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    Heavy Load Member jdsouza's Avatar
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    Company Vs Lease

    As a new driver how long would you drive as a company driver before you become a Lease Operator


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    Medium Load Member GoneButNotForgotten's Avatar
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    Not to be funny, but about the same amount of time most people would rent an apartment before they buy a house. Once you acquire enough experience-money-stability in life, then go for it. In all those areas, only you will know when it is right. Best of luck to you.

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    Heavy Load Member jdsouza's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneButNotForgotten View Post
    Not to be funny, but about the same amount of time most people would rent an apartment before they buy a house. Once you acquire enough experience-money-stability in life, then go for it. In all those areas, only you will know when it is right. Best of luck to you.
    Thanks I know that is a tough question and I agree with you about renting vs buying

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    If you lease you are starting a business. No matter how much driving experience you get, it will do you no good if you don't have the basic skills to run a business.

    If you don't already have the background I would suggest taking a basic accounting course, intro to macro economics and intro to business course. Also, learn to use a spread sheet program, such as excel.

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    If you cant make it without buying a truck on your own versues trying to purchase a truck through a company lease purchase plan then you need to stay a company driver. There are very few people who have been able to complete a company based lease purchase. Lease purchases are set up to benefit the company and not the driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdsouza View Post
    As a new driver how long would you drive as a company driver before you become a Lease Operator
    Dont ever lease a truck from any company!!! Look all over this web sight. Their are thousands of treads on hear about how bad leasing is and how people lost everything doing so. Only a few that made it. If you think you want your own truck go buy one. Its a hell of a lot cheeper than leaseing one. Why would anyone pay a higher payment for a striped down, no power, high milage fleet truck than an O/O spected truck of their choice. Leaseing is an no win no profit deal for anyone but the company that is leasing it. DONT LEASE EVER!!!!

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    Road Train Member Mortar Man's Avatar
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    Lease purchase = bad deal

    Go out and buy a truck with traditional financing or if you are Hell bent on leasing try ... National lease , Ryder, Penske

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    "The Legend" REDD's Avatar
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    never lease a truck from a company!