I'll give you my 2 cents since you've never pulled a flat. Rent a trailer for a couple of months. Make sure you like pulling a flat, make sure you can do the work involved, and make sure you know what features you want your trailer to have. I would only buy a new trailer when you do pull the trigger unless you find a steal like you did with your truck. Pricing on decent used trailers is crazy. As far as the percentage that LS takes, you have the right mindset for sure. I averaged $2.50 per odometer mile last year, after Landstar's cut. I know too many authority holders that can't come close to that, especially here in FL.
The journey begins - purchased a truck.
Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.
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fortycalglock Road Train Member
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Congratulations Blair, I hope it works well for you
Thanks to ALL for your support! And suggestions, and advice, and 2 cents.
It occurred to me I posted the news on here before I had told any family members back home (still haven't told them, probably won't) - this has become more of a family to me, (sadly?) - I guess.
I'll be in touch - for now, on to the trailer side of things.
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Way to go, Blair, and congratulations! Some terrific responses in here, I'm learning as I enjoy your post. I bought an '08 Columbia 1 1/2 years ago, and haven't had one moment of second thoughts or regrets. I'm sure you'll be pleased with your choice, and the results of all your work. Best to you. And Gretchen. I admit to only a bit of jealousy.
Big Don "Old Fart"
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Congrats on the truck! Ima bout to jump the gun soon, probably early or mid next year. Looks really good for what year it is. How long did that detail take? 10 hrs at least.
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