Expedite now

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Baack, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

    15,295
    10,165
    May 24, 2007
    Wisconsin
    0
    Hello
    I been getting the expedite now mag in the mail. Can I drive expedite OTR with a class b?

    Been interested in driving one of those cool looking trucks.
    The ones with the full OTR cab with all the stuff a mobil home has, with only a 20foot box on the back.

    The ads claim .80 to a buck a mile plus fsc.

    In the classifieds under drivers wanted.
    OO are looking for drivers willing to pay 60% and up.

    Are we talking 40 grand a year?

    Are the hours of service the same?
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

    15,295
    10,165
    May 24, 2007
    Wisconsin
    0
    Let put this back on the top
     
  4. RamblingRebel

    RamblingRebel Bobtail Member

    16
    1
    Jul 11, 2007
    Trenton, Ga.
    0
    My wife and I got into expedite driving for a while. I have a class A but she wanted to drive as well and wasn't ready to handle a tractor trailer so she got her class B license. They usually want teams to drive thier trucks since most of the freight they haul is hot and should have been there yesterday, plus running teams you get more miles and better paying freight. Yes, the hours of service are the same and you do have to run a log book. It pays excellent money and the trucks can be awesome. Our first truck was a small Freightliner 660 or something like that with a 80 inch sleeper, it was ok, but our second truck was a Century Class Freightliner with a 95" sleeper it was very comfortable and had alot of the amenities of home. However the hard running wasn't for us after my wife had our second child. You will not get home very often at all, maybe once a month if you are lucky and then only for a couple of days. If you want to know anything else I will be happy to answer your questions.
     
  5. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

    15,295
    10,165
    May 24, 2007
    Wisconsin
    0
    What are the chances of running solo?
    What company were you with?
    How much pay should one expect running solo if posible?
     
  6. RamblingRebel

    RamblingRebel Bobtail Member

    16
    1
    Jul 11, 2007
    Trenton, Ga.
    0
    We were driving for Tri-State Expedited up there around Toledo, Oh. I have seen a couple of people that were running solo, but I wouldn't imagine that you would make much money at all. Probably would be sitting more often than not simply because the majority of loads need to get there now, so if there is a team truck available they will always be offered a hot load first. Some expedite companys will offer to team you up with a person in orientation, but if at all possible I would try to encourage a friend, spouse or someone that you can stand to be around for awhile to team up with you.
     
  7. Chuckster

    Chuckster Bobtail Member

    48
    4
    Sep 1, 2008
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    0
    Rambling Rebel, how much did it cost to get started? And what about those little sprinters? can you make money with them? Thanks
     
  8. Baack

    Baack Road Train Member

    15,295
    10,165
    May 24, 2007
    Wisconsin
    0
    Its been quite awhile since he has been on
     
  9. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

    12,814
    6,124
    Jul 22, 2008
    Owensboro , KY
    0
    Most expediters start out driving for fleet owners . The owners take expenses like truck payments and insurance out of their 40% . Drivers pay for the fuel so you'll need enough cash to buy fuel for a couple of weeks .
    Sprinters can make money but there are too many of them so you wait a lot . The next 4 or 5 months will be real slow . Not a good time to get started .
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted