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Everyday haulers!!!

Hey guys! I've had an idea floating in my head for a while now. I want to start my own hauling business. You know, you see those guys on the interstates with 450's, 550's or the Chevy equivilants pulling 3 car haulers and such. Are there any guys on here that do this? Do you do it part time? How does one get started in this? Good money in it?
I actually won't be the one doing it. I have a great job now, just want to get my hands into something else too. I have a good friend with a CDL that is out of work right now that would be doing the driving for me. ANY inof would be great!!!


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I know of someone who does it with motorcycles. They haul bikes to major functions. Like bikeweek, sturgis, ect. they just through an add on craigslist during that time of the year for bike hauling.
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Read these.

Hot Shot Hauling - How To?

Thinking of Help!! getting into auto tansport. what do i need.

To answer a few questions for you.

1. Can you do it part-time? NO, the insurance for hauling vehicles IS expensive, you can barely afford to do it full time.
2.Is there any money in it? If you have good contacts,maybe, otherwise, it's very a cutthroat business.
3. Can you do it with a 450 or 550, yes, but I'd go with a single axle semi, it will last longer, you can buy a decent one for 1/3 of what a decent 450 or 550 will cost you, plus it has a sleeper on it.

Also, every Tom, Dick and Harry, that loses their job thinks they buy a dually, 3 car trailer and make a killing, most don't last a year, plus, with everyone jumping in the business, plus battling illegal haulers, the prices are low.

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The car hauling rates have gone into the ****ter the last few years. I wouldn't waste my time doing that. I stopped hauling enclosed a while back. If you want to get into "Hot Shot" hauling you need to live in the oil field areas. There is really good money to be made in the oil field. Like Star said, this is not a part time job, it's full time or find a 9-5er job due to the cost of operating.

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