John Christner Trucking walk-away lease?

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by a-trucker123, Dec 27, 2017.

  1. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    a person with no money and terrible credit sounds about the right type of person who would lease a truck and run for .96 a mile.
    Few years down the road they will be driving a beat up out of warranty truck still having no money and terrible credit.

    I don't care what anybody says, you can't defend .96 mile to pull a reefer.

    I know of uber drivers who make money than .96 a mile and drive a Hyundai.
    Bet you they take home more cash than JCT flease drivers.
     
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  2. Justrucking2

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    Sounds like you got screwed. And a multiple thousand dollar a month truck payment is not how I want to roll. I can lease a new GD trailer for $400 to $600 a month if I want to turn my authority back on. Been awhile, but not that long ago. A used truck is doable with a couple of grand down and a 600 credit score, I have had friends that have done it.

    Find an old truck, fix as you go, and you will be $$$$$$ ahead of the guy tooling around in the flashy new ride with the $4000 a month payment. I like Heinekens not Budweiser, and being debt free is even nicer. ;-)
     
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  3. Justrucking2

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    The new EPA truck will have already been sold off. the fun begins at 300,000 to 400,000 miles, about the time the warranty runs out... Our boy will be living under a viaduct wondering what hit him. ;-)
     
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  4. Mike_77

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    Read the book- "The Big Rig, Trucking and The decline of the American dream" before you make a decision. If you don't want to read at least watch the Authors lecture on YouTube.

     
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  5. line

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    15 days off a year ?
     
  6. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    If you owned the truck what was stopping you from leasing it onto a different carrier?
     
  7. scottied67

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    Anxiety. The trailer they arranged and helped me rent was torn up by their terminal dope smoking forklift loaders. The tires/brakes/wear and tear would be backcharged on me if I turned it in. Turns out they did that to me anyway as I held on too long and my truck broke down and lost my tail. C'est la vie.
     
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  8. freightwipper

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    At home yes. I recently gave him two extra days at home I paid for just because we were doing so well.
    On the road he has averaged 1-2 days a week off on the road though.
     
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  9. Old Man

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    15 days a year at home ain't a life,
    It is just plain ridiculous.
     
  10. HalpinUout

    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    How many days off are you getting if he gets 15 and you guys team drive?
     
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