A journey of a new O/O with celadon

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by Joe.go, Mar 3, 2016.

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  1. crb

    crb Road Train Member

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    Ltl fuel, tanker, with a 5 day work week
     
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  3. RERM

    RERM Road Train Member

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    I'm sorry, I just re read this, so $545 covers truck payment AND maintenance????..(PM's, repairs, tires, clutch, emissions, engine, driveline, etc, etc...) or just truck payment?....I ask because $147k for a 2013......well.....
     
  4. Cat sdp

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    Just payment (I believe)
     
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    RERM Road Train Member

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    I still can't believe so many keep signing on to a company sued for STEALING from its Owner Operators............
     
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  6. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Cel-a-con
     
  7. ncdriver1

    ncdriver1 Road Train Member

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    Well if it's a maxxforce thats how much it will cost to keep it on the road.
     
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    I'm going to attempt to give some advice here...
    Being you're on % and are an IC you shouldn't take whatever load they throw at you.
    Request to only stay in specific good markets and if they try to make you go to a crap area it better pay a lot. Texas is one example.. you should NOT go in there for cheap because coming out of Texas you will eat dirt. $1.23 is maybe okay in leaving a hellhole like the Northeast but certainly not for taking a load into Texas.
    Also it's generally better to run shorter loads on %. Big mile loads are good for company drivers, not so much on percentage.
    Have some say in your operation, if you don't you'll just be hurting yourself.
     
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  9. Wickedfire77

    Wickedfire77 Road Train Member

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    Give the guy a few weeks. Who knows? Maybe Celedon has higher negotiated rates for lanes that we aren't privy to.
    The real test will be home time.
    A full week off may be too deep a hole to recover from , but it's not us doing it. Some people have to get burnt before they believe that fire is hot
     
  10. Flatbed Valkyrie

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    Lots of people make it on less.
    Depends on the person,don't criticize someone till you've walked in their shoes.

    I say Good Luck to you sir!
    Prove nothing to anyone but yourself.
     
  11. Wickedfire77

    Wickedfire77 Road Train Member

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    All the negativity from the gate may have dissuaded him from posting any more. Another thread to the forum graveyard
     
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