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  1. dc843

    Cargo Van Larger or more weight?

    Probably like.... 75-85% of all my loads would have fit in a regular cargo van dims & weight wise. People say a lot of shippers will request sprinters specifically. But until someone some one shows me some written proof of a shipper having that requirement, i will continue to believe its a...
  2. dc843

    Planet fitness or Anytime fitness better for expediting?

    It's not that hard as long as you got a fridge to store stuff in. Just gotta create a diet plan of nutritious healthy foods that balance the calories and macros that you will enjoy, or at least tolerate till you can learn to enjoy it. Being in a van or truck you gotta have stuff that's pretty...
  3. dc843

    Planet fitness or Anytime fitness better for expediting?

    They do have different pricing as they are all independent franchises. I think it's usually somewhere around 40 a month plus the sign up fees and stuff. ($1 sign up fee March 4th thru 8th). I would just go to your local gym and sign up there since it won't make much of a difference in price...
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    Hopeing to learn the ropes of expediteing and become owner operators

    As you probably know the van market will stay pretty saturated, a lot of competition, some brokers keep their van count in line with their expected business demands, and some will just take on vans no matter what. Panther is the latter. While it's good for panther to be able to cover the most...
  5. dc843

    Everything I need to start my expediting business?

    Your list is just the tip of the iceberg. Ive been in expedited trucking for ten years. before that the construction business for 20 years. You can take the following business advice or leave it.. First order of business is file your DBA. its less expensive, gets your business name legally...
  6. dc843

    Everything I need to start my expediting business?

    Currently working for fleet owner, planning on getting started as an owner operator around February or March. My thinking behind that is it lets me build up my money, credit will grow some, and most important some of the more reputable companies will most likely be planning for an increase in...
  7. dc843

    A few tax questions

    So if you put a 1099 driver in the van, pay them 60% and they pay fuel, you cant use the mileage deduction while the driver deducts the fuel? I wouldnt think this would be double dipping since you are your driver are filing two separate returns.
  8. dc843

    Tips for driving a straight truck on snow and ice?

    How about the ATC is straight trucks? I've heard it's not really worth much in a TT with air brakes but a ST with disc brakes?
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    Questions

    Yeah now that I'm close to a year with my starter credit card I need to look into one of those with rewards points. It's the same thing where if you pay it off each month there's no interest and those reward points are basically free money?
  10. dc843

    Questions

    Do courier work for sure. But a cheap van. Make sure you get a loan for it to build up your credit. Do that until you're 21. Unless you're like real close to being 21, then I would just wait it out. Regardless, start building your credit. It's going to help you out so much later on if you...
  11. dc843

    Tips for driving a straight truck on snow and ice?

    Wow that sucks. I guess just because the roads are clear doesn't mean parking lots are. Appreciate the help.
  12. dc843

    Tips for driving a straight truck on snow and ice?

    Though the average winter if you had to estimate how many days will you deal with icy conditions?
  13. dc843

    Tips for driving a straight truck on snow and ice?

    So it really need to be a daily thing of paying attention to where the snow and rain falls and assume if your in that area the following day or two that it will re freeze? Then when you get to that area what would be the warning sign that there is indeed ice? from what I see in pics it just...
  14. dc843

    Tips for driving a straight truck on snow and ice?

    I'm in a freightliner straight truck with a sleeper and this season will be my first time driving in winter for the most part. I had a few snow drives in my 4 months of TT but nothing that changed the roads. Also I'm from coastal South Carolina, we don't do snow. So in a nutshell I'm nervous...
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    Expediters Services

    WIOA is basically financial aid for non college courses like truck driving or welding. As long as your household income is under a certain amount you should qualify. That amount varies by state. When you go talk to the school recruiter they should tell you about it.
  16. dc843

    Expediters Services

    Look into the WIOA program in your state. If you qualify you can go to a private cdl school for free. I dont recommend going to a company sponsored school. Get your class A, then if you don't want to ever mess with a TT again, which I definately don't, Find a fleet owner for a straight truck...
  17. dc843

    Expediters Services

    Yeah like DS said im pretty sure are a truck financing company. With the PTO program and probably without it they do act as a fleet owner where you They would supply a truck and lease it onto a company like panther or fxcc. But they are not a broker/dispatch themselves. As far as I understand...
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    Expediters Services

    Are you referring to the path to ownership program?
  19. dc843

    Planet fitness or Anytime fitness better for expediting?

    From what I see, about half would be no problem and the other half you would pretty much have to go at night when there's not a lot of people. I'm probably going to go back to a van for the simple fact that I'll be able to stay in shape and not have to worry about hour limits combined with...
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    Looking for companies to hire cargo van drivers

    Also the trucking jobs section will give a list of companies sorted by vehicle type. Then you can probably do some googling to find some other ones.
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