October...Spooks and Goblins

Murraycroexp

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I am. But all good. And for a good reason.

Let's just say there's
now a driver # 2001. ;)
(Fleet # 2 driver #s to start with a 2)

But I can't be adding more unless our other guy comes on.
Just laying groundwork and doing the Q&As with a few more right now.
Gotta make sure EVERY Q is addressed and that we even think of Qs concerns that they aren't yet. This is not an industry that makes for comfortable surprises. If it means fewer drivers come on, so be it. But there will NEVER be a driver with us that truthfully says "that's not what you told me".
 

OntarioVanMan

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I am. But all good. And for a good reason.

Let's just say there's
now a driver # 2001. ;)
(Fleet # 2 driver #s to start with a 2)

But I can't be adding more unless our other guy comes on.
Just laying groundwork and doing the Q&As with a few more right now.
Gotta make sure EVERY Q is addressed and that we even think of Qs concerns that they aren't yet. This is not an industry that makes for comfortable surprises. If it means fewer drivers come on, so be it. But there will NEVER be a driver with us that truthfully says "that's not what you told me".

ahhh the smoke is starting to clear to see the bigger picture....Thanks....:)

I think the pay is the biggest obstacle for most fledgling drivers....

but ya know what and the way we look at it?....
we will be getting a paycheck about 2-3 months AFTER we leave....

Murray....just one mans opinion.....you have a great system to compete in todays marketplace....continue to keep the operating costs low....I personally wouldn't give in to the temptation to prepay or start factoring, just to put vans on quicker...a van on every corner is not the solution.
 
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On another note :

Heading out today BUT need to buy a new laptop and take a day to get it setup again ... So you can post me in Aberdeen for tomorrow afternoon or Monday am .....thanks
 
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OntarioVanMan

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I am. But all good. And for a good reason.

Let's just say there's
now a driver # 2001. ;)
(Fleet # 2 driver #s to start with a 2)

But I can't be adding more unless our other guy comes on.
Just laying groundwork and doing the Q&As with a few more right now.
Gotta make sure EVERY Q is addressed and that we even think of Qs concerns that they aren't yet. This is not an industry that makes for comfortable surprises. If it means fewer drivers come on, so be it. But there will NEVER be a driver with us that truthfully says "that's not what you told me".
this is very fitting at CRE:

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Murraycroexp

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.....we will be getting a paycheck about 2-3 months AFTER we leave....

Funny thing is, our average a/r is no where near that long. I'll run the report today but it's always the "scratch on the Ferrari" that we remember.
 
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OntarioVanMan

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.....we will be getting a paycheck about 2-3 months AFTER we leave....

Funny thing is, our average a/r is no where near that long. I'll run the report today but it's always the "scratch on the Ferrari" that we remember.
I didn't mean to infer an average wait time.......depending on the broker there is a couple that are slow to pick up the pen and sign a check.....:)

Its funny the carrier that takes a smear campaign on here with some members is one of the quickest payers....:)
 

Murraycroexp

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All good. Looks like broker-only 7/1-10/26 average is 35.25 days. Add to that a few days between invoice & DDs and that hits 40 days, easy. But look at some of those assbags in there.

32.98
16.00
54.50
49.50
44.38
50.31
42.94
32.17
12.00
9.40
51.63
57.25
38.50
33.00
30.92
30.18
49.57
26.00
15.00
27.14
55.25
33.39
11.00
42.53
22.75
17.58
36.42
36.88
42.62
34.58
13.00
34.33
35.00
33.10
27.80
27.64
33.88
33.00
48.95
33.89
25.00
25.00
34.83
40.63
38.08
18.25
34.26
39.50
37.80
25.96
36.83
34.06
28.63
10.75
54.37
39.25
32.76
43.75
48.57
40.25
20.80
28.00
20.67
37.02
32.60
48.24
54.39
42.86
40.23
39.44
74.00
31.50
29.92
60.92
33.52
22.67
52.14
35.25 AVERAGE
 

OntarioVanMan

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All good. Looks like broker-only 7/1-10/26 average is 35.25 days. Add to that a few days between invoice & DDs and that hits 40 days, easy. But look at some of those assbags in there.

32.98
16.00
54.50
49.50
44.38
50.31
42.94
32.17
12.00
9.40
51.63
57.25
38.50
33.00
30.92
30.18
49.57
26.00
15.00
27.14
55.25
33.39
11.00
42.53
22.75
17.58
36.42
36.88
42.62
34.58
13.00
34.33
35.00
33.10
27.80
27.64
33.88
33.00
48.95
33.89
25.00
25.00
34.83
40.63
38.08
18.25
34.26
39.50
37.80
25.96
36.83
34.06
28.63
10.75
54.37
39.25
32.76
43.75
48.57
40.25
20.80
28.00
20.67
37.02
32.60
48.24
54.39
42.86
40.23
39.44
74.00
31.50
29.92
60.92
33.52
22.67
52.14
35.25 AVERAGE
That's a 5 week average.....:)
 

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As far as money is concerned, the big ones are the best. However, I kinda dislike them. Maybe because of age, or something else, but they just wear me out.

I like the 700 mile loads. All I need is 4 of these in a week and I'm happy.

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As far as money is concerned, the big ones are the best. However, I kinda dislike them. Maybe because of age, or something else, but they just wear me out.

I like the 700 mile loads. All I need is 4 of these in a week and I'm happy.

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greedy son of a gun eh?.....4? I'll take 3 and walk away content....LOL
 
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unloaded 12 hours early at the TA down here @ e60 on 24 Tn appointment with dealer up the road possibly a brake job on front....
 
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Dropped this morning in Great Lakes IL. Way to close to home on a Friday. Home now already. Dog is gone, step daughter not here, FIL at a rehabilitation facility after getting his pace maker this week. Haven't been alone with Sharon for too long. Going to take her away from the house for a fun weekend.
 
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