When I inquired with a small carrier about leasing on, they informed me that they take 20% of the load revenue and I get the rest. This’ll be my first time leasing with a carrier.
The first question that came to mind was, is that a typical split or would I be doing myself harm agreeing to that kind of split?
Then I realized it probably depends on what you get with that 20%. In other words, what am I buying with 20% of the revenue–an amount, mind you, that is greater than my marginal/effective tax rate.
I could list all the things they provide for that amount, but instead, I think it would be useful to know what you would expect to get for that kind of money.
So, is 20% an absurd number, and if not, what would you mind to see from a carrier for that split? If it is an absurd number, what is a more reasonable amount?