Is there enough work...

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by KKonthemove, Sep 21, 2020.

  1. Lite bug

    Lite bug Road Train Member

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    There are some R/V manufacturers in the northwestern part of the country. Insurance a cost of business something only controlled by time in operation. Truck and trailer cost can be controlled. Hauling opportunities very on your location. Continue to research spring will be a better time to start a new startup IMO. There is a wealth of information on this website. Also a number of guys starting out, while reading you may notice they change directions on their thinking as they get into business. Every story is different as each start in different part of the country.
     
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  3. Xray4

    Xray4 Light Load Member

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    @KKonthemove I just went through all of this myself in the last month. There is a lot to discuss and share. You are in a good location in my opinion, I am in Phoenix and see decent loads between St. George and Vegas daily. Feel free to PM me for my number and I'm happy to answer any questions you have.

    Like I said, I just started, so I may not know everything but I can tell you about my experiences and why I've done what I've done, and what I'd do differently, if anything..
     
  4. KKonthemove

    KKonthemove Bobtail Member

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    I passed a guy hauling 4 vehicles today. I think my first move will be getting a CDL. While doing that I’ll work on getting a license and the appropriate tags for the truck.

    the fact is because of the way my retirement is structured, I’m limited to how much I can make so by making my wife the owner, I may take a low salary and use most ( if any:)) profits towards our equipment.

    I read in one thread that a guy has an insurance broker that ups the amount based on the load, if he is hauling something expensive. I’m going to have to look at that more closely. If insurance is that expensive then I will be forced to work or make a certain amount each month. I still have to put a pencil to all the costs when I get em figured out.

    I appreciate the offer, I will be in touch. I have been getting some interesting viewpoints from some of the people I’ve been talking to at truck stops:)
     
  5. KKonthemove

    KKonthemove Bobtail Member

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    I have been looking at some boards. I can see how they work but I’m not sure if I’m looking a live runs or a demo. I also called one broker however the lady that answered seemed to be in training herself. Lol. I’m still trying to get a handle on this as well as learning how to determine how much to charge/accept.
     
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  6. Kearyoke

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    Google RV Transport .. In and around Goshen Indiana there are numerous companies that you'll be able to contact that do only that. The drawback is that all loads with exception to a few originate in Indiana, it isn't a job that offers many if any return freight . So you can expect pay going and not coming. But many do not have forced dispatch si one can work as much or as little as they want. Your wife could as well be a team driver or a companion should she have the time and inclination to help tow the line as your boss.. or Owner of the Truck. So yes there is plenty of freight but it's one way on most cases..
     
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  7. KKonthemove

    KKonthemove Bobtail Member

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    Thanks Kearyoke,

    I am learning about all kinds of different considerations I did not know about. Lol , I was once insulted when I was a younger man when a man told me “ you don’t know what you don’t know”. Well it is certainly true with this hot shot business.

    I’m over 1,500 miles from that part of the country so I’m not sure how that would pencil out but I am certainly going to look into that option. There are several RV dealerships within an hour and a half from my house and I plan on talking to a few of those business.
    I appreciate all the feedback. It is really opening my eyes to all the regulations you all have to deal with.
     
  8. longhaultransport

    longhaultransport Light Load Member

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    Since 99.9% of RV transport is one way trip, drive to Indiana (or any other drop lot) bobtail and pull the RV back to a dealer close to your house. Or run 2 or 3 of them with the last one close to home.

    If you didn't want to buy a truck they also have Drive Away division where you drive motor homes delivering them to dealers while pulling your own car on a dolly (or flat tow if capable) for your return trip.
     
  9. KKonthemove

    KKonthemove Bobtail Member

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    Applied for our LLC yesterday in Nevada. Should be done by Wednesday. Studying for my CDL... hopefully I’ll see you guys on the road by the end of the year. Thanks for all the info✌
     
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