Roadrunner transportation from the start

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by johnn5272000, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Spoke with someone about trailer pool, they will not allow me to switch back and forth between Pool and Xtra, ; have to stick with the trailer assigned to the tractor account. I told him I didn't want to turn mine in now because I have now found the third ding in it plus I had vents installed and the tires are down about 5/32nds . Not sure how much Xtra would backcharge me for all of that. just to get on the trailer pool fleet may not be worth it for a while.

    Still thinking about getting a second truck and using the trailer pool for that tractor and eventually buying a trailer and getting a third truck and put that one to work as well.

    In other news a large buck ran out and smashed my hood/bumper up. Got it functioning properly and will get it in the body shop in a couple weeks on hometime.
     
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  3. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    So your trailer rental fee gets one trailer in particular not access to any trailer in the pool?
     
  4. johnn5272000

    johnn5272000 Light Load Member

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    you can lease one trailer or you can lease into the trl pool in which case you pull any trailer they have
     
  5. johnn5272000

    johnn5272000 Light Load Member

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    Sorry for not many posts but mama always said if you don't have anything good to say then don't say nothin! Brokedown on the way to LA wheel seal, broke down when I got here on Friday, DEF system again. fixed and ready to roll Tuesday night should be loaded. Down 5 days this time. For those of you who wonder this is I believe the 6th and 7th time since 8/07so about 10,000 in repair costs around 1000 in hotel costs around 14,000 in lost revenue. Lets go Trailer truckin
     
  6. T_TRUCKER.

    T_TRUCKER. Road Train Member

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    Sorry to hear that man, there's no "bright side" I imagine but you know what they say.. What don't kill you, makes you stronger... So keep on Truckin it'll get better, good luck and stay safe
     
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  7. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    Is one cheaper thsn the other?

    Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you used up all your bad luck by now.
     
  8. cool35

    cool35 Heavy Load Member

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    Sorry to hear that John! Hoping you stay rolling from here on out.
     
  9. T_TRUCKER.

    T_TRUCKER. Road Train Member

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    How's life at road runner? I just talked to a driver that was doing very well just pulling terminal loads she showed me the paper that has the amount and even showed me her bank account lol, but she has been there for 3 months and she says she loves it, I'm thinking about going this option.
     
  10. Boy Howdey

    Boy Howdey Medium Load Member

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    What did her numbers look like? Was she a lease purchase?
     
  11. johnn5272000

    johnn5272000 Light Load Member

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    if i could keep my truck running i could make money the thing is very little or no deadhead and very long length of haul. so it can work out pretty well depending on how hard you will run.
     
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