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  1. #1
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    Default Cost per mile - commercial shipping

    Looking to get a general idea of current cost per mile for one-way commercial shipping. Not looking for shipper recommendations, trying to figure out what to charge for a lengthy one-way trip for one horse. TIA.



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    I looked at this a year ago, it's usually between 0.85 and $1.25 a loaded mile. Figure $1 a mile and you should get a decent estimate.
    Katherine
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    There is a feature on uship.com that allows you to see what others are charging for similar trips. Maybe that will help you!!



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    One horse, one way? $2 a loaded mile, or you're losing money.



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    It depends on how bad you want to make the trip. If you don't want to make the trip and you want someone to get a pro hauler then charge more than the horse is worth. if you are trying to be competitve so you can get the trip, then charge them 75 cents a mile...



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    It depends on a lot of things! I shipped a horse 90 miles for $250 but turned down a horse that was 30m for $100 bc I had to travel 40m to pick him up. For a small commercial outfit- you can figure $2/mile in the best circumstance. If you want custom haul (only you on van)- double it.



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