greatwide ripoff!

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  1. nonstop

    nonstop Light Load Member

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    Yes, They are trying to be just like Landstar.:biggrin_2551:
     
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  3. midnight_trucker_1971

    midnight_trucker_1971 Medium Load Member

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    why would anyone lease a truck when you can go buy a decent used truck and have it paid off? i feel like the only way to survive out here is to have the truck bought and paid off.
     
  4. jdrentzjr

    jdrentzjr Road Train Member

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    But if you don't haul at a good rate how are you going to pay for your equipment? How are you going to know what is a good rate if you don't know what your cost of operation is?
     
  5. WorldofTransportation

    WorldofTransportation Heavy Load Member

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    That is very true.. but you can also have the best rates out there and not enough freight to haul... Cost of operation isn't hard to figure out.. for me it is somewhere around 74.5 cpm That may sound high but that is all my cost.. So at 1.25cpm -.745 I need to run about 2800 miles aweek to make it. or have a sheet ton of stops...

    Honestly if you aren't already knee deep in trucks now just stay a company man lol. I got offered .48 cpm the other day to go to work for a company here in Dallas... .025 cpm less and alot less headaches.. Not sure if I can take the company driver life anymore though.
     
  6. lee4519

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    Why would anyone buy a truck now after our gov has just a few days ago voted, and now is law to allow Mexican Trucking co to run any where in the US. I cant buy low cost mexican fuel or get low cost insurance and tags for my trucks. I have to be DOT certified health card, and have workers comp and i am taxed to death. I have now sold all my trucks and out of business. O/O get ripped off in the south big time.The mileage guides are a joke,and when you lease on you will get so many fees tacked on to you until you do all the work, pay all the cost and drive day and nite and the big guys get it all. I know a driver who went to the DOT for help when the company was force dispatching drivers knowing that the driver had no hours left on his books to drive. The driver was told to drive or be fired, the driver was fired for not taking another 8 hr drive to Pa after he just got back. The driver recorded the dispatcher telling him to take the load, but the DOT would not go after the large Company. You drivers better wake up and know this is a Big Dog business, get yourself a pocket tape recorder and record all messages. I use to go to the ports to get boxes and they would have rotten tires and bad lights, i began to take pictures and send them to the media. Things did change after the story on TV. But you have to stay on guard.
     
  7. exit488

    exit488 Bobtail Member

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    This WHY We NEED UNIONS...,,. AMERICA WORKS BEST WHEN WE SAY UNION YES !!!!!!!!@!!:yes2557::yes2557::yes2557::yes2557::yes2557:
     
  8. WorldofTransportation

    WorldofTransportation Heavy Load Member

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    Unions had their place.. but now all they do is allow the lazy ####### to get the same pay as the one that bust his ### all day... Which means productivity goes down ... This is a different generation these people now days don't take pride in anything they do and a union would only reward them for it.. and what would a union do about the taxes on fuel or our income nothing except lobby the government for more giveaways ..

    Yeah Unions did help build this country.. Then they said to hell with it and robbed it blind.
     
  9. lee4519

    lee4519 Bobtail Member

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    Tell me if Unions ruined this country why is it that many unions have been able to keep companys here in USA while many other companys SEND their factories to mexico or china. Its very bad when low paying textiles and many more low wage jobs are sent to other countries. Its called greed!!!!! Company owners want to make quick large profits off the backs of the working class, yet the working class must strugle for years to have anything. Big companys can hire lawyers to file all types of forms so they dont have to pay taxes but the middle class pays it all. When i was a lease driver i soon found out how these companys place all the operation cost on the o/o, you do all the work the company gets all the pay:biggrin_25513: The workers of the USA can only build a product when they are supplied with good materials. These company owners cut corners using cheap materials then blame the worker because of bad products. what makes it so bad is management will get big pay and bonus when there hands have done nothing to help.
     
  10. WorldofTransportation

    WorldofTransportation Heavy Load Member

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    You are right we should all unionize and see what happens.. We will all be out of work tomorrow. The only thing more corrupt than the federal government are unions.
     
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  11. pop-a-top

    pop-a-top Bobtail Member

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    nobody says you have to take the cheap stuff. if it dont pay i dont go. been with d&m over 20 years it was better before greatwide, but dont know of anything anybetter right now.
     
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