First Load As Lease Operator

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Moe's Comment
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Yes, Swedish for "Vee Only Lease"

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I actually had an owner operator come ask me to help him fill out his log book for him the other day....yes Pack .....it was a Volvo......rofl-2.gif

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You'll notice "VOLVO" only utilizes three letters.

Owner Operator:

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

BoshJennett's Comment
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As a FNG, can someone explain the VOLVO hate in the trucking world? I basically just want to be in on the joke lol.

Old School's Comment
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Josh, I love my Volvo.

What you're seeing here is an inside joke about Owner Operators who don't speak English very well. For whatever reason, they all seem to be driving Volvos.

I don't think there's a lot of "Volvo hate" in the trucking world. There is some frustration with non English speaking drivers who tend to damage our trucks when they attempt parking next to us. If there's a joke, that's it.

Owner Operator:

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

BoshJennett's Comment
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Josh, I love my Volvo.

What you're seeing here is an inside joke about Owner Operators who don't speak English very well. For whatever reason, they all seem to be driving Volvos.

I don't think there's a lot of "Volvo hate" in the trucking world. There is some frustration with non English speaking drivers who tend to damage our trucks when they attempt parking next to us. If there's a joke, that's it.

Gotcha, that makes way more sense, because I have always loved the body lines on the Volvo trucks, so I was gonna be upset if I had to pretend I didn't like it, when I got my first truck.

Owner Operator:

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

Moe's Comment
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Not all,I did see some in an International as they went over 65 to 60 mph down a 50mph hill in the opposing lane of traffic passing me as they towed their Prime trailer with them.

"YOU HAVE ONE MINUTE LEFT ON YOUR DRIVE CLOCK BROTHER FAUD, WHY ARE YOU NOT SPEEDING FOR THE GLORY OF THE FREIGHT??"

Yea that is the mentality alot of them have

Josh, I love my Volvo.

What you're seeing here is an inside joke about Owner Operators who don't speak English very well. For whatever reason, they all seem to be driving Volvos.

I don't think there's a lot of "Volvo hate" in the trucking world. There is some frustration with non English speaking drivers who tend to damage our trucks when they attempt parking next to us. If there's a joke, that's it.

Owner Operator:

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

Rob T.'s Comment
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I also prefer Volvo. At my company I slipseat and tend to favor the Volvo over freightliner, international, or kenworth. The shifting and especially backing is far smoother. Plus if I wanna wear flip flops and drive with my feet on the dash it doesn't look out of place 😉

On a side note I haven't seen many Amazon trailers in the ditch lately. I've also noticed that many of the independents pulling their freight have slowed down to about 65 atleast in the areas I run.

Moe's Comment
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Brother, maybe in your area out there, but out west of the rockies, its still the wild west for that kind of thing, speeding that is, havent seen many of them in a ditch, although on 80 east last week an independent dant pulling a walmart trailer jack knifed on Donner pass, the ****pit/can was sheered off the truck and landed on the pavement facing WESTBOUND on the Eastbound side of 80, Dahmai freight if I recall was the name, the news kept glorifying it as a Walmart driver accident, from my experience Walmart drivers are some of the safest and most professional out here on the roads!

I also prefer Volvo. At my company I slipseat and tend to favor the Volvo over freightliner, international, or kenworth. The shifting and especially backing is far smoother. Plus if I wanna wear flip flops and drive with my feet on the dash it doesn't look out of place 😉

On a side note I haven't seen many Amazon trailers in the ditch lately. I've also noticed that many of the independents pulling their freight have slowed down to about 65 atleast in the areas I run.

Moe's Comment
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Meant the cab was sheered off the truck frame. For some reason the language filter didn't like the word c*ckpit ...lol

Brother, maybe in your area out there, but out west of the rockies, its still the wild west for that kind of thing, speeding that is, havent seen many of them in a ditch, although on 80 east last week an independent dant pulling a walmart trailer jack knifed on Donner pass, the ****pit/can was sheered off the truck and landed on the pavement facing WESTBOUND on the Eastbound side of 80, Dahmai freight if I recall was the name, the news kept glorifying it as a Walmart driver accident, from my experience Walmart drivers are some of the safest and most professional out here on the roads!

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I also prefer Volvo. At my company I slipseat and tend to favor the Volvo over freightliner, international, or kenworth. The shifting and especially backing is far smoother. Plus if I wanna wear flip flops and drive with my feet on the dash it doesn't look out of place 😉

On a side note I haven't seen many Amazon trailers in the ditch lately. I've also noticed that many of the independents pulling their freight have slowed down to about 65 atleast in the areas I run.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I must be doing something wrong this 10 mile trip cost me over $3000 and no one paid me anything.

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Any updates on life, good sir?

Fellow Buckeyes wanna KNOW!

:) Anne :)

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