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  1. Redwolf

    Redwolf Medium Load Member

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    Are all the leases 5 years, or are there shorter ones? I would be REALLY happy with a 3-4 year lease and pay the truck off early if allowed to. I know it would be an older truck, but with that extra money in the pocket, it would make life a whole bunch easier.
     
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  3. 38short

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    This is a question for JCTwife. Looks like your hubby is getting pretty good miles (3500) a week.Is this the norm for solo drivers ???When everyone else is sitting is JCT trucking giving you consistent miles???
     
  4. LMB

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    Depending on the cost of the truck, your lease could be shorter. Mine is 4 years. You can make xtra payments and pay it off earlier. You DO NOT have to pay for 5 years
     
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    LMB "Olde Goat"

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    NO. All scale charges are reimbursed
     
  6. LMB

    LMB "Olde Goat"

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    I know this is a question for JCT Wife, but I know that if you are not getting at least 3000 miles per week as a solo driver it is your own fault.
     
  7. AspiringTrucker

    AspiringTrucker Light Load Member

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    LMB, are you required to fund a maintenance escrow? If so, how much? Also, are you allowed to pay off the lease early?

    Thanks for all the great info given so far!
     
  8. JCTwife

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    Hi 38short,

    Sorry I didn't answer sooner. But yes this is the norm for solos. And yes that's what we get a week. I also totally agree a 1000% with LMB. If you're not getting at 3000 miles a week it is your fault. JCT is more than willing to give you the miles but it's up to you to take them. The thing I have seen with JCT is that some of these drivers are what we call truck stop sitters waiting on the large mile loads. Well these are the ones who aren't making the money because while they're sitting at the truck stop waiting on the big load you're wheels aren't turning and therefore no money coming in. Take the small loads with the big loads cause your main objective is to keep the wheels rolling to get the miles. And another thing I have seen with some of these JCT drivers is they love the casinos. I have actually heard my husband's DM tell us in one day 2 of his drivers were late to an appt because they were too busy gambling. So don't sit at truck stops and don't hit the casinos or if you do just make sure it's on YOUR 10 hr shutdown. As soon as you have your bills signed and are empty put in your MAC 10 so you can get another preplan. Hope that helped.

    JCTwife
     
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  9. JCTwife

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    We don't sit either with my husband being solo and 3500 miles a week. We love it. Mitch keeps us running as well.
     
  10. LMB

    LMB "Olde Goat"

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    They take out five cents a mile for maintenance. You can raise it if you want. We are taking 2weeks off in july, and they suggested we raise ours to eight cents a mile to cover our truck payments for those weeks. Yes you can pay it off early
     
  11. JCTwife

    JCTwife Bobtail Member

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    Why are you taking all this time off? You just started in November, then you took 4 days off, your wife took a week off before joining you, and now your going to take another two weeks off in July. Must be nice. The only time my husband and I take off is for our 34 hour restarts and we been with JCT for a year.

    JCTwife
     
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