CURRENT!... L/P Operators @ KLLM, I would like to pick your brain. Lol!

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by BoutMyMoney86, Nov 2, 2014.

  1. BoutMyMoney86

    BoutMyMoney86 Bobtail Member

    I am waiting to hear back from the recruiter, as to whether I can continue foward, my journey in trucking. I feel completely confident and capable of running a business. However, this is my first time.:biggrin_25524: I have researched diligently, and believe I am ready to take this step. Just looking for any helpful information on making this situation work to me and my families benificiary. Curious about lucrative lanes in the country to run, dispatchers who care, possible lucrative dedicated accounts, and anything else to keep my truck generating revenue, etc.:biggrin_255: All advice and encouragement is greatly appreciated. Thanks

    PS- Anybody who feels the need to get on this thread to try and negatively discourage my decision, don't waste my time and your energy to type it. My mind is already made about what I want to do. Regardless as to have much knowledge you have on failure of it, who you've seen or known of something negative happening to... I could care less.:biggrin_25512: It doesn't mean it will be the case/outcome for me. Just want some CURRENT/RELEVANT info on how things are going @ KLLM. Thanks again.
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Originally Posted by Wikipedia

    Confirmation bias, also called myside bias, is the tendency to search for, interpret, or prioritize information in a way that confirms one's beliefs or hypotheses. It is a type of cognitive bias and a systematic error of inductive reasoning. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs. People also tend to interpret ambiguous evidence as supporting their existing position. Biased search, interpretation and memory have been invoked to explain attitude polarization (when a disagreement becomes more extreme even though the different parties are exposed to the same evidence), belief perseverance (when beliefs persist after the evidence for them is shown to be false), the irrational primacy effect (a greater reliance on information encountered early in a series) and illusory correlation (when people falsely perceive an association between two events or situations).

    A series of experiments in the 1960s suggested that people are biased toward confirming their existing beliefs. Later work re-interpreted these results as a tendency to test ideas in a one-sided way, focusing on one possibility and ignoring alternatives. In certain situations, this tendency can bias people's conclusions. Explanations for the observed biases include wishful thinking and the limited human capacity to process information. Another explanation is that people show confirmation bias because they are weighing up the costs of being wrong, rather than investigating in a neutral, scientific way.



    Confirmation biases contribute to overconfidence in personal beliefs and can maintain or strengthen beliefs in the face of contrary evidence. Poor decisions due to these biases have been found in political and organizational contexts.

    Thanks to Double Yellow for this - it explained a lot for me.

    Good luck in your venture.
     
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  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    OK. I thought about it in the shower.

    I remembered you said "Provide for my family" in one of your posts, so - for the sake of whom you are responsible for providing for, I'll expand.

    I see you're a new user, and have a dozen posts or so. I'm probably wasting my time. You'll be gone from here in a flash and down the road. But - I'm just trying to help.

    I talked to a KLLM driver for an hour or so across NM last month. He was doing O . . . K . . . but he was teaming with his wife - as in, it was taking 6000-6500 miles to make it work. He was on a per mile + FSC deal, and the truck payment was reasonable . . . reasonably high, but it was a newer truck - and he hadn't had any major issues with it . . . yet - research "DPF and EGR issues with newer trucks"

    I highly recommend Kevin Rutherfords boook, mainly because it's the only concise piece of researched material available on becoming an owner operator - although you won't like it - he doesn't recommend lease purchase from the same guy that controls your frieght, but tentatively suggests what Joseph said above - 3rd party leasing.

    You can make it - guys and gals have succeeded, but - as said - failure rate is high. If you don't have a mortgage or notes on vehicles, and are single, I say - go for it. If not - please reconsider.

    Let us know how it goes either way. Good luck, sincerely.

    Blair.
     
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  5. BoutMyMoney86

    BoutMyMoney86 Bobtail Member


    Hey thanks Blair! I don't have much here at home as far as responsibility, but my car. I have an excellent support system and I believe in myself and my ability. Regardless to all the nay sayers... Which I clearly stated I didn't want to hear anything from, I will make this work. And if it don't, I'll turn in the truck. Its mind boggling though that so many negative people always something to say. Hey this racist forum continues to allow them to try and negatively discourage others drivers decisions. It don't matter though. I've been proving people wrong for about 10 years now. This situation will be no different. Thank you for being positive, and I greatly appreciate anything you could help me with from now on.Be Safe Out There!
     
  6. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    Good luck with this. Asking for input on a new lease just opens yourself up to the scorn and ridicule by those super truckers who know everything about everything, including what's best for you. Naysayers will suck the life out of you if you let them. Don't let them.

    I say this: Do your research, find resources to help fill in gaps of knowledge and experience - and don't be afraid to admit you have them (just not here!), get an accountant and attorney who knows trucking, and go for it. The key is picking a company that fits your business plan.
     
  7. Reefer_Madness

    Reefer_Madness Bobtail Member

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    We just left the kllm lease....ask and I'll answer...however you may not like my answers...fyi
     
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  8. Passin Thru

    Passin Thru Road Train Member

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    Just bendeover BOB. You deserve what you get Dumbo. Naysayer or not why not save your money til you can afford a down payment and buy your own instead of depending on the criminal element. People are always wanting to do something easy and truck companies found the easy way to take their money.
     
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  9. BigSarge803

    BigSarge803 Light Load Member

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    ill send you a private message, im currently in the program.
     
  10. bigdogpile

    bigdogpile Road Train Member

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    What makes you think you can just "turn the truck back in" if it dont work...
     
  11. juandlg15

    juandlg15 Bobtail Member

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    I did lease purchase with kllm for about six months. I did good only reason I turned my truck in was the wife didn't like me being on the road three months at a time. If you don't mind being away from home long periods of time you can make it work. And if it's not for you, you can return the truck anytime with no obligations.
     
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