Intermodal O/O can you gross 800-1000 a day?

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  1. BruceWayne911

    BruceWayne911 Bobtail Member

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    I'm looking to buy my own truck and run intermodal. I noticed that all intermodal drivers go home every night. Im personally fine with just going home for my 34hr restart. If you work 6days a week and run out your 70hr clock is it possible to gross $4800+ a week?
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    If you had tanker hazmat and twic.
    You’ll Have to do those 20’ isotankers, cans won’t pay that much.

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    I worked there 4.5 years until they closed the terminal I was based from.
     
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    I don't have any tanker experience and I'm looking to geta a truck next year.
     
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    Judge Road Train Member

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    Yeah, they used to require 1 year tanker.
    Have both owner ops and company.
    Might train, they were putting trainers in company, I trained one of their trainers, but he switched to Superior Carriers when they closed that terminal.
    A call wouldn’t hurt.
     
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    Depends on the company, the area of the country, how busy things are and how they pay. Some companies will want you to be an Indy and use them only as a "broker, others will require you to be a lease operator. I've seen pay from 70% of gross to 90% of gross. If you work for a company that has a mix of company drivers and owner operators, when things get slow, you'll sit first before the company drivers, and at certain times of the year, depending where you operate in the country, it can get really slow. I would say $3,000 to $4,000 is possible, but there's a lot of variables to it.
     
  7. BruceWayne911

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    I living in Columbus OH. Is Ohio any good on the intermodal O/O side? Any company recommendations?
     
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    You would have to look around and see what's moving in your area, looks like you have ramps in Columbus and Cincy, Google shows several dray companies in the area. Here's one thing to keep in mind, if you've never run intermodal before, I'd recommend working for a company as a company driver first to get the exp., then consider buying your own truck. As I said above, some companies pay a flat rate per move, some pay a percentage, some pay a different percentage if your a lease operator vs an Indy, some companies, such as JB Hunt and Schneider don't recognize Indy operators, you operate under their authority, and they set a flat pay.
     
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  9. Pittstruck

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    Short answer would be yes. I generally work 6 days, could be home every night however I choose to stay with the loads a lot throughout the week, i.e. pull tomorrow’s load out today and start in that direction. I generally gross around 3500-4000 a week, and that’s not running that many hub miles either.
     
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    Were you a company or o/o? Whats the pay like for Boasso?
     
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    Both.
    Started as a company driver for a little over a year, then bought a truck and was leased on for 3.5 years.
    You get percentage pay, 25% company, 64% as lease op, can easily do 1200/week as a company driver.
    My company truck didn’t have a pump and the compressor didn’t work, so I never unloaded while there.
    Did gravity unload a couple times as a lease op, got paid extra $150 for unloading.
    Can make 200-225k year as lease op, I usually just run Monday-Friday home weekends at that rate.
     
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