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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    Pros to L/P? Like what, paying a carrier to operate, fuel, maintain, and pay tax on THEIR equipment? No thanks, I like having complete autonomy and earning $2.35+/mi to the truck.
     
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  3. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    Truth hurts.
     
  4. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    4 months into it and it is so awfull that I am buying a second unit to lease on next month :) So this is what it is like to actually make money...
     
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  5. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    Well another month has gone by, still looking for a new truck to add (yeah I'm picky). I have finally found my niche and it is good.
     
  6. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    Had I stayed in the business, this would be the path I’d have taken, this or my own authority and equipment. I leased on with Schneider for three years, and it did for me exactly what I needed it to do. I was also fortunate to have never had a breakdown that cost me money out of pocket (I did lose a week when I got hit by a four wheeler, but repairs were completed during my home time, so nothing lost).

    Sounds like as much as a hassle-free gig as you can get, nightgunner. Best of luck!
     
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  7. xsetra

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    Buying a 2nd truck is the easy part. Getting a good driver is the real challenge.
    Good luck
     
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  8. nightgunner

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    I actually have the driver ready to go, thankfully he has been very patient while I search for the new truck.
     
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    xsetra Road Train Member

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    That's planning ahead. Smart.
     
  10. nightgunner

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    Well I found the truck, '05 Freightliner Century with the Detroit and a 10 speed. Hopefully I can take delivery next week and get it ready to go.
     
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