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2017 MB Sprinter extended warranty

Discussion in 'Truck Talk' started by Pyndyk, Dec 29, 2017.

  1. OntarioVanMan
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    OntarioVanMan Retired Expediter Owner/Operator

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    at our age now tho Rags..it doesn't work so well....thats a younger mans playground...;)
     
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  2. Pyndyk

    Pyndyk Rookie Expediter Fleet Owner

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    It was his first week and he is only 25 yo, still plenty of energy. Maybe next week will take it slower. On average all our drivers put more than 3K miles weekly. They are on the road for 3-4 weeks straight.
     
  3. OntarioVanMan
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    OntarioVanMan Retired Expediter Owner/Operator

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    thats cool.......life is all about choices...good luck out there...:)
     
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    Ragman Veteran Expediter Driver

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    On that note..... its time for Classic Movie Saturday to begin......
     
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    Grizzly Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Let us know after 6 months if you're kicking yourself for not investing in Real Estate ..

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    Grizzly Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    "In reality" ... we all know it's not a cookie cutter schedule. 3,000 mi in 4 days does not equal 750 per day. We take it as it comes. Most have done lots of miles over a few day stretch.

    Just keep the per mi rate up! It's possible to run more miles at a good rate ... no need to get shafted for "more miles" ...

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  7. Pyndyk

    Pyndyk Rookie Expediter Fleet Owner

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    I’m not expecting to make a lot of money; I have other sources of income including RE. I just want to learn the industry and maybe move up to 18 wheelers. Sprinter van is the lowest risk option with almost zero $ investment; so far out of pocket investment is $2K.
     

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  8. ntimevan

    ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    $2000.. investment..?
    Was the $50,000 Sprinter given to you ..?
    24 " bed with No Mattress .. No insulation in van ..
    No AC in van..
    Good Luck Retaining Drivers .. in my opinion...
    No Offense... But does your Driver work for a Slum Lord ..

    All aboard the Freight Train
     
  9. Pyndyk

    Pyndyk Rookie Expediter Fleet Owner

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    I’m talking about initial investment; van payments are operating expense; there is a 4 inch mattress, blankets, Pillow and a sleeping bag; installed heater as well. Keeps 70 degrees temperature with no issues.
     
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    Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I see a heavy turnover coming. They will eventually get burned out. JMHO.
     
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    Pyndyk Rookie Expediter Fleet Owner

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    You could be right; he is on his way to Laredo from Chicago and then loading again to Visalia, CA (7,000 miles in 9 days)
     
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    Hope your insurance coverage is good.
     
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    Well then i know the rate to Ca. isn't $ .85 plus ... because this place is Packed ... and i know another EO member was offered a load back to the NE.. and he told them $ .75 a mile and they (broker) laughed at him.... so ... we can Now understand the Rest Of The Story ...

    All aboard the Freight Train
     
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    Pyndyk Rookie Expediter Fleet Owner

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    It’s 0.95 to CA for this trip. I know that come back it will be lower.
     
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    To the van ...? I and several other Long Time EO members will have to call BS on that rate i have been is this business almost 15 years and You been in it what 45 days .. and claiming 95 cents to the van out of Laredo ... BS
    The driver i mentioned before couldn't get 80 cents to Los Angeles, Ca ...on load offer not 2 hours ago ...

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    i know you probably know this but how would you feel having your driver crash and kill himself and maybe others hanging over your head the rest of your life. IMHO 7000 miles in 9 days will wear this kid out. Also DOT will be watching him as he weaves all over the road. I see it happening all the time. He will be one of the ones that ruin it for everybody else when DOT regulates us van drivers. Just something to think about. Enough said. I am off my soapbox.
     
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    5000 lb Sprinter loads pay more;)
     
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  18. Pyndyk

    Pyndyk Rookie Expediter Fleet Owner

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    I guess I have relationship with a better shipper. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. Currently I work with 4 shippers and refuse loads that dont meet my minimum threshold.
     
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    Pyndyk Rookie Expediter Fleet Owner

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    He has enough time to sleep for about 7 hours daily, plus breaks for food. He doesn’t have time to watch NFL games or post on forums but the driver is fine and alert. Some people just work more than others.
     
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    Again you don't Have a Better Shipper than mine ( Active Aero ) ... Maybe you have a Broker who cuts corners on insurance / legal requirements to help get loads .... or over loads your sprinter ... freight weight wise... which is under 2850 lbs from factory .. without driver /personal items /fuel in tank ... so lets say you have 2,400 left available for legal freight carring weight ... we have seen hundreds of guys like you come on EO and inform us how great your system is working .. thats fine we like seeing people succeed... but don't rub our face in it and expect no response...

    All aboard the Freight Train
     
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