Operating Expenses

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  1. clucas92

    clucas92 Bobtail Member

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    What are some expenses 1st time owner operators overlooked? What expenses should I plan to have?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    www.OOIDA.com will lay it all out for you and answer any other questions about being an 0/0.
     
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  4. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    You would do well to go back through dozens of pages of the owner op forums and read read read hundreds of pages in those threads. There is also a pinned thread at the top of this forum with lots of info.

    I just saw a thread last night where the guy has had the truck for 3 months and is now broke down with a 10k or more likely 20k fix. Maxed out on cards and personal loans, ready to give up already.
     
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  5. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    bad part is we dont know if he fixed the truck or gave up
     
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    It depends on what you already have.

    are you a driver now or a wannabe?
     
  7. clucas92

    clucas92 Bobtail Member

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    Company Driver now. what to become an owner operator within the next 6-9 months
     
  8. Oakland Raiders Forever

    Oakland Raiders Forever Light Load Member

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    What are your top 3 reasons for wanting to own a truck ???
     
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  9. clucas92

    clucas92 Bobtail Member

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    1. Better pay
    2. Be my own boss
    3. See more of the U.S
     
  10. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    1. If your smart and a little lucky
    2. Why? And 1 is more likely if you're the biggest prick you ever worked for.
    3. Problematic ... Revenue opportunities very seldom coincide with tourist plans ... See 2.
     
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  11. clucas92

    clucas92 Bobtail Member

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    Smarts, I have. I want to be my own boss because I hardly like the idea of working for someone else. If seeing more of the U.S become problematic for revenue opportunities, then I'll have to revert to the other half of #1 and go based off luck at that point to see me more & earn more at the same time.
     
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