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Thread: Cargo Van O/O

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    Cargo Van O/O

    Hey y'all, I have been driving a truck for about 5 years now but wanting to try expediting in a cargo van. I was wondering those of y'all that are leased onto a company with a cargo van how do you like it? And would you recommend it? Also, I don't have any expenses other than my soon to be van and myself so it's not like I have a lot of major expenses. What are good companies to lease onto as an O/O?Thanks y'all.

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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Get a sprinter and look at load 1. Cargo vans are like a roach infestation lately. Just look at any flying j or Walmart. Lol
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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Don't think Load 1 is signing sprinter or vans at this time, a call to Brian in recruiting will let you know for sure.

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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Prob true. Saturated is saturated.
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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Whatever you do, stay away from panther. They will have you sitting in your cramped van a lot. As someone said earlier, look at the truck stop parking lots.

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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    With all that said, maybe I'll go for a straight truck? Thanks y'all I appreciate it!

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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Quote Originally Posted by btrucker View Post
    With all that said, maybe I'll go for a straight truck? Thanks y'all I appreciate it!
    Yeah, st is the way to go. I learned that after babysitting a van for 3 months and now I am going back to st.

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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCat View Post
    Cargo vans are like a roach infestation lately. Just look at any flying j or Walmart. Lol
    I agree that there are too many cargo vans. I don't believe looking at a truck stop parking lot is a very accurate indicator of the cargo van surplus though. Cargo vans park out front, in plain view, in a small lot and are obvious among the cars. On the other hand, straight trucks park in the large truck lot and are scattered and hidden among the tractor/trailers.

    The roach infestation analogy is pretty accurate.


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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Quote Originally Posted by BigCat View Post
    Get a sprinter and look at load 1. Cargo vans are like a roach infestation lately. Just look at any flying j or Walmart. Lol
    I think load1 is not signing on vans for 5 years...... I hope.

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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Last week I saw a Load One cargo van (regular cargo van, Ford?) twice on the Ohio Pike. The first time was at night. I was going east, it was going west. Saw it again late the next day going east while I was going west. I have never seen a regular cargo van on with Load One. Was this an old timer? He did have a bushy white beard.


    "I guess that is why I enjoy expediting. Kinda like standing in front of a giant roulette wheel." davekc

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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Last week I saw a Load One cargo van (regular cargo van, Ford?) twice on the Ohio Pike. The first time was at night. I was going east, it was going west. Saw it again late the next day going east while I was going west. I have never seen a regular cargo van on with Load One. Was this an old timer? He did have a bushy white beard.
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    Re: Cargo Van O/O

    Quote Originally Posted by xiggi View Post
    I think load1 is not signing on vans for 5 years...... I hope.

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