Sprinter sleeper pics

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Baack, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    I've talked to guys who are making pretty good money with them. BUT they own and drive them. Driving someone else's as a company driver for a small fleet doesn't seem to be too great. But, a lot less headaches with parking issues, no logs, no weigh stations. Might make it worth it to some people. If I lived in a better area for expediting I'd give it a shot. I'd think it'd be too spendy bouncing in and out of South Dakota for home time.
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  3. CasanovaCruiser

    CasanovaCruiser Road Train Member

    Jun 2, 2015
    It's an interesting business plan id never even known about before.
    I live right on the Indiana/Ohio border so maybe I'll look twice when I see a sprinter van now lol
  4. cdg1984

    cdg1984 Bobtail Member

    Apr 17, 2012
    If youre interested in expediting check out expeditersonline.com
  5. 18 to Life

    18 to Life Bobtail Member

    Nov 17, 2017
    Westerville, OH
    Hello everyone! For starters I know my post may be all over the place but I just type things as they come to me, sorry about that. I have a some questions I hope some of you could answer or at least some feedback.
    I too want to get into expediting but I'm torn between a sprinter van or a city van.
    Sprinter vans are able to park anywhere you can find a parking space and a city van not so much.
    Just like someone pointed out you only need space for one or two skids. For example the sprinter van can hold one to three skids depending on the van. The city van could hold four to six skids. You can put a sleeper in either one if you choose to do so. Another thing is if I go with a sprinter van do I look for one with dual wheels or single? The city van is a given. Should I go with a gas or a diesel? Some of the other questions I'm a little unclear on like do I need to run a log book If I run either one of them? Do I need to cross scales? Can I run as many hours I want on any given day? I don't plan on running Hazmat so I know that would help me when it comes to insurance and getting my own Authority. When it comes to insurance what do any of you recommend getting to start out with or what's the minimum I need? I know their are so many factors that go into all of this but I want to make sure I have all my ducks in row before I jump in it with both feet. I'm single with no kids at home. I live in Westerville Ohio and I know theirs not a shortage of freight here. I'm not looking to grow into some great big business, I just want to make a nice living without killing myself. I know the hours can be very long at times but you manage your time well then it can be very profitable. I hope to be profitable enough that I may be able to network with a few other drivers who are doing the same thing as me, and we can send business each others way.

    Sorry for such a post, but I wanted to put my thoughts out there and see what I can find out.
    Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.
  6. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Try to help you out.
    Diesel, (they tend to be more durable)

    Logbook: Yes

    Scales: Yes (though it's unlikely you'd be anywhere near overweight)

    HOS: Nope, gotta run under the same 14/11 rule as the rest of us.

    Hope that helps.
    18 to Life Thanks this.
  7. 18 to Life

    18 to Life Bobtail Member

    Nov 17, 2017
    Westerville, OH
    Infosaur Thank you for the feedback. It sounds like I should just stay where I'm at. LOL
  8. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Man that stuff's easy.

    It's getting the authority, insurance, taxes, etc. that I remain a company man. Have CDL will travel.
  9. tc3500

    tc3500 Bobtail Member

    Dec 10, 2017
    None of these by itself is difficult, but can seem overwhelming when considered all at once. I just finishing the process and it wasn't bad at all. There will be many service providers that want to charge you for things that are really very basic. They will make it sound difficult so that you will pay them $300 for something that you can do in half an hour. You do not need a lawyer to set up an LLC, an EIN is free and very simple......even applying for the MC Authority is very straightforward on the FMCSA website. Everyone knows how to buy insurance so no biggie there. I think there is a lot of good in doing it without hired help, that way you fully understand what each piece is. The only thing you really need as a small O/O is to join a drug consortium and that you have to hire out. As far as the IFTA most of the new ELD's have that functionality built in and generate the info needed for the quarterly tax filing. Insurance and Apportioned Plates vary based on your MVR and equipment but everything else is well under $1000 all in.
    dtmo Thanks this.
  10. hellbells

    hellbells Bobtail Member

    Feb 1, 2018
    Have you heard of lemyco they are located Atlanta
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