GREEN O/O LOOKING FOR WORK
Posted Wed, Nov 04 2015 02:04 PM CST
RICH FOSTER
R & M TRANSPORT
POCATELLO, ID

Posts: 13

Looking for work hauling cattle. no experience quick learner have over 20 years experience.willing to stay out long periods of time.have truck with own auth. and own insur. looking to pull someones trailer.looking for someone to give us a try wont be disappointed. Hard worker call me at 208-844-0101

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Posted Fri, Nov 06 2015 12:05 PM CST
JOSHUA DEES
JLDEES ENTERPRISES
CLOUDCROFT, NM
575-682-6683

Posts: 22

Just a little food for thought, pulling someone elses trailer will bring steady work however the 18% they will charge you for trailer "rent" adds up really quick. On a slow week where lets say you run 2-600 mile trips your looking at $750 a week in "rent" thats $3k a month. Financing a good used trailer would put you money ahead in the long run. I bought an older pot that works just great for me its not a shiny easy to use trailer but it works just fine and I am not making payments or worrying about damage to someone elses trailer. Secondly if your being dispatched by the trailer owner more than likely you are going to be getting the sh*t runs that no one else wants to take which usually means beating the sh*t out of your truck down countless miles of rough ass roads. Making your own contacts and hustling up your own loads is a hard job to get started and you wil get burned by a few companys that love to hang truckers out to dry for a few months before they pay, or short you on the check. But there are several good companies that will help you out and take care of you if you take care of them.

Josh

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Posted Sat, Nov 07 2015 11:11 AM CST
RICH FOSTER
R & M TRANSPORT
POCATELLO, ID

Posts: 13

I totally agree with you but on the other hand if your new in the cattle industry to just go out and buy a pot is jumping the gun.yes i will have steady work probably with someone but also if you go with someone that doesnt own trucks and just leases out the trailers thats to me is a better deal than trying to compete with the owners trucks.but you are right about how much you have to give for trailer and dispatch rental. but i look at it like this whoever you get a load from is going to take a cut unless its direct which i am in no position to be able to get at this time plus the maintainance of the trailer and tires dont fall on me just the insurance.

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Posted Mon, Nov 09 2015 09:55 PM CST
JOSHUA DEES
JLDEES ENTERPRISES
CLOUDCROFT, NM
575-682-6683

Posts: 22
Originally Posted by: RICH FOSTER
Quote: " I totally agree with you but on the other hand if your new in the cattle industry to just go out and buy a pot is jumping the gun.yes i will have steady work probably with someone but also if you go with someone that doesnt own trucks and just leases out the trailers thats to me is a better deal than trying to compete with the owners trucks.but you are right about how much you have to give for trailer and dispatch rental. but i look at it like this whoever you get a load from is going to take a cut unless its direct which i am in no position to be able to get at this time plus the maintainance of the trailer and tires dont fall on me just the insurance."

All very true however a pot is an investment that typically you can always sell and recieve most if not all the initial investment if you can find one priced right. And if you can find a trailer only co that would be a pretty ideal setup however I personally havent seen many leased trailers that were well maintained or had good rubber that I would feel comfortable moving livestock with but that depends on the leasing company and again most I have seen are pretty cut rate and follow the flat/van freight mentality of doing things cheap as possible. And yes every dispatched load will have a cut taken out of it but if you own the trailer its substantially less..

Josh

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Posted Fri, Nov 13 2015 07:34 PM CST
DONNIE STEINGRUBEY
7S CATTLE COMPANY
KALONA, IA
319-519-9830

Posts: 12
Originally Posted by: JOSHUA DEES
Quote: " All very true however a pot is an investment that typically you can always sell and recieve most if not all the initial investment if you can find one priced right. And if you can find a trailer only co that would be a pretty ideal setup however I personally havent seen many leased trailers that were well maintained or had good rubber that I would feel comfortable moving livestock with but that depends on the leasing company and again most I have seen are pretty cut rate and follow the flat/van freight mentality of doing things cheap as possible. And yes every dispatched load will have a cut taken out of it but if you own the trailer its substantially less.. Josh"

Not sure what companies you seen,but I know a lot of guys that just lease out trailers for 12%-15% and the trailers are well maintained. It's the drivers responsibility to make sure the trailer stays in good shape. The companies pay for all service done to it though. I don't own my trailer and it is in decent shape. Not sure on the cut rate mentality either. You must know some shady people. I make on average 10k a week and just have to give 15% to the guy that owns the trailer.

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Posted Fri, Nov 13 2015 07:38 PM CST
DONNIE STEINGRUBEY
7S CATTLE COMPANY
KALONA, IA
319-519-9830

Posts: 12
Originally Posted by: RICH FOSTER
Quote: " I totally agree with you but on the other hand if your new in the cattle industry to just go out and buy a pot is jumping the gun.yes i will have steady work probably with someone but also if you go with someone that doesnt own trucks and just leases out the trailers thats to me is a better deal than trying to compete with the owners trucks.but you are right about how much you have to give for trailer and dispatch rental. but i look at it like this whoever you get a load from is going to take a cut unless its direct which i am in no position to be able to get at this time plus the maintainance of the trailer and tires dont fall on me just the insurance."

You are going down the right path. Not sure what companies he is talking about. I only own my truck and it is a show quality truck, I get better rates from the guy that dispatches me just because I have his trailer.

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Posted Sat, Nov 14 2015 12:44 AM CST
RICH FOSTER
R & M TRANSPORT
POCATELLO, ID

Posts: 13

that a good deal i havent found many people that only take 15% well i havent found any that only took 15% lowest i found was 17%.

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Posted Sat, Nov 14 2015 12:57 AM CST
JOSHUA DEES
JLDEES ENTERPRISES
CLOUDCROFT, NM
575-682-6683

Posts: 22
Originally Posted by: DONNIE STEINGRUBEY
Quote: " You are going down the right path. Not sure what companies he is talking about. I only own my truck and it is a show quality truck, I get better rates from the guy that dispatches me just because I have his trailer. "

I guess I need to move a little farther north, down here close to the border shady and cut rate is pretty common place... Not trying to discourage anyone by any means just putting in what I have seen, I am happy with the decision I made to purchase my own pot and gather my own loads however I am not dedicated to only moving livestock (I like to be home more than weekends) I run hard in the fall and move a few loads here and there throughout the year for certain people that I trust and know will pay within a reasonable time frame.. If there was a company around here that ran nice well maintained trailers and only charged that percentage I would have probably went that same route, just discussing options..

Josh

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Posted Mon, Nov 16 2015 12:48 PM CST
DONNIE STEINGRUBEY
7S CATTLE COMPANY
KALONA, IA
319-519-9830

Posts: 12
Originally Posted by: RICH FOSTER
Quote: " that a good deal i havent found many people that only take 15% well i havent found any that only took 15% lowest i found was 17%."

Contact me when you get time. I will give you names and numbers of some people. Texting me is easier. 3192179010

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Posted Mon, Nov 16 2015 01:39 PM CST
RICH FOSTER
R & M TRANSPORT
POCATELLO, ID

Posts: 13

thank you everyone for all the response i have been able to secured a job so far its working good.thanks you all for the help.

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