Dallas/ Fort Worth Dump truck info

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Hazardous, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Hazardous

    Hazardous Light Load Member

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    My wife and I are looking into getting into a dump truck here in DFW. They are everywhere and it seems to be good money in running dump trucks for road construction. Can anyone point me in the direction of a good dump broker? Also what are dump rates like in DFW?
     
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  3. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    1st you must speak fluent Spanish or Spanglish. Then you must get an old totally worn out truck from some rat outfit like Stevens/England/etc that has 2million plus hard miles. Sleeper of course even though you will never use it. Take any semblance of decent tires, hoses, etc off. Most important is the requirement to emblazon it with your name in gaudy Gothic lettering. Then speed like mad. Cause many fatal wrecks. Work for next to nothing and you will be right into the DFW sand/rock hauling scene. What once a great job has been totally annihilated by the influx of criminal illegals over the past 20+ yrs. Get a job as dog catcher and you will be more respected.
     
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    YungtruckingN14 Bobtail Member

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  5. Foxcover

    Foxcover Medium Load Member

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    Big Duker pretty much summed up the rock bucket scene in DFW, however there are openings as a lot of that clientele are jumping over to frac sand hauling and taking the good out of it too.
    You could lease on with sunset or some broker like that but you would have even less money in your pocket when all is said and done than if you simply drove someone else's problems.
    If you truly want to be sucessful in this business, don't do what everyone else is doing, do something different or new.
    Best of luck to you regardless.
     
  6. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

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    Don't know who you directed you snide remark at. Grow a set. If me I'm great. Good job making more then I thought I would for several yrs. $80k + 1st yr. Made a trainer. Go figure. No car or truck payment. House/land paid off. Of course I don't waste my time trying to compete w/criminal illegals who are willing to live 15 to a worn out mobile home and laugh at our laws. Maybe you like that type.
     
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  7. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    Mans right...perfect description of Houston also and most of Texas aggregate work to be honest........As long as you don't need to eat off the truck and just wanting something to do ...then.....

    Vatos in Houston posting 5 million liability and working bobtails for $18.50 an hour in the plants....others pulling 14 yds of sand for $60. Top dollar here is .05 ton mile.......

    Good luck
     
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  8. davo727

    davo727 Bobtail Member

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    Well this spring north of Houston up 59N near Cleveland I was charged $525 per 10 ton load (not Mexican) for road base delivered 12 miles from the source - pavers supply. 8 loads. I figured out that the actual cost is less than half and I was thinking that $260 charge per load on 24 miles total per load seemed a little high So I decided to buy my own dump truck.
     
  9. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

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    Rates I quoted were what reaches the driver and what they talk about......not what's billed to customer.

    Based on what you said you paid the broker is stealing from the driver... (Oh no! Say it isn't so! )
     
  10. davo727

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    The broker was the son of the driver so Im thinking they both made out pretty good. $10 a mile
     
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