive each "thing" becomes.
Now you know what pet owners have had to deal with, main brands of dry foor
are not down to only 17lbs instead of the old 20lb bags and still they've
gone up at lest $4 to $6.00 more in price, that's why I buy the cheap stuff
in 20lb bags and all my cats enjoy eating it. Soil? Out here in the mojave
Desert I just add steer to it.
There are those who believe that life here, began out there, far across the
universe, with tribes of humans, who may have been the forefathers of the
That's a very strange statement, in terms of the math. You're comparing an
amount of money to the change in another amount of money. Or, an analogy:
Car #1: Top speed 120 mph
Car #2: Does 0-60 in 6 seconds
Truck travels 60 miles in one hour. How many gallons of gas is that?
Let's say 7.
Gas at $2 = $14/hour
Gas at $3 = $21/hour
Difference = $7/hour
How much money does a Teamster trucker make?
How much money does truck maintenance and depreciation cost per mile?
On Mon, 02 Apr 2007 00:02:07 GMT, "JoeSpareBedroom"
Most truckers are paid by the mile, so in order to make a decent
living they drive WAY too many hours to reach their destination and
are prone to becoming addicted to amphetamines and other speed type
drugs. It's sad, actually.
If a driver owns her/his own rig, the rig can cost up to quarter
million dollars depending on what it is, and there are loans, road
fees, tolls, private medical insurance, etc.
It is not a great job unless you love being on the road the majority
of your time. I once thought about doing it with my husband as we
prepared to live full time in a motorhome, but we're not ready.
Point is, truckers have to drive a LOT of miles to make that much.
About ten years ago they made about thirty cents a mile or so. I
don't know what it is now.
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