Taking the plunge. My journey as an O/O.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Farmerbob1, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Amen.
     
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  3. Michael 247

    Michael 247 Medium Load Member

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    I see a lot of Clean Trucks getting washed ...
     
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  4. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    When I waste a third of a driving day sitting in line behind pretty trucks getting their chrome polished, my frustrations are focused on the cause of the problem.

    Pretty trucks in washout lanes are like a bunch of teenage girls gathered around the sink and doing their makeup while you are waiting to wash your hands after doing an oil change.
     
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  5. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    I definitely agree with you on a clean dash. The only thing on my dash is the spare soda jammed to the far left to hold it in place, and American flag hat next to it. There's a difference between being organized and washing a clean truck so it's more sparkly.
     
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  6. fordconvert

    fordconvert Light Load Member

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    Flash is cash, right?
    My trucks stay clean whether they are getting a little rough around the edges or not.
    If this is all it takes to get under your skin, I am amazed that you have been hanging in there as long as you have.
     
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  7. Itsbrokeagain

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    I don't have skin in the game but even in my current career, keeping my work truck clean is an extension of my personality and I do what I can to keep it swept out and the cab clean.

    If I have a contractor at my house for some work, first thing I do is look at his truck when I get a chance....if the back of it has material and tools strewn about in a clapped out mess, how does the job usually go?
    "Oh i couldn't find this or that, took me longer" or the general quality of the work done is sub par.

    And likewise with the DOT. I do have a Class B and keeping a sparking truck has let me slide by everytime.
     
  8. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    In my experience, flash costs cash. That's why I don't waste my time and money on it. If your truck is a bit dusty, but well maintained, and not full of junk, than anyone who rejects your business is an idiot.

    I won't hire a guy in a three piece suit to cut my yard.
     
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  9. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    LOL...me neither.
     
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  10. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    It's comforting to know that Bob has learned the secret of profitability in this industry ;-)
     
  11. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Wait there’s a secret.... why haven’t y’all told me?:oops:
     
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