"I am interested in starting a trucking business."

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by TripleSix, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Im Asking questions...I Dont know that style of living.
    Im a city guy.
     
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  3. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Ahh.. Lemme get where im gettin and ill hollar back on those.
     
  4. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

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    All of the bankrupt 0-2 year Owner Operators also started and also took the risk and also wanted to succeed. Watching TV and movies give the false impression that all anyone needs for success is a desire and an attitude, because the people making TV and movies need a simple story that can be finished inside of 30 minutes ot 90 minutes.

    Many people outside of trucking think it's a simple business full of simple people therefore anyone will succeed at it. "They don't know what they don't know."
     
  5. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    And thats unique to trucking how?
     
  6. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    Is there such a thing?
    30 miles and that's still too close
    10 miles but they only work for the insurance company
    my back yard
    5 miles
    10 miles
     
  7. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    Because every prospective O/O thinks they can drive.
     
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  8. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    They think that you and I are stupid and so they will automatically be able to make better income than us. All they have to do is buy a truck and get on a load board and big bucks will roll in.

    In their mind, they see themselves driving on a perfect day, on a perfect road, with the perfect load, in the perfect truck and perfect traffic conditions. Everything goes perfectly. You and I are old veterans, driving old trucks on old roads, and we are bitter because we struggle and aren't very smart.

    I guess porn stars get similar conversation. Guy walks up holding his goobers in his hand thinking he can be a porn star just because he has a pickle. Never had a session go longer than 3 minutes in a private setting, but he thinks he can do better with a room full of people with lights and cameras 3 inches off Uranus.

    Sure son, keep holding your pickle while talking.
     
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    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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  10. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    And every prospective restaurant owner thinks they can cook.

    Potential new start ups thinking they know how to do something is not unique to trucking.
     
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