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Discussion in 'The Newbies Paradise' started by leekshot, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. leekshot

    leekshot New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    need help getting started what do I need to get my own Authority an dot #
     
  2. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    PM me and I’ll send you my info.
    Get a Green Dot Card for $8752.44.
    What do you plan on doing with authority once I get it for you ?
     
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  3. leekshot

    leekshot New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    I wont to work off a load board why do I need a green dot card for that much for
     
  4. Ragman
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    Ragman Veteran Expediter Driver

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    Be nice....:D
     
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  5. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Just joking around. There will be plenty of people looking to take your money.
    If you don’t mind, what type of equipment?
    Do you own it now ?
    Do you have any experience in expediting?
    Do you need a steady income ?

    There are businesses that will handle this for you, for a fee.
    You can google this, and do it yourself for very low cost.,
     
  6. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Sometimes I like to stimulate conversation.....
     
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  7. leekshot

    leekshot New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    Yea i got my cdl i have a 2014 Ford E250 super duity cargo van trying to find the wright load board any recommendations?
     
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  8. ntimevan

    ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    All aboard the Freight Train
     
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  9. Turtle
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    Turtle Administrator Staff Member Owner/Operator

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    Cargo van expedite load board? You think this business is "buy van, make money"? It's not. There are no cargo van expedite load boards. Even if there were such a load board, because there are 20 cargo vans out here for every cargo van load, a load wouldn't last 2 seconds on a load board.
     
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    It's possible to be a successful owner-operator using a cargo van, and even to find your own loads. However, those who know how to do so are unlikely to be forthcoming with the information because it's a VERY competitive market due to low barriers to entry. You're far more likely to be successful if you lease on with a company that has an authority already and learn a bit more about the business.

    If, after a year or two, you still want to do it yourself, you might be able to find a tiny company that will let you learn a bit more about the admin/dispatch/sales side of the business, but I wouldn't count on it. No one wants to train their competition on how to effectively compete with them. That's probably part of the reason why there is so much compartmentalization in this industry. Intelligent owners realize that by not training people to "do it all", they can avoid having a bunch of ambitious upstarts with the knowledge to truly compete with them in the marketplace.

    I don't want you to think I'm discouraging you. I'm not. I was you.

    But now I'm them. ;)
     
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  11. leekshot

    leekshot New Recruit Owner/Operator

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