Advice, please?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by brsims, Jul 2, 2019.

  1. Elroythekid

    Elroythekid Road Train Member

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    Your trucks brand new. No miles .his has over 600k. Come back and talk to us then before you say somebody's lying.
     
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  3. Juve1985

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    45k is just a dream my friend, you think that truck won't break now?if you think that's good price than go buy it what you waiting for, stop hating chicago drivers and companys most of those drivers come to US hungry but now in 15-20 years have 50+ trucks simply by working hard and smart, I live in NE Ohio for the record, you can't buy 5 volvos because you like Pete and Kenworth and you don't have money for it, please post a picture of your ride I would really like to see it
     
  4. Juve1985

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    No sir I did not say you are lying, I just said I never heard of it, if that what is sounded like I apologize
     
  5. FlaSwampRat

    FlaSwampRat Road Train Member

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    Pump the brake there buddy, he has a point too. Give them newer Volvo's some time and they will be the same turds as everything else. That's not me hating on Volvo's because if you check my posts I'm probably one of the most pro Volvo people in here. Does every truck have a ton of after treatment problems...no, do most end up with some...yes. This is not coming from the position of a driver with any brand loyalty...I fix them. Doesn't matter if you are Billy big rigger the big hood ###### hitting the Jake at 3am in your straight piped Pete or you are a Russian dude in a track suit with a rusty white Volvo....you are gonna all have the same problems eventually. You live in NE Ohio... it's only a matter of time until your def system decides it doesn't want to do cold anymore and give you problems same as any truck will. Give it time and miles is what he was saying, the problems will probably come. For your sake I hope they don't but the odds are against you. Do you plan on trading trucks soon? There is a reason why all the huge carriers than can afford to swap out trucks every 5 or so years do it.
     
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  6. DUNE-T

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    Here is the thread with my trucks. All three are old Volvos
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  7. Juve1985

    Juve1985 Light Load Member

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  8. Humblepie

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    Large fleets have always ran. 3 to 5 year trade in cycle. Has nothing to do with emissions
     
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  9. FlaSwampRat

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    In my opinion you will be much more comfortable in a Volvo. They drive like a gigantic car, I love them. I think they can look good too. Don't get me wrong I love me some long hoods, if I were to build a truck as a toy it would definitely be a 359 mid roof lowered and stretched until it was no longer usable as a work truck lol. But that being said if I were to go out and buy a truck to go make money in and have to live in it would definitely be a Volvo. I'm a mechanic so take that for what it's worth, I have to fix em but I have never done any further than a 1100 mile trip in a truck so it's not like I have experience living out of one.
     
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  10. FlaSwampRat

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    Yea I know, it has to do with cost of ownership and residual value. That is more important now than it has ever been with troublesome emissions systems. When I started at UPS the life expectancy of a truck was 30 years. In 2001 when I started driving there I was in a 1968 package car they were still running and we were still running Volvo cabovers, we always joked that they had to be the absolute last cabovers on the road. Now they keep trucks for 5-6 years largely due to emissions equipment. Trends are changing, you will see more and more companies offering to seat new drivers in a new truck because they have to cycle them out faster due to emissions problems.
     
  11. DUNE-T

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    Chicago people with 50 trucks working hard and smart?
    Let's see and start with absolute disrespect to HOS and crazy log falsifying, having 5 trucks on insurance, but running 15, having multiple MCs and switching loads between them, lying to o/o and skimming money from the top, illegal double brokering, trailers with modified doors, so they can be removed without damaging the seal and another load can be double stacked, rolling miles back before selling trucks, hiring people with no legal status, not having drivers registered with insurance and tons of other crap.
    Due to recent tightening of immigration laws, insurance cracked down and just less immigrants coming in, the madness is on decline.
    I am from Eastern Europe, myself, I lived here for 15 years, majority of my friends are in trucking and I know absolutely everything about the so called "1099 Chicago trucking business".
    You can go tell your fairy tales to someone else.
     
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