Post by Yes Sir
I took the time to read the posts asking for some advice.Being new to
the trucking game. I got responses like a o/o would be lucky to break
even.So basically o/o work for free come on now.The reason why most of u
are jus comp drivers is because ud rather the company pimp u for 40
cents a mile Oh but let b guss the company makes no money either. Some
replies were help full take the time to pull ur heads out ur ass and
learn to work together this group could be helpful for truckers if the
dumbasses would jus read and not post.Again my question was does anyone
know what mor profitable running a refer? flatbed? transporting cars and
what are some good companies to work for that pay good.
To answer your question directly: I don't know which pays the most but
I would guess auto transport then flatbed. Pulling a reefer is more of
a headache than it's worth.
In regards to the rest of your rant. I was merely giving you advice as
to who NOT to listen to on this group.
The best advice I can give you is to "pimp" yourself out, as you so
fondly put it, to a company for a minimum of two years to learn what
this business AND this lifestyle (because thats what it is) is all
about. To jump right out of school and buy a truck is asking for
failure. There is much more to this business than just jumping behind
the wheel and driving. If you buy a new truck you're going to see your
money eaten up in truck payments, insurance and operating expenses. If
you buy a used one add maintenance costs to that.
You're new so let me fill you in on my background. Even tho I had
almost 9 years experience at the time I returned to trucking in late
2005 I had been off the road for over 4 years so I had to start all
over as a beginner. That means a refresher course and then out with a
trainer for 4 weeks. Still, for the year 2006 I made almost $45,000.
If you think of that as "pimping" myself out to a company I'll gladly
continue doing it.
Best of luck to you, if you buy that truck. I think you'll probably