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  1. dc843

    2 week shutdown

    Yeah I hope so too but it's definately not a guarantee. To be fair, it hasn't really been sustained temps of over 80 most places yet. But that's still secondary. Just wondering what y'all thought hypothetically. Biggest problem is everyone not taking it seriously if you ask me. Especially...
  2. dc843

    2 week shutdown

    So let's say this all clears up with the warmer weather, there's a lot of evidence showing it doesn't transmit or survive as well in higher temps and humidity.... With all the shutdowns happening now, would it be a semi intelligent assumption July won't be as slow as usual?
  3. dc843

    Are we out of a job?

    And when that happens, who is going to own all these vehicles to create this huge conglomerate of self driving vehicles located everywhere? Will it be the same deal as now where a company owns so many trucks and they bid on loads to send the truck to? How much will the trucks stops charge to...
  4. dc843

    Are we out of a job?

    One thing to keep in mind with self driving vehicles, they will require pre planning for their deliveries. It's not the same as oh :censoredsign: we forgot to send these 2 pallets we need someone to take them right now, or oh no this machine broke we need a replacement part asap, etc.
  5. dc843

    Model years of promasters/transits to avoid?

    I do love it in a way, and I would make more money even with the lower rates than I would a local class a driving job, at least where I am. Albeit not a lot more. But idk if it's enough more to be having to live in a van weeks at a time, all the extra costs involved with that, and sacrificing a...
  6. dc843

    Model years of promasters/transits to avoid?

    I would be all for it but problem is very few carriers that are worth a :censoredsign: will take me on with a van that old. Someone on a promaster forum made a good point, if I get an older one with 100-200k on it, either the issues will have already been fixed or it didn't have the problem. I have a...
  7. dc843

    Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet for accounting

    Im working on finishing mine, except it's through Google sheets. I'm pretty proud of it, just gotta figure out the formulas for my analytics section. Most of what I did was inspired by a YouTuber (who hasn't put out anything in a while) everything apax. Just search apax expediting and he...
  8. dc843

    Model years of promasters/transits to avoid?

    Looking to buy a van soon. 3500 long and tall. I know the first few years of both of these had a few notorious problems. If I get something....2018 or newer? Have most of these issues been resolved? If it was you what would be your minimum year? This is a very generic question, obviously my...
  9. dc843

    Economics of Uber and Lyft

    Im waiting for another few financials releases still showing them bleeding money and their stock around 20 or 15 then im buying in. Theyll get their act together eventually.
  10. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Make sure you keep a case on that z3 my screen went totally dead the first time i dropped mine. Lesson learned....
  11. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    By only doing it when you are in a risky place, that you also got extra money going into. Never once have i just run for 20 cents over period. What im talking about is risk management. Also, you should have a maintnance and repair fund as part of your operating costs in my opinion. I do 3 cents...
  12. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Dont get me wrong you DEFINATELY need to figure out what sorta salary you need, but i just dont include it in my cost per mile is all. I look at my bottom line and say ok i made this much i need this much for personal stuff so this is how much i can put back into the business. And yes youll...
  13. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    My cost per mile is based my total expenses per month, insurance, van payment, total gas, what i put away for my repair and maintnance fund, etc.....all divided by the total odometer miles for the time period, thats loaded miles, relocation, deadhead, etc. Im not just calculating my loaded...
  14. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Im talking about in the situation where he would rather deadhead. Freight or no freight, same miles ....
  15. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Wouldnt be horrible if you could combine a few small shipments like that. Medium chair though? Is that from uship or something?
  16. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Id either go to memphis or maybe ft smith arkansas...i seem to get loads out of there. Ive dh there twice from little rock and once from KC. So i might just go ahead and be there and jump the line.
  17. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Also there a probably a lot of good truck drivers who are just bad businessmen who are running at a loss. I refuse to believe as a TT OO you cant make pretty damn good money if you are smart about it. Shipping is in more of a demand now than its ever been with all this ecommerce continuing and...
  18. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Walmart is basically doing the same thing trying to compete with amazon as well. Who really knows what is going to happen in this industry in the next 10 years with so much technological advancement. Shippers will mess up orders less. Self driving trucks are definately coming, and while i...
  19. dc843

    Loads going cheap lately?

    Idk about that
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