The very best owner operator carrier, 90% pay!

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  1. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    One word: insurance

    Sky high quotes and I would be handcuffed with a new MC trying to bring on a bunch of drivers.

    Besides I'm doing $3-$4-$5 a mile, sometimes more and I really don't mind the 10% for what they offer me.
     
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  2. Cat sdp

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    You buying a trailer soon or just gonna keep on renting.....
     
  3. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Will buy one eventually
     
  4. chimbotano

    chimbotano Light Load Member

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    You don’t get the point here, do you ?
    You and others “0/0 “ are making the big sharks BIGGER . That is the reason they can do whatever they want .
     
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  5. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

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    Can't be at the top all at once, taking one step at a time. Plus insurance limits my current goals if I got my own authority.
    Could be worse, there's many drivers leased to carriers pulling in $1.10 a mile.
     
  6. Ringo1

    Ringo1 Light Load Member

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    I've been looking to make a change and MAG has been on my radar for a couple months. I never knew of them and I've lived in the Augusta area for 15+ years - they're just down in Dearing, GA. Found out about them thru my bud at the local Freightliner dealer in Augusta.
    Getting things aligned to get this going.
     
  7. johnnyman1099

    johnnyman1099 Light Load Member

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    The biggest problem with having one truck and authority is the DOT safety rating system. They put me out of business. Was inspected 9 times in a year. Most of those inspections were level 1 and 2 all pass all of them. Only had one level 3 inspection and i failed it because trailer brake lights were not working. Anytime you get a out of service violation, the inspection is classify as level 3 inspection.

    In the East coast, DOT rarely do a level 3 inspection even if you begg them to. So, in my case, i had 8 level 1 and 2 pass inspections and one level 3 failed inspection. According to my safety rating, my carrier is highly unsafe and i am at 100% out of service since the rating only counts level 3 inspections. If i had 2 trucks, one truck failing means 50% out of service. Brokers wants to see 80% pass rate or less than 20% fail rate. With one out of service, it is not possible to bring my numbers to 80% pass since i would need (4) more passing level 3 inspections. I couldnt get 3 scale houses to do a level 3 inspections by asking them.
     
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  8. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    Level 3 is paperwork..not equipment..

    All Inspection Levels - CVSA - Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance
     
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  9. johnnyman1099

    johnnyman1099 Light Load Member

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    So after i quite my authority because many brokers wouldnt give me loads because my carrier safety ratings were bad, i found out that i was unhireable due to the one out of service violation. Landstar, CRST, and a few mega carrier denied me because my PSP score was too high (90+ is too high. I got over 200 points) since the out of service racks up points fast due to the 3x in year 1 rule by FMCSA.

    I have zero claims, zero accidents, zero tickets and zero moving violations, have over 12 years experience with CDL, over 1.5 million miles of safe claim free experience. Yet I was deemed unsafe, and unhireable due to the DOT inspections.

    Having my Authority, and being hounded like a criminal by the State Troopers almost destroyed my livelihood and ruin me financially. MAG took a chance on me and i have proven again, that FMCSA is a waste of taxed dollars since i havent had any claims and accidents. Based on FMCSA safety model, I should of been unsafe.
     
  10. drvrtech77

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    What's missing?..
     
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