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Discussion in 'General Truck Uses' started by rickdlance, May 3, 2008.

  1. rickdlance

    rickdlance Captain

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    We have been known to hotshot.;) We'll try to get someone to answer any and all questions. Post them up fella's.
     
  2. Pepperidge

    Pepperidge Member Advocate Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    do you have any insider contacts to people in the LA area removing Fema trailers?

    Preferably in the Slidell La. area...It's seems like it's a brother in law/handshake kinda thing...no one wants to give up their source...I have four days a week I sit idle and could use the extra money while I wait for the area and my business to recover...
     
  3. rickdlance

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    Sorry, we've never done any FEMA trailers.
     
  4. HemisAreSlow

    HemisAreSlow FREE!!!

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    are you still doing any hot shot work rick?
     
  5. michael nelson

    michael nelson diesel addict

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  6. Pepperidge

    Pepperidge Member Advocate Staff Member Lead Moderator

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    hauling towing trailering for hire...
     
  7. rickdlance

    rickdlance Captain

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    Bits and pieces. Faye is doing most of it right now.;)
     
  8. michael nelson

    michael nelson diesel addict

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    thanks,did not know that-
     
  9. schulte

    schulte ACCELLERANT!!!

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    How profitable is the business? I've always thought about it, but looked seriously.

    I do drive a LOT anyways; 400-500mile trips 3-4 times a month isn't abnormal. Some of this is personal and some of this is random stuff being moved for a friend of a friend, etc.

    Is it doable for someone without a CDl/under 21, or no?

    Ever calculate your "hourly" wage, on average?
     
  10. rickdlance

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    It is very profitable if you do it hot and heavy. In our circle, under 21 and no CDL is a killer though.
     
  11. schulte

    schulte ACCELLERANT!!!

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    Whats the best way to "break into" the business? Sites like ubid?
     
  12. rickdlance

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    Actually I suggest getting with one of the transport companies out of Elkhart, Indiana first. They will help teach you the ropes and give you enough seat time to decide whether driving is right for you.
     
  13. jb23

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    So with fuel at 4.25 gal still making any money at this
     
  14. rickdlance

    rickdlance Captain

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    Yes, but it's harder.
     
  15. arctiva

    arctiva Recruit

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    im looking to move a tractor for a guy. was just wonderin would i need a cdl for this? or any thing speacial like permits and special insurance? never done this before for money and just came across the deal but dont wanna be in trouble if stopped
     
  16. WanaDmax

    WanaDmax New Member

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    Dont go over GVWR, thats all i know
     
  17. rickdlance

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    Are you going to be paid for moving it?
     
  18. HemisAreSlow

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    if your going to be paid...you will need dot numbers, insurance, run a log book if it is over 100 air miles from port to port....and make sure your truck and trailer do not exceed GVWR....am I missing anything Rick?
     
  19. rickdlance

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    Not much.;)

    I'm guessing he'll be doing it "for free" for a "friend". Hint-hint. ;)
     
  20. 01duramax6spd

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    There are a lot of grey areas it seems. I always haul for myself Lol!. Actually that is a grey area cause I own the load until I unload it so I guess maybe I'm still technically hauling for myself. It's crossing certain state lines overwidth or over weight I try to aviod.
     

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