Why Does This Crazy Stuff Keep Happening To Me?

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Matthew P.'s Comment
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Some of those dudes have a problem early on distinguishing between gross and net. I just smile and nod because I know profit margins and they're very tight! I figure experience in time will provide the lessons that are needed

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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OS don’t feel guilty at all. I think you did the right thing.

The ones out there talking are probably trying to convince them selves they are doing well. I rarely discuss my numbers just because it is nobody’s business but mine.

Last year I grossed 328k. My profit was 62k. Not great but in the black. My fuel bill last year was 93k. It will be much worse this year.

I have made some major changes and will be running far less miles. I am returning to hauling headstones again. It is a niche market. I’ve implemented a plan to start slowing down. I thank God my equipment is paid for.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Word had gotten out: your Volvo is really a food truck specializing in Asian Fusion.

Poor driver didn’t know you were plum sold out of egg rolls.

Cool A.'s Comment
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Some owner operators are like waiters who exaggerate the amount of tips they get every day. I always got the feeling for waiters it was a way of justifying why they were only waiting tables and not doing something more "prestigious."

Owner Operator:

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

PackRat's Comment
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Some owner operators are like waiters who exaggerate the amount of tips they get every day. I always got the feeling for waiters it was a way of justifying why they were only waiting tables and not doing something more "prestigious."

What's wrong with waiting tables to earn money through work?

Owner Operator:

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

Pianoman's Comment
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Some owner operators are like waiters who exaggerate the amount of tips they get every day. I always got the feeling for waiters it was a way of justifying why they were only waiting tables and not doing something more "prestigious."

Jokes on you because alot of servers make very good money lol

Owner Operator:

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

G-Town's Comment
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As if driving a truck is prestigious?! I can assure you I see idiot truck drivers every day on the road and surprise, surprise occasionally on this forum. Today was no exception…

I’ve never seen an idiot waiting on tables.

Some owner operators are like waiters who exaggerate the amount of tips they get every day. I always got the feeling for waiters it was a way of justifying why they were only waiting tables and not doing something more "prestigious."

Owner Operator:

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

RealDiehl's Comment
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For the most part I think it is unfair to judge a person based on the job that they do. Instead, consider how well they do their job👍

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Some owner operators are like waiters who exaggerate the amount of tips they get every day. I always got the feeling for waiters it was a way of justifying why they were only waiting tables and not doing something more "prestigious."

Welcome to our forum, Cool A. (Can I guess what the A stands for, guys & gals?)

I spent 34 years of my life in the restaurant industry, as a bartender, server, and manager. I put my husband (well, actually bothofem ... my late ex, too...) through trucking school, and paid off a house.

Management of said restaurant(s) paid the least, but I wore a 'suit' .. aka: 'prestigious' female outer wear.

(Where's George B. when ya need him??!?)

~ Anne ~

ps: Who do ya drive for ?!?!

Owner Operator:

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

George B.'s Comment
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Im here Anne!rofl-3.gif Rather than ramble or get too opinionated, I will just say..."The wheels of society are not turned by those in ties and suits. Its the blue collar worker. The mechanic, the truck driver, the chef, the wait staff, the convenience store cashier, the factory worker, etc etc. "Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses"! RAGE

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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