Despite The Good Advice I Made An Illogical Decision.

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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I wish you the best, but it feels to me like you're racing downhill on a bicycle with a blindfold on, hoping you won't veer off course.

The Original Hairyman's Comment
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Dennis R. (Greatest Drive's Comment
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Unless you can choose your own loads..my guess is the company,will give you just enough loads,to make your truck payment..just a guess.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Ride2BFree's Comment
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Unless you can choose your own loads..my guess is the company,will give you just enough loads,to make your truck payment..just a guess.

This was my thought as well, But after talking to successful lease operator it changes. Company has more loads that it can move fast enough. Swift has over 20,000 trucks. About 2/3 company drivers rest are owner or lease operator some even have more then 1 truck and employ other drivers. So if one can get a truck be a lease operator pay to a driver as much as the company pay and still have even little bit of profit from it the system is not that bad. Many of this lease operators are doing it for years and are very happy. 1/3 of 20,000 it's more then 6000 drivers. Yes you have there some happy some are not what fit one person doesn't necessarily fits another. I do not believe that all of this 6,000+ Lease Operators are stupid and does not know what they are doing. All of the big companies have lease operators and it look like the industry is shifting towards it. In couple of years there will be no paper logs old school drivers will not be able to do 700 + miles per day. Many of the little companies will dissolve because they will not be able to stay in business. Time will tell if my decision was good or bad for me.

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When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

C. S.'s Comment
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Many of this lease operators are doing it for years and are very happy.

Many have also failed. Look into a phenomenon called choice supportive bias. There is a reason most current lessees are happy with their decision to lease. If you really can walk away with no penalty you should consider doing so before you invest too much effort and money into this, making it that much harder to leave when things head south.

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