Enclosed Kentucky xl 12

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Lesnik82, Feb 11, 2020.

  1. Lesnik82

    Lesnik82 Bobtail Member

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    Good day all.
    What is your opinion on buying an enclosed trailer to haul cars? I have been in trucking for 13 years now, pulled just about every trailer, but never car carrier trailer. Seems to me they pay more per car, from .75c to $1 per mile. Any advice is appreciated.
     
  2. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Heavy Load Member

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    If you never even hauled cars enclosed isnt the way to go. You're probably better off with a 7-9 car trailer. The works slow its inconsistent and the right damage on the right car and you'd be in a world of hurt. But if you dont mind winging it then go for it. It is very lucrative especially if you can find a region to run and get a good relationship with a broker or 2 or 3 or 4
     
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  3. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Heavy Load Member

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    You can buy a used 10 car for the same price as a used xl12.
     
  4. Lesnik82

    Lesnik82 Bobtail Member

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    That's the thing, from day one I was trying do to the best I could, provide great service, new equipment etc. But it doesn't matter for these broker and shippers. The next guy with $10,000 truck and beat up trailer is making same as you. I think with car transport I will be able to build customer base that values great service and integrity.
     
  5. Kawinige01

    Kawinige01 Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah a few individuals may value all of those things. But the people with enough work to run a truck consistently may not give a #### about any of that. And if they do work with you it'll be on a give me a discount type of deal..
     
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    ...sooner or later your customer will ask to lower the price because someone offered him unbelievably low price for the same service...
     
    Kawinige01 Thanks this.
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