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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by OscarGoldman, Nov 19, 2022.

  1. OscarGoldman

    OscarGoldman Light Load Member

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    What will all of these "O/O's" do now? They thought the big road was paved in gold and would continue to be. Buying $125,000 used Freightliner with 400k-500k miles..... Buying new tractors at $250k... Reality is setting in...
     
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  3. Mattflat362

    Mattflat362 Road Train Member

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    Same as has happened since the dawn of man.
     
  4. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    I’m still working, but not the spot market. I’m staying more busy than I want to be, The infrastructure has been good. So let me ask you, why do you ask? Are you an O/O, Company, or just trying to rattle some cages ? Btw, say Hello to Steve Austin(Lee Majors):rolleyes:
     
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  5. OscarGoldman

    OscarGoldman Light Load Member

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    Have had my own numbers since early 2008. I'm just one truck 3 trailer dog and pony show who hasn't worked the spot market since 2011. I shut down from mid december to March every year and let the two owner ops who've been leased on since 2015 pick up the slack. Dr Rudy Wells says hello.

     
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  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Go back to company drivers. I used to get about 1 driver application per month this past year. I'm now getting a 3 or 4 per week and hired someone just this week. I hadnt made hire in probably 3 or 4 months.
     
  7. Siinman

    Siinman Road Train Member

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    At least you are not having problems getting drivers now I guess. Always some good in a sheet show fr someone.
     
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  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    The only downside to this is having to listen to the “when I had my own truck” stories. Lol.
     
  9. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Thats the way it goes. Don't need drivers, driver's ah plenty. Need drivers, can't find them. haha!

    Business always has challenges in good, great, or bad times! Things just flip flop, if you can ride the middle wave then great.
     
  10. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Yup! "Let me give you some advice on how I would do things". :D
     
  11. PSM379

    PSM379 Medium Load Member

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    I have since sold my truck on Craigslist for $175,000 to a African prince in Nigeria, today we finally sent him the money he needed from us to do the international wire transfer, so thankful to be out of trucking this is a load off my shoulders.
     
  12. NYStarcar

    NYStarcar Light Load Member

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    We all know someone like that biden-trucking.jpg
     
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