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

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

  1. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    I'm total agreement. Just pointing out people can make money without buying taxes. I'll use money for things instead of giving it to the IRS if I can save it makes sense. One of these days I'll figure out how to get a $75k bass boat as a company expense. Lol

    Lol. Got a little extra time on my hands this week. Lol
     
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  3. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Well, the last few days I have ping-ponged into winter storm warnings.

    Rolled through Nebraska and Wyoming as the front moved East, then today I rolled down to Missouri and am riding right behind the same front.

    I was going to roll into the Memphis area tomorrow afternoon, but the load does not deliver until the day after tomorrow, so I might just park a day and let the weather settle itself tomorrow.

    Unfortunately I don't quite have enough time to finish a 34 before I need to roll to be on time.

    So, due to weather issues, I am going to ask for the account CSR to see if the receiver will push the appointment back a few hours.

    I figure a lot of deliveries that should be delivered tomorrow will not.

    We shall see.
     
  4. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Just pulled the trigger on paying off the truck.

    By this time next week, the title will be free and clear, and I will start seriously looking at what I will do next.
     
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  5. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Great news. You will be able to make really good money while market is good vs what you are making now
     
  6. Midwest Trucker

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    Congrats man! Huge.
     
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  7. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Ok,

    Truck is now officially paid off..
    Cruise governed at 72.
    Pedal governed at 75.

    Traded in my old 1998 Ford Ranger on a 2020 Ford Transit.

    I will no longer feel like I am driving a clown car when driving my personal vehicle.

    Did this stuff while on a 34.

    In about 2 weeks will roll through again and collect the stuff left in storage and move it all to where I live now.

    Cleaning up some of my current annoying loose ends before making new commitments.
     
  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I’ve left my parking lights on plenty times, while sleeping with Truck off. All LEDs. Just required, no extras. Even with only 3 batteries, even for 8 hrs. Always starts. LEDs, draw very little juice.
     
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  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Congratulations, you got it paid off quick.
     
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  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Pretty neat trick.
     
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