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    How did you get your start as O/O?

    Whats your story. I would like to hear the different ways you all got started as an owner operator. Did you save enough money to but a good used truck? Save a good down payment for a new truck? Get a truck given to you ? Buy a piece of #### on a prayer and let er fly? Anyway hope you'll share your experience of how you got started.


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    Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Never Forgotten Gears's Avatar
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    Not a lot of folks care to share their experiences it seems.

    No worries, here's what I did...
    Bought a high miler that checked out good on mechanical inspection and oil testing. Paid cash. Paid more for my trailer, I'll have that much longer. Plan on trading my truck 4th quarter of next year. Had some cash reserve and it went fast. I wound up factoring some invoices to fill the void.

    That's it in a very brief nutshell....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gears View Post
    Not a lot of folks care to share their experiences it seems.

    No worries, here's what I did...
    Bought a high miler that checked out good on mechanical inspection and oil testing. Paid cash. Paid more for my trailer, I'll have that much longer. Plan on trading my truck 4th quarter of next year. Had some cash reserve and it went fast. I wound up factoring some invoices to fill the void.

    That's it in a very brief nutshell....
    Guess not Gears. Thanks for the input.

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    EVERYBODY (too many i'm finding) knows my story. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    EVERYBODY (too many i'm finding) knows my story. lol
    If you wrote a book it may be on the best sellers list at the Flying J.

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    Out of necessity...
    I got tired of training new kids only have them promoted and become my boss.... Nothing like a kid becoming a foreman after only having 2-3 years on the job...and then with one year as a foreman...then the companies promote them to Field Superintendents....
    So I bought a dump truck and then an end dump...and the rest is history....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big John View Post
    If you wrote a book it may be on the best sellers list at the Flying J.
    only if we released it on audio book. you know them swift drivers cant read

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    only if we released it on audio book. you know them swift drivers cant read
    You could make it a "Picture Book"......

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    Bought my 1st one thru a company in 1986. Six months later I borrowed the money from my bank and paid the truck off at the company, rebuilt the motor and never looked back. Have never regretted doing it. I drove as a company driver for almost three years before I became an O/O/. It was a lot easier in 1986 than it is now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MedicineMan View Post
    only if we released it on audio book. you know them swift drivers cant read


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