Interstate Distributor Co

Discussion in 'Interstate' started by Carguy, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. Ghostridah21

    Ghostridah21 Light Load Member

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  2. NoobiDriver

    NoobiDriver Light Load Member

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    What percentage do you get on the loads?

    Are you allowed to pick your own loads off of a load board of some sort?
     
  3. Ghostridah21

    Ghostridah21 Light Load Member

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    65% load board after 30 days
     
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  4. Home_on_wheels

    Home_on_wheels Road Train Member

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    What??? Load board after 30 days??? What kind of deal is that??? Obviously they don't want any veteran O/Os that know how to use a load board. LOL!!!!
     
  5. BigRigFisher324

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    According to the O/O recruiter, if you have load board experience, they will let you on it. They want the new guys to get comfortable before taking that on. 65% is also the base, it can be higher than that. I've been looking at moving from the company side to O/O for a while, but haven't pulled the trigger yet.
     
  6. MicksRule

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    I just leased my truck on at IDC, pulled my first load 2/22/16, and came from a well known OO only company.

    Orientation is 2 days. Be prepared for 3-4 days (including orientation) to get a DOT inspection, Qualcomm and stickers installed. The shop only schedules 2 OO trucks a day for this. I almost left due to a problem with the shop after orientation. Long story, but it was resolved and I will say I am glad I didn't leave. There is also a new company policy regarding OO due to the problem I had.

    I had load board experience so I was given access immediately. The load board is a lot different from what I'm used to, but simple to learn. IDC doesn't book a lot of freight more than about 3 days out and that's all you'll see on the board. I will be given additional access within a couple more weeks. Seemed strange at first, but it works.

    As far as company versus OO, it doesn't seem to matter who's who with them. I have access to the same loads as the company guys. The only freight that doesn't make it to the board is dedicated.

    I have a "business partner" (dispatcher) here. If I have questions, he's the guy I talk to and actually, I have access to 2 more guys when mine is not available. No agents. He will not even call me to tell me he needs a load covered. He won't ask me to cover a load when I call him. He will assign a load to me if I ask him to do so or I can directly assign the load to myself off the board. If he assigned it, it was because I had questions about it and decided to do it.

    I am on the west coast. Very decent rates out of Southern Cal. Crappy rates back. I'm in it for the average and, so far, have done better than decent. If you expect $2.00 a mile loads for everything you do, this isn't the place for you, but I suspect nowhere would be a good place for you.

    Fuel discounts could be better. Only 10 cents off the cash price. You can bring your own fuel card, but with summer approaching, that 10 cents will more than likely overtake your own card if you use FleetOne through NASTC. It will be the opposite in winter.

    Plates and permits, including 2290, are paid. You will need to supply your own PrePass, Norpass or BestPass.

    I brought a 2016 Cascadia. Insurance is reasonable. Comp/Collision runs me about $88 a week (varies based on value of truck). Bobtail $8 a week. Their Choice Plus is $4 a week (worth the money). Occupational accident is $27 a week. Qualcomm runs $10 a week and includes a GPS. Other deductions are for fuel, fuel and mileage tax and a maintenance account. A maintenance account is not required and I opted out. There are no card fees for fueling. You aren't nickel and dimed to death here.

    If your truck breaks, be prepared to pay for it yourself. They do not offer loans.

    If you're a cash advance guy, they offer $0 dollars a week.

    I'm sure I'm missing something. I'll be happy to answer questions.
     
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  7. nordrunner

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    Thanks for the great post! Do they have runs to the Midwest and east coast as well? Is there freight strong in the Midwest? I'm in Minnesota and like the self dispatch option. Are you running dry van? One last question for now.... what is your average rate per all miles looking like? Thanks for any info
     
  8. MicksRule

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    I run West 11 here. I can go east, but I don't know what freight is available there. I like being within 2 days of home right now.

    Your best bet would be talk to other guys in the Midwest area and ask. I have heard decent, but I can't tell you for sure.

    Also, I don't feel like I was lied to by my recruiter. Might be a good place to start. The only things I found out that weren't told to me by my recruiter, ended up being things that an OO would be happy about. My 2290 comes to mind.
     
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  9. MicksRule

    MicksRule Light Load Member

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    I forgot you asked rpm.

    I haven't done a full month yet, but to date and including deadhead and fs is about $1.47 pm to the truck.
     
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    Reason for edit: Screwed up math.
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  10. Ghostridah21

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    If u have experience you don't have to wait
     
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