Companies giving more home time

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Sonny B, Sep 21, 2023.

  1. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Road Train Member

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    You got a lot to learn man! Isn’t that simple. ESPECIALLY in this market. You’re ahead of the game simply surviving. I’ve been out here 5.5 years and wouldn’t think doing a lease sign on right now.
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Most Fleece/Purchase drivers can't afford to take any time off.
     
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  4. aramil248

    aramil248 Road Train Member

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    That almost sounds like what a recruiter at places like Prime, TransAm, Swift and etc claims.
     
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  5. FearTheCorn

    FearTheCorn Medium Load Member

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    I actually saw a fleece purchase driver almost losing his mind when I overheard him talking to an actual owner operator tell him he was not an owner operator. The fleece guy swore up and down he owned the truck. Oh well, these guys are how the companies get away with this.
     
  6. Sonny B

    Sonny B Bobtail Member

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    That’s why I’m looking for a Walk Away Lease. It doesn’t work out for me - I leave
     
  7. aramil248

    aramil248 Road Train Member

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    I think some you can own it. But after I think 2 years or something. If you can manage that long
     
  8. dave01282000

    dave01282000 Light Load Member

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    From what I understood when I was at Prime, there is indeed a "purchase" part of the lease purchase and you own it after 3 or 4 years.

    It's a matter of doing math and I haven't done that, but I keep reading that you end up paying a lot more to own than you would if you finance a truck and lease on to whatever carrier.
     
  9. SmoothBore

    SmoothBore Medium Load Member

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    Unless that O/O has the title they’re not that different.
     
  10. Sonny B

    Sonny B Bobtail Member

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    K&B has a 60 days out/10 days home schedule and it seems like if you live in their "operating area" you’re taking the truck home. But driver reviews are just shocking. Is it that bad?
     
  11. Sonny B

    Sonny B Bobtail Member

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    And what company do you drive for?
     
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