How is life different as an Expediter?

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by WiseOne, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. TruckerDaisy

    TruckerDaisy Bobtail Member

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    We are an OTR team nearing the end of our lease and looking to leave Prime in the hopes of getting a bigger sleeper cab, since we live in it full time. We don't care about home time and like taking time in different places to explore and enjoy the country. It seems we can get a large sleeper cab and have payments less than our lease payment was at Prime. We would appreciate any advice on getting started with expediting and companies that are good to lease with, also what to look for in getting our truck.
     
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  3. WisconsinF150

    WisconsinF150 Light Load Member

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    I'm interested in what you have to say, but I'm also 55 yrs old. Is there any chance that if you use that fancy font, you could use one size larger...?
     
  4. DC843

    DC843 Medium Load Member

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    you should have a zoom in zoom out button
     
  5. Ragman54

    Ragman54 Light Load Member

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    Please do yourself a favor..... stay away from all types.....

    Checkout Expeditor Online to learn about Expediting.
    http://www.expeditersonline.com/forums/
     
    Last edited: Jul 10, 2016
  6. VIDEODROME

    VIDEODROME Road Train Member

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    Seems like most of the advise there is to avoid the industry, there are to many drivers, and not enough freight.
     
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  7. glenn71

    glenn71 Medium Load Member

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    So how well does it work for a single driver? I'm kinda intrigued, but it seems that the only way to make real money is to be part of a team. I do not want to be a part of a team. I like working alone.
     
  8. glenn71

    glenn71 Medium Load Member

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    You do. Its called CTRL + and CTRL -
     
  9. Jaybird8955

    Jaybird8955 Bobtail Member

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    My wife and I run as a team. We make great money and have a great time doing it. We stay out 4 to 6 weeks and home a week. Makes better financial sense than 3 out 1 home. Panther will negotiate terms with you. FDCC will not. They will do what it takes to make you profitable if you bargain with them. Our avg load miles run about 1000-1500 each. We’re running NJ to Phoenix AZ now. 2400+.
    On the other hand, if you want to run solo, you probably won’t be as happy with expediting.
    Just my 2 cents.
     
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  10. jerzyvan33

    jerzyvan33 Bobtail Member

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    Not a job....It's an ADVENTURE!!! Made 46,000 my first year with a fleet owner and brought the wife along and we love it! It is NOT for everyone and certainly NOT for LAZY folks and that is a fact! A job for the Homeless is a possibility tho since you sleep in your truck and almost never home.
     
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  11. jerzyvan33

    jerzyvan33 Bobtail Member

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    Not a job....It's an ADVENTURE!!! Made 46,000 my first year with a fleet owner and brought the wife along and we love it! It is NOT for everyone and certainly NOT for LAZY folks and that is a fact! A job for the Homeless is a possibility tho since you sleep in your truck and almost never home.
     
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