Is there money in trucking as an O/O?

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  1. AVAAL

    AVAAL Bobtail Member

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    sure there decent money in being a o/o

    but it requires being very organized and treating it as a business

    knowing and understanding your costs, without jeoperdizing safety
    i guarantee that by using fuel optimizing technology and software
    having knowledge of favourable routes and not being a sucker in the industry
    you can make a decent living

    you have to be cautious of the people that work in this industry from cheating you

    the people selling you the truck
    the people financing your truck
    the people repariing your truck
    the brokers and or dispatchers

    be a good person, surround yourself with good people and you'll make it
     
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  3. Captain Canuck

    Captain Canuck "Captain of the Ship"

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    I disagree that you can't make money unless you're hauling for over $2/mile. Heck, even seed potatoes out of New Brunswick to North Carolina pays $1.64 to me right now. Reloaded pork to Montreal at $1.98, then yogurt to NB for $1.88. If you do become even a lease op, especially with reefer, go percentage of revenue. Yes, there will be some cheap crap (to me cheap is anything under $1.50), but the higher paying loads make up for it.
     
  4. Denadii Cho

    Denadii Cho Light Load Member

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    Trucking is a low level job?!! Hey buddy. My office window has a far better view than Stephen Harper has from his...!!!! :biggrin_2559:
     
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  5. dr1c

    dr1c Light Load Member

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    And his annual base salary to $150,800.....Cheap....Ill keep trucking
     
  6. MariasGuy

    MariasGuy Bobtail Member

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    no unless your getting 2 bucks a mile....anyone tells you different just doesn't any better
     
  7. CbarM

    CbarM Heavy Load Member

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    What is the hangup on $2/mile freight? I see freight for $2.50 all the time on steady lanes n I dont even bother calling about those ones as I know its not hard to keep full and moving on a steady linehaul for $2.75+...
     
  8. abtrucker

    abtrucker Light Load Member

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    Here is a quote from you......" I have 1 truck makin 1.78 a mile".
     
  9. CbarM

    CbarM Heavy Load Member

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    Yep, thats what it was at leased onto a carrier...how old is that quote? Things have changed in the last few weeks around here...
     
  10. abtrucker

    abtrucker Light Load Member

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    They sure have. Good for you.
     
  11. CbarM

    CbarM Heavy Load Member

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    I got tired of pullin someone elses wagon around for dirt wages so I branched out on my own with the help of some friends already doin it to steer me onto a good path n Im glad I did it.
     
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