Remembered why I bought a truck.

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by nightgunner, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    Several weeks ago I was about to get my own authority again. I let the owner of a small carrier Rawhide Express convince me to give his little outfit a try first.
    I agreed to take a chance and ended a dysfunctional relationship with CRST Malone (best decision I made in years). I now have the flexibility to run my business as I see fit. My first week I grossed the same as I grossed the entire month of July with Malone!
    The work ain't for everyone, as there is no handholding and you better be ready to work.

    All I can say is Malone who?
     
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  2. tnevin225

    tnevin225 Medium Load Member

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    That's what its about nightgunner, find your niche, make money and be happy.
     
  3. heartlessangel7

    heartlessangel7 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah, My policy is: I don't work 4 douchebags. I do my recon b4 I even sign on with an outfit by talking to their drivers. If I find douchebaggery afoot, I'm not touching them.

    Fyi looking to get my own ride next year Nightrunner.
     
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  4. UturnGirl

    UturnGirl Heavy Load Member

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    Douchebaggery...what a great word! I'm stealing that one.
     
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  5. mattvogelpohl

    mattvogelpohl Road Train Member

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    The ONLY hand holding I got was from members of this forum and my insurance guy.....he is a former trucker and commercial insurance only and knew a lot....and a few questions answered by OOIDA.....man after that you are soooooo on your own...
     
  6. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    Happy for you, man.
     
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  7. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    I have support here but am not micromanaged. That alone is worth the price of admission!
     
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  8. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

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    You probably don't act in a manner which requires micro managing. I have a feeling with ELDs there will be a greater need for micromanaging in the future. Some people will have to break some long standing habits to make it work.
     
  9. Sandman 660

    Sandman 660 Light Load Member

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    Being left alone is priceless. I've gotten 2 messages via Qualcomm in 3 months...love it. Glad things are working out for you now brother.
     
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  10. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    I am actually running elogs by choice. That's really because I hate dealing with paper and making stupid math errors.
     
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