New Owner Operator needs guidance

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Nakobi, Mar 21, 2023.

  1. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

    Apr 10, 2012
    To be fair, i only have about 90k a year, so IF it were mine and i was getting rid if it having owned from new, lets say a jan 2019 I would only have about 360k on it myself.

    That could go up with lower expected downtime for the truck (might move it 10k a year for me on my much older truck), but I just dont really run all that hard... unless i find a good batch of loads, then i work like a dog for a few weeks then laze around again.
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  3. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2017
    Kansas City, MO.
    I am the same way so not a big issue if an owner operator truck. If a fleet truck than it would be an issue I would guess.
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  4. OscarGoldman

    OscarGoldman Light Load Member

    May 9, 2022
    Just buy a trucking sim game for your Playstation and watch all the Youtube super truckers who are going down the toilet for biz advice...

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  5. Beaver9

    Beaver9 Heavy Load Member

    Jun 15, 2020
    What's there left for you? If you pay everyone, then what are you left with?
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2023
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  6. NH Guy

    NH Guy Medium Load Member

    Feb 26, 2023
    He gets to pretend to be an "owner operator"
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  7. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    389k on a 5 yr old Trucks no problem IMO. Almost 80k per year. Really need to run the vin, get the in service date, along with any warranty work that’s been done. It may have sat in the shop a few times, eventually replacing every emission component. That wouldn’t exactly be a bad thing either. 4 yrs./500k seems to be the average. Not everyone runs a Truck that hard. I don’t anymore. 80k per years plenty for me these days. Much more seems like Slavery. Wasted too many years doing that. I think if I had to run 100-120k per year to survive, I’d find another Occupation. Besides every operation is different. 389k on a city Truck, and often it’s a piece of Junk. I’d be more concerned with what work it did in the past, and how it was most likely driven.
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  8. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    Why does everybody think there's gold to be had in trucking? I don't watch the YouTube supper truckers so I have no idea what they say. Sure, there are lots of people that make good money in trucking, but almost all of them "paid their dues" by at least getting a CDL and working for somebody else and figuring out the industry, the cost involved, and the regulations before they jump in.

    Even during good times the odds are stacked against startups, right now it's just insane.
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