Heavy Haul?

Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by Alejandrito01, Aug 9, 2022.

  1. Alejandrito01

    Alejandrito01 Bobtail Member

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    Hello,

    I am looking to get into heavy hauling with a 55 ton lowboy, I have no idea how insurance and booking this type of freight works and am considering leasing on with Landstar. I have my own numbers and previous experience hauling RGN at a construction company. Being based out of South-West FL doesn't help my situation either but deadhead isn't and issue as I've already accepted this unfortunate reality, also staying out for 2-3 weeks isn't an issue either. My main questions is, is it worth doing HH with Landstar and how much should I expect to make net per week there?
     
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  3. bonder45

    bonder45 Road Train Member

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    Make sure you have a min of $250,000 cargo seeing as most pieces of equipment get up there ….
     
  4. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    I hear the Landstar guys like this for dinner…

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  5. MJM

    MJM Light Load Member

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    No way Jose... it's Beefaroni images.jpeg
     
  6. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

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    I made 14k on an 1100 mile run, 15 high, 13 wide..
    That was plus permits, plus escorts on top..
    I ate a tomahawk for dinner..
     
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  7. shostoppa

    shostoppa Light Load Member

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    Lmao the big tomahawk
    I’m trying to get a heavy haul truck on now but don’t know if they will provide rgn
     
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  8. RickyDickyDo

    RickyDickyDo Heavy Load Member

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    My advise, sign on as a employee with a heavy haul otr company. Learn the ropes on coast to coast. Being a local driver is a hell of a lot different than otr.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    And i should add here, if u go with progressive they only cap out at 250k.. I have missed out on a couple loads that needed 300 or 400k+ but wasnt able to do them.
     
  10. Oxbow

    Oxbow Road Train Member

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    You can get single trip coverage pretty easily. I have used a company that is quick and relatively inexpensive, and I think that is pretty much all they do. If you need the name let me know and I'll dig up the contact info for you.
     
  11. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    I see @Oxbow beat me to it…

    you can buy single trip
    Cargo overlay insurance and it is not that bad. I carry $500k but can overlay $500k more for less than $3-400.

    I have the info if you need who I have used in the past.
     
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