OWNER OPERATORS???
Posted Mon, Aug 23 2021 05:00 PM CST
JEREL YOUNG
YOUNG TRUCKING
CORYDON, IA

Posts: 1
What has happened lately where there are no owner operators looking for work?? I would like to think that they all have jobs but from the looks of people looking for trucks is kind of telling me a different story. If you are an owner operator looking to haul hogs in iowa and Missouri mainly give me a call have trailers and plenty of work available. (641)895-1075. Closer to southern ia the better. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Aug 25 2021 10:08 AM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
Originally Posted by: JEREL YOUNG
Quote: "What has happened lately where there are no owner operators looking for work?? I would like to think that they all have jobs but from the looks of people looking for trucks is kind of telling me a different story. If you are an owner operator looking to haul hogs in iowa and Missouri mainly give me a call have trailers and plenty of work available. (641)895-1075. Closer to southern ia the better."

Well they got what they want corporate America took over and that brings freight hauling companies along with cut throat dispatchers cut the rate so we can't make it and then here you go working for one of them it's sad
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Posted Sat, Aug 28 2021 10:33 PM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 15
I’d love to haul cattle, but I’d be taking a 60% pay cut. So, I’ll stay on the reefer. Livestock has to be the poorest paying segment in trucking. Just my experience. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Sep 15 2021 08:50 AM CST
AUSTIN SMITH
HIGHPOINT CATTLE COMPANY LLC
SPRINGVILLE, AL
205-937-5766

Posts: 4
Then get off the network it’s for livestock shippers and haulers. The people in this industry do the work other will not. Take your experience to Facebook or tiltok with all the others. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Sep 15 2021 02:46 PM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
Originally Posted by: AUSTIN SMITH
Quote: "Then get off the network it’s for livestock shippers and haulers. The people in this industry do the work other will not. Take your experience to Facebook or tiltok with all the others."

Last time a checked everybody wants to be a bull hauler dang everytime I pull in the truck stop people wanna talk about it this is the richest trucking you can do if you get in right ya it didn't work out for you so you had to go back and do what you no freighthauler what takes you a year to make we do it in 6 months Big bull hauler LOVED BY MOST HATED BY ALL don't forget to put diesel in your little reefer tank
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Posted Thu, Sep 16 2021 11:33 AM CST
CARLOS GARIBAY
PIONEER LIVESTOCK
EL PASO, TX

Posts: 2
He’s correct REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Sep 18 2021 08:47 PM CST
GARY MCCLENDON
WHICHWAY
COWTOWN, TX

Posts: 17
Please stay on your Reefer and out of the way. Not sure why you would even be be on the Network. Your rep[y reminds me of a teenager. Maybe that is what is wrong with the industry, If you can get a CDL then you can get a job pulling a reefer (about all it takes) Hell they will send you to a 3 week school then send you after reefer load. Leave the Cattle Industry to PROFFESIONALS and GROWN PEOPLE. The rest of you stay out of the Truck Stops maybe you wouldn't think everybody wants to be like you (NOT). REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Sep 20 2021 12:38 PM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
IM PROUD TO SAY EVERYBODY WANTS TO BE A BULL HAULER SOMETHING YOU AIN'T NEVER BEEN AND WILL NEVER BE BETTER YET DRIVE A TRUCK GET OUT OF COWTOWN AND GO TO FUNKY TOWN YOU WANNA BE REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Sep 21 2021 01:52 PM CST
GARY MCCLENDON
WHICHWAY
COWTOWN, TX

Posts: 17
Kiddo, I probably hauled more cattle backwards then you have seen! And have the references to back it up. Your post makes you sound very childish and unprofessional. There is a Cowboy Code that evidently you don't follow. A real cowboy or true Bullhauler doesn't ride around in the truck stops listening to BS. They bump the chute, kick them off, then either get another one or go home and tend to their own stock. What you need to focus on is keeping our industry looking professional and the rates somewhat profitable. I don't think you are a lost cause because you say you live in Texas. But I do think you could use some training in Cowboy ethics. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Sep 24 2021 08:36 AM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
GUESS YOUR TRUCK RUNS OF SOLOAR AND YA FREIGHT HAULER FROM THE SOUND OF YOU IV HAULED MORE WITH MY EYES CLOSED COWBOY UP BUCK EM AT COWBELL SOMETHING YOU DONT NO ABOUT REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Sep 24 2021 04:56 PM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 15
Originally Posted by: GARY MCCLENDON
Quote: "Kiddo, I probably hauled more cattle backwards then you have seen! And have the references to back it up. Your post makes you sound very childish and unprofessional. There is a Cowboy Code that evidently you don't follow. A real cowboy or true Bullhauler doesn't ride around in the truck stops listening to BS. They bump the chute, kick them off, then either get another one or go home and tend to their own stock. What you need to focus on is keeping our industry looking professional and the rates somewhat profitable. I don't think you are a lost cause because you say you live in Texas. But I do think you could use some training in Cowboy ethics."

These responses make me laugh. Whomever thought all the it-talking crybabies were on the CB needs to come here where the real entertainment is.
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Posted Mon, Sep 27 2021 09:38 AM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
Originally Posted by: GARY MCCLENDON
Quote: "Kiddo, I probably hauled more cattle backwards then you have seen! And have the references to back it up. Your post makes you sound very childish and unprofessional. There is a Cowboy Code that evidently you don't follow. A real cowboy or true Bullhauler doesn't ride around in the truck stops listening to BS. They bump the chute, kick them off, then either get another one or go home and tend to their own stock. What you need to focus on is keeping our industry looking professional and the rates somewhat profitable. I don't think you are a lost cause because you say you live in Texas. But I do think you could use some training in Cowboy ethics."

O o o and that dream of how you think a Bullhauler operates is out the window there very few that kick em off and go home and tend to there stock the rest of them live in city's drop there trailer somewhere bobtail to there apartment city street or trailer park and some don't even have homes they live on the road so the dreams you think it is it ain't and when you see ranch hand trucking just no I ain't hauling cheap and cheap is 3.65 a mile in 2021 when diesel 3.20 or better REMEMBER A BIG BULLHAULER TOLD YOU THAT 20 STRONG HAULING CATTLE AND BEEN ALL OVER NOT JUST TEXAS
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Posted Mon, Sep 27 2021 10:27 AM CST
GARY MCCLENDON
WHICHWAY
COWTOWN, TX

Posts: 17
I agree!!! enough!!! o Quenton seems wound a little tight. lol !!! Back to professionalism. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Sep 27 2021 03:34 PM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 15
Yes, sir! Right away, sir! LOL REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Sep 28 2021 07:47 AM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
The two biggest freighthauler on hear stick together get off are page this ain't the chicken truck page wanna bessss REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Sep 28 2021 08:04 AM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 15
The whole point of my response was this: demand made an impact on rates in the reefer/van market. But in livestock trucking, it does not really seem to matter. I suspect one reason is that the packers are setting rates with little to no pushback from carriers. Also, one can tell from this discussion that hauling cattle makes some of you more proud than other kinds of trucking; to the point of sacrificing business acumen for something else. Most of you have hauled more cattle than I, no doubt. I enjoy hauling cattle, but when the average rate with cattle, for all miles is still under $2 per mile, how an I justify doing it when reefer freight is nearly $3.45 for all miles on 3500-4,000 miles per week? For the sake of bragging rights? No thanks. At 61 years old and running my own company since 2000, the level of analysis required is much higher. I never intended to hurt so many feelings here. Apparently, I really ruffled some. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Sep 28 2021 10:50 AM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
Originally Posted by: TONY BROCK
Quote: "The whole point of my response was this: demand made an impact on rates in the reefer/van market. But in livestock trucking, it does not really seem to matter. I suspect one reason is that the packers are setting rates with little to no pushback from carriers. Also, one can tell from this discussion that hauling cattle makes some of you more proud than other kinds of trucking; to the point of sacrificing business acumen for something else. Most of you have hauled more cattle than I, no doubt. I enjoy hauling cattle, but when the average rate with cattle, for all miles is still under $2 per mile, how an I justify doing it when reefer freight is nearly $3.45 for all miles on 3500-4,000 miles per week? For the sake of bragging rights? No thanks. At 61 years old and running my own company since 2000, the level of analysis required is much higher. I never intended to hurt so many feelings here. Apparently, I really ruffled some."

I don't c how you can sit up here and brag about 1.72 One way when were getting better than 2 a mile and you owned your own your own company or you leased on since 2000
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Posted Tue, Sep 28 2021 02:05 PM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 15
I trust you are the expert in that chicken truck wannabe area. I don’t know much about it. Mostly what I see here are braggarts with low IQ’s and big egos. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Wed, Sep 29 2021 05:11 PM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
HA HA HA HA IF I DON'T STICK UP FOR US WHO WILL I BEEN HAULING CATTLE SINCE I WAS 22 HEAR IM AM 42 A DEALING WITH THE BIGGEST WANNA BEESSS IN THE GAME THE CHICKEN HAULERS reefer pullers wishing they new what trucking felt like BRAGING ON BUMPING THE DOCK WHEN ITS ALL I NO HOW TO DO IS BUMP THE CHUTE WHOOP WHOOP REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sun, Oct 03 2021 08:31 PM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 15
Who is hauling for $1.72, other than you Quentin? REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Oct 04 2021 07:08 AM CST
PETE PEETERS
DUTCH WAY TRANSPORT
LIMON, CO
719-775-2377

Posts: 14
tough guy here REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, Oct 04 2021 01:04 PM CST
TONY BROCK
TBROCK, INC.
LINCOLN, NE
402-730-9333

Posts: 15
Wow. I started at 21.Now, at 61, I can smell BS a mile away. Lots of it going on here. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sun, Oct 10 2021 11:40 AM CST
GARY MCCLENDON
WHICHWAY
COWTOWN, TX

Posts: 17
Originally Posted by: TONY BROCK
Quote: "Wow. I started at 21.Now, at 61, I can smell BS a mile away. Lots of it going on here."

I would like to apologize to the forum for getting caught up in the unprofessional nonsense that this post started. The original post was made by a man trying to offer work for Owner Operators. Kudos Sir! The rest of the reply's were truly unprofessional including mine. Again I apologize and will not use the forum for this kind B.S. again.
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Posted Thu, Apr 28 2022 04:03 PM CST
JESSIE SHERMAN
BANDITS EXPRESS
IXONIA, AL
920-245-1050

Posts: 3
Been watching the industry for the last few years, as me and some other O/O were trying to get into the industry. Seen to many companies that were only paying $200.00 a day. O/O cannot make it on those type of wages. Covid 19 did not help when Packing plants were only allowed to run 25% of employees. Thus, the lack of cattle needed hurt the industry. Now markets are slightly higher, and with mandates lifted. Seeing a lot of cattle wagons in like IA, KS,MO, KY, OK,TX, and a few other states, but mostly are empty. I and 4 others are looking to get into the industry, all O/O but withoiut insurance or authority. We went pulling Overdimensional loads, due to these factors and the pay was to low. Cannot survive out here, pay bills, or for cost of running on low wages. Just my opinion. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Apr 28 2022 04:31 PM CST
JESSIE SHERMAN
BANDITS EXPRESS
IXONIA, AL
920-245-1050

Posts: 3
Need more info as to what you require from )/). Like do we need our own insurance, authority, and fuel card. You willing to help qualified person(persons) acquire their TQA, and/or BQA certs. Email me at [email protected] with info. Thanks. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Apr 29 2022 10:59 AM CST
CASSIDY NEUGEBAUER
NEUGEBAUER TRUCKING
HOLLY, CO
719-691-9064

Posts: 1
I’m a O/O appreciate the guy offering work and not just handing it out to some big dispatcher looking to take another piece outta the pie but I can say the rates aren’t where they should be especially for a owner operator trying to keep one truck busy it’s hard to sometimes get a load both ways and we can’t do it for the same money these bigger companies can so with that being said these bigger guys doing shit cheap to get the work eventually there’s not gonna be to many o/o left either gonna sale out or find something different to do cause how can u afford to give up a percentage and haul cheap it doesn’t make any sense to work ur ass off for nothing so come on people this is livestock we’re talking about we truck day and night if we need to we don’t stop for a quick 10 hour break and some of us have a little pride in what we do!!! REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Apr 29 2022 02:45 PM CST
RICHARD SCOTT WAHRMAN
WAHRMAN & SONS LLC
SCRIBNER, NE
712-221-1878

Posts: 1
Today cheap is 4.85 a mile guys gotta stop hauling cheap shit!! I see these clowns posting loads at 4.25 and 4.00 all the time. Guys gotta stop moving it. Only good thing about the fuel price is it’s gonna break the guys who don’t know what it cost to operate their trks. Then maybe the ones who survive can make a good living. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Fri, Apr 29 2022 04:27 PM CST
MICHAEL BARONE
M&C BARONE FARMS
BRONSON, MI

Posts: 5
Jessie Sherman, if you don't have the money for insurance, breakdowns, and fuel I highly suggest looking into something else. You might be able to hook on to somebody else's trailer, but you will be run like a rented mule, and will still need a minimum of $100,000 in cargo insurance before any farmer,rancher, or cattle buyer will let you haul their cattle. There is no such thing as factoring in livestock hauling, so you better have $20,000 sitting in the bank because you will need it. You will need that money because most of these brokers and cattle buyers will not pay you timely, some will even try stiffing you on miles because their 90,000 pound load of cattle should have traveled the shortest route ("Google miles") to include scale houses and low bridges. After running 2 years of hogs dedicated, the outfit I ran for wanted more trucks, since I didn't want to buy more trucks and deal with drivers I was let go. I then got into hauling cattle, I absolutely loved hauling cattle out west, but unless you live out there it's tough to make it. Dead miles are really tough to bear with $5+ diesel, and hauling cattle and hogs often times has more dead miles than regular freight. My truck is paid for, it's also parked unless a load comes up that pays stupid good. Not sure I even want to play the game anymore. All I can say is good luck. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sat, Apr 30 2022 10:23 AM CST
BRUCE WRIGHT
M LAZY J LIVESTOCK
VIGO PARK, TX
406-390-2061

Posts: 29
Wow,a guy offers a job and gets this drama. Truth be told it's this way all over. I know real good companies that normally have a waiting list that have trailers sitting. A lot of guys the past couple of years have grabbed other trailers, the rates are better, you get to sleep, mean bitch isn't trying to kill you. It's a business and profit isn't a 4 letter word. Life style be damned, it ain't much of a life anymore. The oil patch hasn't helped any, quite a few trucks have gone that way chasing a buck. It really is sad in a business that turns over so much money, that a person could not go buy a new trailer and truck and make a living. The truck and trailer would be wore out by the time you got them paid for, and your wife better have a good job to take care of the house. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Sun, May 01 2022 01:43 PM CST
MICHAEL BARONE
M&C BARONE FARMS
BRONSON, MI

Posts: 5
Bruce Wright you are 100% correct. IMO the cheap rates only exist in livestock hauling because too many guys want to pull a pot with a 100 lights. But it don't take long and those guys get sick of running ridiculous hours without sleep. For me personally I'm thinking of exiting livestock hauling in a large part because of the people. I expected better from farmers, ranchers, and buyers. I have dealt with a couple of decent dispatchers on this load board, but the majority aren't worth dealing with, and most of the time I have to fight to get paid. Too much good paying freight other than animals out there to put up with cattle buyers that feel you owe them something just for hauling their cattle. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, May 10 2022 02:53 PM CST
JESSIE SHERMAN
BAR S LAND & CATTLECOTP IND
CAMP SPRINGS, MD
586-651-4886

Posts: 3
Have myself and 4 others looking to haul cows. All owner ops. Do not want to waste your time. None have own authority, or ins. Some have BQA card, others willing to do so. Hard workers, fast learners, ethics,values and morals included. We all have years of experience driving, all have excellent driving records. 2 live in WI, 1 in PA, 1 in Tx and last lives in MI. Willing to stay out weeks at a time. If this sounds like the type of o/o 's you may be interested in. Please call me at 920_245-1050. Or email me at [email protected] REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Mon, May 16 2022 07:16 PM CST
QUENTON BROWN
RANCH HAND TRUCKING
ODESSA, TX
432-212-4011

Posts: 47
OPPS I DONE IT AGAIN AINT NO FEELING LIKE COW MOBILING I LOVE IT ALL THANK THE DISPATCH THE COWBOYS AND GIRLS THE WOMAN IN THE OFFICE THE FEED TRUCK DRIVER YARD HANDS CATTLE BUYERS AND THE FOLKS WHO BLESS US TO GET ARE BOOTS DIRTY THE RANCHER & FARMER KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK WITH OUT YALL THERE WONT BE NO RIBEYES ON THE DINNER TABLE EAT BEEF REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE