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    WA

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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    3 years, 5 months ago

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Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Thank you everyone who has responded and push back on me. I’m listening and learning and evaluating etc etc.

Not going to respond on this thread anymore- BUT- I am listening and taking my licks…

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Thanks so much!

Again, I would stay longer at Schneider but I’m moving and they don’t have anything I’m interested to work in SC. And I refuse at the age of 50 to work a job just for “experience” that I don’t really need in the industry. Plenty of companies out there in SC that pay more then I make now have already being offered to me… if a monthly income I needed, I would already be employed.

We’ve been planning to move to the sun and the beach the last 10 years and the 800 BILLION trucking industry has plenty of opportunities - ❤️🙏🏼

Wish you well, Jared (the Rev...) !!!

Say hiya to the Col. for me, too~!

I'll follow you on Y/T but still hope you post more here. Don't let 'our' confusion (as TT as a whole) dissuade your participation with us!!!!

Everyone has unique circumstances, as does my household, as well.

The VETS ON HERE will be the 1st to tell us, this is not a 'cookie cutter' profession; not 'one size fits all' by any means. Sure, I'd have loved to see ya stick it out with SNI for 3 more, but .. LIFE HAPPENS, I get that, totally, man.

Wish you the best; keep us in the loop!!

~ Anne (& Tom) ~

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Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

I bet if I pay cash for that condo sleeper and pull for a mega carrier we get covered.

Nothing is easier then we think but don’t lump me in with everyone else - I’ve started 5 companies - 3 have done great 2 failed. Trucking is not hard to figure out…

Chances are you won’t be able to get that beautiful condo sleeper on 3 months experience driving. Insurance won’t cover you. It’s probably more like two to three years minimum. And if you were able to find any you’d probably be making the equivalent of seven dollars an hour instead of seventeen because it will be that expensive. Way more goes into being an o/o than I think you realize.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Bruce, I’m not quitting - I’m moving and I already have 4 job offers in Charleston that are paying 25% more then I make now and home daily. There are tons of jobs out there and we don’t have to be stuck to the thinking “ you need a year experience to get a good job” naw- that ship has sailed.

My thought is NOT to quit after just 3 months. 6 months solo driving experience is the bare minimum and many companies require at least 1 year of experience. But you sound wishy washy about driving so if you're not totally committed, the beach life would be your best choice. Good luck

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

OS - Intriguing is always fun. As you said- capitalism works off of others labor. Clearly, all the companies we work for are not in business to supply jobs for the labor pool. But to make money- or profit. Job creator is what I am interested in..

To your other point-

There are many companies out here in America that pay 70-80% of the weekly profit to the truck to O/O. Running under their authority and with some nice benefits like fuel surcharges etc - just gotta have that truck I guess…

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the only way to make money in this industry is to get a higher % of the load payed to you…. I mean, most of us are working for someone who is making money off of our labor. Why not reverse that?

I’m ok taking the risk to get more of the reward.

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Jared, I find you intriguing, but I can't figure you out sometimes. How much more of a percentage do you think is available?

I have found plenty of ways to increase my pay without ever having any higher percentage of the load coming my way.

As far as other folks making money off of our labor, that is how capitalism works. That's why there are job creators and job seekers. You want to be a job creator - that's great! I would just like to know how much more of a percentage do you think is available to you by starting your own trucking business? What evidence can you show us that indicates you could be making more money by owning your own trucks?

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Done with Schneider after 3 months

Thanks Sir, appreciate it. Just trying to have my cake and eat it to - ya know 🎉🤣

Good luck man. I hope the move goes well!

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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I’ve help start three successful companies and have had two fail. I understand risk and reward. Thanks for the tips on checking maintenance records - sure appreciate it!

It’s easy to be competitive in the trucking market- it’s going ABOVE, what’s considered competitive is what we we are after.

Risk doesn’t guarantee reward. A lot of o/o’s have lost their azz out here man. So good luck to you man. Honestly. You’re going to need it. Make sure when you buy those rigs to double and triple check the maintenance records. Out of curiosity do you know yet how they are going to be spec’d out? What kind of package are you going to pay your drivers? Benefits? Hope your competitive with it.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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Hey thanks, for clarity. I’m not quitting trucking. I’m leaving Schneider and not because they are not a great company. They are not offering anything in SC I want to work.

Also, I am just trying to remove as many people between me and the money as possible. You understand that - I know.

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And the only way to make money in this industry is to get a higher % of the load payed to you…. I mean, most of us are working for someone who is making money off of our labor. Why not reverse that?

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It's funny to me, how someone who quits after 3 months can make such a bold statement.

I'm probably going to make over 100k this year, could I do that as a O/O? maybe however I would not be able to afford 2 days off a week let alone any of the benefits I currently enjoy.

I wish you luck with your future business endeavors but I am afraid it will not be as easy as you seem to think it.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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I was trying to have some fun with a group of people I’ve been chatting it up with since the start of my journey. Clearly, it’s not coming across that way. Apologies.

Also, I don’t pay attention enough to how many work with mega carriers. I have repeatedly said I’ve enjoyed my time with Schneider and would continue to work for them. If a flatbed account opens up in SC- I will apply.

Thanks for watching some of the videos-

And the only way to make money in this industry is to get a higher % of the load payed to you…. I mean, most of us are working for someone who is making money off of our labor. Why not reverse that?

I’m ok taking the risk to get more of the reward.

Hahaha Jared come on man. You obviously came here trying ruffle some feathers. You know this is a website where the majority of drivers drive for a mega carrier and where pretty much nobody recommends going o/o. And you come here today mentioning how mega carriers don’t pay any money. According to the few videos of yours I’ve watched the only way to make money is to be an owner operator. Good luck with that.

Posted:  2 years, 10 months ago

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My goodness, some you all need to relax. It My original post was suppose to be silly (buy the condo sleeper) and serious (I’m concerned about the gap not driving between August-December- skills wise) at same time.

Not everyone is telling the same story here on TT. Let me explain…

My reasons for working in trucking is not someone else’s reason. I don’t need a JOB. I don’t need the MONEY. I don’t need the CAREER.

I got into trucking to challenge myself to do something new and to buy my own truck with my brother and start a small little company back east. This has been the goal for the get go and we are not waiting 3-5 years to do it. Again, neither of us need the job, money or career.

Also, there are plenty of companies that hire local drivers back east with 3 months experience. Thanks for all the input. Have a great 4th of July weekend.

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