Join our intrepid driver as he attempts the near-impossible feat of completing a lease-purchase deal in the trucking industry.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Three Year Mark
December 1, 2006 was my first day on a commercial truck back when I worked for CFI. This week also happens to be the halfway point between my time spent as a company driver (roughly 18 months) and now as a lease-purchase operator (the past 18 months).
I have now completed six full quarters of my lease-purchase. The most recent quarter's numbers are here. Previous quarter's can be reviewed with these links: (Year 2, 1st Quarter), Year 1: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. My first fiscal year-end review is here.
I have posted a spreadsheet with detailed information on every load I touched and every settlement I received over my first year. This post gives some useful background on how it is organized.
You might be interested in viewing my previous blog covering my 16 months at CFI, which is now Con-Way Truckload. I have some pictures and videos online you might find educational or entertaining.
Where did I start my driving career? At Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri. If you are in the process of beginning your career I would highly recommend contacting them.
You might wish to contact the author. To do so, first read this post. The first batch of responses can be found here and the second here.