Benefits of being an O/O at a company VS completely freebird?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by RussianBearTruckeR, Jan 21, 2019.

  1. Auctioneer

    Auctioneer Light Load Member

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    Great response, and like you said, I value my Freedom.
     
  2. chimbotano

    chimbotano Medium Load Member

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    Freedom!!!! Yes. All I can say is that when you go 100% independent O/O,( look for your own loads, etc etc) you will never go back to be a driver or lease driver or fake "o/o" . I believe that when you work under someone's authority, you are making them money, you are making them strong and you are making them to decide the course of this industry.
     
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  3. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Are you an OO?
     
  4. 2 CHAINS

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    Im fee free behind 5th wheel im leased to a carrier. Negotiate my own rates with brokers not the company im leased to. If rates drop or loads hard to find i take their loads which doesnt pay but 1.80 but beats sitting plus i ask for a load to a market i wanna be in. Win Win
     
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    .70 off fuel most markets . Safety bonus easy to achieve just watch vids. Tires and parts discounts. When i compare my numbers to having my own authority im not really making much more . Im paying 8000.00 less in fuel and im saving 15000 in cargo liability. That alone is .23c mile less op cost per mile based on 100000mi. Trailer payment registration that number goes up to .30 mi. Based on 100k miles thats .30 mi extra in my pocket or 30k . I do very well at 70%. Im on pace to pay the truck off 2yrs early. On a new glider. My brother works local at 70% his numbers are even better due to super light loads and he home every night. You can live very comportable at 70% with the right company. 3 HD 2 rental properties New Pickup and a pole barn to park 2 Trucks comfortable. Been doing it 16yrs
     
  6. chimbotano

    chimbotano Medium Load Member

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    Now tell the other side of this beautiful story.
    If you were disciplined, you wouldn’t have to lean on a big brother to do it for you .
     
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  7. chimbotano

    chimbotano Medium Load Member

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    So basically you are telling us that the company you work under is giving you free money. They are getting out of their pocket to give you bonus.....
     
  8. chimbotano

    chimbotano Medium Load Member

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    Yes ! 100% independent.
     
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  9. 2 CHAINS

    2 CHAINS Light Load Member

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    I make good money as a lease on driver. I take
     
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