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Old 06-15-2012, 06:35 PM
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Want to haul but no one will bite!

Hello,

I bought a 2007 f350 sw lb 6.0 about 3 months ago. Want to
Offset the truck payments by doing alittle hauling for people
On the side. So I placed ads on craigslist and got business cards
But I've put out a few bids and people are shocked at what INEED to
Charge can't do it for free. I have a gooseneck hitch and tow ready
With also a 18' car trailer. Need to know the real other legals like insurance
Were to buy it mccc numbers etc.... I m just lost right now and
Don't need alot of bs. Just want to make some money. I'm not
Tring to step on any toes. Thanks kelly
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:04 PM
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If you just want to do a 'little' hauling legally, you'll lose money. That's just from reading some.
With just an 18' trailer, you won't be able to haul many things or be very versatile.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:25 PM
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I know but that's what I have for right now would love a 32 or 40 ft gooseneck
But time is money and I have alot of time lol but that doesn't make
Me alot of money. I do what I can and I focus on what I can do not what I can't
Thanks for the help I know what your saying. But starting small and hate it
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Star Driver is one of the biggest haulers on here. He'd be good to talk to. He's got info in lots of threads too.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:37 PM
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How do I get ahold of them! Thanks for the help
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him, not them
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:43 PM
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Also I have another lead on exact ford that you have that has
A clutch linkage broke same miles about 300 but he wants 5000 for it
But needs tires it's a dually and brake work besides the the big
Rocks yes I said ROCks in the bed I think three at the most to
Make a profit .lol
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Ive been doing well on craigslist moving vehicles. Also i have contracts with junkyards and small dealerships moving cars from auctions. Make sure you have the right insurance or you will be in a world of trouble if some one wrecks your items you are moving also you might want to register with DOT to save four self from being fined
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1. Doing it part time won't make you any money to offset the insurance ($1,000,000 liability + cargo) you need to have, plus DOT authority and such. You'll lose money and end up further behind.
2. You could do it illegally, but the first time you get caught you will lose all the money you made on fines or if you get in a wreck, the lawsuits will break you.
3. Every Tom, Dick and Harry with a dually in this economy thinks they can get a trailer, haul cars and make money. Problem is the more trucks out there, the lower the prices get, plus you'll have to compete with the trucks running illegally and undercutting you on price. (See UShip haulers.)

See Auto Expeditor Forums for more advice.
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:26 AM
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Ive been doing well on craigslist moving vehicles. Also i have contracts with junkyards and small dealerships moving cars from auctions. Make sure you have the right insurance or you will be in a world of trouble if some one wrecks your items you are moving also you might want to register with DOT to save four self from being fined
Not "Might" want to register, you're REQUIRED to get DOT authority. I'm tired of seeing trucks running illegally, I'm going to start turning them into the DOT. Plus, you truck AND trailer have to be DOT inspected, (Annually). Alot of trucks get popped for not having a DOT inspection on them.
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