Getting Truck / Authority Beware - The Ship Has Sailed

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Midwest Trucker, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I think they do pretty good.
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    You missed the part that I use brokers too. His reality isn't the reality of others I know that use load boards exclusively too.

    Don't make me laugh, we haul the same stuff, so I know what it takes.
     
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  4. Midnightrider909

    Midnightrider909 Road Train Member

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    Your drivers haul AA&E? I thought you only hired H2B drivers. We have met a few Landstar BCOs but never people that drive for Landstar BCO’s pulling this kind of freight. I suppose that would be possible. Do you walk them through getting the secret clearance? I would love to start at Fleet to compete with tri-state and the rest.
     
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  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Yes.

    No the carrier(s) has a program for it,

    Ls is one place that does this work.
     
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  6. rulonwaholla

    rulonwaholla Light Load Member

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    idk what is the complain. im doing pretty good avg 8k a week I just bought a volvo and going to put it to work next month. you need to know what your doing and need to know where is the freight. if you run reefer you need to know what states are hot during different seasons. advice start doing a lot of hw reading on produces and what states grows these produces if you do reefer.
     
  7. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Where am I assuming anything? I ran 8 trucks last week 90 to 95% on the spot market.

    4 months ago we ran 17,500 at 3/mi fleet average. Last week we ran 16,000 mi at 2.50/mi. It’s not the numbers per say although they are drastically different. It’s more the environment and the feeling I got combined with industry tools available where I felt I should let people know things are changing. Guys that have been doing this will still find their areas or niches and be fine. The entire point is new entries are going to struggle big league.

    I feel like people are taking my thread as an assault on current experienced operators or a sky is falling situation. I’m just saying if your standing at cliffs edge, the water is very choppy and coast guard doesn’t give 2 ####s about rescuing you. So think hard.

    I’ve saw these situations before and I hope it reverses but I expected a reversal to happen already and only thing that’s happened is worsening.

    Edit: If guys that “know what they are doing“ are getting 2.50/mi average. A total noob will struggle to get 1.75 all miles avg. With the conditions I’m seeing unless we see a reversal, I’ll eventually be down to 2.30/mi and noobs will be at 1.55 going broke whether they realize it or not. My thread is merely a flare shot into the sky. Anybody can make it the last 1.5 yrs.
     
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  8. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    I get what you are saying.
     
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  9. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    I don't. But I'm just one guy with one truck and I'm doing fine .
    Christmas is just around the corner. We'll be fine
     
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  10. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    Christmas trees?
     
  11. SteveScott

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    Great money, but they make a mess of your equipment, especially the tree sap.
     
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