Going back OTR with Crete

Discussion in 'Crete' started by MikeyB., Oct 9, 2017.

  1. ilikepizza247

    ilikepizza247 Light Load Member

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  2. Gordob

    Gordob Bobtail Member

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    I would say yes, especially on the pickup end. I'm just guessing here but I'd say about 80% of the time we have windows at least on one end, sometimes both ends.
     
  3. Gordob

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    Yes & no. If you turn down a load it's best to have a good reason for it like not enough hours to do it legally. If they send you a load & it sucks productivity wise, before committing to it, ask if they have anything more productive. If they do then they'll send it to you or they'll try to figure out a way for you to get rid of it like drop it on one of the drop lots or getting appointments changed. But to simply say no to a load just because you don't like the load for whatever reason won't fly here.
     
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  4. ilikepizza247

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    I applied through Shaffer’s website because I initially considered pulling a reefer but I called my recruiter back earlier and told him that for now I want to run dry van. I know what both are like and I found dry van to be a lot less stressful and a lot more laid back. I’ve been told flatbed is similar in that regard but flatbed isn’t a can of worms I care to open at this time.
     
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  5. Gordob

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    Good call
     
  6. 386lover

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    So Gordob did you decide on doing the truck purchase from Crete? Trying to understand basically what you earn after truck payment, insurance, Qualcomm, fuel, and various other deductions. I know they have pay rates for o/o on their website but that don't tell you much they could give you a bunch of short loads that pay good or really long loads that don't pay so well.
     
  7. ilikepizza247

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    I must say....2700-2900 miles a week pulling a dry box this time of year is impressive
     
  8. O.Henry

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    As of today,My total 3008 miles.
     
  9. Gordob

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    Yes I am going to do it. I do not plan to keep it here though. I plan to pay for it within about 6 months & move on to a percentage based company. The numbers just don't add up to keep it here. I'm at .53 a mile now & I've been keeping very close track of what my pay would be if I owned the truck. I'd be slightly better off income wise & that's ONLY when nothing goes wrong with the truck. If my only option were to always keep it here, I wouldn't be buying one.
     
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  10. Gordob

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    Lately I consider 2700 to be a bad week
     
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