Sounds about right.Pcmiler I've seen 10-25% error.
HHG is even worse
Thanks, I guess it hasn’t changed much. I thought maybe with today’s technology it would be more accurate.Sounds about right.
This is something I pay zero attention to, unless I am in a situation where I need to ask the broker. Occasionally, I will ask them how far from a specific city, as I try to already have rates calculated for those.
I had my own trucks for a lot of years,long before I became a company driver. Just was wondering if things had gotten any more accurate?The biggest part of this little conundrum are people who enter the world of business trucking still thinking (and whining) like company drivers.
You get paid what you get paid running spot market freight.
Cents per mile is how we pay employees. Ergo the quibbling over "miles." It's all dependent on the route you take, and Google Maps (while a very handy tool that I use) is not specific to commercial trucks.I had my own trucks for a lot of years,long before I became a company driver. Just was wondering if things had gotten any more accurate?
And all I asked was how does actual miles compare to what the broker quotes nowadays.Talk about quibbling.Cents per mile is how we pay employees. Ergo the quibbling over "miles." It's all dependent on the route you take, and Google Maps (while a very handy tool that I use) is not specific to commercial trucks.
You don't pay your rent or fuel bill in cents per mile. It's whole dollars that count... added up over weeks, months. Determining if your income is adequate is beast measured in dollars per day. Don't get me wrong, CPM is a useful yardstick, but we tend to over emphasize it's importance because of the connection we learn as driver employees.
Household Movers Guide miles are still used as a standard of rating trip length simply because of the multiple routings possible. It's a standard, nothing more. Leave the quibbling over "miles" to the seatmeat.
You’d think by now someone would’ve invented a route planning app for truckers
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