Tired of the company bs

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by dhout, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. dhout

    dhout Light Load Member

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    Buying a truck looking for a company to lease to. Or Driver for an O/O
    2 Or you may have seen my other thread about help on getting icc.

    Which FLT STP DRP O/O company is decent. Going to let me work when I want, how I want and for how much I want. Eventually some oversize.

    Or just work for an O/O otr
     
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  3. Kansas

    Kansas Road Train Member

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    Eventually some oversize, but not too much right. Just enough till you dont want to do it any more.

    Bud, what you need is to get out of trucking and find yourself a winning lottery ticket. Trucking is actually real work, so many little prima donnas get into this, and then realize its actually a job and not a paid tourist position.

    Consider another line of work... Maybe obamas lapdog? If nothing else 99 weeks of unemployment waiting for you if you can lazy your way through 6 months of actual employment. Oh wait, that's probably why your here right now right LOL?
     
  4. Montana Sky Country Inc

    Montana Sky Country Inc Bobtail Member

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  5. 1catfish

    1catfish Road Train Member

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    everything has a little bs in it.
     
  6. dhout

    dhout Light Load Member

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    UHH NO! Not till I don't wanna do it. I cant go out there and start haulin 100,000 lb freight plus tk tlr, 14' wide, 100' long freight. Without starting off with the small stuff 1st. 1st off I need to start working as an OO. Get a handle on my business in 1st.


    My main question is which company to work for. One with atleast flat, step, and/or drop freight. Do that for 6 mths or longer enough to make sure I'm running my truck right. Next step Is to start hauling oversize for awhile. Maybe a little wide a couple inches to a ft, 5-10,000 overweight. Maybe start out with Harvesters. Ya know Learning about permits, (getting them costs), routes can and can't take. Running around with an extra ft out there. Starting/Stopping with the weight. ECT;
     
  7. dhout

    dhout Light Load Member

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    Yeh just tired of the company part. Telling me I can't go home. To go home and get 34. I don't wanna go home right now. I've got 20 hrs to use up. So I'm gonna use em up and make money.
     
  8. BigJohn54

    BigJohn54 Gone, but NEVER forgotten

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    With all due respect, you have problems ahead. When you get your own truck you have the same driver headaches plus the owner headaches. Anyone tired of the BS should not be looking to buy a truck - sorry.

    You can work when you want and how you want and for how much you want but you aren't likely to make your payments that way. For the most part companies work their trucks and drivers in a profitable manner. When you take on those payments you will now be charged with that responsibility. You will find you work when the loads are available and take time off when they aren't. Sounds kind of like what you are fed up with.

    As far as leases, I believe both Landstar and Sammons would fit your needs. I believe they are both percentage leases. Do your best to avoid leases that pay by the mile. Percentage leases offer multiple ways to increase revenue while more miles are the only way with mileage leases.
     
  9. Calve

    Calve Light Load Member

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    Somebody said on another forum, that fits here very nice;

    It sounds like you want to buy a job, not a truck. Don't. You will regret it.
     
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  10. chalupa

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    For the most part companies work their trucks and drivers in a profitable manner. When you take on those payments you will now be charged with that responsibility. You will find you work when the loads are available and take time off when they aren't. Sounds kind of like what you are fed up with.

    My opinion exactly.....the b.s. you speak of only gets deeper when you own. I also doubt your going to find "select" loads like you speak of like a few extra feet wide or a few extra pounds.
     
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  11. BigJohn54

    BigJohn54 Gone, but NEVER forgotten

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    You know that's right. When you've spent some time loading the wagon you don't find yourself expecting select loads. It's all good if you can find a load that pays above your minimum going close to where you want to go. You spend more time worrying about those times you deadhead to avoid hauling cheap freight than you do worrying about getting select loads.
     
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