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  1. D

    Class A cdl looking to get into expediting solo.

    Hello everyone, My name is Dustin and I have been driving straight trucks for 5 years. Last April I got my class A CDL and now I am looking at making a career move to drive a straight truck expediting for a fleet owner. I want to see how I like it and to learn the business before I decide to...
  2. Charmaine

    Not getting paid?!

    Hey guys, Considering going back OTR solo as straight truck. I originally applied with panther and did my research on other companies as well. I see the common topic of not getting paid on time or at all. Could someone give decent companies to look at. I don’t need any rainbows and gumdrop when...
  3. A

    Sprinter van newbie - status?

    Hello everyone!! I have been researching on sprinter van driving for a couple months and keep reading contradicting information. The owner operator guys that I know that do it say that they make about $1/mile, have plenty of work, pretty easy flow, etc.. I keep reading that it has gotten worse...
  4. E

    New to Straight Trucks

    I've been driving a sprinter van that my brother owns for a bit but I was looking to drive small or large straights instead. I'm 20 and live in Knoxville,TN. 1.) Are there any companies that lease or rent straights? I look for my own loads so I just need a truck. If anyone knows any way I can...
  5. T

    Let's try this!

    Hi everyone! Me and wifey are company drivers with a trucking company (Werner). My wife would like to downsize our vehicle. We are both interested in sprinter (transit) van. I know that downsizing the vehicle will result in downsizing our wallet from what I've read... I'm trying to figure out...
  6. MrMcHooHaa

    New Guy with Potentially Silly Question :-{o

    Hi guys! I am very eagerly looking into becoming a "professional" expediter, and I'm wondering if it's even remotely possible to find a company that hires people who do NOT drive vans, but sedans. I am very much keeping my eyes peeled for something affordable to exchange my Nissan Altima for...
  7. ADBrouse

    Heddo Drivers!

    Hi.. I'm Anthony.. But friends call me Myst.. from old Facebook days when you didn't have to use real names... I am 48 have no wife, no kids , no bills. Figured that not having any of the above expenses I would run off in a van . In that my ex and her bf ran boards for a small company out of...
  8. R

    Possibly Starting My New Expediting Journey Next Week...

    Good afternoon Expediters, I've been reading posts for a few days now and have a basic understanding of how things work. I'm completely new to expediting and have a job opportunity working for a company driving a 2015 Dodge Sprinter as a 1099 Contractor. I'm responsible for my own fuel, the...
  9. alexmj616

    Newbie with a question reguarding pay

    Sorry if this question has been asked before, but I am a brand new driver with an iffy driving record. I found a very small expediting company in Michigan(10 sprinters, 2 straight trucks) that is willing to give me a try. They are offering 28 cents per mile, with them covering all expenses...
  10. Daniel Lee

    Entrepreneur

    Hello everybody. I just discovered this forum a day ago and have been reading multiple threads on multiple subjects. I'm an entrepreneur who's very interested in learning all the in's and out's of the trucking industry.
  11. A3gis21

    Cargo Van New To Expediting

    So I was just offered a job driving a Sprinter Van by a friend of mine who owns a fleet. The pay is okay, so I decided to take it. I have prior experience driving a tractor trailer, though I haven't driven one in over 7 or 8 years. So I kind of know how being on the road works. I was wanting to...
  12. Anomaly

    Big Truck A Newbie Doing Their Homework...

    Hi all, and thanks in advance for any help/answers you can give... I got my Class A CDL in 2013, and while it's been an interesting ride (oh, BOY, do I have some stories to tell), I think more and more lately of going expedited with a straight truck or cargo van, for a number of reasons. I had...
  13. M

    New to it, need help from honest people

    I live in Washington Pa, right along I70, and have been a CDL B driver for 15 years. I have a B/M with tanker, hazmat, passenger, endorsements, no tickets, no dot's, no accidents, nothing. No criminal record, and a Veteran of the Marine Corps, 20 years. I currently drive a fuel truck in the...
  14. L

    So many questions

    My husband has been driving for several years delivering local freight. He would like to switch to expedited freight and I would like to join him. I would like to ride with him for a bit while learning the ropes, making sure this is what I want to do and studying for my permit. Is there a...
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