How is life different as an Expediter?

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

  1. lil may

    lil may Road Train Member

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    Expediting is nice because if you want to travel and see the open road while driving it can be done getting a streight truck into places is alot easier than a T/T and you are more free and open on the road you can pick and choose your loads any questions you would like to know I would be happy to answer them
     
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  3. yendor_65

    yendor_65 Light Load Member

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    I don't turn down much. I have found that the short loads most times put you into a position for the longer ones. The dispatchers remember and take care of the " runners" not the sitter.
     
  4. Outinc

    Outinc Bobtail Member

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    This Expediting I have determined is for lazy homeless people barely wanting to get by & off the streets. You will lose everything you ever worked for if you think this is a job. It's not a job at all. Take my word for it. I second that one....
     
  5. brycey1

    brycey1 Light Load Member

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    Just looked into it, here is what i had to do to sign on with a large company, my expenses below.

    $900 escrow deducted $60 a week
    $50 a week for administrative charges total $200
    $35 a week insurance (workmans comp)
    $20 a week insurance non trucking liability
    $35 a week qualcomm rental
    $45 drug test
    here is the kicker, 3 weeks till 1st pay check!!

    so thats what they wanted from me to sign on with them in my chevy express van, not to mention me driving up there 650 miles, getting a hotel for 2 nights all at my own expense, for orientation. Now i have been trucking for 7 years here in the USA, and i know that deal is BS, that may be one company, but most others have similar deductions, maybe im wrong, but even if i am, im not going anywhere near it.
     
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  6. Ron W

    Ron W Bobtail Member

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    Think of Expediting as "An Amblance for freight". I liked doing expediting,because when you showed up to deliver the load,and they have only one dock...you go to the head of the line...no matter how many other big rigs are in front of you. I actually had a big Auto plant stop production,because the dock worker set me up to get unloaded at midnight,after I had been there since 5:30 PM. He claimed I had backed in out of turn, so I pulled away from the dock,and called dispatch. When the line stopped they tried to put the blame on me. Well I had the smarts to write down the guys name who said I wasn't getting unloaded at midnight. There was a big Union/Company meeting as I was leaving,with this guy was in the middle, getting his butt chewed out big time. I stepped into the middle,and said to the group "You folks are all car salesmen". They said "No,we just build cars". To which I replied "You piss the truck drivers off,and they will buy another brand...then where will you be"? They got the point.
     
  7. itsjustme

    itsjustme Bobtail Member

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    who dod u drive for to earn that much?
     
  8. jvar4001

    jvar4001 Medium Load Member

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  9. jvar4001

    jvar4001 Medium Load Member

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    contact me jvar7829@yahoo.com
     
  10. jvar4001

    jvar4001 Medium Load Member

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    so what do you recomend instead jvar7829@yahoo.com
     
  11. letzrockexpress

    letzrockexpress Bobtail Member

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    Expediting may not be for you. It isn't for everyone. There are many out here carving out a six figure income (after expenses). It takes a big picture mentality to be successful in Expediting. Most that fail don't have that. These people are far better off working for someone who tells them where to go and when to do it. The rest of us who are still in expediting will reap the rewards....
     
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