Turning my authority back on...
06-20-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #46
RE: Turning my authority back on...
(06-20-2019 )Magard Wrote:  It’s really pretty impossible to avoid incompetence in the world anymore. The newer generations don’t recognize that there is anything wrong with it. They all got participation points for just showing up in school.

I always showed up for school... Where's my participation points awards?... can I demand them on the grounds for discrimination against my generation? -- do they come with a beer and a juicy steak?

Should I have gotten participation points for being the kid who hated math(though I was good at it) and history + sold cigarettes and sometimes weed to the other kids?

Should I have gotten them for knocking the biggest guy/bully in school out, putting him in the hospital on the first swing because he decided one day he wanted a piece of me? - You know, his family tried to sue me, doctor saying I must have used a hammer. After that, my nickname in high-school was "the hammer", though I did not like it much.


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06-20-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #47
RE: Turning my authority back on...
My insurance called back, I am going with OOIDA. Not even close, same coverage.

OOIDA, $1500 down, $900 a month

My outfit, $3600 down, almost $1600 a month.

Granted, I am keeping my bobtail with my old company, that is $269.00 a month, so I am still ahead of the game.

Ridiculous.
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06-20-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #48
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(06-20-2019 )Waterloo Wrote:  My insurance called back, I am going with OOIDA. Not even close, same coverage.

OOIDA, $1500 down, $900 a month

My outfit, $3600 down, almost $1600 a month.

Granted, I am keeping my bobtail with my old company, that is $269.00 a month, so I am still ahead of the game.

Ridiculous.

robbery!.


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06-20-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #49
RE: Turning my authority back on...
(06-20-2019 )Rawze Wrote:  
(06-20-2019 )Waterloo Wrote:  My insurance called back, I am going with OOIDA. Not even close, same coverage.

OOIDA, $1500 down, $900 a month

My outfit, $3600 down, almost $1600 a month.

Granted, I am keeping my bobtail with my old company, that is $269.00 a month, so I am still ahead of the game.

Ridiculous.

robbery!.

And how. Totally ridiculous, and I am a customer in good standing for 15 years. The insurer would not recognize my old numbers like OOIDA, so I would be a new customer with new authority with ZERO experience. That right there was the first red flag in my mind, and I was correct, the red flags just came a coming. To rich for my blood. That is damn truck payment!

How do these guys do this with their $4500 a month trucks? Seriously? And they do!

There was an article the other day on the coming carnage in the industry, https://www.businessinsider.com/truckers...ons-2019-6

With insurance rates like this, and the cost of newer equipment and the outrageous maintenance costs, I think I am a good position to do quite well in the coming months and year if that article holds any water. Just insane.
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06-21-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #50
RE: Turning my authority back on...
Authority went live this morning! Now to set up IFTA NY and KY... I think that is it, and I can roll.

IFTA should be here on Wednesday, going in the mail either today or Monday.
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06-21-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #51
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Reinstated my KYU number, easy as sending an email to ask for it to be reinstated...

NY HUT, OMG! What a hot mess! I spoke with a nice lady in NY, she was very informative, so much so my eyes glazed over... Bill DeBlasio is running the NY Treasury too. No wonder people are fleeing the state. I called OOIDA, $30 and they will handle it. It would have taken me several days to jump through all of those hoops. Unbelievable.

KYU number just went live, took them all of 15 mins... Very happy!
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06-22-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #52
RE: Turning my authority back on...
Friday, June 21st...

Hooked up with DAT Power Live board. Not cheap, checked my lanes, there is freight. At $149 a month, I do not plan on keeping this service for very long. But, it is a good tool to see what is really going on out here in regards to freight. Good purchase so far.

Also made some other calls, IFTA should be here Wednesday.

Called Apex Capital, they turned on my factoring account with the .70 off a gallon fuel card. The gal said I would have the card on Wednesday of next week. Sweet. She asked who I was looking to haul for, I gave her some names, UPS, Amazon and JB Hunt. She advised their tiered % program, she said those guys all pay quickly, and that my factoring rates should be 2.5% - 3%, I said let's do it. Cha-Ching! And yes, I realize there is quick pay at better rates out there.

Filled out the paperwork for the NASTC Fuel Card, should know something on that next week. Living on CC for the past 7 months has not done any favors to my credit score.

Still have my WEX Speedway Fuel Card in reserve, so I am good for fuel.

Called a few outfits, UPS needs my authority active for 30 days, and then he will bring me on. He added my company to their approved carrier file after looking me up on SAFER for the upcoming season rush, he said he will keep me busy through January of next year. He was glad I called, desperately in need of power only trucks in Detroit area. He gave me his direct line with instructions to call back in exactly 30 days.

JB stated the same the other day. I called over there, but the man I needed to speak with was off, hopefully on the golf course, as that is where I would have been, LOL. He is in desperate need of Power Only trucks too. Rates are running $2 to $4+, I get 72% and first pick at the loads on their private PO board. Also have access to their 360 app and dispatch. He will bring me on immediately, as I am using my old DOT/MC numbers. JB has quick pay, 1.5%, paid in 12 to 24 hours, direct deposit to your bank.

I contacted Amazon, waiting to hear from them. Hearing the same from over there, in need of Power Only trucks. Rates are good. I have friends hauling their freight and trailers.

Called Menard's, same story, when can I start. LOL! If you are starting your authority on a shoe string, I think Menard's is the place to go to build up some time behind the wheel with your new authority. Best reason to go there, HOME TIME! You are home every night unless you chose otherwise. You pick the days you work, weekend work pays more. No forced dispatch or phone calls when you are off.

They treat you like a lease op, give you a fuel card and settlements are direct deposited every Friday. Beauty of this, is that if you need steady cash flow, and or are a bit intimidated with getting your own freight, they may be the place to call. Their fuel card is up to .50 off the pump price.

They also have one hell of a bonus program, every mile you are eligible for up to .10 a mile for every mile you travel. They cut you a check for Christmas. If you really drill down on these guys, they have some pretty decent offerings for the new guy. Rates are roughly $2 to $2.40 to the truck in my particular area, rates may be different in other regions. I hear that most of the drivers there are not very trucking savvy, so a smart operator could do pretty good there if they play their cards right.

One thing I discovered, is that you will need a copy of your original FEIN number from the fed, stating that you are who you say you are in regards to your federal tax identification number if you plan on registering with the state of NY for their HUT permit. I called the IRS and they faxed me over a copy. It was free, but I wasted 3 hours on hold to get it. You will need a secure fax line to receive, they will not email. Your only other option is 10 to 14 days via snail mail. And by secure, they want you standing in front of the fax machine or computer when they send it. This is Top Secret STUFF! LOL! Just hated being on hold for so long.

Oh, got a call at 2300 last night, my buddy that is still over at "THAT" outfit. The outfit I thought was going to be the showstopper... He is ready to quit too, they really shat on him yesterday, left him stranded on the other side of the state, an area both me and him know very well. He was on his way home when he called, empty, and not very happy. We talked a bit, he is thinking of starting the process next week to turn his old numbers back on. I have been sharing my findings with him and so far we both like what we see.

That is it for now, and I hope this helps someone.
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06-25-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #53
RE: Turning my authority back on...
Well, I took the signage off the truck from that last outfit. Removed their ELD and will be headed up to the office in a few minutes, they get in at 0700. Will see about getting that last paycheck, I hope this goes smooth and they do not play games with my money. Not sure what I will do if they screw with me. My health is not the greatest right now with this thyroid, stress shoots my blood pressure through the roof, literally, will try to stay calm or I may literally have a stroke. The checks are there, my buddy was in the office last night. I just want an even swap with no issues. They will never hear from me again.

On a side note, I was finally able to enroll in the VA hospital system, been trying to for three years. There is finally a process in place that does not drag you through the mud and or gives you the run around, thank you President Trump. The doctor up there in Ann Arbor met with me the other day, I brought all of my labs and biopsy results, along with the ultra sounds. He asked what medication I was on for the thyroid, I said none, as the three specialists I have seen all stated my out of whack numbers were normal along with all of my symptoms that continue to worsen. He said BS, you need to be on meds or have the thyroid surgically removed. Off to another specialist in a few weeks, hopefully we can either medicate this or remove it. I want it out...

Wish me luck, on both fronts.
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06-25-2019, (Subject: Turning my authority back on... ) 
Post: #54
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(06-20-2019 )Rawze Wrote:  I always showed up for school... Where's my participation points awards?... -- do they come with a beer and a juicy steak?

Im sure you'll agree you got all the participation trophies and points you need. Its called a successful life because you actually participated in life and didn't need any trophy or points to show you did it. You have a real story (win or lose) to pass on with others. I always see scars, dings dents and scrapes as the real participation trophies.

And the best trophies and points (win or lose too) come with as much beer and steak as you choose.
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