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    Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Hauling Expedited - in a Nissan?

    "You bet. Meet Morris Finley, Murfreesboro, Tenn.-based owner of the 2012 Nissan NV2500 high-top cargo van ... "
    Expediter 2003-2013. Straight truck. The husband half of a husband/wife team.

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    There is a straight truck expediter being featured in december's issue as well. Not sure who as they wouldn't release it on Facebook.
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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Last year, he says, “I turned $65,000” gross on “about 100,000 miles, with $18,000 worth in fuel.”

    Where do I sign up?
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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Quote Originally Posted by Turtle View Post
    Last year, he says, “I turned $65,000” gross on “about 100,000 miles, with $18,000 worth in fuel.”

    Where do I sign up?

    What a DEAL!

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    And therein lies the problem.
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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    nice looking rig !!! and i do like nissans, would consider it if it comes in the extended version, will have to look it up

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    The cab design might not them allow it to be as long as a sprinter. That long nose takes a lot of space.

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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Expediting: Singing the praises with Don Lanier | Overdrive - Owner Operators Trucking Magazine

    Dont forget me fellas....I was the straight truck featured in there too....kinda proud of my company and our business.
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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Regular readers and commenters may well recognize the name “Don Lanier” from my own past reporting, chiefly the big Top Challenges feature back in August, and from his frequent commentary on various and sundry of the items we report on here at the OverdriveOnline.com. I got the opportunity to meet the former Home Depot company flatbedder and current expediter (pictured) via a chance phone call a couple weeks back now.

    I’m at work on a feature covering the expediting segment of trucking. Knowing Lanier had a straight Freightliner leased with J.D. Logistics up in Michigan, I called Lanier to see whether he may be able to lend any perspective on the business only to find out he was sitting waiting to get load just 30 minutes or so from Nashville up in Springfield, Tenn.

    He also was no longer with J.D. but had moved with the last few weeks to become a driver for a small fleet leased to Nashville-based DMW Expedite with hopes of buying his own truck in the New Year.

    He was positive about both his new carrier as well as expediting in general. For those of you already part of that small but lucrative industry segment, does this sound familiar?: “It’s really varied, but it keeps things interesting,” he says of one of the chief attractions of the business. “Far more interesting than loading up with carrots and driving from here to Ohio, Ohio to wherever else. I did that with the Home Depot for almost four years. After you’ve seen that much lumber you start turning into a piece of lumber yourself.”

    He ran flatbed for a long time out of the St. Louis Home Depot warehouse, then for another year “I ran curtainside,” he says, delivering plastic shelving products down into the Texas area. “That’s where I got my first taste” of what expedited loads were like, he says. “You had multiple drops. You’d go to Tyler and Odessa and San Antonio and Galveston – you’d open up the curtainside and say, ‘Here’s your product, one pallet, and hey, goodbye.’”

    Few long waits for unloading, just quick drops and off you go.

    “In expediting, you’re in and you’re out,” he says of his current operation’s similarities to that year of curtainside hauling. “I might sit there and wait 5-10 minutes” before load or unload, given the often critical nature of the freight.

    But there are trade-offs. “Then your off to sit and wait in parking lots,” he says. “I know more about Wal-Mart’s parking lots than” most Wal-Mart management, he guesses.

    Fortunately for him, as he prefers to space and relative peace and quiet of such places, compared to crowded truck stops, he can actually get into them with the straight truck, his current ride a 2007 Freightliner M2 106 that averages around 10-plus mpg per gallon, hauling typically less than 7,000 pounds of freight. It’s another attractive aspect of expediting for the individual or husband-wife team most content by themselves and with time to spend however they like. Lanier spends a great deal of his time reading books, or he might drive to a nearby movie theater.

    In any case, this only really scratches the surface of the various plus-sides of the business. Have you ever thought about moving into the segment? What would be the most attractive aspect of it? Weigh in, whether you’re in it now or not, via this link to a poll on the subject.
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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Quote Originally Posted by layoutshooter View Post
    What a DEAL!
    I sure hope that was net 65k and not gross. Otherwise this guy might as well do something else.

    65k-18k for fuel = 47k

    47k - 10k a year in van cost (400k miles) = 37k

    37k - 2k (very minimal maint.) = 35k

    35k - 1.2 k (min. ins.) = 33.8 k

    33.8k x .15 = just over 5k for self employment taxes = 28.8k

    net per mile = .288 cents per mile at minimal costs or 553 per week or 2200 per month.

    At that rate with all the assumed risk other than cargo insurance he might as well go do something else for a living.

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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Quote Originally Posted by OHWC2012 View Post
    I sure hope that was net 65k and not gross. Otherwise this guy might as well do something else.

    At that rate with all the assumed risk other than cargo insurance he might as well go do something else for a living.
    You could look at it that way. BUT, what do you suggest the 74 year old do to make that money? Seems like he likes what he does.

    I love the part where he lost 1/2 of his produce business and he made a pivot and kept right on going. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHWC2012 View Post
    I sure hope that was net 65k and not gross. Otherwise this guy might as well do something else.

    65k-18k for fuel = 47k

    47k - 10k a year in van cost (400k miles) = 37k

    37k - 2k (very minimal maint.) = 35k

    35k - 1.2 k (min. ins.) = 33.8 k

    33.8k x .15 = just over 5k for self employment taxes = 28.8k

    net per mile = .288 cents per mile at minimal costs or 553 per week or 2200 per month.

    At that rate with all the assumed risk other than cargo insurance he might as well go do something else for a living.
    The figures sound about right for an average.

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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    Just think what you could make runnung a fleet like that!

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    Re: Cargo Van Expediter Featured on OverdriveOnline

    OHWC wrote:

    I sure hope that was net 65k and not gross. Otherwise this guy might as well do something else.


    Article said that $65,000 was Gross....Ahhh...not me....
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