O/P vs. Company

Owner Operator vs. Company Driver


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I have so much Walmart stuff in my truck, you would think it's only place I shop ;)
So you think there is anything we older drivers could teach the newbys? I, personally thing owning a truck is far better than driving for a company...however, I don't think lease/purchase is advisable
 

Stig

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Absolutely Kathleen, but the average driver cannot ever buy a truck and maintain it, insurance and all now. It's like going to Las Vegas. The house always wins. I know hard working folks out there who have made it. Bought their truck, ready to retire. But they are far & few between. 30-40 years work and they own an old truck. WOW. It sounds stupid, but I admire them. The best people I ever met
 

dchawk81

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Absolutely Kathleen, but the average driver cannot ever buy a truck and maintain it, insurance and all now. It's like going to Las Vegas. The house always wins. I know hard working folks out there who have made it. Bought their truck, ready to retire. But they are far & few between. 30-40 years work and they own an old truck. WOW. It sounds stupid, but I admire them. The best people I ever met
It's like any business. You gotta be smart when you run it. Business ain't for everybody.

As for being a company driver? What's so bad about it? Being speed limited? Woopty do. You lost your ass. I'm buying a new truck.
 

Stig

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So you think there is anything we older drivers could teach the newbys? I, personally thing owning a truck is far better than driving for a company...however, I don't think lease/purchase is advisable
I don't know where some of these imbiciles come from "Laurel & Hardy",, I haven't had a television in 5 years,, but I got a good dog and carry. I sleep good at night
 

Stig

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I don't know where your vast knowledge comes front dchawk81. You mos sounds xmilitary. But I doubt it. You sound like a pigeon to me. Either way, don't get into a confrontation with me. Just let it go. Don't pretend to be someone you are not. Stay out of conversations you do not belong. It is not a threat. But there are just places you have not earned. Like your first Black Belt
 

Stig

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I am going to let this go. I would like intelligent conversation.. Insults and idle threats from a varmint. Yes, that is a rat.. Taz Infidel.. that is what you are, a rodent. A Pest. I wish you would go away,,
 
It's like any business. You gotta be smart when you run it. Business ain't for everybody.

As for being a company driver? What's so bad about it? Being speed limited? Woopty do. You lost your ass. I'm buying a new truck.
These lease purchase deals are such a scam...I came into this industry 21 years ago as an owner op...I was married and we ran team....we made excellent money...divorce and bankruptcy popped that bubble...Ive been struggling alone for years...cant seem to get my s**t together
 
These lease purchase deals are such a scam...I came into this industry 21 years ago as an owner op...I was married and we ran team....we made excellent money...divorce and bankruptcy popped that bubble...Ive been struggling alone for years...cant seem to get my s**t together
theres nothing wrong with being a company driver...I don't mind the slow trucks, I just like to watch my money grow from my hard work...I'm not growing anything but gray hair these days...I really matters not oo or company...if you as a driver are affiliated with a trucking company...in my experience, they have their hand in your pocket...They determine your pay...they will use you and steal from you....If you make too much noise...youre fired or asked to leave...
 

dchawk81

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I guess I just haven't made too much noise yet.

I'm leaving here for another opportunity. I can come back if it doesn't work out.

Plenty of driving jobs. Some crap, some great, most in between.
 

Injun

Rabid Squaw
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if you want to challenge me, I give you that privilege.. name the time and place
I am very old fashioned, a student of history so.. Doc Holiday carried his pistol crossdraw. It worked particularly best while sitting. Wild Bill Hickok carried two reverse crossdraw.. Both were faster than any other man alive at time.
I'm willing to meet any driver for coffee, or the OK Corral,
don't underestimate the old guys out here,, especially in the winter. It gets cold and could be the difference between life or death
if you ever want to meet me,, we can arrange it. I would like nothing more
You think you gonna meet some old man with a broken hand in a truck stop
...don't get into a confrontation with me. Just let it go. Don't pretend to be someone you are not. Stay out of conversations you do not belong. It is not a threat. But there are just places you have not earned. Like your first Black Belt
This looks like a long series of threats to me.

I will say this once: Threats will not be tolerated. If you issue one more threat or challenge of the variety quoted above, you will be permanently banned.
 

Stig

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Sorry about my tirade, I apologize.. I am between a rock and a hard place. I had no right to take it out on anyone else. I would like nothing more than to get back to work,. I will leave it there.
 

Injun

Rabid Squaw
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Sorry about my tirade, I apologize.. I am between a rock and a hard place. I had no right to take it out on anyone else. I would like nothing more than to get back to work,. I will leave it there.
I think most of us have been there at least once. In July, I didn't know whether I would be able to get back in a truck at all, much less drive one.

Most here would be happy to be a support group for you because we do understand. But you can't expect that if you come in barrels a'blazing and calling out long-time members as trolls.

Everybody deserves a do-over. If you want, I can lock this thread and you can start a new one in the Introductions area.
 

Stig

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Yes, good idea. I thought I had signed off it awhile back. My original intent was to share my experience.. What I learned about Owner/Op vs Company. I took some hits and insults. I have worked honestly and hard all my life,,. But the whole point of t
 

Stig

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Yes, good idea. I thought I had signed off it awhile back. My original intent was to share my experience.. What I learned about Owner/Op vs Company. I took some hits and insults. I have worked honestly and hard all my life,,. But the whole point of t
Typing on a phone in a Walmart parking lot, sorry,, not my idea of retirement. But let's retire this post.. I simply wanted to share what I have learned. I have been insulted here, and I overeacted. I have made my apologies twice now..