I may be buying a rebuilt tractor from out of state, any guesses on what I may have to shell out per mile? probably going to be 15,000 lbs and may have to unmount the duals and load on first. the haul may be 1700 miles or it may be 600 miles.
$1.50 is stupid cheap. I pay ~$2.25 a mile for RGN, but it's not a wide load.
15k isnt that heavy. Don't you have a decent truck and could borrow a GN?
I do drive a late model one ton SRW but don't have a goose that'll do 15k , mine is GVWR of 16k and weighs 4500lbs empty.
Also that's a 3-4 day round trip, depending on final mileage. And let's say it's a 2000 mile total run, it's about $500 in diesel. By the time you get down to it, it's worth the $1.50-$2 to not blow several days off work