Older truck in Atlanta Ga....

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Topdwag4u, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Topdwag4u

    Topdwag4u Bobtail Member

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    Whats a good company to put a (2000)older truck on with in Atlanta,ga.. I have over 18yrs experience in trucking and trying to find a descent company to put my truck on with in the Atlanta,Ga.. area.. Looking for local or regional.
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  3. wvboy90

    wvboy90 Bobtail Member

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    Do you have flatbed experience or do you want to stick with van
     
  4. Topdwag4u

    Topdwag4u Bobtail Member

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    I have flatbed experience,but dont have straps or chains.I do have a tarp.... I have experience in flatbed,reefer,and dry van
     
  5. wvboy90

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    We get a real bad rep. From the van division but CRST Malone is who I drive for, I have a 84' Pete leased on, as long as it passes there version of a dot they'll hire it on, and they have equipment to buy at $100 a week if I remember right. For all new equipment if I remember correctly it's like $1500 or close and it's good equipment alot cheaper than buying for equipment store, tarps ain't the highest quality but they last a year or so then get kinda questionable if they'll keep a load dry but at $180ish for a 4' tarp thats 26' long you can't argue to much for that and we need the write off anyways. I've been here for going on 4years this March or April coming up, and I love it real good people you deal with agents direct, you don't necessarily have a dispatcher finding every load for you, you have to do that and make a name for yourself with the agents, as long as your planning ahead you'll stay busy. If you can't make money here then I don't know where you would. We have an agent in Atlanta at the Petro, real good people in there. My 2cents.
     
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  6. Topdwag4u

    Topdwag4u Bobtail Member

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    Thanks.. I am kinda looking for a company that have a dispatcher or load board to pick off,and offer a fuel card... looking to run the south east region.. But,thanks alot,I will check into them
     
  7. wvboy90

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    Yea no problem, we have a load board and fuel card, .20 off a gallon at pilot, flying j, and loves and ta and Petro it verys but usually.40-.50 off a gallon. Normally plenty of loads down there. Paying pretty well. Good luck on finding a place to call home. Feel free to ask any questions I'll answer the best I can.
     
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    And there are dispatchers but there usually the agents, I believe the Atlanta agent has drivers that let them do all there dispatching
     
  9. Topdwag4u

    Topdwag4u Bobtail Member

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    Not much flatbed experience.... know how to strap and chain
     
  10. Andychambie

    Andychambie Bobtail Member

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    Thank you for this information was looking for a flatbed company to lease on to as well but been seeing alot of negatives about crst but figured it wasnt the flatbed division. Also looking to run south east as well. You said they have equipment as well does that include headboard too?
     
  11. wvboy90

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    Hey sorry for not replying sooner, busy times, yes they have equipment and really good prices, tarps are on the thin cheap side but I get about a year and a half out of the 4 ft drops which I use quite often, I bought movers blankets to get them to last that long. As far as the headboard goes I don't have a price on them if you have your own trailer, because I didn't have a trailer when I came on so I'm buying one of there's that already has the head board on it, I will try and get you a price. And the posts about CRST being bad is mostly about the van side. There's alot of people that don't realize that CRST Malone is all owner operators, or lease operators, that care about our job, truck, and take pride in what we do and have, which makes us a different group of drivers. Feel free to ask questions and I will try and answer the best I can.
     
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