The journey begins - purchased a truck.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Hope the weekend went well. I appreciate it - they may ring in a blind panic, but it might interfere with Friday - so we'll see.
     
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  3. Old Man

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    Stripers and trout, the kids had fun. image.jpeg image.jpeg
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Yep - to mess with all the freight hauling, that's fun right there. I'm being dragged off to the Monett speedway tonight by the neighbor - get my behind out of the house.
     
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    I'll take a few of those trout. Oh, and would you mind cleaning them, scaling them and making them into fillets and wrapped up in that paper like at the fish counter?
     
  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Yeah - me too, I feel an entitlement urge coming on - me deserves some cleaned up fishies!!
     
  7. Old Man

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    The trout were quite tasty, sorry we forgot to share.
     
  8. kduvall

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    Nice week, thanks for sharing. Is that with a flat? 48 or 53?
     
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    Great stuff, thanks for sharing!
     
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  10. Gr1zzly

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    That was an estimated run using only a public load board on a 48' skateboard and trying to keep in mind avg miles per day running through different states, limiting unload and reload times to 1 hour. I'd say Landstar has access to better paying loads, but essentially it was a dry run to see if an O/O could make it in the current economic climate.

    I'd say it is possible, but a few factors play in to that, such as truck payments, trailer payments, bills at home, etc and so on.

    Blair seems to doing quite well at Landstar...At least I think so and it gives me hopes of getting back over there and in to a truck of my own in the future. Still enjoying keeping up with this thread
     
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  11. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Well - had a chance to total up the numbers for last month. This is one of those starry alignments where settlements are up to date with the truck - translation - I haven't moved in 9 days.

    I spent a few minutes looking at month to month expenses, revenue etc, but it all averages out to the following -

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    Quite a shift from last year - the % of revenue that we're keeping - last year was a mirror image, 57% expense, 43% profit.

    This is driven by a much reduced maintenance cost, and reduced fuel. Last year maintenance ran .34 cpm - fuel .31.

    'Supplies' had the v-twin pressure washer motor included , as I wash the truck with it, and the generator. So it's a little inflated, but not a lot.

    $1.63 remains the all miles figure. Slightly less than last year if I remember rightly. My deadhead doesn't help - I see no point in spending a night or weekend out on the road if home is within 400 miles. I don't care, I've got a perfectly good house and nobody to tell me I can't go home.
     
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