Lease purchase running tanker with Schneider

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by jdkart3, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. jdkart3

    jdkart3 Light Load Member

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    Looking to do the lease op doing tanker.
    Few things never did anything tanker was a flatbed guy for roehl is the money good as they say and the load board as good.
    How long do i have to be a company guy before you can be a lease op
     
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  3. roshea

    roshea Road Train Member

    These days tanker outfits are hiring right out of CDL school.
     
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  4. Asphalt Anarchy

    Asphalt Anarchy Light Load Member

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    The money can be good if you don't plan to ever go home. My best week was $6k+ when I ran from NJ to Portland. Those didn't pop up often so a normal week is a run from Houston to the NE and back for about $3k/wk. Had to stop doing it because my kids forgot who I was. You may as well buy a house in Houston, though. You'd get home every week.

    Oh, and you don't have to be a company driver at all. You just need to have some real miles under your belt.
     
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  5. jdkart3

    jdkart3 Light Load Member

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    Really ya im outta Wisconsin so you gotta run a lot to keep up to the bills
     
  6. Asphalt Anarchy

    Asphalt Anarchy Light Load Member

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    Yeah, that truck payment and insurance sits right at $1000/wk before fuel. So, you need to gross $3k/wk to have a "normal" pay check whether your're moving or not. Gross $2k/wk just to not go in the hole. It's easy to make that and more but you have to stay on the road and keep moving.

    I had one stop in Wisconsin in the last five years with Schneider. Maybe it's because I live in Atlanta but I'm not sure you'd ever get home to Wisconsin with a tank. Van, sure. They got freight everywhere for that.
     
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  7. jdkart3

    jdkart3 Light Load Member

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    Ya that's kinda what im wondering to if there really is any runs out of Wisconsin i know there's gotta be something out of gary i don't wanna base anything off of recruiting they lie
     
  8. 18 wheels of fury

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    I live in Houston and we have loads going to Wisconsin every week and also have a terminal in Illinois so there's no problem getting there for us(tanker)
     
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  9. Asphalt Anarchy

    Asphalt Anarchy Light Load Member

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    If you can get home from Chicago easy then yeah, there's plenty of loads coming and going from there. A lot of times I would run the triangle Houston, NE, Chicago, Houston.
     
  10. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    It depends on WHERE in Wisconsin you live and how much dead head into the house you are willing to eat. From what I see we don't have much tanker freight north of Milwaukee and Madison. Every now and then you will see a tanker in GB, but not often.

    Frankly if you want to go OO and have flatbed experience you should go in that direction. Or look at Superior or Trimac if you want tanker work in WI
     
  11. jdkart3

    jdkart3 Light Load Member

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    I really like to go hopper bottom but id like to try tanker if the money is there the issue comes to getting the truck lease purchase is really my only option at this point
     
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