Mission- $5000 truck

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Scud Runner, Sep 6, 2009.

  1. Scud Runner

    Scud Runner Light Load Member

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    It's an auction, I will have to ask if they issue temp tags tommorow am. Thanks for the help.
     
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  3. Eskimo6804

    Eskimo6804 Heavy Load Member

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    It has been awhile since I've registered a trailer, but it seems to me that it was only like $100 for a permanent/non expiring tag. I don't always remember numbers on the smaller items such as this. It's not like buying a base plate for a truck. That is a MUCH larger number and tends to leave a mark in your mind.lol
     
  4. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    many of the companies who do power only will have their own transporter tags to put on it
     
  5. Gears

    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    For a permanent tag here in Iowa, it cost me $35 last week.
    Playing devil's advocate here, but if a company is going to use it to haul a load towards your direction, I would ASSUME (don't know for sure) that they'd want it to have a current annual inspection tag on it.
    I'm just trying to think of every variable so there's no surprises for you as you pursue this.
     
  6. 1989 Pete

    1989 Pete "Pine Tree Eater"

    mY BUDDY 5MOUTHSTOFEED PAID LESS THAN 5GRAND FOR HIS
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  7. semi_driver999

    semi_driver999 Bobtail Member

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    a nice peter built for sale in lower va, 7,000
     
  8. semi_driver999

    semi_driver999 Bobtail Member

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    not mine i could get you the nimber if interested
     
  9. grc56_tn

    grc56_tn Light Load Member

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    what year and mileage?
     
  10. Scud Runner

    Scud Runner Light Load Member

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    OK, a little update. I found a company that I can lease onto as long as I have a DOT certified tractor and trailer. Pay is 85% of the line haul. They tell me all I need is a 48 state tag, and 2290. They will take care of the rest, and I would be operating under their authority. As far as freight prices go, reefer is booking between $1.35 - $1.65 a mile, dry van is $1.15 - $1.55. Average miles for current drivers are 3200 mi plus a week. After percentage, a truck could gross about $161,000. Thats assuming 3200 mi a week at $1.15 a mi, taking one week off a month. But also have to factor in the cost of fuel at the end of each week. As far as fuel goes, they give me a fuel card that I can use to load up that comes directly out of the week's settlement. They file IFTA for me at the end of each quarter and that also comes out of the settlement. They have a pretty good safety record. So, once I get my tractor, do theys guys look like a good co. to lease on with?
     
  11. broncrider

    broncrider Road Train Member

    alittle more info would be helpful

    mileage pay seems low.....dry van outta MT is paying about $1.40/m/g right now

    reefer aint much higher

    but mileage/pay seems to be pretty good
     
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