I've had one ask me for a rate recently. When I gave it to him he said 'why so High. Everyone else is giving me rates that are 5 to 7 hundred dollars less'. I answered him ' well, then why are you asking me to rate it... ' to which I got no answer. And, I added that if they wanted us to haul the freight, then that was our rate. Then I got the new speech that we have been getting recently ; but what with fuel going down so much blah blah blah blah... To which I answered him ; well, as the fuel rate is going down, so has the worth of the Canadian Dollar. You pay me in Canadian dollars. My Canadian dollar is worth only .75 these day so, in reality, fuel rates have gone up for Canadian carriers as well as tolls, bridge crossing, fuel taxes, ifta etc. I'm always amazed when I realize that these guys have no idea of all of the costs, other than fuel, a carrier has to pay out when hauling a load in the U.S.