Sign up for The Wire Newsletter!

  1. Expedite Expo REGISTER TODAY for the Expedite Expo 2015, July 24th and 25th in Wilmington, OH! It's the only trade event focusing exclusively on the expedited trucking industry! Free admission and free parking – Expedite Expo is open to the general public. People from all over North America come to learn about the newest trucks, career opportunities and products geared specifically to owner operators and drivers.

Cargo Van O/O

Discussion in 'The Newbies Paradise Forum' started by btrucker, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. btrucker

    btrucker New Recruit

    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.
  2. BigCat

    BigCat New Recruit

    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
  3. tenntrucker

    tenntrucker New Recruit

    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.

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk 2
  4. Murraycroexp

    Murraycroexp Expert Expediter

    Prob true. Saturated is saturated.
  5. noneya

    noneya New Recruit

    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.
  6. btrucker

    btrucker New Recruit

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

    noneya New Recruit

    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.
  8. Moot

    Moot Expert Expediter

    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.
  9. xiggi

    xiggi Expert Expediter

    I think load1 is not signing on vans for 5 years...... I hope. :)

    Sent from my Fisher Price ABC-123.
  10. Moot

    Moot Expert Expediter

    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.
  11. Ragman

    Ragman Expert Expediter

  12. ntimevan

    ntimevan Expert Expediter

    I heard once the new West Division office is completed in Bison , SD. Load 1 is signing on 100 spr. type vans.......:D

    Sent from my SGH-T959 using EO Forums mobile app

Share This Page