Thinking about leasing on with Celadon...need feedback from current o/ops

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  1. jakebrake58

    jakebrake58 Light Load Member

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    Considering moving my truck to Celadon from the carrier I am leased to now. Only reason is I am having difficulty using the brokers and hauling the freight I need to haul to maximize my revenue...(I look and book my own freight (reefer) but I am subject to carrier's rules on broker agreements - much of the time my options are limited and I end up losing revenue.)

    I have been approved at Celadon. I know they pay 70% plus FSC. I know the deductions, I know about fuel.

    What I would like clarification on is weekly revenue. Now I pick freight based on revenue now - I don't look at miles, I look at the money. I don't care where I go as long as I can keep moving.

    So those of you who are current lease operators or owner operators at Celadon, what are you doing gross revenue wise per week? For those of you at Celadon who choose your loads based on where its going or how much the load weighs - I don't need your opinions - your info cannot help me. Those of you who choose your loads by following the money - you are the folks I want to hear from. Thanks
     
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  3. Steel Dragon

    Steel Dragon Road Train Member

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    Take it to Interstate,where you can choose your own freight
     
  4. SteeringWheelHolder411

    SteeringWheelHolder411 Light Load Member

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    I was going to say- when does celadon allow you to choose
     
  5. Steel Dragon

    Steel Dragon Road Train Member

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    I dont believe you can choose,you have to use certain brokers.
    Youll make just enough,to make your truck payment.
    Too many fees.
     
  6. CJndaTruck

    CJndaTruck Road Train Member

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    I'm not at Celadon nor have I ever been. But I do know that chasing the $$$ and not caring about location or miles is a good way to end up in CO or MT and start the downward spiral to bankruptcy. I'm not saying that is what you are doing. But I also know that these are not the answers you want to hear.

    It sounds like you would prefer a dispatcher? I say or ask this because you seem unhappy with whoever you are leased to that allows you to self dispatch. Self dispatch can be hard as often a $4000 load looks better then a $1000. I am curious as to the answers you will receive. And I apologize if I come off wrong. I'm not trying to say that you are asking or doing anything wrong. The fact that you are asking questions is a good start.
     
  7. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    I wouldn't lease to any company for mileage unless they pay around $2.00. Go %. 70 or better. ask about trailer rental and freight insurance. Keep dead head low and shorter runs pay better. money is made by using less fuel. High dollar short halls.
     
  8. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    just because they say 70% doesn't necessarily mean it's a good deal. What would you prefer.
    70% of 1.00
    65% of 2.00
     
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