Looking for advice to go heavy haul....

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  1. V8-MACK

    V8-MACK Light Load Member

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    I worked for the biggest pipeline co in the USA. Late 80,s to the late 90,s. Hauling equipment was 1 of the many jobs, I did there. It,s very easy,just don,t over think the job. I ran all the heavy equipment, including world,s most powerful horizontal drill rig to a 28 cylinder locomotive plowing gas lines in. Etc hauling the equipment was a fun break, from the drill rig repairs and work.
     
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  3. ThatTruckerGuy16

    ThatTruckerGuy16 Bobtail Member

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    This basically. I was told its heavy equipment and I believe the heavy hauling doesn't get involved with the towing side of the business.
     
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  4. MartinFromBC

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    Low bed drivers go to crash and recovery scenes for towing companies frequently here.
    In fact so regularly they are basically considered part of the team.
     
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    Thank you. I was beginning to think I’d lost my mind hiring drivers before I had a truck for them. We have a non-existant turnover rate and the equipment gets looked after. I’m ready to call this a successful experiment. We’ve had one driver quit and go elsewhere in 14yrs. The rest are still here.
     
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    One of the local heavy tow outfits here keeps one of our double-drops pretty busy. Some are calls to a recovery scene, the rest transportation out of impound for an insurance company.
     
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  7. Linte_Loco

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    I’ve been thinking about jumping in that sector myself for the heavy towing. Forgot about the low beds also.

    I would be in heaven. My mind is set
     
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    I had a low bed make three trips today from a crash scene, as well as a gravel truck and end dump of mine. Pays really well to.
     
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