Pros and cons to power only as and Owner Operator?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by mi38, Nov 30, 2021.

  1. mi38

    mi38 Light Load Member

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    I am thinking about parking my trailer and doing PO. I am a female driver and throwing the chains is becoming difficult. I need your opinions regarding PO. I know the past rates are less than I am getting with the SD.
     
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  3. Wespipes

    Wespipes Road Train Member

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    I recommend anyone that can, in opendeck. To lease or rent a dry van in the winter. Rates are stupid for open deck right now. Doesn't really answer your question. But PO typically pays considerably less then having your own van or even SD in the slow season. Of course there are exceptions. But I'd be ready for a big pay cut if you choose the PO option
     
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  4. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Medium Load Member

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    If $1.20 a mile is for you, Po is great, lol. Sign up with Schneider and run your truck into the ground
     
  5. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Heavy Load Member

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  6. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    If throwing chains is your a only issue, use rope, throw the rope over the load to be chained, hook the chain on the end of the rope and pull the rope to get the chain over. I used that method when I had rotator cup issues.
     
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  7. Pamela1990

    Pamela1990 Road Train Member

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    Is selling your truck and trailer, then getting an easier job, as a driver a possibility.
     
  8. ForTheFam2020

    ForTheFam2020 Bobtail Member

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    Keep the infrastructure coming down the pipeline in mind as well. Soon, flatbed and others alike will be in high demand.
     
  9. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

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    I love the 1.25 per mile power only rates.


    Not really.

    I am an owner operator and I haven’t used a trailer since around may of 2019.


    I can tell you I get just as much as the guys with trailers. Guaranteed.
     
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