Car Haulers

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by NIGHTCRAWLER, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. Ted Thompson

    Ted Thompson Bobtail Member

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    Brickman, a friend keeps bugging me to haul cars as an owner operator, he tells me he's pulling over 200k net per yr. He says he pays 15% of gross to the broker he leases with, who dispatches for him and uses 22% of gross to pay his exspenses the rest he claims he takes home. He says gross for one year going balls to the wall is around 450k. dose all this seem right?
     
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  3. Pur48Ted

    Pur48Ted Road Train Member

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    Did he begin his story with "Once Upon a Time.." or "You ain't gonna believe this shizmet..."
     
  4. Ted Thompson

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    no i didnt hear none of that, that is about what i thought when i heard it. When he's home he spends money like crazy. I wanted some second opinions since i hear talk of 200k per truck an trailer investment before the pay day starts.
     
  5. h07w33ls

    h07w33ls Light Load Member

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    its a little bit higher than $200k for a new 10 car stinger not to mention the insurance and fuel and straps, height stick & tie down bars and other related costs.
     
  6. Ted Thompson

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    hey ho7, thanks for the heads up. is there any way you can talk to me more about all the necessary cost? i'm considering car hauling as o/o, just would like to have all my info in first.
     
  7. Brickman

    Brickman Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Ted you'll never get insurance right out of trucking school. If thats what you want to do go get 2 yrs experience all the while saving as much as you can towards your equipment purchase.


    It is not necessary to buy NEW starting out either. A $60,000 truck and $50,000 used 7 car is a good place to start. Buy a Cottrell the best I've seen. A solid trailer can be a 10 yr or longer equipment investment with proper maintenance.

    I'm just starting auto hauling as O/O. I don't know about your friend's claims of $450K a yr gross. That would be nice!
     
  8. h07w33ls

    h07w33ls Light Load Member

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    i recommend working as a company driver first untill you can build up contacts and capitol and most importantly,expierience.trucking has bankrupted many a person.i run a 2004 boydstun/peterbilt 10 car stinger with 500k.the maintainance and upkeep is nonstop.
     
  9. Ted Thompson

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    thanks for the help, my friend keeps wanting me to get started hauling loads for his contact, first i'll haul with him to learn then when he wants vacation i haul alone, then next year i get my own truck a start work. hows the pay coming with being o/o Brickman?
     
  10. Brickman

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    This is my second week. First week was a slow starter. Probably no better than break even.
     
  11. Ted Thompson

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    hows the set up Brickman? are you paying percentage to a broker?
     
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