does anyone know how to get or bid on dump truck contracts? or how to become a broker ?

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  1. mohammad6969

    mohammad6969 Bobtail Member

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    I recently got 3 dump trucks and I am new to the biz but am getting along
    I got so many questions
    how do u bid or get contracts
    I would like to be a broker how many trucks you suppose to have
    who can help to get the bids
    i recently brokerd my 3 trucks to a company he help me out in the beging by hiring me then i bought 2 more trucks now am getting a hand of the biz so i start looking for other brokers i finally found one that paid a better late so i tell the first company am gonna dedicate the 1 truck but am sorry but the other company is paying more he got mad so do i stay
    and rember this biz only certain people have contracts weher they would be able to subcontract and all of them know each other
    so #### that #### i can get 10 more trucks if need be but i need someone to help me or rather direct me in the right direction where i can start playing with the big boys
     
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  3. rhmc

    rhmc Light Load Member

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    Where you located at? I assume you're talking straight trucks.
     
  4. realdesertkickin

    realdesertkickin Heavy Load Member

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    Id say do you own brokering...You can put them trucks to work if you hit the pavement and hook it all up.....walk up to the scale window with a box of donuts at your local sand and gravel pit, or asphalt plant...at the mine etc etc
    Ask em who's doin what...who's hiring o/o's ? etc etc...Its a dynamic wheel thats turning, so you have to stay on it and keep up..
    It would be a fulltime job keepin 10 dumps busy in my town..
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Are you in California?
     
  6. rodan

    rodan Bobtail Member

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  7. Ronsan28

    Ronsan28 Bobtail Member

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    Hey I'm new to the business and planning to start of with 2 dump trucks and grow from there. I'm assuming by now u got the hang of it and definitely going in the right direction but I'm you at your beggining stage and would love that great push into the right direction if it's available from u or anyone else!
     
  8. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    as long as you don't pull a truck in the middle of a job they should not get mad. some jobs you can others they can get pissy because they promised a certain number of trucks and they may loose there contract if they do not deliver.

    as far as bidding on your own work. depends on what level your talking about. hauling directly for a gravel pit or road contractor. or bidding your own jobs. where you need to do or hire out the dirt work besides just hauling the materials.

    getting work directly from road contractors or gravel pits is just making calls knocking on doors till you find someone looking for trucks. bidding projects can get tricky. i don't do it do it other than a person coming to me every once in a while and asking me to build them a approach or spreading a few loads on a driveway type stuff. there are places people post projects for bids. if they accept your bid you get the job.
     
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  9. BC Trucker

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    Your city should have a website for city bids but you will need to team up with another company who also has 2-3 trucks so together you can have 5-7 trucks and then perhaps the city may consider you depending on the bid and the job etc.
     
  10. Jaydinlee16

    Jaydinlee16 Bobtail Member

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    How are you doing? Did you ever get any luck on how to get the contracts. Im thinking about buying some dump trucks as well and would love some positive info. 214-486-0250 Bill
     
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    Jaydinlee16 Bobtail Member

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