Is it possible to make good money hauling containers (intermodal)?

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by Byrds Eye View, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. Mailman85

    Mailman85 Bobtail Member

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    Thinking about buying a unit and running the rails here in Chicago not trying to get rich just make a decent living in a decent tractor do you think it'd be a good move?
     
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  3. v6killer

    v6killer Medium Load Member

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    Do your home work on which Carrier you want to work for, What freight lanes you want to work in.
    Intermodal can be very easy work, that said. You got to remember equipment is 25+ years old that you'll be pulling down the road. Your biggest experience will be your truck maintenance, Most drive go broke or so far in debit, be for any money is made, because they don't have business plan in place.
     
  4. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    Call them and ask. I had experience. Doing crude oil and oil water. Imo I think you need training. I don't know where the pay is now. Dry van pays good now, but it always increases and then drops slowly and then bottoms out.
     
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