Best owner operator companies to run for?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Lennythedriver, Sep 28, 2021.

  1. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    Maybe not Landstar, but companies that have that type of set up as I’m not ready to go out fully 100% on my own. Would like to buy a good used truck and sign on with a company similar to Landstar.

    I would consider Landstar but I’ve heard a lot of horror stories, about 50% of drivers I meet say it’s great and the other 50% say it sucks.

    I just want to run for myself soon. Sick of the lies and games as a company driver.

    Im based out of Raleigh.
     
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  3. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

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    blacklabel Heavy Load Member

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    Jones motor or hotshot Express and very similar to landstar and smaller
     
  5. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Medium Load Member

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    You'll get plenty of lies and games from whoever you lease on to and from brokers when you go independent too. Get used to it. The transportation world is full of scumbags. If you plan on pulling open deck consider a drop deck and Admiral Merchants.
     
  6. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Heavy Load Member

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    Spot on! 100% have learned early on that this trade that we all do call truck driving is full of ############. Lol
     
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    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    I 2nd the Admiral Merchants suggestion.
     
  8. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    You need to remember that
    1) most of the guys who have a good gig are NOT advertising it
    2) there are tens of thousands of drivers and the percentage that hate their job will be the same ones who hate EVERYTHING!!!
    They can’t make it no where. Trucking. McDonald’s etc

    I keep telling people to find the middle and that’s on a forum or on Yelp

    That person who #####es about the chicken fried rice later reveals that he hates Chinese food

    That said
    I was with Long Haul in Minnesota
    Not a bad outfit but pretty obvious they were hiding $$ like all the rest

    I’m now with a different company and on the same loads it so far is better than LHT and at LHt it was 90% and now I’m at 75%
    So that alone shows how much Lht was sliding to the right
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    The best gig is the one that works for you. If you have the mentality to be successful you can make it with any company. The guys that ##### about not making money , give them a couple minutes to keep talking and they will tell you why they dont make any money.
     
  10. ProfessionalNoticer

    ProfessionalNoticer Medium Load Member

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    Aren't they called, "Promises" or something ghey like that now?
     
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  11. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    They “ run on promises kept”
    Their shop is premier 94

    Overall a 7 of 10
    Not sure if I’d ever go back but they’re not the worst
     
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