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Katdaddy's Comment
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Ok here is the deal or my plan. I start trucking school in 2 weeks. see below: * Just retired after 30+yrs..No relationship, grandkids n another state..:) and no dog, so I'm bored..:) *Want to see the USA and get paided for it.. *Once I'm outta school and pass the trainer time. I want to Go right into lease, and only wanta be home 2x's a month(gotta give the house watcher some time off..:) I said all that to say this... I want to be in Trucking, I want to have a new Truck, and I want to see the USA.... I have family people that are route drivers and have been out there with them so I know some of the things that go on out there. Im good with numbers and Time...... Long time ago I use to drive a str truck from Pa making deliveries in North Jersey and Downtown Manhatten in front of Macy's. (rush hour in and out of NYC, parking, and paying to unload quicker..:) So Im set to JUMP in and do what I have been missing..... Your opinion will be noted.......

Happy Trucking everybody...

Bleemus's Comment
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Ok, I am in for the fireworks. Get ready to hear about the real deal on leasing.

Ok pros its your turn!

Christopher J.'s Comment
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Unless you got a million to 2 million in the bank stay away from leasing or owning know a bunch of guys a half million in debt dont do it

Katdaddy's Comment
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Wow is it that bad? Its not so much the $$ have no problem running 2200-3000 mpw....I want to be able to control some things.... If company Driver... Force logs???... The bear min per week for me would be about 700 x4=2800..heck after everyting is taken out thats enough for me......thanks for you input......

Katdaddy's Comment
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Wow is it that bad? Its not so much the $$ have no problem running 2200-3000 mpw....I want to be able to control some things.... If company Driver... Force logs???... The bear min per week for me would be about 700 x4=2800..heck after everyting is taken out thats enough for me......thanks for you input......

sorry force loads

Bleemus's Comment
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Wow is it that bad? Its not so much the $$ have no problem running 2200-3000 mpw....I want to be able to control some things.... If company Driver... Force logs???... The bear min per week for me would be about 700 x4=2800..heck after everyting is taken out thats enough for me......thanks for you input......

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sorry force loads

I think the words you are looking for are forced dispatch. Your willingness to run 2500 miles a week is admirable but think of that first time that you break down, your truck sits in the shop for three days, you only make 700 miles on the week and you still owe that $1200 lease payment.

Oh, don't forget the tax man too.

Dm:

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.
Katdaddy's Comment
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Im taking this as a Charlie Daniels.. Devil went down to Georgia.... Approch .... Trucking Company is the Devil and I'm Johnny...:) I cant lose/go broke with that MENTALITY

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Im taking this as a Charlie Daniels.. Devil went down to Georgia.... Approch .... Trucking Company is the Devil and I'm Johnny...:) I cant lose/go broke with that MENTALITY

...... Hmm I think I heard those words before.... Oh wait..... Said the over 12,000 companies (one to ten truck small operations) that went out of business in 2009 and 2010 due to the economy and high fuel prices.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Garry, you don't have to start your own trucking company to drive a nice truck and be home twice a month. There are countless companies that will give you that opportunity. Let them take all of the financial risk and do the work of running the business while you drive their beautiful truck.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Katdaddy's Comment
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Garry, you don't have to start your own trucking company to drive a nice truck and be home twice a month. There are countless companies that will give you that opportunity. Let them take all of the financial risk and do the work of running the business while you drive their beautiful truck.

The more replys.. the more I am thinking company drive.......THIS A GREAT SITE........

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

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