Looking for a O/O job in new england.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by mover man, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    As the title says that's what I'm looking for.
    Im looking for o/o local in ma, nh, or north east regional from new England to say Richmond va or new England to upstate ny or pa.

    Been O/O in moving biz for 3 decades, but I ain't carrying nobody's dresser on my back anymore.
    I have ALL endorsements, my preferance is in this order. dry van, tanker, skateboard, reefer.

    NOT looking for lease purchase, I have a truck and have always bought my own outside of the company I was leased to.
     
  2. johnnyman1099

    johnnyman1099 Medium Load Member

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    Earlier this month, I ran into a Schneider lease purchase driver in Carlisle, PA. He only runs the northeast with Schneider's choice program and have been with th hem for a few years. According to him, he is making very good money and have weekly home time. He do a lot of shorter runs, less than 200 miles and do multiple loads daily. Almost all of his loads are drop and hooks. He claim to get minimum $2/mile and gross at least $1k/day.
     
  3. Hurst

    Hurst Registered Member

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    Have you tried calling around for your own customers? Business cards? Relying on someone else for work is not exactly being independent.
     
  4. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Thank you for your assistance, I'm sure it will help me to locate a freight company to lease onto immensely. I will start calling all the people who I have moved across the country right away.
     
  5. Hurst

    Hurst Registered Member

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    Not sure if you understood me correctly.

    Finding your own customers and leasing on to a company while working for them and moving their freight is not the same thing.

    Nothing wrong with leasing your truck to a company. If thats where you are comfortable with then follow what you know.
     
  6. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Yes I am looking for somewhere to put my truck. I have weighted the pro's and cons of own authority vs leasing many times. Years ago I entertained getting my own rights. But today dealing with brokers, invoices, sales calls, waiting to get paid, no back office support. Is something I could do, but not interested in doing. I considered going land star or admiral merchants. But not sure how much busy and profitable I would be, running the areas I want to run.
     
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