Small Owner/Op Companies

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  1. jldilley

    jldilley Medium Load Member

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    Hey, everybody! Just interested in hearing about your favorite, small owner/op fleets. We all hear about mega-lease fleets quite a bit, like Mercer, Landstar, etc. Is anyone leased on to a smaller company that they really enjoy running for? Thanks again. :)
     
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    w.h.o Road Train Member

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    @JJKid is always bragging about his company ;)
     
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  4. JJKid

    JJKid Medium Load Member

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    this, lol .

    let me go ahead and tag @RERM and he can chime in aswell.

    love the company i lease on too, pretty much it... it's a family atmosphere. theyre not perfect (and no one is) but still outweighs the bad.. if there's even any and i cant recall anything. been with them for 5 yrs.
     
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    HalpinUout Road Train Member

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    Heads up for you and @RERM incase you haven't seen it on the news, in NWI on 80/94 they starting construction from stateline up to around Michigan City, supposed to run until fall, major delays and lane closures... FYI boys...
     
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  6. RERM

    RERM Road Train Member

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    As other's have noted, I do love the company I'm leased on to, Kiswani out of South Holland, IL. About 60 company trucks and the same number of O/O. They're not perfect (not one is) but, their honest, they have a growing customer base and they keep their word. Currently running Intermodal 350 mile radius around Chicago....They also have reefers, step decks, flats, and just purchased two goose neck RGN's...but all the trailers are parked until rates improve.
     
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  7. NoCoCraig

    NoCoCraig Road Train Member

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    Absolutely love Farm2Fleet. All O/O and about 75 trucks. Self dispatch. You pick your loads and run your own business. Lots of support and they have a lot of contacts to help you find freight. This is not for everyone, there is more work in finding your own loads but you only go where you want and you decide when you go home. Been with them for three years now.
     
  8. jldilley

    jldilley Medium Load Member

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    Thanks for the reply. Do they have open deck freight? Can you bring your own trailer? Here at Landstar, we have a massive network of agents to get loads from. Is that how you find freight? Also, what is your percentage? Thanks again.
     
  9. NoCoCraig

    NoCoCraig Road Train Member

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    They have a bunch of vans. We have a number of FB guys and they all have their own trailer. You can use any and all load boards you like and book with any broker as long as they clear the credit dept. Guys that have been here a while usually have regular runs they make. You get 80% and since you are booking your own loads you know exactly what the total rate is. PM me if you like and I can put in touch with one of our flatbed guys. Load securement to me means closing BOTH doors so I am probably not the guy to ask about open deck freight.
     
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  10. AshtonMarie81

    AshtonMarie81 Light Load Member

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    I drive for a small company out of Tamaqua PA:) they are Eagle Transport.. think we only got like 12 drivers.. they are like family, and honestly they take great care about their drivers.. their company trucks might be old and worn-out but they get .55 loaded miles and .35 deadhead miles.. O/O get 78% of the load payout. I started there October of 2015 and have nothing but great things to say about them especially my boss/owner and my dispatcher together its a team/family that work hard to make the income...
     
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