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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Davehrose1, Apr 22, 2024.

  1. Davehrose1

    Davehrose1 Bobtail Member

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    I’m looking to sign on with someone and it seems everyone looking for owner operators is from the Chicago area. Why is this?
     
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  3. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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  4. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Because that’s where all the scam artists are based out of
     
  5. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Because the carriers worth signing onto don’t advertise :)
     
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  6. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Whatchu talkin' bout Willis!
     
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    201 Road Train Member

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    Everybody wants to be a comedian. The truth is, Chicago is the hub for most freight, the RR is huge, and anything Midwest goes through Chicago. O/Os could be for the intermodal, which has come a long ways. Caution is advised, however.
     
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  8. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Have you thought about co's based out of S.E. like Atlanta area that haul carpet west and come back with produce ? This keeps you running I-10/I-20 and busy. Are you team ? Or solo.
     
  9. dosgatos

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    Ditto this. I had to leave CA due to AB5 and CARB. Put the truck in Chicago. Never a problem getting a load out. Coming back in requires some compromise on the last leg of running 2-3 weeks. Lease to a good group that I'm happy with.
     
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  10. blackvolvo

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    Its likely those white volvo flip flop carriers are looking for suckers to trip into their ridiculous contracts and sign your life away. And disconnect E Log, run you hard with more miles, to make up with the cheap freight.. 99% of them are nothing but loadboard junkies.. You gotta weed through all that eurotrash in order to look for a decent carrier.
     
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