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Discussion in 'The Newbies Paradise' started by Rayman1, Dec 17, 2017.

  1. Rayman1

    Rayman1 New Recruit Researching

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    Is there an advantage to signing on with a company as an o/o versus just getting loads straight from broker(s)

    Just back story if you need it
    I've driven otr tractor trailer and understand the lifestyle part of the job.

    If I decide to expedite I will most likely sell my house and "live" in the van so I would rather own my own van for that reason
     
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    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Driving T/T and living in a van is not the same lifestyle.
    You can own a van and lease to a company.
    That’d be my second choice.
    Staying out of a van, my first choice.
     
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      Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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      Go big or go home! 3 years "vanning" and if I knew then...........go Str8 with a nice big sleeper.

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      I was saying van in general terms, could be a sprinter, etc

      I didn't keep up my cdl and I have no interest in straight or TT

      My main question was what's the benefits of signing on with a company vs getting loads straight from brokers
       
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      Quite often, a company will pay you.
      Read back trough past posts and the answers are obvious.
       
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      Ok
      You're talking about illegitimate brokers who rip you off.
      And Yes it probably makes more sense to learn the business before doing something like selling my house
      I've read through the forums I've read 2000 miles in a van
      Some of your Faq links are broken
       
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      I've only "signed on" with two carriers so I have nothing to offer about going it alone, except the carriers save me from paperwork, collections, etc. To me it's worth a small percentage to just drive and cash the checks.

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      And keep in mind if selling your house. You need some place to call home other then the van for tax purposes, or you may risk losing your per diem.

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