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Grizzly

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Also, I think people should have adequate vehicles to live in while on the road. You're approaching this with a sweatshop mentality.
 

Grizzly

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Freghtliner M2 or Hino 268a with 26 ft box and a lift gate and a Texas type sleeper. Will run multi carrier operation.
I sincerely hope you post maintenance cost on those two.

Since you DO post numbers, can I ask why straights? Yes they have more freight opportunity, but myself, I haven't figured out how they earn more than vans...
Just send this guy your resume already, you can be his next servant ... I mean employee ... I mean independent contractor.
 

brokcanadian

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Freghtliner M2 or Hino 268a with 26 ft box and a lift gate and a Texas type sleeper. Will run multi carrier operation.
I sincerely hope you post maintenance cost on those two.

Since you DO post numbers, can I ask why straights? Yes they have more freight opportunity, but myself, I haven't figured out how they earn more than vans...
Just send this guy your resume already, you can be his next servant ... I mean employee ... I mean independent contractor.
Yeah, tried that. I'm way too unfriendly in person

Edit: unless you're a driver...
 

Van2017

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This is how I want my truck to look, with 6ft sleeper, AC, and a diesel heater for a team operations. There is no sweat shop mentality here. I can’t build them an RV and expect to make money. This is business. If drivers don’t like it, they can go ahead and find an office job or join the union.
 

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Van2017

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I called Load One, and they charge 66% I think from the gross, leaving us with approx $15K-$19K monthly revenue; not enough for my liking. I need $27K+ per month, per ST truck.
 
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brokcanadian

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Getting closer to the numbers I'm looking for.

Not that I'd dream of having employees, just for me

There's a company near me that pays $1.50 all miles, plates, tolls...fleet insurance...stands to reason they charge a customer more than $1.50 a mile
 
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I called Load One, and they charge 66% I think from the gross, leaving us with approx $15K-$19K monthly revenue; not enough for my liking. I need $27K+ per month, per ST truck.
Wrong way to look at it in my opinion. Load 1 pays me 70% of what they charge their customers. They do all the work associated with a load, including, among many other things, paying sales teams to get customers and billing those customers. I do the easy job, which is to pick up and deliver that load.

Now, if I had those customers, etc, you could say that Load 1 charges me x to use their authority.


Something else to consider though. 70% of $2.00 is still more than 80% of $1.50. I made up these numbers, but you don't mention what the gross is. And I suspect that load one grosses a lot more from their own customers that you gross from any brokers.

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This is how I want my truck to look, with 6ft sleeper, AC, and a diesel heater for a team operations. There is no sweat shop mentality here. I can’t build them an RV and expect to make money. This is business. If drivers don’t like it, they can go ahead and find an office job or join the union.
I would add a tag axle and lift gate.
 
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brokcanadian

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This is how I want my truck to look, with 6ft sleeper, AC, and a diesel heater for a team operations. There is no sweat shop mentality here. I can’t build them an RV and expect to make money. This is business. If drivers don’t like it, they can go ahead and find an office job or join the union.
I would add a tag axle and lift gate.
Can't do that, then he'd need actual drivers with a commercial license :p
 

Treadmill

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This is how I want my truck to look, with 6ft sleeper, AC, and a diesel heater for a team operations. There is no sweat shop mentality here. I can’t build them an RV and expect to make money. This is business. If drivers don’t like it, they can go ahead and find an office job or join the union.
I would add a tag axle and lift gate.
Can't do that, then he'd need actual drivers with a commercial license :p
Yeah but he could even make more money.
 
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brokcanadian

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Speaking of that, it's amazing how many jobs there are for DZ (your class B I think) near me. I've never looked before. "Freedom" has an opportunity cost
 

Grizzly

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I won't say anymore, other than equipment matters to qualified candidates. You'll be dealing with newbies in that sh*tbox.

Make sure to let us know when they decide to go on a jag and abandon your vehicle in Vegas.
 

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We are still looking for a same household, hysband/wife team for ST 26ft truck to run 48 states and Canada. They can make $70-$90K
Does it have a sleeper ?
Approximately how many miles per year at $70k?
 

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We are still looking for a same household, hysband/wife team for ST 26ft truck to run 48 states and Canada. They can make $70-$90K
Does it have a sleeper ?
Approximately how many miles per year at $70k?

I hate it when you ask two completely different questions and only get one answer.
Either he’s a recruiter or a politician.
There are similarities.
 
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