In need of some solid advice from experienced O/O

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by visionarygvp, Sep 25, 2021.

  1. danny23tx

    danny23tx Road Train Member

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    Do you my friend, its definitely way more expensive to get in now than it was 5 yrs ago . The days of 50k or 60k trucks are done and everything from maintenance to fuel is astronomical. Good luck hope you can make it work . I'll be going local in a few years and get away from this otr life soon enough.
     
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  3. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    I would agree but there’s a reason fleets let go of trucks once it reaches a certain point.
     
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  4. visionarygvp

    visionarygvp Light Load Member

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    I can imagine, I kind of figured as much and why I wanted to stick with an older truck. Either way it goes I still need more money in the bank to maintain if I choose to go that route. For right now I’ll stick to what I’m doing.

    I miss the occasional long hauls. But constantly being gone is also not something I wish to do anymore.
     
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  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Take my comments as you want to but being hourly is a huge plus. being an O/O is a huge risk.

    I would never lease purchase, especially with no real backup funds, at least - NOT KIDDING - $35,000.

    The other part of this is you are expendable as an O/O with this company. It don't matter to them whether you're in the fleet or not. They can kick you to the side to pay for the hourly FTE if work slows.

    So I would just stay where you are at, hourly with benefits is a great thing to have.
     
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  6. Final Drive

    Final Drive Road Train Member

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    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

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    I delivered one Friday in California
    The gal there goes. Thank god it’s Friday
    She then looks at me and says she’s sorry

    I go yeah
    For me it’s just June!!
     
  8. visionarygvp

    visionarygvp Light Load Member

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    That’s what I’ll do. I definitely came up big time going hourly with this company, and as easy going as they are.. even my loads, I haven’t heard of anyone making $28/hr home every night and having the weekends off.
    From what I know this is the perfect set up, that many guys and gals in the industry fight over.
     
  9. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    It's a blessing, and a curse. You can learn, and alot of people on here are willing to help. I'm just not sugar costing it. Its tuff. You can do it. Just try to learn from some of are mistakes.

    Just remember, its not what you can make, its how much you can keep that matters.
     
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