My lease adventure

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by Rooster1291979, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. playamwj12

    playamwj12 Heavy Load Member

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    Considering this. Would provably go Van. What are the trucks governed to? How fast are you running? How do you think that Pete would do at around 60mph? I'm used to kenworth\ cascadia. Have you talked to any van guys on how they are doing? Did you get the third party health insurance?
     
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  3. Vongraf

    Vongraf Bobtail Member

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    Great post! Very helpful to finally get an honest break down of someone's experience!
    thank you!!!
     
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  4. Battle Born

    Battle Born Heavy Load Member

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    Well, my choice is between this "year rental" or buying my own truck. Not too tough of a decision, but it's a decision none the less.
     
  5. stevenneill

    stevenneill Medium Load Member

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    I have a few questions Rooster.

    I've looked into ATS and heard they are hard on hometime. How much control do you have over what loads you take: do you pick them off a load board or are you given choices by a dispatcher? How often do you take hometime and do you receive any flak for it?

    Do you have any idea how thier dry van division compares in gross earnings compared to flatbed? And is it run the same way?

    Do you have the freedom to fuel where you want or do you have to fuel on a set network? If so, what stops are included in the fuel network?
     
  6. Rooster1291979

    Rooster1291979 Road Train Member

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    I will try to answer these in order for you.

    1. Complete control over loads. I take only what I want. Dispatcher sometimes gives opinions some times, but never pressured.

    2. Loads are offered over the QC. Usually between 3 and 10 depending on where I am.

    3. I usually stay out for 3 to 4 weeks, them home for 7 days. Sometimes as much as 10. I don't get any flak because my FM knows I can easily work my way out of the hole. She and I have a good relationship.

    4. I don't know much about van. Lease is the same as flat and I know they get 67% of the gross line haul. I don't know about all the extras like stop and such.

    5. I can fuel anywhere EFS is taken. However, you do have to wait a couple of hours between fuel purchases. I normally stop at loves. Best discount. For instance loves in pueblo CO yesterday was .40 off per gallon.

    Hope this helps.
     
  7. crankyazz

    crankyazz Light Load Member

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    Is ats Anderson trucking? Or where do I find ats website
     
  8. truckerim2055

    truckerim2055 Road Train Member

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    Yes it is. Website is drive4ats.com
     
  9. DenaliDad

    DenaliDad Retired Wheel Dog

    They can't. You've taken the wind out of the windbags by providing details on nice and expenses. I love it when the haters can't flame!
     
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  10. rescue909

    rescue909 Bobtail Member

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    Rooster have been looking into ats for about a month now, I love the ideal of the 1 year rental I don't call it a lease, do you get referral bonus if you bring a driver to them?
     
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  11. moonraker01

    moonraker01 Light Load Member

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    :biggrin_25519::biggrin_25519:Yeah, I've been thinking bout it too, u give GREAT info on this thread!! Best of luck!!
     
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