Some numbers for new O/O

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by DUNE-T, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Mike11225

    Mike11225 Bobtail Member

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    Is it a new truck ?
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I have a different view here. You don't want a piece of junk to start with, but I think brand new to start with is equally bad.
    The reason being the new owner op, still hasn't grasped what it means to be an O/O.
    When the new O/O says "Well, I'm not going to......" He's finished already.
     
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  4. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Yea but most truckers die shortly after retiring. But you could remember your TTR friends in your will. :D
     
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  5. TIMPTE 527

    TIMPTE 527 Medium Load Member

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    Maybe I'll leave you something if I win the lottery...Maybe.
     
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  6. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Still Hurts- don't care who you are-

    HOW and WHY?? Not your fault- Do you blame the roads? Too much bouncing around, Bad KP Plate made by cheap engineers and cheap imported metal from china?

    Id Want answers quickly if that happened to my Wagon- No Excuse for that- Roads need to be Much Smoother- But Of Course Infrastructure suffers due to poor state management of Funds,

    Wheres all the Federal Funds for infrastructure ? Id Hit Springfield and give Fatso JB Pritzker a repair Bill- Then ask Him if he still removes toilets from his properties,Once he gets in office.
     
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  7. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    I’d say cheap steal, that salt brine they put on the roads but mostly MY poor choice in a used trailer.

    You couldn’t see this from the bottom of the plate. If there is a next time I’m going to put a boroscope in there to get a good look before cash changes hands.
     
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  8. KB3MMX

    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    I'm thinking no..


    If it was it would have been warranty instead of a 3k repair....
     
  9. kindastupid

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    Much wiser. I'm buying my truck through my company, almost paid off. My 1st trip out I broke down & the dealership tried to stick me with a $7000 bill that warranty should have covered. This went on for about 2 weeks after I was already back on the road. My company stepped in & got it resolved. About 2 weeks later another problem that a dealer tried to stick me with a $2000 repair. This time warranty didn't cover it because my company had done work on it that contributed to the problem before I bought the truck. Company covered the $2000.
    If I had been completely on my own I would have been stuck with around $9000 in repairs my 1st 2 weeks out or still fighting the bill.
    A friend who's been a o/o for years thought I was crazy buying a truck this way leading up to the purchase, now he understands why I did it. I think it's a great idea to operate under the wings of a reputable company at 1st, even if the rates aren't as good as going it on your own.
     
  10. kindastupid

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    I just spent $1,075 for a $32 relay, sat 5 days in a motel getting that $32 relay replaced
     
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  11. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Your user name makes this statement very ironic ;)
     
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