O/O With J.B.Hunt

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Willy T.'s Comment
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Good afternoon, everybody! I hope y'all having a wonderful weekend. I am currently finalizing my plan to start my small business: 1 semi-truck already purchased. The idea is to go under a well-established carrier for at least two years before even thinking about getting own authority. I already know that now is not the best time for such kind of move, but I am starting anyway. I am in touch with a couple of recruiters with J.B.Hunt, Schneider and....I unfortunately can't fall on an opportunity to speak with an actual O/O with either of those companies. Please, is there anyone of you guys who currently lease on to one of those companies? If yes, would you be willing to share with me any information about the pay packages? I am trying to figure out what I can be weekly grossing before any deductions. any information would be greatly appreciated! I should also add that I live in Jacksonville, FL, and that I am only willing to run the East Coast and the Mid-West. Thank you, guys, in advance! Stay safe out there,


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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You are very correct, this is a horrible time to buy a truck. Capacity is still way out of wack with demand which means rates are low.

I don’t know much about scheinder, except they push the lease the truck from them model.

JB Hunt has the same model, however they do take outside carriers. They appear from my perspective to be more flexible. I’m on their load board and I can tell you straight up their rates are lower than the industry average. I have not pulled a load for them because of that reason. They have even called me on a few loads but didn’t offer enough money for me too do them. They did tell me they were offering me what they pay their own lease operators.

I did the lease onto thing for 4 years and it worked ok for awhile, but eventually I got tired of being dictated to and got my own authority.

Good luck in your search.

Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Interesting choices. If I were in your shoes I'd stick with the majors -


Mercer Transportation

They both specialize in O/O, so you don't have to compete with company drivers for loads. I see a lot of Mercer drivers on my runs and I've never met an unhappy Mercer driver.

Pelican's Comment
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Oakley Trucking is 100% owner operators. They're out of Arkansas.

Owner Operator:

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

Arejay (RJ)'s Comment
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I've been seeing a LOT of trucks pulling 'Super Ego' trailers in the past couple years. I think they are growing to be something along the same lines as Landstar.


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Dan67's Comment
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I've been seeing a LOT of trucks pulling 'Super Ego' trailers in the past couple years. I think they are growing to be something along the same lines as Landstar.

Stay away from super ego holding. It is a scam company that has hundreds of complaints with the BBB in just the last 4 month. There is one class action lawsuit on them at this time for wage theft.


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Willy T.'s Comment
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I cannot thank you enough for all the information and advice. Thank you for your time, and for your good will. After weighing the pros & the cons, I decide to try a 100% O/O carrier. Keep being safe out there!

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