Is this the WRONG time to get a flatbed?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by scoobertdoo, Nov 25, 2022.

  1. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    Trying for step with ramps. I can always backhaul cars
     
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  3. Jubal Early Times

    Jubal Early Times Road Train Member

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    Hauling two cars isn’t a money maker.
     
  4. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    It is when it's an ambulance, box truck, bucket truck.
     
  5. Jubal Early Times

    Jubal Early Times Road Train Member

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    Those are not cars
     
  6. scoobertdoo

    scoobertdoo Road Train Member

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    I had a pair of Audi s4rs on my rgn on my last trip before I took years off. $3 a mile.
     
  7. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

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    First I’d like to point out that you would make more money just by moving out of Florida. I know this sounds extreme but there’s better places to live that will save you enough money to literally cover a mortgage.

    I also love flatbed and want to get into it again but I run spot market freight and reefer pays top dollar every time every lane I look at from where I live (Texas).
     
  8. ducnut

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    That’s exactly what I did. My current housing costs are ~50% of what they were, down there. Likewise, my utilities and insurance dropped. Now, I’m planning to buy a house, which wasn’t even a thought in FL. Lastly, the midwest people are nicer.
     
  9. scoobertdoo

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    I have a kid and an ex. I can give up the kid and make so much cash I can fashion $100 bills into a noose and hang myself like a bad father should. You get my point.

    Stuck within 50 miles of where I live, if I wish to have my kiddo half the time.
     
  10. ducnut

    ducnut Road Train Member

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    Totally get it.

    In the 90’s, I paid $1283/mo, plus had to provide health insurance for my child. Unfortunately, providing that health insurance meant I had to pay for the family plan. Plus, I got stuck with her CC debt I didn’t know about. She cleared out everything in the house, while I was gone that week. I sold what I had left, ended up living in a nasty apartment, and bought a $700 car, which I had to make payments on. Things got rough, man. Hang in there!
     
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