Another newbie question

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by annw, Mar 7, 2021.

  1. annw

    annw Bobtail Member

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    Running boats/RVs off uship at this point, getting the feet wet and saving for a deckover. But is that optimal? Are there direct loads out there I could be getting instead of haggling with people who know absolutely nothing about what it is they're asking me to do? Bc some of these people......
     
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  3. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    Yes there is ! You need to go legit , get your numbers, get insurance, and hang out your shingle.
     
  4. Charlies_Contingency

    Charlies_Contingency Bobtail Member

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    Running boats and RV's off of Uship is a nightmare. The pay is absolutely horrible, as you are taking huge risks with hauling these trailers with 10yr old rotting tires.

    What kind of rig are you trying to run with? 3/4ton, 1ton, bigger?
     
  5. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    Don’t do it , how can you make a profit. Who would run something for the lowest possible rate ?
     
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    Capacity Heavy Load Member

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    Get hooked up with the powesports dealers , most units are crated , a friend of mine runs a dealership and cant find anyone in that niche of hauling.
     
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    Charlies_Contingency Bobtail Member

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    I've done some hauling for powersports, but it has been very seasonal with lots of droughts in demand. I do enjoy it, but I've never been able to see it as a full time market, only subsidiary to a car hauling business. :dontknow: I don't even want to suggest car hauling since it is so teeth grinding and competitive.
     
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    Charlies_Contingency Bobtail Member

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    Agreed, UShip is a losing game. I did start with it, simply to make direct customers and a reputation. Central dispatch, super Dispatch, or one of the many quality paid services is the way to go.
     
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