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johnchapter1 (Nate W.)'s Bio

Currently a student completing degree in computer engineering. Entrepreneurial aspirations brings me to truckingtruth's forum.

Family owns and operates short haul trucking business. Looking to take part in family business, while pursuing other aspirations in school and in the community. Devoted born again Christian.

¡¡¡Message: July 23, 2015 Currently looking for experienced short haul truckers! Don't hesitate to contact me on my email or on here!!!

nwarren1@memphis.edu

God Bless You. John 13:31-35 †

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Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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More from Bring Me The Horizon, because they are that good.

Genre - Hard Metal

Bring Me The Horizon- Throne

Posted:  4 years, 1 month ago

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Sorry for not posting recently. Here's a track for those who like rock.

Genre - Hard Metal

Bring Me The Horizon- Can You Feel My Heart

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Job offer

I worked for a small outfit with 11 trucks one time. One thing you want to find out about is how he's going to handle repairs and towing when it comes up, because it will. He doesn't have any national accounts or anything so it all has to be paid up front before anyone will provide any services. So if you break down and have to be towed he'll have to send a tow truck, pay for the services, and of course pay the shop before they'll release the truck after repairs. Then you've gotta get to a hotel or get home in the meantime.

And I hate percentage deals. You basically have to trust the business owner to pay you the right percentage without skimming off your earnings. I've seen a lot of business owners start out with good intentions but it all goes down the drain when times get tough and profits get slim. And if things start going negative they'll steal from their own mothers to keep things afloat.

What about health insurance, worker's comp, and disability? Sounds like you're going to be an independent contractor for him if you're paying your own taxes which means you're responsible for all of that also.

And since you're not sleeping away from home you don't get the tax write-off for being away from home. That's like $50/day or so you can't write off with local work.

And the law will soon change where he'll have to have electronic logbooks installed if he doesn't already.

Hopefully it will all work out. Did you try shooting for any LTL jobs? '6 String Rhythm' works for Old Dominion and makes a killing. Gets home every night, awesome benefits, awesome pay, and large company finances backing it all up.

I never knew how nice it was working for the major companies until I worked for a small one. When you take away all those major company perks the job can be a lot tougher. Every little thing that needs to get done is a big hassle and every dollar that has to be spent is like pulling teeth. And of course the great equipment and all those little perks don't exist.

And don't forget, the smaller the company is the more important every driver is. Wait til you want to take a week off and he not only has to eat all that lost revenue but take a loss on top of it to cover fixed costs. When you work for a company with 5,000 trucks they don't miss you when you sit. But you're going to be 50% of his entire company. If you take time off he goes into the red no matter how hard he decides to run to try to make up for it.

I mean, there's really not much risk in it for you. It's worth a shot. But I've seen this kind of setup many times. When money gets tight, and it will, the friendships go down the drain and the owner cranks up the pressure to run, run, run as he's hanging on by a thread. The heck with the logbook, the heck with repairs, "I don't have your check this week but I will next week", "I need you to take an extra run or two this week"....that kinda thing.

Time will tell. Hopefully it will all work out.

I just learned alot from this rant/analysis. Thanks brother.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Job offer

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As we talked about on the phone. If everything we talked about is 100 % true then it maybe a dream job. Hopefully the papers back up the words.

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He was showing me the last 10 weeks settlement papers of what he has been doing. He has been averaging about $3000/wk take home after fuel is paid. Of course he still has maintenance, truck payment, etc coming out of that. So even after all that he still keeps a good percentage of the money.

The offer is 50% of what the truck makes after fuel is paid for. So if you take the average of say $2500/wk after fuel, then that still leaves me $1250/wk. I will have to pay my own taxes, but I still have a very nice paycheck every week, and I get home most evenings & weekends.... From my way of thinking, it is a win/win for me.

Ernie

Yeah, but you also have to pay for your own health insurance where big companies usually include that for their employees (dental and all that too).

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of the Day

Genre - EDM (House Music Specifically)

Miike Snow - Silvia

***Check out my profile if you're interesting in short-haul trucking in the mid-south area (Memphis, TN or Northern MS.)

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Red Sovine is real trucker music. Especially Phantom 309 and Teddy Bear.

For talk shows, NPR Cartalk takes it.

And links for those who can listen to NPR online? Thanks!

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Red Sovine is real trucker music. Especially Phantom 309 and Teddy Bear.

For talk shows, NPR Cartalk takes it.

Talk shows. I forgot that a lot of people actually still listen to the radio. I'm one of those people (could be due to my generation) that hooks up an iPod with a premade playlist. I like being my own dj.

But do you have a link to the artists you mentioned above?

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of My Forgotten Days (Sounds like an actual album doesn't it lol)

Genre - Alternative Rock

Coldplay - Atlas

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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For those who like old school hip hop, dr. dre finally releasing a new album...good for him

Not a fan but hey....not gunna knock him http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dr-dre-to-release-new-album-as-straight-outta-compton-soundtrack-20150729

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of Yesterday and Today

Genre -Hip Hop

T-Pain - If I Got It

extra note: I wish more of us applied the general concept of this. Not a socialist but I am a Christian and I believe in helping and loving one another especially those who actually need help and want help.

Stay Blessed Trucking Truthers.

Not really feeling this song? Maybe you can feel this next jam. Dance with your lady on this. Listen at least to the chorus!

Mavins - Dorobucci

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of Yesterday and Today...lol It deserves it...its that good

Genre - Son Montuno/Mambo

Beny More -Maracaibo Oriental

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of the Day

The Feeling When You Listen... Breath of fresh air..."this is new.....and i kinda like it"

Genre: EDM

SBTRKT - Something Goes Right

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of the Day

The Feeling When You Listen... is something like smoking a cigarette with a cool summer breeze while reclining at a slight angle

Genre: Progressive Rock

Cloudkicker - Let Yourself Be Huge

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Here's something different ... by the freaky band The Thrill Kill Kult ... Don't ask how I came across it, lol

My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult -- Mystery Babylon

all I have to say is..."WOW...." - Nate Warren

lol

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Too many days off lol.

But back where I left off.

Genre: What I feel like singing so some special lady.

Song of the day:

Musiq Soulchild - So Beautiful

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of the Day

Genre: Post-Rock

M83 - Midnight City

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Becoming a owner op?

Really serious about buying my own truck and signing it on to the company I'm with but nervous about making that first step, as for a matter of fact not sure if all my steps are in the right order. Can I get someone's opinion on buying a truck? Where to get a good deal on leasing a good truck? Thanks

Oh yeah last thing. What i've come to learn from my family business is that upkeep is definitely the key to success. The business I'm apart of have homegrown mechanics and mostly fix our own issues. We do short-haul trucking which allow us to readily fix our trucks on a regular basis. If a truck is broke down, we can just drive to the location and either fix it ourselves there on the spot or tow it home no more than 45 min-1 hour away. I hope everything goes well with your decision!

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Becoming a owner op?

Really serious about buying my own truck and signing it on to the company I'm with but nervous about making that first step, as for a matter of fact not sure if all my steps are in the right order. Can I get someone's opinion on buying a truck? Where to get a good deal on leasing a good truck? Thanks

The Question you should ask yourself is "why do you want to do this?" As Errol said above, it'll be alot of hard work and at sometimes a huge headache, but if your reasoning for doing this is a good driving force for you to stay motivated and make calculated business decisions, you can succeed.

Now if you're a believer, the best advice I can give is pray about it and trust in God fully and all things will be good in the end.

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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I need help finding a trucking job.

Thank you guys for your input. I got a call on Monday to inform me that a slot opened and to start orientation and training Monday June 22, 2015 @ Averitt Express. Prayers goes up, blessings come down. I Thank God for this Blessing, because this was my 1st choice. I will continue posting to let you guys know how things are going.

AMEN!

Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Song of the Day

Genre: EDM

Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child

Feeling different, check out some good grooves then.

Genre: Funk, Jazz Instrumental

The Philadelphia Experiment - Grover

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