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. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Evansville, IN
    Good job, you obviously have the discipline to make decisions that benefit your long term success, which is one of the reasons I’ve enjoyed reading the thread.

    There’s a warning in here for those who simply see large sums of money and don’t think about taxes, healthcare, breakdowns, maintenance and retirement. I regularly speak with lease and new owner ops who’s first step is to go out and farkle their truck instead of increasing their savings.

    Thanks for your update, I hope your operation keeps churning along…
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  3. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    South GA
    And, honestly, I started with $0......I gave my son my last $1,000 to put tires on his pickup.
    But, that said, I moving out of the whole thing.
    The thing that no one tells you is that owning / leasing a truck (if you have your head screwed on right), is a 24/7, 365 day proposition.
    I'm 61, and I've got everything nearly paid off and have a bit of money in the bank.
    I'm going local by the hour.
    I don't need the headache any more.

    All that said......yes, with Schneider lease you can make a very nice living. My decision to bail out has nothing whatsoever to do with Schneider, it's just a life choice. If I had to do it over again, I would in a heart beat. BUT, you have to be focused and driven to a goal. As a 61 year old man, I have not always made the best decisions, but they were mine and I lived with them. But, this is one of those rare time in my life, I won.
  4. CaptainDaveG

    CaptainDaveG Road Train Member

    Jul 31, 2014
    Fremont Wi
    Please call me 920.450.1580

    Be Safe Out There

    Captain Dave
  5. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

    Nov 24, 2011
    on my 30 min break
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  6. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

    Dec 26, 2014
    Please don't lock this thread. I enjoy reading it. Besides maybe someday Freightwipper might ressurrect from the ashes under a different name or his own.
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  7. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

    Nov 24, 2011
    on my 30 min break
    locking the thread doesnt prevent reading it. just stops additional comments.....
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  8. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

    Apr 8, 2012
    Orion's Belt
    Ya, but it falls farther down the list into never never land
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  9. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    I had never saw this thread until last night.. Pretty wild! You guys would know more then me but I don’t see any reason in locking it. The guy failed and was ashamed. It happens. The only embarrassing thing is faking his own death but heck, live and learn on that too I guess. I’d be mad if I was several of you though who opened up your lives and genuinely were upset about it.

    I’ll tell you what struck me was seeing farmerbob showing respect to him, not knowing he would be actually dead himself just a couple years later. That’s what pisses me off.
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  10. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Feb 15, 2014
    The Staff talked it over and the thread will remain open for the time being. There's a lot of good information and if we delete the thread nobody will have access to any of it.
    People make mistakes. We learn from them and we go on. People fail but they need to know that that isn't the end of the line.
  11. MiFamilyGuy

    MiFamilyGuy Light Load Member

    Sep 17, 2012
    Good news! I've been gradually working my way through it for awhile now.
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