Three years of own authority costs combined.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by TallJoe, Dec 25, 2019.

  1. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Well, good for you. I was the same way when I was younger and single.
    Keep in mind that at this point, I cannot be a good example of how to find well paying freight and I'd rather show my costs to be somewhat more representative.
     
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  3. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Sounds like you need to move out of Cook County.
     
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  4. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    This is Chicago man- Property is not free........
    Gated outside space with security and electric is around $350 a month-

    I lease space for $500 a month- But its enough room for 5 trucks and trailers Plus Ive been there for 20 years or better, will not sell EVER...But Great location near Freeway and Toll road
     
  5. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    Yeah,But you wont make the money we make either- Down in San antone.....

    Its all Relative- Guys that Park at home out in the sticks dont have certain priviledges like we do ( Close to our customers- City Water and sewer, Close shopping and Truck Parts,And decent education..

    No offense to folks out in the country- But it will balance itself out- You'll spend just as much traveling to get things,,And Time is Money, Very important-
     
  6. jland1962

    jland1962 Bobtail Member

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    The numbers just don't add up anymore.If I didn't have a wife with a good income,I couldn't afford to go trucking.
     
  7. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    You don't got to live in the middle of no where Montana to get property at a reasonable price.
     
  8. SteveScott

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    What kinds of maintenance added up to over $54,000 in 3 years? I can seen PM's and tires for maybe $10k of that, Did you have some mechanical issues?
     
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  9. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    It adds up Steve.

    120 hours a year workin on her- Times $100 an hour is what I Bill out (Do my own work) Parts- Salvage- Disposal-Fluids- Im at 20k per year- every year- Sure I fix the numbers a lil bit......I Buy tires When I find deals-Whether I need em or not- Stuff adds up- Tools Break- Compressors need service- etc etc
     
  10. SteveScott

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    I guess I can't relate since I get new equipment and don't wrench my own. I give a lot of credit to those of you who can do it yourself.
     
  11. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    To get "ahead" of the game...You got to, Its a race tio the bottom with freight and rates snymore.....Cutting operational costs- saving money on labor- and keeping what you have (Solid assets) is the name of the game to live good.....Yeah Its Hard Worjk and Long hours.......But the Reward for your efforts are refreshing.
     
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