Tired of leasing on

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by nightgunner, Aug 31, 2017.

  1. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    The decision has been made, I will be reactivating my DOT and MC numbers around the first of the year. Time to step out on my own.

    I am tired of handing over nearly 30% to a carrier who's head is up its ###.
     
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  3. Scuba Steve

    Scuba Steve Light Load Member

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    Congrats and hope all goes well, keep us posted, what type of cargo will you be hauling on your own?
     
  4. Freddy57

    Freddy57 Road Train Member

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    I got sick of leasing on to bad carriers, went on my own, and haven't looked back. It was the best gift I ever gave to myself.
     
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  5. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    Whatever non-hazmat will fit on my deck.
     
  6. JL of Indiana

    JL of Indiana Light Load Member

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    Why wait until the first of the year?
     
  7. ReeferOhio

    ReeferOhio Medium Load Member

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    Best of luck to you! But remember, the amount you are handing over to brokers is always unknown. You can operate a phone find your own clients!!!!. Build a business, step out on your own for real not half way using brokers, they are not your business parter and only have their pockets to look out for. I wish you best of luck. Let us know how it works out.
     
  8. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    I couldn't believe how low your average per mile rate is. I have to sit down and calculate mine. I have one run that has almost as much deadhead as loaded miles.
     
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  9. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Was talking to a broker today and he gave me the rate Said whoops that's the gross. Gave me the new rate. They were taking 20 percent.
     
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  10. Robert85006

    Robert85006 Medium Load Member

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    Best of luck. I did my own thing years ago, have my numbers parked at the DOT. I hope the insurance doesn't kill you. I ran reefer with my own authority, never with my SD, what I have now.

    I'll be rooting for you. Keep us posted, maybe I'll jump back in the kool aid!
     
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  11. nightgunner

    nightgunner Road Train Member

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    I have a couple of bills to pay off first.
     
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