WELCOME TO RIVER DAVES PLACE

Crazy money

Flatsix66

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 20, 2017
Messages
838
Reaction score
1,535
Owner operator, I wonder how much they clear after expenses? $600k gross, maybe $300k net???
 

Blue

Well-Known RDP Inmate #211
Joined
Oct 4, 2007
Messages
3,833
Reaction score
8,975
Sounds like a hell of a gig for the owner operators CA. screwed over and said they were employees and cannot 1099 or whatever owner operators get
 

bldrinker

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2011
Messages
3,914
Reaction score
6,476
So you have to supply the truck, trailer, fuel, maintenance and insurance.

Wonder how much fuel you go through in a week?
$2k?
I no longer have my CDL or endorsements but hmm. This kind of money makes you 🤔
 

yard dog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2010
Messages
743
Reaction score
680
Operating a pneumatic tanker is a dirty job fly ash and cement is work , moving hoses watching tank and line pressure all the time and when you plug up a hose that’s went the fun starts. I did pneumatics tankers for couple years you earn your pay hauling that Bulk commodity !
 

beerrun

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 25, 2010
Messages
2,089
Reaction score
2,653
So you have to supply the truck, trailer, fuel, maintenance and insurance.

Wonder how much fuel you go through in a week?
$2k?
I no longer have my CDL or endorsements but hmm. This kind of money makes you 🤔
4-6 mpg
 

yard dog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2010
Messages
743
Reaction score
680
Reading the article they failed to mention that your tractor has to be equipped with a PTO and a blower unit for the operation of a pneumatic tanker which adds a significant cost to the semi , so it can pull that type of trailer .
 

Rajobigguy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2015
Messages
3,271
Reaction score
6,131
I don't think that equates to crazy money. It's not like you just show up and they put you in one of their trucks and say go.
You not only need your class 1 license but you also need a tanker endorsement and dot certification for hauling hazardous materials.
Once you load that tanker of yours with oil sands it wont be good for much of anything else.
You probably need to have your own clean out station.
Maintenance on tanker valves will be a nightmare.
Insurance will be huge money.
Cost of fuel and truck maintenance.
All that stuff adds up to a lot of out of pocket expense.
 

yard dog

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 21, 2010
Messages
743
Reaction score
680
I don't think that equates to crazy money. It's not like you just show up and they put you in one of their trucks and say go.
You not only need your class 1 license but you also need a tanker endorsement and dot certification for hauling hazardous materials.
Once you load that tanker of yours with oil sands it wont be good for much of anything else.
You probably need to have your own clean out station.
Maintenance on tanker valves will be a nightmare.
Insurance will be huge money.
Cost of fuel and truck maintenance.
All that stuff adds up to a lot of out of pocket expense.
Also you just don’t Start on day one operating a pneumatic tanker you’re running high pressures inside that tanker and in the line and you got a know what the hell are you doing . When I pulled a power train no need for clean out can haul fly ash , cement power because you blow out the tanker empty so no product is left inside the tank . The valves are just sure seal units they just open and close by hand no maintenance needed. Most pneumatic tanker set up’s that haul that type of bulk product are called power trains , I pulled doubles in Ca and in Nv I pulled triples .
 
Last edited:

monkeyswrench

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 7, 2018
Messages
12,099
Reaction score
25,520
Maintenance and insurance are big money already...
Then we get political, fuel costs just keep creeping up. Unless you're running their fuel card, that's a variable that can kick you pretty hard.
Also, most outfits like that are looking for a certain cutoff point in year of tractor...and they sure as hell aren't cheap. So most will have to figure in a truck and/or trailer payment as well.
 

cakemoto

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2009
Messages
1,491
Reaction score
937
$14k a week, that's probably the going rate for a Coyote Certified driver in Texas...
Labor at work told me it’s 20 grand right now.if I didn’t have kids I would give it a run😎 would have a Schiada in no time.
 

petie6464

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2009
Messages
635
Reaction score
947
That's a big sack of lies and more trucking company BS propaganda marketing to truckers with a sixth grade education, I see this daily.

Those are gross numbers for owner operators, in other words crap numbers. In Trucking no one ever talks about Net Income, and absolutely forbidden in Net/Net!

If your grossing those numbers your most likely operating at a net operating loss.
 

petie6464

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 19, 2009
Messages
635
Reaction score
947
These is also no driver shortage. These trucking companies cry this to generate government assistance when in fact the truly cray number is their turnover of 102%. These scabs are worse than puppy mills, and are pretty much bringing in people from India and African countries to exploit them in their companies.
 

RadMan

Throbbing Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
1,329
Reaction score
442
Fuk all that,
Let’s open up some strip mines in the good ol USA!!!
As someone has said similar..
Earth is dying, we only have a few years left to go full green and save her? Full green takes a lot of precious metals, not to mention the disposal, let’s get it on😁
 

rrrr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 19, 2007
Messages
10,492
Reaction score
18,017
Once you load that tanker of yours with oil sands it wont be good for much of anything else.
You probably need to have your own clean out station.
Fracking sand is not oil sand. Most of it is clean processed quartz sand, sometimes coated with resins for better performance.
 

Rajobigguy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 21, 2015
Messages
3,271
Reaction score
6,131
Fracking sand is not oil sand. Most of it is clean processed quartz sand, sometimes coated with resins for better performance.
Well you sure wont be hauling milk in it afterwards. 😁
 
Top