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    Congrats! Was great getting to see you two the other night. Glad we finally got the meet up again before you come off the road for good. Cutting it a little close
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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by ATeam View Post
    Well, it took longer than expected but we finally have a lease for space in which to build our first gym. Construction will begin soon. The doors will open two to three months after construction begins. Location: Port Orange, Florida.

    We just got the news this evening. Details to follow as they become available.
    It might have taken longer than expected but as long as it lead to a great location it is worth the patience.

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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Early in this thread I promised to provide gym location info once a lease was signed. To fulfill that promise I am providing this link to our newly established Port Orange Anytime Fitness Facebook page. The address and phone number are there and gym details will be posted on an ongoing basis.

    Expediters who are interested in our progress and in the gym itself are invited to like this Facebook page or sign up for email notifications (address given on the Facebook page).

    This is an expediting forum. Because it is, I prefer to not talk much about the gym here. Now that the Facebook page is up, gym chatter can happen there.

    Diane and I are home for Christmas now. Depending on developments with the gym, we may head down there to focus 100% on it, or we may yet haul some freight to generate cash. The gym will be open in two to three months and our truck will be sold sometime after that.

    The new owner of this truck is of course free to chart his or her own course, but I think the way to make the best money with this truck is to buy it at a nice, used-truck price, let the truck pay for itself in a fairly short time, run it for the next several hundred thousand miles that the truck has left in it, and then build a new truck while taking the sleeper off the old truck with you.

    That 132" ARI sleeper has been one of the best things on the truck over the years and it is in excellent condition today. It would cost at least $70,000 to build that sleeper today. By putting this used sleeper on a new truck, you could save that much money when your new truck time comes.
    Last edited by ATeam; 12-10-2013 at 11:09 AM.
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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Congrats Phil. Since Port Orange is between our place in Lake City and Cocoa where all of our relatives live I'll be sure to stop in and see it.

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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Phil

    How much you looking to get out of your truck if you don't have a buyer for it?

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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Isnt there already an AF in Port Orange fla.?

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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    DO not agree on a price just yet.
    2 rezones:
    *CARB already announced they are considering allowing a 5,000 mil a year trip permit, & allowing that trip permit for 5 years instead of the current 1,000 mi. for 2 years.
    ** OOIDA filed a lawsuit against this CARB rule, claiming the CARB rule violate commerce laws.
    the suit was filed in a Sacramento FEDERAL court- which mean the court have the authority to delay implantation of the state rule.
    your truck just might worth a whole lot more then previously expected.
    CARB sued by OOIDA over retrofit filter requirement in emissions regulations | Overdrive - Owner Operators Trucking Magazine
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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Wow never would've guest that was going to be the career change. Congratulations to you both and wish you well with your new endeavors


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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Moose, the trip permit is to allow trucks that do 5000 TOTAL miles per year to not update.
    Farm trucks, antiques, etc.

    Unless they've come out with something new.

    I wonder what took OOIDA so long..
    Nothing like waiting until the last minute .
    Last edited by zorry; 12-10-2013 at 10:25 PM.
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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by wvcourier View Post
    Isnt there already an AF in Port Orange.
    That club closed. We picked up the territory when it did.
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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruno View Post
    Phil

    How much you looking to get out of your truck if you don't have a buyer for it?
    While several people have expressed interest, we do not have a buyer yet as it is too early to sell. We want to get the club up and running first and then sell the truck. That will take 2 to 3 months at least. Price-wise, we of course want to get the best price that the market will bear. All we can do at this point is wait to see what the asking price will be in the future. As Moose correctly points out a number of factors are in play.
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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    UPDATE: Our truck has been sold. Our fitness club should be open in 4-6 weeks.

    While it was a happy event for the buyer, it was sad to watch the new owner drive our truck away. Our "Little Putt Putt" was a magnificent machine. It served us well as our business asset, home on the road and RV.

    Our new place of business is:

    Anytime Fitness
    3761 S. Nova Road
    Port Orange, FL 32129

    Expediters, savor every minute of your work and life on the road. It is quite something to live the expediter's life.
    Expediter 2003-2013. Straight truck. The husband half of a husband/wife team.

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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Used to run a business with my wife on North Nova.. Will be coming to see ya, and yes I will have a membership.. Are you going to commute?
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    Can't run for these rates! Might as well take photographs...

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    Oh and Congrats on the new biz venture..
    Can't run for these rates! Might as well take photographs...

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    Re: Career Change in Progress

    Quote Originally Posted by ATeam View Post
    UPDATE: Our truck has been sold. Our fitness club should be open in 4-6 weeks.

    While it was a happy event for the buyer, it was sad to watch the new owner drive our truck away. Our "Little Putt Putt" was a magnificent machine. It served us well as our business asset, home on the road and RV.

    Our new place of business is:

    Anytime Fitness
    3761 S. Nova Road
    Port Orange, FL 32129

    Expediters, savor every minute of your work and life on the road. It is quite something to live the expediter's life.
    Congratulations. I hope you find the same success there as you found in this industry. If you wouldn't mind participating in a social experiment I would be interested to hear how you adapted to life off the road so far and in the future.

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