Reefer owner and operator

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by mistamman24, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. mistamman24

    mistamman24 Bobtail Member

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    Looking for good company to lease my truck with that pulls reefer and allow me book my own freight and get home to my family on weekends??
     
  2. Atlaw4u

    Atlaw4u Medium Load Member

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    Where are you located? @Chinatown probably has a few leads.
     
  3. mistamman24

    mistamman24 Bobtail Member

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    West Tn just outside Memphis , Tn about 70 miles.
     
  4. Largecar359

    Largecar359 Road Train Member

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    You should be able to find a bunch of companies in that area. Most of the refer rates there are 3.05 per mile and up.
     
  5. Chinatown

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    Well, I don't really know of anything like that.
     
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  6. Concorde

    Concorde Heavy Load Member

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    I've spent the last 6 weeks searching for a reefer company to lease onto also.. Just when I think I found one, I look up their FMCSA score and it ends up being all jacked up. Haven't seen a single one that lets you book your own loads..plenty of dry van companies that will let you book your own.
     
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    Concorde Heavy Load Member

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    Chinatown Thanks this.
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    Concorde Thanks this.
  9. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    I know you can do it on Landstar but you’ll probably need to buy or rent a reefer trailer on your own. Landstar doesn’t appear to have reefer rentals. The other problem is that Landstar’s main focus is dry van, so there may not be as many loads on their loadboard compared to dry van.

    You also want to look into John Christner Trucking (JCT) and Prime. I’m not sure if they allow you to book your own freight.
     
  10. Misesian

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    If you want to book your own freight, get your own authority. If you lease on with a carrier, you’re implicitly agreeing to service their customers and running their mix of freight.
    If you really want to lease on with someone and have autonomy, I think it’s not the best option, check out Traveloko or Mag Carriers.
     
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