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Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by Joshua Robichaud, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. Joshua Robichaud

    Joshua Robichaud New Recruit Researching

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    For arguments sake you have two offers from two different owners of a truck let’s say the trucks are exactly the same so there’s no issue there. And furthermore they both are contracted on with the same company for arguments sake let’s call it ABC logistics.

    The first owner is offering a 60 / 40 split with the owner getting the 60% and paying all expenses

    The second owner is offering a 40 / 60 split
    With the drivers having to pay for fuel but you will get the fuel surcharge

    Trying to figure out what is going to be more beneficial to me and really have no idea which way to go here

    Thanks
     
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    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Researching

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    The trucks could be similar because one owner will sometimes give you this option.
    60/40 or 40/60.
    You’ll be asked
    1) what kind of equipment ?
    2) Will you go home often ?
    3) Do you have a heavy foot ?
    4) Will you get paid Deadhead ?
     
    • Treadmill
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      Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Id take the 60% because i can control where i want to go to. No owner telling me where to go and controlling my income opportunities. JMHO.
       
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      BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Researching

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      I expect about 80% of experienced expediters will pick 60/40.

      Is that the best choice for a stone cold rookie ?
       
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      DollarSign Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Alot depends on what the equipment is. Van, Str8?
       
    • Joshua Robichaud

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      Straight truck.
       
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      Factors to consider
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      Fuel efficiency of the trucks
      Available fuel discounts
      Solo or team
      Dispatcher or self dispatch
      Paid deadhead

      60/40 should put more money in your pocket if the truck is fuel efficient and driven correctly.
       
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      Over the years as this question has arisen 60/40 is best, if you can keep your foot of the gas pedal. :cigar:
       
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    • Tennesseahawk
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      Owners, by law, cannot force you to go here or there, unless you're an employee.
       
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      Vehicle owners may, however, specify how an independent contractor may use their vehicle while you are not under dispatch. Conditions of vehicle use should be clearly specified by the written contract between the driver and the owner.
       
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      Very few drivers take the 40%. Most take the 60% as they don't won't to be told what to do and control the truck. Also everyone wants the higher % LOL .
       
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      make sure everything is written down in contract , what each party is required to do
       
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      No one covered reality.


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      They don’t like us covering reality.
       
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