I think I may be thinking wrong!

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Bigwin123, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. Bigwin123

    Bigwin123 Light Load Member

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    What I need is a mentor with a truck for sale that will.......

    1) Take $10,000 down. Plus no more than $300.00 a week.
    2) Know this truck inside and out. (To help me learn) And is work ready.
    3) Is familiar with the business say a min of x amount of being owner op.
    4) Some one that has more bills than me.
    ( gotta aquire what I admire)
    5)Some one chill enough to really be a mentor. Some one I can call when I need advise. Or just to ##### to to cause, I thought I was right but this ticket says I'm wrong. Why?
    6) Not a fleet owner who just wants to put me to work. Im in that situation right now.
    7) Some one with a mulity field back round that can help me grow as needs and demands change.( trailer types)
    I known reffer and dry box. And totes ina dry box.

    This post started as a joke. But now that im reading it. Im pretty serious. What changed my mind is. I have read on several post run smarter not harder. The boss don't really beat me up to bad on miles.
    But all booked miles are booked at 75mph. Aka last min frieght.

    I have the cash now. But not willing to part with it. Until January 01 2021. To many obligations this year. For me to start this.
    But this is a tru and honest post. I don't need money. Just don't want to put that much out. And lose the house and truck.

    Can negotiate on these terms. Feel free to add or ask some. I got a year to figure it out.
     
  2. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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  3. Bigwin123

    Bigwin123 Light Load Member

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    I know its a bit unrealistic. I'm always here ing how the new guy this the new guy that. I don't have long family or friend line doing this stuff. Just me. And im about at the end of my experience. I need to start adding more.
     
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  4. Bigwin123

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    I got some thick skin. And can.laugh at my own expense..
     
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  5. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Just read lots of threads in here and ask questions in here. Instead of having one friend telling you what to do, you will get advises from lots of different people.
    There are few people in the o/o section documenting their path to o/o life. Start from reading them
     
  6. larry2903

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    How long have you been driving?
    Are you sure you want the responsibility of owning your own truck?
    Why are you in a truck?
    Can you see yourself in this business for 20 years or more?
     
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  7. Bigwin123

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    02-18-20 will be four years. Five years when I step up to the plate.

    Yes

    Most people outside of the family don't Beleave this. But this is my calling. Longer response later. Short version I love what I do. :Why only four years then?
    I had my cdl since o7. And had applied to close to 1,000 jobs. Couldn't catch a break. Either to many felonies. Or had cdl for to long with no experience. I looked at my co-worker on Wednesday and said. Monday I'm turning it in. That Friday a job landed in my lap. (Not a pusher or thumper. But that's why I believe) 9 yrs later. It literally feel in my lap.

    20 years Weather it is logging trucks. Auto trucks or my truck. I'm trucking till I retire if I make it that long. I love driving so much. I owned a short bus. Just so I could drive it around.
     
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  8. Bigwin123

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    I would never put all my eggs in one basket. But sometines. I just gotta call someone. I 've been off and on her since 2012. Just never this active. I wonder if I can find one of my old post to prove it
     
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  10. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    That's it right here. Read and read and read and read and read some more.

    You don't necessarily need to use the search function. Google questions like how do I get my authority? Cascadia won't start. Broker won't pay me. Etc etc. If you actually Google those things this site will come up often with the answers.

    Don't you just read what you like. Read about people that failed. Read about people that are trying to start in an impossible way and read what the responses are. Don't worry about what looks good read about the problems and the difficulties and the things that have to be overcome.

    Read the mechanic section you're going to need it if you do get your own truck. Read about insurance and ifta and the different things you need for each State.

    And ask questions. There are plenty of people here with an incredible amount of experience that are happy to help.

    Just make sure that you have enough money and you understand what you are getting into. And have a real plan.

    Whatever you do, don't do it for the money. Don't do it because you think it will be easier.

    If that is what is on your mind you will surely be disappointed.
     
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