Done With Schneider After 3 Months

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Bird-One's Comment
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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.

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Papa Pig's Comment
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Good luck man. I hope the move goes well!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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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?

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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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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Rev's Comment
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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.

Rev's Comment
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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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rev's Comment
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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!

Rev's Comment
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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?

Rev's Comment
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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

Rev's Comment
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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.

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