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    3 fleet owners selling trucks

    3 fleet owners listing 2005-2006 trucks for sale in the same day. I believe we will be seeing more of this before the year is over.

    Not familiar with resale price on trucks listed but it may be good opportunity for some one in the market for a late model used truck?

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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    I have recieved calls from 6 fleet owners in the last 3 weeks asking how I disposed of my trucks.
    Yes,this may be an opportunity to pick up a second hand truck at good a price.But it is also an alarming wake up call for a group of small business owners who,like me,expected to role into retirment on the wheels of our expediter trucks.It's the end of a dream,and the begaining of an unknown,uncharted and unexpected next chapter in lifes journey.
    I hope they understnad that when one door closes another one opens.Each of us in transportation may have some more tough choices ahead of us before this thing shakes out.

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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    And this is going on during a period of economic GROWTH. The slowdown people refer to in the financial news means the rate of GROWTH is slower than the rate of growth this time a year ago (or month, or quarter). A recession is a period of economic DECLINE. If things are this way now, they will be worse when the recession hits. As was said in other posts, recently and months ago, if you are thinking about getting out, get out while the getting is good.
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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    Doom and Gloom..... doom and gloom....

    You know if some of these owners want to get out of the business and if they treat it like a business then they should sell their trucks for what they owe if it is that bad. I looked through the ads and found a 2000 fl-70 for 30K, $30K?

    This is a business, this is not a vacation, you are not paid to travel around to see the sights but to work and you got to treat this as a serious business.

    I can tell you how some have looked at this, here is a quick analogy.

    Scotland has decided to change it's slogan from the "the best small country in the world" to something that would be catchy and remembered by all who visit. After six months of development and $250,000 wasted, the new slogan that was created was "Failte gu Alba" or "Welcome to Scotland".

    So with some, all the money spent and time wasted they come to the conclusion this is not for them.

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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    Greg what do you think a good price on a 2000 FL-70 would be?
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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    I don't know, not $30K.

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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    Shop around - mileage has alot to do with it, time on the engine, get an oil diagnosis done as well.
    A Range of 15-21 would be a good start!
    There is a reason they are referred to as 'the toss away trucks'!


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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks



    Maybe you could ask Broom about the value of the trucks. And, ask how they should be warranted also.

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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    I'm not in the market to buy a truck. I enjoyed expediting and in about 5 weeks I'll be eligeble to go back out, but the way it sounds it would be in my best interest to stay in school.
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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    And why do you say that X.
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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    Ark, you probably should stay in school. I have a 27 yr old son that I
    tried to get him to go to school but NO,, he wanted to be a truck
    driver. He now wishes he had went to school to learn a trade..

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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    Be careful picking a career . A lot of former professionals and technicians are now steering wheel holders because their employer went broke or outsourced .

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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    >Be careful picking a career . A lot of former professionals
    >and technicians are now steering wheel holders because their
    >employer went broke or outsourced .
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    Because you did something other than dig ditches, you are a steering wheel holder?
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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    When I was in college, one of my philosophy professors said, "Philosophy is not a body of knowledge. Philosophy is a skill."

    In the same line of thinking, you do not go to school to learn a trade. You go to school to learn how to think (not what to think, HOW to think).

    The days are long gone where someone took a job with a company and expected to stay with the company for life and enjoy the retirement and health care benefits earned while there.

    People best positioned for success in today's work environment are those who (1) know themselves (strengths, interests, weaknesses, blind spots, values, etc.), (2) are skilled in seeing accurately what is going on around them (using techniques learned in school, like reason in math, and methods in science, and research in the liberal arts), and (3) have the ability (courage) to set and commit to goals.

    That's not to say there are not a lot of blind fools with college degrees floating around out there. There certainly are. Nevertheless, if someone is given a choice between having an education and not, having an education is the better choice.

    Finishing school will not necessarily land you that sweet job when you graduate, but it will absolutely help prepare you for what happens if you don't land the job. For the rest of your life, the thinking skills you develop in school will help you see your options and chart your course.
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    RE: 3 fleet owners selling trucks

    Phil,
    I agree with you in some respects but I find the three points that you listed are not the entire picture.

    Many people are successes in their own right, just look around and you will see that many who never even approached college, let alone attended any have been successful. I have a few friends who never even finished high school and they seem to be doing very well.

    I don’t buy into the college will provide you an insight to life, they don’t get that the degree is not the thing that offsets the person in the real world, it is attitude and perseverance that matter. You can know your limitations and you can have a solid realistic view of a profession or world and even have goals but they will not provide you a way of generating a living unless there is an attitude and the perseverance to succeed, to follow through and win.

    At this point I depart from the pro-college and non-college people, because I have not seen at my schools where there is they teach attitude, I don’t see it in the work place when the interns came in for interviews who don’t have any good attitudes and I surely don’t see it with the ‘it is tough out there, we must find another way’ attitude with kids and young adults today.

    T-Hawk has on his tag line a quote from Henry Ford, a person of immense confusion and ignorance. See old man ford was not a genius at anything but was willing to compromise with people and get people to do the work that he needed to reach a level of what he defined as success. He like others (Bill Gates comes to mind) had those two qualities I speak of, attitude and perseverance, and if you really read about him (not the skewed Wikipedia bio) and what the company was like to work in, everything you talk about with those three points is out the window. Most of his decisions were not based on solid science or even educated guesses but what would make the most money for him his way, once he would decide something and that was it. Until 1945 the company was a mess, but it was still making money and the net worth was somewhere around $800M in real money – not bad for an uneducated farmer. The people who flourished there were not the educated college graduates but the street smart people who had attitude and perseverance, Harry Bennet comes to mind and so does Joe Tocco.

    A question that was thrown out on another forum was this – could Henry Ford make it in today’s world? I would say YES he would because even though he could not compete with the guy who has that MBA, he could see his vision and chase it because of his attitude and perseverance.

    I honestly think that the critical thinking skills that they teach actually hurt the kids today by not allow them to take advantage of things when opportunity arises. What I mean is that over analyzing things can sometimes be a very bad thing and ignoring your gut feelings and somehow learning how to take risks, even though mildly calculated risks, is the right thing to do. Many tend to over think the situation and take time evaluating solutions while others come in and solve the problem and move on.

    Seen it here, seen it at the Pharma company a lot of times.

    Now I can point to many examples but here is something to consider. Teach your kids how to deal with problems they face as kids first. Don’t PC a solution for them or even allow the school to do something like that. If they fail, tell them they failed but provide the support for them to keep trying. If they can’t make the team, show them that there are other things that they can do. Remember that kids don’t learn how to have attitude and perseverance in college but at a young age.

    Attitude - an arrogant or assertive manner or stance assumed as a challenge or for effect

    Perseverance - steady and continued action or belief, usually over a long period and especially despite difficulties or setbacks

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