Car transport

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  1. JosiahS

    JosiahS Bobtail Member

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    I own several trailer and portable building dealerships. There was recently an opening to start moving trailers from the factory to my dealership and others around me for the company I sell for. I’m in the Atlanta area and will be sending my new Ram 4500 and 51’ BigTEX 20AC down to south Ga to pick up loads of Cargo trailers every day.

    My question is: since I’m in the Atlanta area with lots of used car auctions, do y’all recommend I try to haul a load of cars down since I’m gonna be running down there anyways?
    Thanks!
     
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  3. JosiahS

    JosiahS Bobtail Member

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    Btw, I paid JJ Keller around $4000 to do all of my DOT compliance for a year, and progressive is raping me for $27000 a year on insurance. I don’t know how anyone who doesn’t already have a steady cash flow can get into trucking… This stuff is hella expensive.
     
  4. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    You certainly would do better to be loaded both ways. There is a problem with getting in and out of auctions quickly. If you have time for the driver to get the proper releases and to walk dang near the whole lot searching for 3 or 4 cars then once they find them have to jumpstart/fix a flat/ fill it with gas. This assumes that some IDIOT didn’t use the car you’re picking up to shuttle their cars to the front and left it parked in some far away lot where nobody can find it because the color on your paperwork is nowhere near matched to the actual color!

    oh wait...did I get off on a rant??? Sorry. I get a little twitchy and get flashbacks when folks talk about auto auctions!! :eek::D I’m sure it’s a good idea! :D:p


    Seriously it’s not all bad. I’m just spoiled hauling new cars that 99.9% of the time actually start and are where they are supposed to be.
     
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    crocky Road Train Member

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    27k is a bit rough but what on Earth is "JJ Keller" doing for the $4k you are paying them?

    What DOT compliance?
     
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