MKO Closing....

Discussion in 'Fedex Freight' started by LTLlife, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    If you have to ask that question you should probably just stick to p&d. It's a service agreement, that's all.
     
  2. slavenomore

    slavenomore US Gov Hears Foreign Corps More Than Nonunions

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    Anything for a dollar. Dontcha know?
     
  3. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    It has nothing to do with asking a question, it has to do with wanting to argue. Drama queen.
     
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  4. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

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    Hey Pal!!! Don't call my son a drama queen!!...oh....you meant CT...ok..
     
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  5. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe your son needs a little discipline.
     
  6. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    Thank you great explanation. Now golden question is it worth it to be Owner Operator?
     
  7. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    How sweet my 2 favorite trolls following me around again talking to each other not smart enough to realize i have both on ignore for a reason.
     
  8. roogie

    roogie Well-Known Member

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    Well this thread went a lil off topic..
     
  9. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    Then how do you know we're following you? We're plenty smart enough to know what's going on we just enjoy the mental image of you with your fingers in your ears stomping your feet and humming.
     
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  10. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    They always do.
     
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  11. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    You better stick to P&d...
     
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  12. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Don't flatter yourself... I respond to other posters too, but you wouldn't know that because you have me on ignore. :27:
     
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  13. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Well-Known Member

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    And failed organizing attempts.
     
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  14. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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  15. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    That depends on you. If you're willing to put forward the extra effort involved in running a business and you find the contract that works for you, I would say it is. There's a certain level of freedom involved in owning your equipment, and to an extent a level of pride.

    There are definitely times it can suck. Breakdowns are expensive, and you're best served trying to stay as far ahead of maintenance as possible. But there's something to be said about being your own boss. Sure, the company tells you what to do, what's expected of you. But you are in charge of yourself.

    I prefer it, myself. And I've worked both ways.
     
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  16. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    I meant financially.
     
  17. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Financially speaking, it's definitely a crapshoot. The viability of being an owner/operator largely hinges on the individual knowing how and where to spend money on his business. A one truck operation requires budgeting.

    Once you are able to get on firm ground with a contract that you like, having a few thousand dollars tucked away in case repairs are required is a must. That said, it doesn't take long to earn that money if you're willing to work and not spend on frivolous stuff like chicken lights and chrome.

    Finally, your finances are in trouble if you don't have a good truck. And this is the real crapshoot here, particularly with modern equipment. But if you do your homework when shopping, going for something a couple of years old with a reputation you can track will lead you to a truck that should work for you.

    It's not certain that you will succeed. Like any business venture, there's a margin of error and you have to take a leap of faith. If you don't like taking risks, going into business for yourself is a bad idea.

    I'll give an example. Last week, my week ended early when my truck threw a code and went into limp mode. I was very fortunate that this happened at my home terminal. I limped the truck to the local KW dealer and went home. Turns out both of the NOX sensors seized. $2500 in parts and labor to fix. Fortunately, I had that covered, but a less cautious person who spent the money would be in trouble. A company employed driver, however, doesn't have to worry about this sort of thing unless there's no replacement truck to drive.

    It's as financially viable as you make it, really. I wouldn't work in automotive, margins are too low there.
     

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