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Cargo Van Thinking about getting into Sprinter

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    Justsitting New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    I run solo tractor in expediting. In the past, I have had a couple tractors with drivers.

    What are thoughts on Sprinters? I have the ability to purchase a couple and people with experience willing to drive. But doing the numbers I am not sure the return is there.

    Thoughts.
     
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    The numbers don't lie. ;)
     
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      I have never really paid much attention to anything outside of tractors. When I looked at Sprinter rates I was rather shocked. I have another 5+ years before I want to retire so I will likely just buy another tractor for myself and put someone in my current unit.
       
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