Being scamed as a owner operator

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

  1. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Yes, think it over as long as you like. It will eventually sink in.

    Unless you are like some of the knot heads on this forum. You couldn't beat it thru their heads with a sledge hammer.
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  3. scottlav46

    scottlav46 Road Train Member

    Jun 18, 2015
    Escanaba, MI
    Lol I like to treat it like a big secret that only the cool truckers are in on.
  4. TaylorMade407

    TaylorMade407 Road Train Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    What people don't get is that leasing to a company paying 80%-90% don't have half the customer base of a mercer or Landstar, so in turn they negotiate rates from loadboards which are already skim and they barely get 2.00 per mile then they take 10-20% off that. Now you're getting that every now and then but not consistently. If you're talking bout a company like Farm2Fleet then they might be an exception because you control your destiny and can find your own customers and freight. As far as getting your own numbers it's more so a personal preference in which location plays a big part in if it makes business sense to active your authority.
  5. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    A scam is a scam only if blatant deception is used to take money from you. If you had a contract to read and sign beforehand, and you chose to sign it after reading it, you are not being scammed. It may be a bad business deal you got yourself into, but you aren't being scammed if you accepted the terms.
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  6. roanhorse

    roanhorse Bobtail Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Pearsall, TX
    If you need a legal team to decipher your agreement then it's a scam.
    So yes, don't sign
    Learn to choose your battles too..
    Sometimes when your not getting what you should, it still beats anywhere else you can be, #### the hindsight
  7. Houston Tx.

    Houston Tx. Bobtail Member

    Jan 2, 2016
    Doesn't Farm2Fleet take 80% off the top?

  8. OP, like @cnsper said their are a bunch of answers here.

    Do some homework, read thru this site.
    Lots of valuable information on starting on your own. As well as the lease on or lease purchase programs.

    OOIDA website has tools to assist truck drivers.

    Look over some of these files. See if you can understand them. Then ask some more questions or search this site for keywords. Good luck
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2016
  9. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

    Jan 14, 2012
    flatbed heaven
    No, the truck gets 80, they get 20
  10. glitterglue

    glitterglue Light Load Member

    Jan 22, 2011
    Adair Village, OR
    LOL.. Next time I'll read twice, answer once. I already smacked myself for answering the way I did.... I should know better.. :oops:

    As @KAK already mentioned, yes, taking the $3 load is better than a $1.125 load (using said percentages).
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  11. KAK

    KAK Medium Load Member

    Feb 10, 2012
    LOL, heck I had to read it 10 times before I posted it to make sure I was saying what I thought I was.
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