Which Company Would Offer Regular Home Time?

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Andy D.'s Comment
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Youtube is also a great place to go for owner op success stories. They will show the statements with the net earnings after deductions.

This is without taxes, health insurance, etc taken out. then you can find videos of company drivers with the same companies making more.

In the beginning of my research I almost got sucked in to leasing until seeing those videos and of course reading posts on this forum. This Forum really reassured my reservation with lease ops and the promises of more money.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Truck_Driving_Lou 's Comment
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I thankfully work for the greatest company of them all. Artur Express The Trucker's company, The schedule is 16 on 4 days off.

I can choose to stay out, or even choose to stay homeless. Very flexible. When you want to be home, they will get you home.

I usually Avg about 30 days out at a time, then I take 4 off. My longest stretch ever is 120 days out.

OOS:

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.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I thankfully work for the greatest company of them all. Artur Express The Trucker's company, The schedule is 16 on 4 days off.

I can choose to stay out, or even choose to stay homeless. Very flexible. When you want to be home, they will get you home.

I usually Avg about 30 days out at a time, then I take 4 off. My longest stretch ever is 120 days out.

We could all argue our company is the best. What is it you enjoy most about the company? Not trying to debate just curious what they do that elevates them to the best in your situation. Everybody places importance on different factors so I'm interested in what yours are. Cpm , freight, lanes you run, and home time for example. Also, I haven't heard of them before do they have alot of trucks?

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OOS:

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.

Truck_Driving_Lou 's Comment
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Freedom

I can route my way, Fueling Pilot Flying J Loves, but I can fuel at any I wish. I'm not forced to go to a certain one. No Forced Dispatch, No Northeast, No NYC.

Dedicated Contracted yr round freight. I'm Avg 3300 to 3700 miles weekly. Trucks are at 65, you can get 1 hr a day at 68 but as a company hole, the switch has bumped the Fuel from 6.5 to 7.2 mpg. I'm over 9 mpg currently. With Rates coming down, any savings helps. Tolls, They don't want you on the Major expensive tolls like PA IN OH turnpikes. Will ok you using NJTP to get where you need but if you can switch to 295 I do it.

Lastly, it run by drivers. Most of the dispatchers are drivers, and the Director and Owner are former drivers. 80% DH.

Are there bad days yes like any place but I'm pretty happy here.

500 plus company 500 plus OO

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I thankfully work for the greatest company of them all. Artur Express The Trucker's company, The schedule is 16 on 4 days off.

I can choose to stay out, or even choose to stay homeless. Very flexible. When you want to be home, they will get you home.

I usually Avg about 30 days out at a time, then I take 4 off. My longest stretch ever is 120 days out.

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We could all argue our company is the best. What is it you enjoy most about the company? Not trying to debate just curious what they do that elevates them to the best in your situation. Everybody places importance on different factors so I'm interested in what yours are. Cpm , freight, lanes you run, and home time for example. Also, I haven't heard of them before do they have alot of trucks?

Dispatcher:

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.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

OOS:

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Youtube is also a great place to go for owner op success stories. They will show the statements with the net earnings after deductions.

RIGHT!rofl-3.gif I could go to the liars counter in the truck stop restaurant coast to coast and hear all the success stories just as easily.rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gif

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Totally LOVE hearing people enjoy their company and job And yes, we could all argue the same lol

The first thing stated about why the poster enjoed their company...

Freedom

I say exaclty the same. Trucking in general and specifically my company have had me say this

I can route my way, Fueling Pilot Flying J Loves, but I can fuel at any I wish. I'm not forced to go to a certain one. No Forced Dispatch, No Northeast, No NYC.

I can as well, i just choose the ones with a lowest price and tax. I can also fuel at TA/Petro, AMBEST, Circle K, Irving, Sapp Bros, and others

Although I am forced dispatch, I have refused one load to Yonkers which was closer to NYC than I will go. And I am rarely in the Northeast u less going home. I did tell them I was never gping to a brewery in Cincinatti b3cause it is totally unsafe and I never got that load again.

Dedicated Contracted yr round freight. I'm Avg 3300 to 3700 miles weekly.

Way to go!!!! Getting it done!!! We only have one dedicated I know of with that many miles, but I would need to drop from a full size to a lightweight and I dont want to.

Trucks are at 65, you can get 1 hr a day at 68 but as a company hole, the switch has bumped the Fuel from 6.5 to 7.2 mpg. I'm over 9 mpg currently. With Rates coming down, any savings helps.

65 vs my 62 isnt that big if a deal. My fuel bonus makes up for it.

Tolls, They don't want you on the Major expensive tolls like PA IN OH turnpikes. Will ok you using NJTP to get where you need but if you can switch to 295 I do it.

I run the toll roads. It saves me time, Plus the OH service plazas have free showers and cheap laundry!

Lastly, it run by drivers. Most of the dispatchers are drivers, and the Director and Owner are former drivers.

Again that is awesome. I too deal with many support members who were former drivers. It is comforting to know someone really understands your situation.

Are there bad days yes like any place but I'm pretty happy here.

500 plus company 500

You have an awesome attitude! Keep at it!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Dispatcher:

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.

OOS:

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.

Diver Driver's Comment
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I love it when a person who knows absolutely nothing about an industry comes in making demands.... 1st tip for you would be to get some humility.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You know who tends to really love their company? Great drivers do because they always get the best of everything. Be the best at what you do, and throw in a great personality for good measure, and you'll reap the rewards in a big way.

We have a ton of awesome drivers in this forum working for all different companies hauling different types of freight and they all have it made. I love seeing that. The formula for being happy and successful in this industry is pretty straightforward. Be a top tier driver, have a nice personality, communicate well, and develop good relationships within your company.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Was scheduled to take home time starting tomorrow. Got to Conroe, Texas and got unloaded. Being out of hours, and no preplan, I was sure Id be late for home time. My FM messages me after about 2 hrs. "Go ahead and dead head home. Have a great home time. When will you be ready to come back out.?" All said and done, I dead headed almost 300 miles, and got home a day early. Yep, I'd say I got it pretty damn good.

Fm:

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Drove for Schneider with a plan for two weeks driving, 3 days home. They were completely reliable on that promise, except sometimes I wanted to stay out more than two weeks. That was always okay with Schneider. Great company for a "company" driver, but they are no nonsense. So, if you want to run the company because you know more, go somewhere else.

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