Hopper bottom owner operator

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  1. Drpparker95

    Drpparker95 Road Train Member

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    I have a few questions if y'all don't mind id like to start saving me some money to buy my own truck and start hauling a hopper bottom
     
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    www.bruceoakley.com
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    Hoppers
    Our Hopper Bottom Division operates in 48 states and Canada. We have 100 trailers in this fleet and 90 professional owner operators under lease.
     
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  3. Drpparker95

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    They want fairly new trucks i believe 5 years older or less
     
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    Wallpole out of fl had a tem. in b-ham, al? might be worth a call?
     
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    What questions do you have there are a few of us on here that that do it. Worn Out on here is probably the most seasoned at it.
     
  6. Drpparker95

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    I've talked to worn out some, im mostly just lost. I can get a decent used truck for like 10k down here granted the fact itd be a 80s or 90s model then i can turn around and lease on with one of the peanut haulers here using there authority. I've priced getting your own authority and good god
     
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    What did they tell you on getting your own?


    Reason I ask is I leased on to my Dad even after he passed. We lost mom in 2013 and I had to get my own. I done it all myself and wouldn't mind sharing info
     
  8. Drpparker95

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    Well if i was to get my own authority it'd open me up to brokers, farmers, or even the established companies getting a better rate. Problem is insurance, mc number, tags, plates and all the other crap is high. Compared to just buying the truck and then leasing on with a company using their crap until i saved the money and built up contacts
     
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    Yea sorry I wasn't seeing the whole picture just the cost of authority and MC
     
  10. Drpparker95

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    Biggest killer is insurance and mc number and tags and permits cause id like to run southeast and Midwest mostly with a hopper
     
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