Being scamed as a owner operator

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by RUSSELBURG, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. RUSSELBURG

    RUSSELBURG Light Load Member

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    With all these trucking comp paying 80% to 90% why would anyone go with 75% with trailer rentals fees,plate rental fees,fuel cards charges for cards,,there is a live scam by these company to scam the driver o/o ,i talked to one company this week there take backs was $ 875 per week i just laugh and ask how many people has this scam worked on.
    Owner operator beware they are scamming you.
     
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  3. shanman

    shanman Light Load Member

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    Get your own authority. Then your a real owner op.
     
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  4. Puppage

    Puppage Road Train Member

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    Stupid question I am sure but.....what does getting your own authority mean? Can't you buy your own truck and start rolling?
     
  5. shanman

    shanman Light Load Member

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    No you cannot just start rolling.. you have to have operating authority. It means you need a mc/dot number for interstate motor carriers. Read this..
    https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/get-mc-number-authority-operate
     
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  6. KAK

    KAK Medium Load Member

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    This is NOT aimed at anyone or trying to start anything. It's for new guys that might read this. Giving up a higher % is NOT always a bad thing. Ya have to remember % is just a number of another number. I would rather give up 25% of $4.00/mile vs. 10% of 1.25/ mile. Just an example.
     
  7. roanhorse

    roanhorse Bobtail Member

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    When you find one that is not a scam, let me know and I'll gladly revoke my authority
     
  8. glitterglue

    glitterglue Light Load Member

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    I think you have your numbers mixed up there ...

    25% of $4 is $1
    10% of $1.25 is $.125

    Are you saying you'd rather give up $1 over .12 cents?
     
  9. Puppage

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  11. TBonze

    TBonze Light Load Member

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    Yes...

    Anyone would rather make $3 vs $1.13.

    :)
     
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