OWNER OPERATORS or LEASE PURCHASE Stepdeck/ Flat bed/ Heavy Haul

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  1. nuts&bolts123

    nuts&bolts123 Light Load Member

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    Does sound to good to be true. And im jobless
     
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  3. bluechevyv

    bluechevyv Light Load Member

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    I called they said I've had to many jobs. But all the places I've worked otr did not give me the type of work I want. Guess you guys are extreamly picky.
     
  4. smugglinggoods

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    Thats to bad bluechevy. These days its harder and harder to get in with anyone. I guess insurance companies are to tight or something. I run my own truck and authority so I dont have to deal with all that crap. After talking to one of there lease drivers not sure its the best thing out there for people anyway.
    Besides all the restriction they have. I mean if its hard to get hired just think how bad it may be once you were on with them.

    I think a person may be better to get a good company job rather then lease purchase. In the end you will probably net as good for the year with out the headaches.

    Good luck to you and I hope you find something
     
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  5. JimTheHut

    JimTheHut Road Train Member

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    I did the hiring where I used to work. It was not a trucking job but the fear is that if it appears that a person jumps around alot prior to coming to work for you, they will probably continue to do the same thing after they work for you. This may not be the case in your situation. Trucking is an especially difficult industry and you have to deal with all of the unprofessional people that have gone before you. So I think that trucking companies, especially the good ones are very picky because they just do not want to take the chance of wasting their time.
    Keep trying, you will find what you are looking for.! Good Luck!
     
  6. jvar4001

    jvar4001 Medium Load Member

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    and thats weird even when you explained to them thath you were doing odd jobs like landscaping or such an such they considered as job hoping these people are ridiculus , but what is even odd is the insurance regulations , someone should do somthing about insurance regulations , they are the ones that are hurting in someway the economy by not letting you have a job .
     
  7. dhout

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    Landsacaping sounds more like a Seasonal job. Looks better if you put SEASONAL in reason for leaving vs Just putting Didn't like it, Pay, Didn't fit, To much labor.
    Can't really do Landsacping in the winter. As most people Don't call the contractors in the winter. ***Get creative***. Tell them a little more like. More home time. When they ask about it. You only got 1 day off every weiek and you would like to work 4 weeks then take 4-5 days off. If it was a pay issue. You must have worked for (Those few that give .25 per mile and you weren't paying for a truck) Company does not maintain equipment. (Oil leaks, trucks falling apart) Company wants you to work ilegally
     
  8. d o g

    d o g Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    You can get as "creative" as you like, but it wouldn't help you get a job with me. I've NEVER hired a truck driver because he complained about the equipment or the working conditions at his last employer. That stuff just doesn't go over well with me and I'm sure I'm not the only one that feels that way.

    If a driver talks smack about the last place he worked, he'll talk smack about me when he leaves. If a driver can't get a job on his own merits - without badmouthing somebody else he used to work for - I don't have any use for him.
     
  9. BigJohn54

    BigJohn54 Gone, but NEVER forgotten

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    This is a fact!

    If you complain about home time, pay, equipment or workload you just as well say I'm not a team player, my expectations are too high, I'm entitled or I'm lazy.

    Yes get creative with your answers. I left to better my personal situation. I left to advance my career. I left because there was no path for advancement. I left to improve my financial situation. I left to find year round employment. See the pattern. I didn't leave because I was mistreated or because I have an attitude. I left because I wanted to improve my personal situation. Very few employers will fault a person for trying to make improvements in his life.

    No matter where you work the home time won't always be when you want it. The equipment won't always be perfect. The pay will seldom be what you feel you deserve. And occasionally you will have to make the best of a bad situation as far as scheduling goes.

    I would never hire someone that badmouths a past employer. This is a bad attitude and we are supposed to be professionals. If you give it some thought there are intelligent ways to make your point while keeping the respect of the potential new employer.



    EDIT: If you must do it, there is always a way to convey negative information in a positive manner. In doing this you will maintain your credibility and others respect. A smart person will get the idea and respect you for the way you presented it.

    Remember there are three sides to every story. There is your truth, my truth and the truth.

    Company does not maintain equipment can mean my hood latch broke and I wasn't smart enough to use a tarp strap to hold it down and missed my home time waiting to get it to the shop (actual true story from this forum). Company wants you to work illegally can mean I don't want to run that hard.
     
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  10. SheepDog

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    BigJohn54....:biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514::biggrin_25514:
     
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  11. SheepDog

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    I want to hear from drivers that are ACTUALLY working for Sammons... I have a friend of a friend that drivers for them and LOVES it! He is a retired 1st Sgt,,so if that means anything to anyone,,,he is not stupid by any means and he holds people accountable...
     
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