Flatbedder thinks he can make 275 k per year ?! Hmmmmmmm

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  1. Timflatbed

    Timflatbed Bobtail Member

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    Today I had a call from a buddy of a buddy of a buddy...his statement is this: I KNOW I can make 275 for O/O ?! Hmmmm....I run my husband and he runs Canada..possible for LTL then haul to Canada well....I say UM...you cant go to Canada you think you can make 3 per mile? Hmmmm.....puzzling...Coming to Universal after working for Wiley ( and hes a picky picky truck driver ) SOOO...and on top of that...he doesn't like to take three hours loading? Umm.... that's TRUCK DRIVING I want to scream..MY hubby typically talks his way out of a three hour load and doesn't sleep and most times eats raviolis out of the can to haul his "hinny" wherever whenever and has done so for twenty years! OH! and his overhead on his truck is GINORMOUS! 4800.00 per month and he has one tank of fuel and is BEHIND?! OK what do I say at this point...hes going to Houston and I say why don't you finish orientation and run a few locals to get cash for fuel then we have 2 days to find a better load and work some magic...UGH he says...well that is truck driving....Ok, RANT done at this point! Hubby believes I'm reasonable and I know I'm being reasonable...what do you all think?
    Cin Cin.......
    lord help me!:biggrin_25516:
     
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  3. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

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    what are you doing trying to dispatch for this guy also??

    and whose overhead is 4800 the buddy or your husband.


    and I got a question, while many load s to Canada look good on the surface, if ya deadhead out it is not very good, exactly what is your truck averaging per mile for loaded and empty miles??
     
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  4. skateboardman

    skateboardman Road Train Member

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    and 275k a year for a single driver is a 5500 hundread a week gross for 50 weeks a year, and is that leased to someone where he says he can do 275k???
     
  5. BAYOU

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    I read it twice and I still really don't understand any of it:biggrin_25512:
     
  6. Timflatbed

    Timflatbed Bobtail Member

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    He is 'attempting' to engage me in information which is fine !
    second I dispatch old hubby
    third I think that number with his specs are kind of ridiculous if he's not willing to do the work
    fourth my hubby with a great broker does LTL in us and carries to Canada and yes he makes a lot! Takes some work! But he does do it and does not deadhead out unless he made ....15 grand or more going in!!! Tricks of the trade for Canada he's done this for over ten years and he is never stuck
    i just don't think this particular driver can do what he is talking about... Unless he's willing to see it a different way?
    really you have to know and have relationships that are honest and up front
    cin
     
  7. Timflatbed

    Timflatbed Bobtail Member

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    I think it's unreasonable thinking in al honesty
     
  8. Timflatbed

    Timflatbed Bobtail Member

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    Sorry trucker I'm a wifey and probably not speaking trucker talk I'm just kind of blown away if he doesn't want to do the work!? Ya
     
  9. Timflatbed

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    he does think that with specs that are .... Unreasonable to say the least he believes that universal will hand him great brokerage and perfect agents ummmm no.... We happened to get a great broker that other drivers were on a convoy with my husband and we got very lucky!
    cin
     
  10. Timflatbed

    Timflatbed Bobtail Member

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    My husband is at today 3.50 per miles after fuel but he pulls LTL with buddies and they deadhead out totally gross 25,000 maybe 15,000 if the miles are lower...with escorts lower and family based so he can deadhead out and is based in HoustonHouston
     
  11. Timflatbed

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    Keep in mind I am new and trying to figure out this way of posting so if I drove ya crazy sorry guys
    cin
     
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