Hopper, Dump O/O's & Drivers

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by wheathauler, May 31, 2009.

  1. dairyman

    dairyman <b> Hopper Thread Greeter</b>

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    SWEEEEEETTTT!! GREAT LOOKING TRUCK,BIG JOHN:biggrin_25514:.... note to myself,''Thou Shalt Not Covet Thy Neighbor's Truck'':biggrin_25525:
     
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  3. highside

    highside Medium Load Member

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    Big John.jpg OK, so my photoshop skills blow, but Big John - this one's for you!

    Edit: I don't know how to make it bigger, so click it, and you'll get the bigger one.
     
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  4. Puregrain

    Puregrain Bobtail Member

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    LOL highside! That looks good, you did a good job cropping that. Guess you had alot of time on your hands.
     
  5. HwyPilot

    HwyPilot Medium Load Member

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    Would I get better rates with a clean truck? :biggrin_25523:
    After what this winter did to her, she needs a buff and polish - and I haven't had that kinda time yet this year. I was home for all of about 72 hours in the last month. Plates and property tax are due this month, so it's been hammer down!
     
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  6. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    Well you do have a sharp outfit and every time I see your trucks they are clean.

    You can have the payment book anytime you want. :biggrin_2559:

    Well thats a start, I seen a Timpte in town that had a lot of lights on it and boy did that look good.

    Well I wished it was that way, but I have been to some customers that did compliment on my equipment and I try to keep it clean and polished. If a customer notices your truck and compliments it is a plus. Know some guys don't care they just want it hauled cheap but I have seen customers comment on equipment from other companies that had parts hanging off and hadn't been washed in months. So I think the key is to make a good impression, be on time, keep your equipment in good shape and clean and take care of the customer, sometimes you have to go that extra mile to please them but the reward is maybe you get the haul and they don't mind paying extra for it.
     
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  7. Big John

    Big John Road Train Member

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    Well the rates are better when things are good on flats, but the last year or two when things went in the toilet you seen a lot of guys went to pulling hoppers and then that didn't help the hopper rates. My goal is to get my truck payed off, lighten up some and buy a hopper and do some local/regional hauls and be home. I might make less (who knows) but when your home more or almost every night that is a big plus.
     
  8. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    Maybe,.....But what would yous do with that big aluminum box behind the cab????
     
  9. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Not sure the flats didn't start pulling hoppers again by the amount of hoppers in town. Wish I had a dollar for every load that was dumped I wouldn't have to work for quite a while.
     
  10. Cluck Cluck

    Cluck Cluck LTL Wizard

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    Well I don't know how to post a picture off my droid, but I have a 06 volvo 630 dark green dual exhaust stainless full fenders, and ill be pulling a 2011 timpte 43x78x102 black super singles as soon as that big 21 birthday gets here in september
     
  11. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    You'll be able to haul most everything with that trailer. Sunflowers, midds, ddg, etc.
     
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