Help for stranded truckers, specifically a new Owner Operator?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by YellowKen, Jun 20, 2024.

  1. YellowKen

    YellowKen Bobtail Member

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    What help is out there for truckers that are broke down?
    My husband is an independent trucker. The truck he barely had for two weeks broke down. They are going to replace the engine. Right now he has nowhere to stay, while they fix it. Any resources out there for hotels and food? I feel so bad for him, he finally got a beautiful truck and well....
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    company won’t put him in motel/bring him home?
     
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  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    He's an 0/0
     
  6. Knightcrawler

    Knightcrawler Heavy Load Member

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    Any bets its a 1099 company (and they dont give a crap)?
     
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  7. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Sounds like he is the company..
     
  8. YellowKen

    YellowKen Bobtail Member

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  9. NorthEastTrucker

    NorthEastTrucker Medium Load Member

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    It sucks as a O/o to be broken down. However, as a Owner Operator (Business owner) you should have established an emergency account for in case something like this happens. A reserve of a reserve of a reserve. You can "Never" have too many money reserves in hard times!
     
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  10. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Went into this business venture with no money in the bank to backup for unexpected expenses. Can't even afford a ticket on the Grey Dog.
     
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  11. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

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    He doesn’t have a business credit line to run expenses like repairs and lodging? Don’t take it negatively but sounds like he jumped his feet into the cold water without dipping his toes in.
     
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