A little help from my friends

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Gabe2790, Mar 30, 2020.

  1. Gabe2790

    Gabe2790 Bobtail Member

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    I'm in the market for a new job and got a preliminary offer today. The job is driving a lowboy for a tree spading company. In the slow times they are wanting to do some longer hauls and have a broker they are working with in California.
    The pay is very good for the tree spading component of the job. They seem to be unsure what to pay for the hauling aspect and say that they are open to reasonable suggestions.
    So I come to you all for advise. Any input would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Gabe2790

    Gabe2790 Bobtail Member

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    I would like to point out that I am in no way asking for rates! I see that is an unsavory question and I understand why. I am asking what a "company" driver should ask for if they are given the chance to drive this set up for someone else and are able to try and negotiate thier wage.
    Thanks
     
  3. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    What type of trailer will you be pulling?
     
  4. Gabe2790

    Gabe2790 Bobtail Member

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    So far all I know is lowboy. They did say they would be open to buying a box or flatbed too.
     
  5. Ribeye

    Ribeye Light Load Member

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    No point in risking working for a co. that doesn't know what they're doing. If they don't know how to pay drivers and run their biz, I'd forget about them. Sounds like standard broker bs to an O/O, 'How much You need to run this load'? While they pocket 50% of rate.
     
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  6. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    If you don't know pay then don't get involved with them If THEY don't know pay.

    Do not get involved.
     
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  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Let them get established with whatever they're trying to do first.

    Asking you, who in turn, asks the internet. Is not the way to go.

    Look elsewhere.
     
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  8. Gabe2790

    Gabe2790 Bobtail Member

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    I see your point. I guess I figured that since they have been a successful business for 35 years, it would have been somewhat safe. The business they have is seasonal and they are wanting to use the equipment they have to break into trucking as a supplement to what they already do.
    I am a little confused by the part about me asking the internet. I thought that's why we were here? Or should we only take on jobs where we were born with the knowledge to do?
    Thanks
     
  9. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    Somebody already quoted a fair market pay
     
  10. Gabe2790

    Gabe2790 Bobtail Member

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    I saw that, and am appreciative. That is what I went with. My last comment was referring to the quoted message saying not to do it.
    Thanks
     
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