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Michele O'Donnell commented on Paul Rochon's blog post Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.
"Gentlemen I agree & disagree with you.  #1.  You are running a business, not just a trucker!      You need to find your freight, load it, haul it But the 1 thing ppl tend to forget you have to be a team player with…"
Jun 17, 2012
Michele O'Donnell liked Paul Rochon's blog post Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.
Jun 17, 2012
Paul Rochon and James D. are now friends
Apr 20, 2012
Alvin Lee Catron commented on Paul Rochon's blog post Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.
"ONE THING TO REMEMBER that YOU always get out of trucking exactly what you put in so if ya were broke when you bought in then you end broke when you reitre...  "
Apr 18, 2012
Alvin Lee Catron commented on Paul Rochon's blog post Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.
"I should add that I farmed my lisence and permits and any lisencing details out to a lady who did that for a living so I would be kept legal and found it to be cheapest..."
Apr 18, 2012
Alvin Lee Catron commented on Paul Rochon's blog post Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.
"Well to add to your blog here and I was an independant owner operator of 17 down to 1 tractor 1 trailer where I made more money but had less insurance claims to answer to and less bills to pay as well as less bus tickets to purchase to go locate and…"
Apr 18, 2012
Paul Rochon commented on Paul Rochon's blog post Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.
"Exactly Double D. I admit I relied to heavily on brokers and didn't make the effort to find direct shippers to get better paying loads. Also, when I came into the money I got "Big Eyed" and then the debt followed."
Apr 11, 2012
Paul Rochon and Pamela Durhm are now friends
Apr 11, 2012
double D commented on Paul Rochon's blog post Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.
"You seem to know what you are talking about. But there is also some things that you need to do to be successful. First know your capabilities and dont rely on a dispatcher to make your loads happen try and drum up your own buisness and loose the…"
Apr 10, 2012
Paul Rochon replied to Nanette Montgomery's discussion New HOS how is it working for the drivers
"Okay..Florida..Tuff state sometimes for freight.."
Apr 10, 2012
Paul Rochon replied to Nanette Montgomery's discussion New HOS how is it working for the drivers
"Thanks! Yes, we work close with FMCSA inspectors while helping clients/trucking co. with there new entrant or compliance review audits. I also have my own authority and run an all owner operator fleet. What type of freight do you broker? Our fleet…"
Apr 10, 2012
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Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.

When I ran my own truck and reefer I couldn't tell you how many times I passed a truck stop and heard other owner op's complaining that "You can't make any money out here." To keep it simple that can be true if you do things wrong from the beginning. A persons success is determined by these factors: Income to debt, type of freight and competition, mentality, equipment, and if your a "truck driver" or a business owner. Running a truck takes some savy and skill but some get into this part of the…See More
Apr 9, 2012
Paul Rochon commented on Princess Crystal!'s blog post Super 8 says truckers are dirty ppl
"Regrettably many people have put that stigma on the industry and drivers as a whole. When I trucked I stayed where it was cheap and the motel sometimes reflected the types of drivers that stayed there. But to disciminate like that is wrong."
Apr 9, 2012
Paul Rochon replied to Nanette Montgomery's discussion New HOS how is it working for the drivers
"Hi Nanette, I am a former O/O and I now do DOT consulting. The new HOS is not being enforced as there is an appeal being put together. The 34-restart rule wouldn't take effect until July 2013 and the mandatory 30-min break I was told is not…"
Apr 9, 2012
Paul Rochon replied to bob hill's discussion stat up cost
"Hey Danny,   I own a consulting firm related to safety and compliance and help persons like you that want to work for themselves. The fees you've listed are pretty accurate but there are other things to consider. Please visit my website:…"
Apr 9, 2012
Paul Rochon replied to bob hill's discussion stat up cost
"Hi Bob,   I am a DOT consultant and provide service to people like you that want to get into the business as an owner operator. Some of the fees are: $300-Authority, $50 BOC-3 filing, US DOT number $125 (Our Fee), UCR (United Carrier Reg) $80-1…"
Apr 9, 2012

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Get your own Operating Authority and CAN'T make money.

Posted on April 9, 2012 at 4:23pm 6 Comments

When I ran my own truck and reefer I couldn't tell you how many times I passed a truck stop and heard other owner op's complaining that "You can't make any money out here." To keep it simple that can be true if you do things wrong from the beginning. A persons success is determined by these factors: Income to debt, type of freight and competition, mentality, equipment, and if your a "truck driver" or a business owner. Running a truck takes some savy and skill but some get into this part of…

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