Or better yet be patient and save money until you can put money down on a truck and have $15-$20k saved in a maintenance account.... I don’t see how people can take 3 steps forward and then 2.5 steps back.
Didn't do the JB/TEL lease. JB staff is just as disrespectful as they were when I was there previously. TEL approved me, but left an ugly "credit inquiry" stain on my credit report. I think the overall offer as it was then was a fair one. TEL at that time allowed you to take the truck to another approved carrier if JB didn't work out or turn the truck in (with costs)
thereby incentiveizing JB to maintain
a decent relationship with the leasee. Since that time they've added a load board. Of all the mega carriers, this seems to be one of the better programs. Still I think it's better to save money, build your credit and buy, not lease, a cheaper old pre def truck and sign on to an all owner operator company near where you reside.
As regarding the load board, it seemed like a great idea but JB doesn't give JB contractors first dibs and limits how many loads their contractors can stack so the result is outside O/O snag up the best before JB contractors can get to them. After the contractors then choose, what's left nobody wants so they foist those on their company drivers.
It seems like you are really familiar with TEL. I think i've seen some people refer to them at Trucking enterprise leasing, but I thought the name was Transportation Enterprise Leasing.
Anyway, I would be really happy to chat with you regarding your feedback on the company if you're a trucker.
I'm a researcher looking into the trucking industry, so i'm looking to speak with truckers that are currently leasing with TEL (Transportation Enterprise leasing) or 19th Capital / Quality.