Swift Lease. Can Truck Be Used For Any Other Company.

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Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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Here's the down low. Friends boyfriend has been talked into a lease, he seems to be under there impression that he can haul for another company as well. True or not? Says swift will pay the mileage but other company pays the load. True ir false? Mind you this guy is new to driving and has no safety net when things go negative. This info he is saying I have read nowhere and sounds like he's being spoon fed horse manure.

Michael V.'s Comment
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I know at Schneider they can take the truck to another company after 1 year. I dont know about swift but he should know because he singed two leases. One to lease the truck from the finance company and one to lease the truck to swift. It will have to be writtrn in one of the contracts he singed snd it should have been explained to him in orientation

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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He hasn't signed anything yet. I am trying to talk him out of it. He has no business management experience and is just listening to mentor and company.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Have him get on here quick.

murderspolywog's Comment
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There is a law suite going on about this now. When I leased on with Swift no you could not take the truck any were else. This might be changing with the law suite but I don't know. I am no longer with Swift.

Matt 's Comment
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Rick had posted something to this effect a few days ago you may check out some pages back

Errol V.'s Comment
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Mr. Jackhole's friend's boyfriend thinks:

True or not? Says swift will pay the mileage but other company pays the load.

Would you believe Company A would do anything to help out Company B in this situation? I'll give you time to think about it.

You can lease your truck through Swift, and you will contract to haul Swift's stuff. In any way, would Swift then pay you to haul any other company's freight? Not in a hunnert years! Besides, Swift will keep you busy.

(Maybe I missed something, but this is what I understand the question to be.)

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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Mr. Jackhole's friend's boyfriend thinks:

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True or not? Says swift will pay the mileage but other company pays the load.

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Would you believe Company A would do anything to help out Company B in this situation? I'll give you time to think about it.

You can lease your truck through Swift, and you will contract to haul Swift's stuff. In any way, would Swift then pay you to haul any other company's freight? Not in a hunnert years! Besides, Swift will keep you busy.

(Maybe I missed something, but this is what I understand the question to be.)

I know swift won't, but he has it in his head they will. I am trying to get answers from others to show him I am telling the truth and not just trying to hold him back. I want this guy to succeed.

Mr. Jackhole's Comment
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Fella has it in his head he'll be an owner operator. I don't think he understands that he has no control over that truck leasing from them. Won't even take a contract to attorney for previewing ( if swift will let him) he thinks his mentor and dm would never mislead him . Lol

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Fella has it in his head he'll be an owner operator. I don't think he understands that he has no control over that truck leasing from them. Won't even take a contract to attorney for previewing ( if swift will let him) he thinks his mentor and dm would never mislead him . Lol

Sometimes the best thing to do is let it go. He is gonna' do what He's gonna' do. We all learn from our mistakes. Or, maybe he'll be one of the folks that makes it work! It can be done, but really shouldn't be done right out of the gate. Many people get lured in by that "You can make $3000 per week as a Lease Op." Wow..... thats $12000 a month! Yes it is. And some months that may barely cover expenses.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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