O/o husband wife seeking leads to a company

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by TAGreen, Dec 8, 2022.

  1. TAGreen

    TAGreen Bobtail Member

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    Hey guys any advice would be appreciated
    We live in cartersville Ga (NW georgia next to kennesaw)

    We have experience with van, reefer, doubles, and a very small amount of flatbed (we've done like 5 loads in the past 2 months total). We also just got our tanker/haz a few days ago, along with our twic. We have been driving as a team for 6.5 years. Clean record etc. We are power only. Willing to rent most likely.

    I've looked into tristate already, they don't except trucks older than 2019, I have a 2016 freightliner. I actually got my haz/tank just for them and they changed that at the end of November so that sucked.

    I worked at FedexCC and they seemed to be falling apart when i was there. I couldn't make over $3000 a week net working there as a team and we drive hard! The recruiter told me the avg rate was 3-4$ and I couldn't find anything consistently over $2.30 while i was there earlier this year.

    I'm really struggling to find anybody that sounds legit or worth my time in pay. I'm not savvy or knowledgeable in finding the best companies. All the ones I've found either have zero info online besides their website and a few suspiciously posotive 5 star Google reviews, or they are based out of good ol' Illinois with all the stigmas I was told to avoid.

    If anybody can guide us in the right direction we'd truly appreciate it. If this is the wrong place/way to ask I apologize and I'm also seeking leads to the correct subforum haha
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    One husband/wife team went to Carolina Logistic.
    He had several years experience and she had none.
    Said their first load was to California.
    I don't know if it's a good company or not.
     
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    Judge Road Train Member

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    I know Landstar has a DEEP learning curve but they did have some team freight when i was there, may call up and ask and see about load board demo.
     
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  6. TAGreen

    TAGreen Bobtail Member

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    Thanks I'll check all out
     
  7. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    What happened to Quest - in your backyard?
     
  8. TAGreen

    TAGreen Bobtail Member

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    Owner sold to kllm, I had a driver of theirs that lived across the street from me and he told me some reasons, but I can't verify the truthfulness
     
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  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Well, not for nothing, but you do know you can go to ODFL as a company team and hammer out well over $200k/year ?

    Understand you have your own unit - but sometimes, well, times like these . . .

    I'm with LS in an ex AAE team truck, and have an understanding - but like said, it's a steep curve.

    I posted a video on my YT channel interviewing a Bennett AA&E team, no real interest in it - but it's up there.
     
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  10. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    They used to pay fairly well - at the time we went to ODFL. Got left behind, we left OD at .73 cpm - now well over .83 cpm top scale.

    Easy math says 6,000 miles @ .80cpm is $4,800 gross times 50 weeks of the year is $240,000.

    401k, uniforms and decent health/vision/dental.
     
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