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Realistic Profit for White Glove Truck Owner

Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by btucker, Dec 22, 2017.

  1. btucker

    btucker New Recruit Fleet Owner

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    Would someone mind sharing what the realistic profit is for the owner of a truck to make as just a owner and not a operator on a straight truck providing white glove service? Based on 75% Availability and after all expenses including paying the drivers. Thanks
     
  2. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    No hard answer.
    How good is the team ? Do you have one with a proven track record ?
    How good is the truck ? Almost impossible to answer. A truck that was good last week may not be good next week.
    And how expensive is the truck ?
    Did you buy it right or overpay ?
    And how good of an owner are you ?
    Do you know what you’re doing or are you learning ?

    It can be profitable. And it can be unprofitable.
     
    • BigStickJr

      BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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      More thoughts.

      It’s not a good investment for a non-trucker.
      Too much to know.
      I doubt if anyone not selling management services will say there’s enough profit to pay a management company.
      We lose knowledgeable owners due smaller profits, rising expenses, and increasing regulations.
      A recruiter will tell you anything. So will someone selling you something.
       
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      Tennesseahawk Veteran Expediter

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      I would guess you'd have to ask a white glove team that question. In this forum, I believe they've gone the way of the dodo.
       
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