Car haulers in Florida

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by richardson918, May 26, 2022.

  1. richardson918

    richardson918 Bobtail Member

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    Plan on moving to Florida by the end of the year probably around the Tampa Bay Area need good insight on car hauling companies out that way I’m lease to a company now I spoke with Hasen & Adkins & United road is there any other good companies out that way I can speak with any information is appreciated
     
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  3. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Heavy Load Member

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    Those two might be your best bet. They have crown auto transport in Jacksonville
     
  4. richardson918

    richardson918 Bobtail Member

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    Thank You I worked for HansenAdkins before as a company driver couple years ago I’ll probably lease on with them but wanted to see other outfits but I will definitely check out crown
     
  5. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    Times are generally really good right now as the rates have gone up significantly at many locations. I have been leased to Hansen and Adkins for 6.5 years and very likely will stay here many more years. I do recommend you call all of the terminals that deliver regularly in to your home area. Your potential revenue can vary from one shipper/terminal to another and you may as well haul the best paying freight available. Loading towards a return load or sometimes running a triangle to keep empty miles down will make a huge difference. Loading to the furthest point and rattling back won’t normally produce the most profitable business with most of our freight.

    Potential load factor/revenue for your specific rig can make a huge difference. The terminals with large freight don’t always benefit every rig and those with small units don’t always benefit a truck that can only haul 9 units.
    Ask each terminal what their high revenue trucks are generating on how many hours/miles worked and how often you could expect to get home. The fuel surcharge for that specific freight is an important number to accurately make your decision. I won’t give specifics on a public forum, but some of the freight that formerly wasn’t great is awesome now with a huge fuel surcharge on top of a competitive rate. Anyone that tells you that an owner op can’t make really good money at Hansen and Adkins hasn’t done his research to figure out what freight to haul to get the really good money.
     
    Last edited: May 28, 2022
  6. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    Proficient auto carriers and centurion. Find a really secure place to store your truck Florida is a #### hole for stinger theft
     
  7. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    Don't forget Carvana. They seem to be hiring drivers everywhere and I think most are home daily.
     
  8. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    Carvana is about to tank
     
  9. richardson918

    richardson918 Bobtail Member

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    I Appreciate the information & yes I spoke with a few owner ops at the mesquite terminal I’m leased with Accelerated now have been for over 4 years live in Texas business is good for us also but the wife wants to move to Florida we both do I was with hasen as a company driver running out of canton terminal I love it also love it over here with AS we just don’t have Florida freight but I’m definitely leaning towards hasen again but as a owner op this time around Plus we load at the same plants & rails as you guys also just different lanes
     
  10. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Road Train Member

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    I see accelerated all the time in Arkansas iv often wondered if they hire from my state
     
  11. richardson918

    richardson918 Bobtail Member

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    Yes they do currently looking for drivers now I’m always on 40 between Arkansas Oklahoma Texas Tennessee but I mainly shoot up east also not a bad company If you know how to stay in the freight lanes & work but Just no Florida freight lol
     
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