Hello from Louisiana, considering hauling freight with my 3500 HD

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by JohnnyShipit, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. JohnnyShipit

    JohnnyShipit Light Load Member

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    Any advice? It is possible I can afford a larger truck but would leave me kinda thin in the wallet. I got layed off the day after the election and need to provide for my family. I am here to learn and earn!
     
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  3. cowboy51

    cowboy51 Bobtail Member

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    Johnny you can make a decent living with a 3500 & trailer , just ask around /or check with drivers you see with a hot shot rig , they should have a company name on there truck , you'll have to see through the bs & make your own since out of it , also there's a lot of hidden coast in trucking of any size truck good luck
     
  4. JohnnyShipit

    JohnnyShipit Light Load Member

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    I appreciate the reply and I am aware of there being hidden cost, I'm just gonna go for it. If it don't work, hell at least I can say I tried! I already got my setup so too late to turn back now, should be an interesting ride!
     
  5. cowboy51

    cowboy51 Bobtail Member

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    sounds like your ready to roll , if your hireing on to a company let us know how they treat you , might be looking for a new co to hal for after the first :)
     
  6. JohnnyShipit

    JohnnyShipit Light Load Member

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    Will do, what's wrong with the co your with now?
     
  7. cowboy51

    cowboy51 Bobtail Member

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    I'am semi retired , last flat bed co I was leased to was west fright , there out of canada , but the local office had to many teachers pets ,& I was not one of them , co it self was a good outfit to haul for , just the local boss was a ### him self , with then I ran a dodge one ton & 40 ft g neck , then bought another one ton from a driver there that the boss did'nt like , so he did'nt like me for helping the guy out
     
  8. hardhead1965

    hardhead1965 Bobtail Member

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    I just bought a Ram 3500 and a gooseneck. Was driving a W900 for someone but decided to be my own boss. Hope the oilfield treats me well. Where you out of Johnny Shipit?
     
  9. JohnnyShipit

    JohnnyShipit Light Load Member

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  10. JohnnyShipit

    JohnnyShipit Light Load Member

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    Any thoughts on an auxillary tank, I know I want one just not sure what size would be best, looking at a 75 gallon L shaped with a toolbox, and a 45 gallon with a toolbox that is in front of the tank, it would sit lower in the bed than the 75 gal, might keep the theives away. Think the extra weight would make the 75 gal impractical?
     
  11. cowboy51

    cowboy51 Bobtail Member

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    i had a 100 gal saddle tank from a big rig mounted right behind my cab, dodge 3500 , plumbed into the main truck tank & gauge , so you should be good with a 75 gal tool bob
     
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