How feasible is it to run a one man dump truck business?

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  1. Jbrow327

    Jbrow327 Light Load Member

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    I would save up for a truck down payment. Get an LLC. Then from there I go online to search for contracts. Anybody else do this?
     
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  3. MOBee

    MOBee Road Train Member

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    I have a friend in Colorado that accepts O/O's for the work that he does. He has been doing this since 2007 and its always swamped with work. Just a thought.
     
  4. Jbrow327

    Jbrow327 Light Load Member

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    Sorry I'm a rookie. What is O/O? I'm assuming you don't mean owner operator.
     
  5. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Medium Load Member

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    Yep, where are you located?
     
  6. Jbrow327

    Jbrow327 Light Load Member

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    SLC. I thought owner operators were OTR?
     
  7. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Medium Load Member

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    Owner Operators, Own and Operate trucks….wherever.

    SLC is South Carolina?
     
  8. Jbrow327

    Jbrow327 Light Load Member

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    I see. Salt Lake City Utah
     
  9. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Medium Load Member

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    Call every construction, asphalt, concrete, paving, demolition, contracting company and quarry in your area and inquire as to whether or not they could use the services of an outside carrier specializing in dump trucks.

    Don’t be afraid to lie to get the information you need lol.

    I’ve called dozens of companies here in Michigan and for my efforts I have 5 carrier packets for 2 aggregate companies and 3 asphalt paving companies.
     
  10. MOBee

    MOBee Road Train Member

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    Yes, owner operator.
     
  11. MOBee

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    No, not always. Especially with dump trucks.
     
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