First Run

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by GearWarrant, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. warmshot

    warmshot Bobtail Member

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    Yup. Slowed down for now but I'm hangin in.
     
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  3. lastone in

    lastone in Light Load Member

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    The sessional slow down is underway. It was a great year! In the past few years it was around June when the slowdown started. This year it’s started around August. The local school bus drivers are all back to work - so a better selection of out bound motor homes are still in the lots ready to move if the selling dealers can get them at a good price. It’s a waiting game. Dealers need to sell down inventory to raise their “open to buy” level before they can buy additional inventory. If you are an RV customer - the next few months are the best time to buy an RV especially if it’s on the lot all ready.

    The retired sessional people are heading home as well. This will open up deliveries for a few of the remaining “full time” drivers to stay active for a few more weeks. After that - it’s a slog until next March.
     
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  4. lastone in

    lastone in Light Load Member

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    Any news? It has been a while since your last post.How is the tow away biz holding up?
     
  5. warmshot

    warmshot Bobtail Member

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    Now that it's busy again it's a great business. Hope it stays this way for the winter.
     
  6. lastone in

    lastone in Light Load Member

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    I'm keeping good thoughts. Even here in Texas, (Plano), I would not want to be out in this weather. Of course it may be i'm just too old to be cold.
     
  7. brown269

    brown269 Bobtail Member

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    Warmshot, Glad to hear you are doing well and liking it. I did two runs for a "company" out of Elkhart. They were contracting for another company so I guess you could say I was sub sub contracting. Driving one of their trucks for .35 a mile loaded which was ok since they were paying for the fuel. I took two bumper pulls one to AL, and one too VA. Before I left for the VA run I let them know that I would be taking the weekend off to see the wife who is finishing up a nursing assignment. I had not seen her for a week and I know for some that is normal but for us it was not and after 28 years of marriage it was hard going for a week. On my way back from VA they called me and said they had a hot load to leave out for AL, a 900 mile run, they wanted me to come back and load and leave out that afternoon as soon as I got back. I told them that one I was going to be out of hours when I got back and two I reminded them about seeing my wife that weekend.
    They said that I did not have to log my hours on the return trip and they didn't care about me seeing my wife that they had a business to run. I told them I would be back around 4pm and that they could have their truck back.
    I went to the company that they contract for and let them know what they told me about the hours and that they also told me not to stop at the scales either. The contractor was running under the original companies authority so the guy I talked to was not very happy when I left.
    So I am not done as soon as I get my own truck I will go back and drive for the main company.
     
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