Is there money in trucking as an O/O?

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Volvo780, Oct 10, 2010.

  1. Yvan

    Yvan Bobtail Member

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    Hello, who did you do financing for? A few years ago I left the Bank and now do equipment leasing from home..the banks are demanding. The work from home now ...much better.
     
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  3. Lucar

    Lucar Road Train Member

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    No say. I decided to get online and give it a try looking for a load from NJ/PA out to cali... to my surprise my jaw dropped when I got on and saw what our beloved "brokers" are paying.. dirt cheap rates as usual. Best paying load I saw today is set at $4300, comodity military, for 2500 miles.. but thats not all, i spent around 3 hours checking out freight going from here to there, and over there to that other state.. now wtf is going on? Do they ever look out their windows and see the big zza green/red sign? It says $4.09 for diesel!!
    Now I'm wondering how in the world are O/o surviving this heartless greedy broker-games madness.
     
  4. dilligas

    dilligas Light Load Member

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    If carriers would say NO then the brokers would have to charge more and pay more.

    Look in the mirror, there's the problem. The whole industry is willing to reinvent costs and accounting so they can put freight on their wagons.
     
  5. JayTee

    JayTee Light Load Member

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    And people have been selling lowrent prices since the days of the teamster. Being as we're in a service business, that's what I sell. And it's ALL I sell. Some 10-penny freight pimp wants a discount price he/she knows better than to call me. Either that or they're new.

    They learn quick, however.
     
  6. Tam_Tam

    Tam_Tam Light Load Member

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    Thread poster: NO money in OO if you run a Volvo 780.
    Trust me, I had to get a real truck and the new machine is still paying for that mo**erfu**er.
     
  7. luckylimy

    luckylimy Bobtail Member

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    Can I just say that I don't see trucking and Truckers as a joke at all. There are some very good Truck drivers who take pride in everything they do. As in every job there are bad eggs. Please dont slag truck drivers off. It is tiresome.
     
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