Leased on Owner Op Ideas

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Midwest Trucker, May 26, 2020.

  1. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    What is an ideal situation for those of you that are leased on owner ops?

    Deduction amounts, percentages, who pays for what, things you like, dislike.

    What if you were guaranteed a certain gross revenue long as you were ready and willing to drive after the 34 was over? Like get back Friday PM and leave Sunday mid day? I know most owner ops don’t like forced dispatch but you wouldn’t have to leave, just would have to in order to get the guarantee. Nobody is doing this that I can see but I’ve also been doing company driver guarantees since before I saw anybody else so it’s nothing new for me. If you like this idea, how much would you expect it or hope it to be weekly?

    I won’t go on and on, I’m just looking to potentially increase my owner op percentage of the fleet by a lot and need ideas how to attract and keep serious owners.

    Last edited: May 27, 2020
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  3. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW .......

    May 19, 2011
    Contract freight. IMO most owner ops that are leased on want the stability of contract freight over the ups and downs of the spot market.
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  4. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

    Apr 10, 2009
    Copied in Hell
    $350k/yr salary. You got me and my truck like a company schmuck. At your beckoned call. You cover all OSOW permits, pilot cars, whatever. I do what you say, go where you point, no questions asked. Zero hand holding. Book the load and relax. I got it. If the dims the customer gave you are correct, we should have zero problem.
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  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    You can NOT force dispatch an owner. You can't tell them they will get home on a weekend or make promises that they will get great revenue or anything like that.

    You are approaching this as if they are drivers, they are independent contractors and have a lot of latitude to make their own decisions.
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  6. LondRanger

    LondRanger Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    @Ridgeline is correct about force dispatch, this would make them company drivers.

    As far as expanding? I’m thinking right now about signing on.
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  7. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    Isn't this a BBB storyline?
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  8. jsnell

    jsnell Light Load Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    He isn't doing a force dispatch, he is offering a bonus if you only take a 34 off and are available for dispatch until your next 34. That is ok.
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  9. Crazytrucker77

    Crazytrucker77 Medium Load Member

    Nov 23, 2014
    Hermiston, OR
    The answer to that is different for everyone. It just depends on the person. For me the ideal situation would be

    Self dispatch
    At least 75 percent plus 100 percent of all accessories pay
    Access to fair fuel and equipment discounts.

    I'm pretty easy to please. I get 2 out of three with the company I'm leased onto. I am dispatched but on the lane I wanted anyways so I'm happy with it.
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  10. fortycalglock

    fortycalglock Road Train Member

    Jun 25, 2011
    Tourist Town, FL
    That’s the funniest thing you’ve ever posted. Hopefully OP’s story doesn’t end with him bankrupt, owing o/o, and having the IRS going after him like Bill.
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  11. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

    May 10, 2015
    Detroit, MI
    I was always suspicious that Midwest trucker is the BBB ))
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