Looking for a fabricator

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by 24kHotshot, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Light Load Member

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    Hey guys, looking for a fabricator to build/rebuild front and rear extensions for my trailer and having a really hard time finding someone in my current area that can do this without trying to rip me off.
    By rip me off I mean, not $8,000 for front extensions alone like a quote I got in FL.
    Currently in the NYC area looking for a guy that will do it asap within a reasonable price. Already lost a lot on this trailer but I fixed all the problems except proper extensions that work.

    Looking for a fabricator/welder in this area:
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  2. ast26909

    ast26909 Medium Load Member

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    Are you trying to add the front 'flippers' to your wedge?
     
  3. Lite bug

    Lite bug Heavy Load Member

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    You can find someone reasonable, away from BIG cities.
     
  4. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Light Load Member

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    I have front "flippers" but they are way too short and horrible design. Unusable with anything lower than an SUV thanks to the winch rail.
    Rear flippers are also horribly designed and weigh a ton.
     
  5. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Light Load Member

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    True, I have a guy in Tampa that has reasonable price and I've seen his work but I really don't want to drive back down there. Last time I was in Florida I had to come out at a 1.20 a mile and that's unacceptable.
     
  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Light Load Member

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    Probabaly be cheaper to run out of Florida empty than to pay a fortune for sketchy work in NYC

    I used to leave Florida empty for free all the time , as long as the load going there paid decent , I’d just hightail it back to Atlanta and good freight , I would go back empty before I’d haul cheap freight , and it made about the same money anyway since I could be back to Atlanta by the time you got the cheap freight load picked up .
     
    Lite bug Thanks this.
  7. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Light Load Member

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    Yup just dropped off my trailer at my tampa guy yesterday. Gotta start hauling 4 cars asap. Not enough profit off 3 cars. As soon as I pay off my truck in a few months I'm getting a new setup for a 5 car infinity.
     
  8. crocky

    crocky Heavy Load Member

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    Are you running a regular route yet or doing random cross country? I think if you pick yourself out a normal route you can do much better because brokers will call you when they need cars moved on that route and you wont have to deal with the .50/mile load board crap.

    Also.. just a tip.. I live here in FL and I honestly haven't done many cars but I notice the run from Central FL to AL tends to pay around $250-300. It's about a 400-500 mile run give or take so 3 cars @ $250 is $750 so like $1.50-1.80/mile to come out of FL on a 1 day run depending how close the cars pick/up & drop.. Now you'd have to do research on your possibilities coming out of AL or LA but might be worth looking at for your FL escape plan..

    It doesn't work for me because I'm flat deck and can only haul 2 so with out the 3rd it's not good enough but I think that's likely a good bet for a 3/4 car hauler out of FL.
     
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  9. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Light Load Member

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    I do 750 a day regularly and not happy. Trying to reach $1,000 a day in a 5 day work week. I almost have a route figured out to achieve it. Just need that 4th car to make it easier.
     
  10. crocky

    crocky Heavy Load Member

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    Yeah, I was meaning to get out of FL.
     
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