Profile For Eko D

Eko D's Info

  • Location:
    Houston, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Experienced Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    2 years, 3 months ago

Eko D's Bio

A passionate driver

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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New Owner Operator needs Help

Im going to be an owner operator in a couple of weeks. I am looking forward to hearing from people with more experiences the good advice and suggestions they can give on -How to find freight -Load boards -Best fuel cards -How to minimize expenses

Thank you

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

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Is a driver that has been driving OTR for 3 years consider a rookie.?

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Eko, G-Town just missed your experience. Since you are new in here he just thought you were just starting your career.

You've got plenty of experience, but trucking jobs, even local ones, are very time demanding. Good luck with your plan.

Thank you Sir

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

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I am interested in oil or whatever that can give me some flexibility so I can go back to school finish my master.I kind of need something I Can start early in the morning and be home not to late afternoon>I am willing to buy my truck if that will make me more money working as an o/o

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I don't think getting your masters while driving a Class A truck is a feasible plan. It's going to be one or the other. You're not going to have the time or energy to do both and do them well. They each take entirely too much commitment.

I'd come up with a plan where you can focus solely on getting your masters if it's important to you. Obviously, you're not getting a masters to be a more decorated truck driver, so whatever that career path is it's time to focus on it 100% and make it happen.

I like to say that a person who tries to keep one foot on each side of a fence gets their balls ripped off. Get on one side of the fence and focus on being great at one thing.

I'd come up with a plan where you can focus solely on getting your masters if it's important to you. what's the plan...I really laughed at that comment lol....

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

If you're looking for a trucking job with decent hours, there are so many choices around here. There are all kinds of companies that need drivers to deliver their goods. The Houston area is BOOMING !!!!! right now (thanks to Mr. Trump) and you shouldn't have much trouble getting on with someone who needs a delivery driver which means your evenings would be free to pursue your degree, if that's the path you want to take.

There are also plenty of non-driving jobs that might fit your need. Google up " Indeed " and fill out their online form and see what they can come up with for you. I'm not kidding you, there are now more jobs than people to fill them in this area, plus we have plenty of schools you can attend.

Thank you sir for your POSITIVITY. I really appreciate it.I d do my best to get what I want to get

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

Phishtech...I think you missed the point here. Please reread Brett’s reply. It’s spot-on and what the OP needs to realize.

With no experience; it’s unlikely he’ll qualify for a local job like you mentioned. And besides, local jobs typically require a higher skill level that 99% of rookies do not have.

Is a driver that has been driving OTR for 3 years consider a rookie.?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

Intermodal is one of the jobs I have been told that it start early in the morning and I can be finish working not that late afternoon.If anyone have any idea about any other trucking mode I ll welcome that info.Maybe any dedicated owner operator in oil or tank hauling

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

I have a good friend who does intermodal (I personally don't want any part of it) and he is doing OK in it, not great, just OK. He says there is so much freight to be moved into and out of the ports we have here in the Houston area that a whole lot of new companies are starting up to get their slice of the pie. He works out of the La Porte area and delivers to 4 different ports and 2 railroad terminals plus a large number of warehouses, all local.

It is fast paced, mostly drop and hook, and his biggest gripe is the wait times at the ports and especially at the railroad terminals. He gets paid by the load so his weekly pay can fluctuate according to his wait times and how many loads he can make while competing with hundreds of other drivers trying to drop their loads at the terminals and get out and get moving again.

I live in Deer Park, TEXAS and one of the highways near here is packed, and I mean packed !! with intermodal traffic. If this is what you're looking for, as an experienced driver you'll have no trouble at all getting hired on.

Thank you for your informations.Bening honest I am trying to get back to school and finish my master .What I am looking in particular is a trucking job that I can start early in the morning and finish not too late afternoon.I have been told by some companies down there in HOuston that as an owner operator I can make around 2K to 2.5k sometimes 3k net money in a week.As you mention it all depends on the wait and traffic. That weekly income woulds be enough for me to cover all my expenses.I also been told that there are some good oil companies that I can work for.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

Eko, he's just bumping your question back up to the top so it will be seen more. He was fishing for a response for you.

Unfortunately we don't have too many people here doing intermodal in Houston.

Pardon my question.I am new to this site so pardon my mistakes.I am interested in oil or whatever that can give me some flexibility so I can go back to school finish my master.I kind of need something I Can start early in the morning and be home not to late afternoon>I am willing to buy my truck if that will make me more money working as an o/o

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

What do you mean.?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

Bump up.

Anybody?

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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Intermodal in Houston TX

I've been an OTR Driver for 3 years. Now I want to haul containers in Houston. Is there anyone that could help me with some tips?

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