How is life different as an Expediter?

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

  1. Rick_C

    Rick_C Light Load Member

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    Larry, you're in the position now where I will be in a few years. I'm curious about a couple of things:
    What size vehicle do you drive (cargo van or straight truck)?
    How far away from home do you run?
    Do you own your vehicle or do you drive for another person (fleet owner)?

    Feedback from other Expediters is greatly appreciated as well :)
    Thanks in advance!
    Rick
     
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  3. worldtrvlr

    worldtrvlr Medium Load Member

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  4. msviolet

    msviolet Bobtail Member

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    I LOVE the expedite bizz,I think your wife would like it too.I dont know of any comps that do a lease purchase but most of them deal with a truck selling comp that will give you some kind of deal.Usually you work for a fleet owner that has trucks to put teams in and you work your deal out your deal with the owner of the fleet.I f I could find a good co driver I would still be out there!!!
     
  5. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Light Load Member

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    Do you have to own your own truck to do this? I would like to start driving a straight truck otr with sleeper but as a company driver with out experience then do the big semi after 1 year.
     
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  6. TennTrucker

    TennTrucker Light Load Member

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    No you don't have to own to start, I think its best to start out driving for a fleet owner for at least 6 months before buying to learn and see if its for you.
     
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  7. paradox13

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    I'm interested in doing this. I tried out driving a combination vehicle for a week and didn't like it much. I just didn't like manuevering and backing such long 53 foot trailers. I would like to drive a straight OTR if possible.
     
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  8. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Light Load Member

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    I hear that.. Also, it doesn't help how schools have such tight courses with no room for error or fix, 1 mistake and it's impossible to fix your error with the limited amount of space. I would know cause I failed it 2 times already and waiting for a call from the school but I haven't heard anything and it's been a month since I been in a truck!
     
  9. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Sometimes you don't get second chances on the road. Do overs when backing in some situations isn't going to happen.
     
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  10. duke8076

    duke8076 Bobtail Member

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    Hi Gypse,I've been driving a rig a few years..I was considering expediting work,what would be a good Company to start with?..bob
     
  11. truckertrey

    truckertrey Light Load Member

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    What do you guys bring home a week. I was talkin to a O/O recruiter and he said they only run 1900-3000 miles a week. And that was teams so how you make any money?
     
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