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Looking For Cargo Van/ Straight Truck Answers

Discussion in 'The Newbies Paradise' started by m&ttruckers, May 19, 2017 at 12:27 PM.

  1. m&ttruckers
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    So my wife and I have to decided to look into the expediting industry. Being school bus drivers with a class a and her with a class b license I have decided on straight truck with a major company. My wife feels cargo van would be a good fit .
    What can someone tell me about cargo van miles and pay and is a team a good fit for cargo van?
    There isn't a lot of info out there on pay for either as well as not a lot of info on miles driven a week for either just starting out.
    I'm assuming cargo van is limited on freight due to not being able to haul as much weight. But then we can get into places with a van that a straight truck cannot venture ...
    what is everyone's thoughts on this ?
     
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    xmudman Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I'm a vanner because I have to be: I can't get a med card. My wife is out with me as well. My advice, to a couple who both have CDLs? Straight truck, all the way. More room, more money, more freight, you name it.

    As newbies, your first run should be to Lexington KY, for the Expo in July. You will find lots of solid advice and you will be able to speak to companies like Expediter Services, that can help you get started.
     
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    Thank you for your timely reply xmudman ... we are both already registered to attend the expo and plan on learning a lot and networking as well
     
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    xmudman Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    You're welcome. God knows I've got time to answer; we've had 3 loads in two weeks
     
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    Geeesh that's not good .... hopefully freight picks up for you
     
  6. Ragman
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    What's freight?
     
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    billg27 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Well that sure sucks! I just had about the best week I've had in about a year. Hope things get better for you soon.


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  8. Ragman
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    How are you finding freight at a decent rate?

    I've been reduced to moving dry goods from a warehouse to stores.
     
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    billg27 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I don't know how he does it? Murray just does a great job of filling my pockets week after week. No complaints here!


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    If I was younger, I might consider leasing to a company. Only problem is, I don't own the truck.
     
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    NorthernBill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    We like the freedom from the log book, teaming our van. Don't think we could make in someone else's van. Comfort is a bit of a challenge, but we seldom get a room. We have averaged around 3,000 miles per week so far this year.
     
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    FREIGHT /'freɪt/
    Freight,
    Noun
    An elusive and tricky thing often sought after by freight relocation specialists.
     
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    I think, therefore I van.
     
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