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    I want a Job, but Need Help/Advice

    I have gotten over $700 for under a mile. With no Deadhead. ( Not common, but possible)On those days, I didn’t worry about the 600 mile limit. When I negotiated DEADHEAD, it was often over .70 cpm.
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    Cargo Van G3 Transfer Corp. New Driver

    How can an op be “off topic”?
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    I want a Job, but Need Help/Advice

    Why haul freight so cheap you have to drive over 11 hours per day ?
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    Big Truck advice

    Walmart is hiring at a new rate that will put thier drivers around $89,000 per year. Most O/Os don’t do that well. And that’s about as good as it gets for company drivers. Weekend work used to be very common. Probably scarce since ELD. You have to log all HVAC work, so you may find a legit...
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    Big Truck advice

    Start asking every HVAC related business/ supplier if you can use your knowledge. Counter sales, dispatch work, etc. This ain’t a job, it’s an adventure. Crap money for most, no benefits.( edit, I was talking about Expediting, not Trucking in general. I imagine most entry level drivers start out...
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    Seasoned Sprinter Dweller About To Begin Expiditing - Few Questions

    Edit. He’s done an edit to the opening post. He doesn’t like the latest advice. Says he’s listening, and will adjust. Give him a participation trophy and move on.
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    Seasoned Sprinter Dweller About To Begin Expiditing - Few Questions

    You probably laughed at your multi carrier friend before he came up with the motor home idea.
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    POLL Carrier Loads question

    What he does/drive probably doesn’t affect a carriers ability to get loads. My guess is the bigger/better carriers probably can have about any loads they want. Smaller carriers, that don’t have as good track records may be denied access to loads.,Generally better loads. That said, I’ve pulled a...
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    No bills or obligations, simple life style. Expediting financially viable?

    Take the $70-$80 per year job. Bank $35-$40 per year for a year or two. Then do what you want. Or are you too lazy ? I just retired. I have money in the bank. A Teamster Pension. At 66 I’ll draw about $2200 per month SS. Why wait until 66 to draw my SS ? So I can make unlimited income. I...
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    No bills or obligations, simple life style. Expediting financially viable?

    Are you adverse to becoming an employee?
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    I need some help because I am going to do something weird/stupid

    Why ??? His name gives a clue. He’s TOASTED man !!!!
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    Cargo Van New company needing help building fleet

    Amazon could easily do this without these contractors. Seems like the idea is to pass the worker’s compensation and unemployment liabilities on to these smaller guys. Anyone see any other motive ?
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    Cargo Van New company needing help building fleet

    Missed that you may be leasing the vans from/thru your shipper., If you can do so profitably, it may be in your best interest to continue doing so. If lots of people get other vans, the company may not tolerate thier vans sitting. So they may favor people with their vans. A big selling point...
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    Cargo Van New company needing help building fleet

    You may find a Ryder or Penske type operation that will carry the note if they’re stuck with a quantity of vans coming in off a lease. Probably the smaller the company the more interest they’ll show in you. Or find dealers that buy large quantities of used vans. Can you hire your own...
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    Cargo Van New company needing help building fleet

    It’s still quite profitable..... Do you know that, or hope that ? Do you have an accountant, not H&R Block, but an accountant that tells you you’ll be profitable figuring future tax liabilities, etc? Are your drivers employees ? I hope so. That’s more expensive than most people can imagine. If...
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    Cargo Van New company needing help building fleet

    Have you talked to a reputable rental company about long term leases? Should be much cheaper than renting. The longer you commit, the cheaper per month . Do you have any kind of financial guarantee from the shipper ? And how do you find 20 drivers in 2 weeks?
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    Cargo Van New company needing help building fleet

    Ever hear of Roadway Express ? Amazon probably won’t do this but..,, Roadway went around the country feeding/pushing small trucking companies. To keep the every expanding business they had to build a Roadway designed terminal. Then once heavily leveraged, Roadway would pull the rug out from...
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    Why expedite if you have a CDL?

    I was very fortunate to usually have top-tier jobs. Union driver making $50,000 in the late 70’s. Union driver making $76,000 in the mid 90’s. Union O/O making big bucks for 10 years. Then TVAL/ AA&E team in a straight. There is good money in TT but harder to find. Tougher with reduced...
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    Why expedite if you have a CDL?

    Not all van drivers work cheap or live like a homeless person. But many do.
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