Picking my own freight baby! My journey to & of being on Schneider choice, the Adventure & Numbers!

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by freightwipper, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    9,206
    35,869
    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    0
    home every day.....the most awesome bait and switch ever known
     
    JetFuel17, dwells40, sealevel and 3 others Thank this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    32,401
    143,755
    May 4, 2015
    0
    You know forum rules. If it doesn't work for someone, you are doomed to fail.
     
    JetFuel17 and JOHNQPUBLIC Thank this.
  4. oicu812

    oicu812 Medium Load Member

    611
    649
    Sep 24, 2010
    Wisconsin
    0
    I have a feeling guys like that will self cancel before too long. Either go broke or the mother ship will delete them.
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    32,401
    143,755
    May 4, 2015
    0
    I posed the question on Landstar's Facebook page, and the post was deleted.
     
    oicu812 Thanks this.
  6. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    14,988
    37,945
    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    0


    Racialism..........
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2021
  7. oicu812

    oicu812 Medium Load Member

    611
    649
    Sep 24, 2010
    Wisconsin
    0
    Critical thinking not allowed?
     
    Dave_in_AZ and dwells40 Thank this.
  8. Plecc94

    Plecc94 Bobtail Member

    19
    26
    Nov 6, 2020
    0
    What is this $6,000 lease on incentive for? Does it go towards leasing a truck through SFI?

    Currently a L/O with Roehl. Plenty of freight, good miles, good settlements, but they have nothing where I recently moved to (Fayetteville, NC) and I’m always having to deadhead 200-300+ miles from Charlotte or Atlanta or Richmond, VA or Florence, SC to get home time.
     
  9. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

    10,264
    75,810
    Mar 20, 2010
    0
    Nothing to do with sfi that’s just to sign on with sni when leasing on.
     
  10. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

    8,049
    8,690
    Apr 19, 2009
    Columbia, SC area
    0
    Been a spell since I’ve checked in, so here goes.

    7/4/2020: got t-boned in Phoenix (three miles from the OC and a weeks vacation visiting family in CA). Towing service dropping a Greyhound bus off at Mack rolled out the driveway and into me. $36,000 and three months later, I was back at work, but my plans to buy that unit evaporated. (I wasn’t injured.)

    Finish that lease, decide to go one more and perhaps buy it. I’m doing fine financially, but I’ve had it with fixing trailers. Three out of five on average, with needs ranging from a light to a brake chamber to multiple holes. And I’m over it.

    I’ve got enough in my maintenance account and my deposit to cover bailing out. I turned 60 last November and just don’t have the patience to deal with today’s “professional drivers” and their mantra: Leave it for the next guy. I know there’s always been that element present, but not like it is now.

    Wife and I are taking Memorial Day weekend and renting a mountain cabin near Asheville to discuss the financial ramifications of me quitting OTR. There are perhaps two companies I’d consider driving for as a company hand for a few years, but I don’t know if I could go back to dealing with a dispatcher or whatever a given company calls them nowadays.

    I sincerely hope you are all well and happy!

    48
     
    scythe08, jsnell, T.Rucker and 5 others Thank this.
  11. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    9,206
    35,869
    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    0
    Good to see you again, 48!

    Me? I'm on my last truck and last year. I owe $14k on this truck and pay $1200 a month for it. This time next year, the truck will be paid and I'm gonna sell her and get out of the business. Right now I only owe $24K on my house, so this time next year, I sell Goldie and pay off the house and be done with it all.
    Trucking and Schneider have been very good to me, but I've had enough.
    I love what I do, but it's the a-holes in this business that are putting me out.

    You end up in a moment in time where it all starts to make sense, or not....I believe they're called epiphanies....

    I was at a 7-11 somewhere in South Carolina. Most of the lot was taken up by dropped trailers that had been there for years. I found a good spot and parked.

    Directly across from me was another line......mostly dropped trailers, but still had room for 3 more. It was a gravel lot, so there were no lines.....

    Can puller pulls in and parks in such a way as to take up 1 and a half spots......all he had to do was pull up, straighten up, and back up. But, no, he decided, F it, i'm parked and everyone else can find a different spot. So, 3 spots turned into 1.
    He didn't care about the next guy, didn't care any further than himself. Got out, got in his car and left.

    And that's when it hit me, I'm done.

    Truck will be paid off and the proceeds from the sale will pay off the house.
    I guess I'll find a job as a gate guard or hostler somewhere. It really doesn't matter that much. My money is good and I really don't need much to get by. And I'm happy. And I get to be with my wife who has tolerated this life in good humor for 10 years.

    It's funny how the random odd thing will change you mind and change your life.

    Good luck and best wishes @48Packard. Perhaps this weekend will bring clarity.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted