What would you do?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Natural, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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  2. Natural

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    I may finish with at least a bachelors or a CPA to go along with it. But, that is counting down on opportunity cost. I don't have many friends or family. Not even a girlfriend to go back to so it doesn't really matter. I accept that though. I'm a lone wolf.
     
  3. TallJoe

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    I used to be like that too. It is one good prerequisite. But I would try OTR as company driver to see if I like it first...without being enslaved by a bank. Besides, you have to find and buy insurance for the adventure, are you even going to find an underwriter to consider you...young age and no experience. I don't want to sound discouraging but do some reading first: Double Yellow or BoyWonder threads are great and fun to read.
     
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  4. Natural

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    I have to get a year or two of experience regardless because I have to save money before I become an o/o anyways. Thinking about putting up anywhere from $50-70k before that.
     
  5. p608

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    So you're gonna book loads from a guy that gets them from a broker? So now your paying 2 guys to supply you with one load, not a very good plan IMO
     
  6. p608

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    And your date is your right hand.
     
  7. Natural

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    If he can constantly get me those $2.00 per mile bookings I'll happily pay him 5% to 10%. So in the end $1.80 to $1.90. All he has to do is call me up to let me know what is going on.
     
  8. Natural

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    What is a decent money range per mile for short haul?
     
  9. ZVar

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    And this is the whole problem with your thinking. You should not be looking at cpm as the Holly Grail of pricing. You should be looking as Dollars / Day. People have posted here before an why you need to do this.
    As for the answer, it depends. If you an do 2 30 miles runs a day thanks to load/unload time you might wanna ask for $40.00 a mile. If you do one 400 mile run a day you might get away with $3 a mile. You might not....
     
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  10. Natural

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    60 miles a day x $40.00 for short haul lol. I bet short haul rates are way more competitive though compared to long haul. That's not a bad idea to think of it in that regard. That sounds a lot better than doing about 60 to 70 hours of long haul a week for half the work.
     
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