Have you seen nice upgraded o/o trucks pulling dry van?

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  1. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    No it doesn't. Some people like a nice ride and some people don't. What difference does it make? The way I see it very little one way or another. Market insight and negotiation ability determine the profits one pulls in. Good mpg's are a bonus and not something you base your "I'll make it or break it" from. Sometimes it seems though like too many people in the "I get great mpg's in my brand new truck" category are willing to accept lower paying freight because of that.
     
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  3. SuperTruckerinaVolvo

    SuperTruckerinaVolvo Light Load Member

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    You can make money in Dry Van, if you do LTL Linehaul, Local, Expedited, Hazmat (including posion gas, class 1, and class 7) or high value freight. But if you compete with the same freight that carriers like swift or hunt haul than I doubt you can haul it cheaper since you don't have the economies of scale that they operate in. At the end of the day you only get a load if you can do it cheaper than anyone else at the right time and place.
     
  4. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I honestly don't understand o/o who do OTR in a classic. I just love the enormous amount of space my Volvo 770 has.
    But yeah, anything with a bigger sleeper would make getting into some docks a huge problem.
     
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  5. bobbyhill

    bobbyhill Light Load Member

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    Lol sell it right after it's paid off well I gues if that's the way you like to do it I personally don't enjoy being in debt and making payments that much
     
  6. oicu812

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    I pull a dry van with this. I'm not rich but I'm comfortable, and enjoy my ride. It doesn't have to make sense to anyone but me. Yes you can do it, as long as you are willing to work and use your head once in a while. Same as every other successful OO. (C15 6nz btw, not an emissions engine) myw9.jpg
     
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  7. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Is that you on the picture?
     
  8. oicu812

    oicu812 Medium Load Member

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    LOL. That was funny. Actually it is my son, his picture from a few years ago in my avatar also. I don't look quite that young, being in my 60's, but I am good looking!
     
  9. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    I meant the lady ))
     
  10. rasymacmac21

    rasymacmac21 Light Load Member

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    Would've thought you were a cheese hauler with that rig.
     
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