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Discussion in 'Ask The Recruiter' started by Daniel Capua, Nov 6, 2017.

  1. Daniel Capua

    Daniel Capua New Recruit Driver

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    Any out there
     
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    Greg Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Yes. Job = fleet owners trucks. Career = own operate your own truck
     
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    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    That's a weird opinion.
    Many people have made a career of driving other people's trucks.
    Lots of upside.
    Lower risk. Less headaches.Less stress. More free time.
    Use your available credit for other things. Freedom to walk away easier.
    If you get to a good owner, you can be treated fairly, give him the problems, do your job, earn a good living , and chill.
    There are more people on this site that wish they hadn't purchased a truck than you'd believe.
     
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    Greg Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I think you read too much into my statement. It is not weird at all. The OP asked about straight truck JOBS. If you buy a truck to be an Expediter, I would not consider that a job, but a business, which in turn would be more of a career.
    Conversely, if you drive for someone else, as you pointed out, it is a job that can also be a career.
     
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    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    I look at a career as a life's work in one field.
    If I sold trucks, drove trucks, dispatched trucks, and repaired trucks I would say I had a career in trucking.

    If I drove trucks, ran a restaurant, sold cars, ran a gym, and hung gutters I would say I had a series of jobs.
    It wouldn't matter if I had bought the truck or drove for someone. It would have been a job.
     
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    Greg Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I guess it is all perspective. If I have to invest 20K - 275K for a "job", versus "sign and drive", I would consider one more of a business career than a job. But that's just my opinion.
     
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    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Back on track, there are solo straight truck jobs out there.
    Fewer solo positions than team positions.
    Look in the classifieds. Put an ad selling yourself in the classifieds.
    If you're new, you're better off teaming at first. Learn the business. You'd be more attractive to a fleet owner if you can show knowledge and a proven track record in expediting.
     
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    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Greg, I guess it's just semantics.
    I think of a career spanning a long period of time.

    You can argue that but be careful, I wouldn't want Rags to think you're an antisemantic.

    Rags, wash your hands......
     
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