Finally got my own truck

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by BoyWander, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. x1Heavy

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  3. BoyWander

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    Why don't you ask the thousands who've done that and gone broke?
     
  4. Scooter Jones

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    It was a rhetorical question...
     
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  5. SoDel

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    @BoyWander if you don't mind my asking, are you running the consistent lanes / areas or are you running where ever the good rates take you?
     
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  6. BoyWander

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    I don't care where I go.

    I don't go northeast and I don't go northwest in the winter.

    Avoid Florida. I still absolutely boggles my ****ing mind how these $2/mi loads to Florida get gobbled up when it's a dollar a mile or less coming out.

    I just did the math.
    If I ran 100,000 loaded miles and averaged $1.60 a mile I'd make $30,000 before tax. All expenses included.

    Yet there are tons of people doing that.

    Because working your ### off for $500/week is better than starving in Ukraine or Albania or somewhere else.
     
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  7. mjd4277

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    Good to hear you’re still hanging in there.
     
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  8. x1Heavy

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    Actually with Ukraine local currency at 10 to one American dollar, that 100,000 dollar retail tractor probably costs 10K USD.

    CHEAP CHEAP AND CHEAP.
     
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  9. x1Heavy

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    I appreciate you. And your spirit.

    I must laugh out loud when you roar that you don't care where you go and then give the NE and Florida a hard time.

    I don't know what's going on down there any more ethos to be certain I worry about my people. I am assured they are doing well and the staff show good morale.
     
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  10. DUNE-T

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    Without a fail, every Feb-March, people start hating brokers and immigrants...
     
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  11. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Don’t get this the wrong way...... but I’ve been thinking about you...... wondering if you went under cuz you disappeared. J/k, welcome back.
     
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