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I need some opinions.

Jul 12, 2017 at 04:12 PM CST
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I've been out of my truck since September 2016 due to cancer surgery. This September will make me one year cancer free. Since then I put together a retirement and have been struggling to make ends meet, but thank God he made a way and I give God all credit. I want to go back but I'm alittle nervous about it due to the rain and the costs to run and now elds. I was wondering if things have changed for the better or worse, please be professional, I would like an insiders opinion. I just turned 61 and I still feel I have a few good years left. God bless you all and thanks. Please be safe.
Replied on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 05:19 PM CST
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James i'm glad to hear you are up and wipeing dirt out of you eyes :) , I'm not sure if going to work full time is the plan or not , I would check with your SS office and see how much you can make per month or year befor you lose you SS money , and maybe look for a part time job , that you could do , some big company like to have a fill in driver to run some miles just a idea , ,If you own your truck then check with some local company or your farmer coop or some farmer around town about working part time . I know out here in North Dakota you would could find lots of work to kept you in cash
Good Luck and have a Bless Day
Replied on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 09:06 PM CST
Thanks for the reply, I have a 05 classic XL with a 1 year old new motor, has a wet kit on it, I was with Oakley when I had to drop out, thought about just alk out and go it on my own if the rates would support it. Thanks for taking time to reply.
Replied on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 11:00 PM CST
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You sound like a praying man.
Spend a lot of time in prayer with the one who knows what he has in store for you.
If God gives you his blessing then he'll provide a way for you to get back on the road.

As for doing it on your own, If you have your own trailer and authority. I say do it..
That's the way I run my operation. It took me a little bit to get hooked up with several companies in my area. That gave me several resources to get loads from.
The greatest benefit I've found is that if a load is just too cheap, I don't have to take it. When I used a dispatch service, I felt obligated to take what ever they threw at me.
Those days are behind me.

Good luck to you sir,

God bless you.
Replied on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 03:08 AM CST
Thank you william, great advise.
Replied on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:50 PM CST
James, we are an end dump carrier in Kansas and have trailers available. We have freight that fits with where you live. If you'd like to talk, our number is 785-242-3660. My name is Paul and I'm at extension 100.
Replied on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 02:33 PM CST
Thank you for that option, i will consider it.thanks for taking the time to reply.