Looking to get into hauling cars (please help)

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by CameronChase, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. CameronChase

    CameronChase Bobtail Member

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    I have been combing threads and doing google searches. I am more confused than ever. One person says company A is great then another says they are no good. I live in Orlando and am willing to go to Jacksonville and run for 1-2 weeks at a time. Most of the companies in Florida seem to be in Jacksonville. Some want previous experience with OTR and some don't. I have 2+ years and some OTR. Not much. I see Hansen and Adkins wants 3 years. Proficient was a no go at the moment. Trying to get Centurion to give me an interview. Also applied to Auto Carrier Express. I am waiting to hear back from them. I have seen many mixed reviews about Waggoners. So can anyone help me see through the fog that seems to be related to the world of car hauling? I appreciate your time and info. Thank you.:biggrin_25514:
     
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  3. critters

    critters <b>Late For Dinner</b>

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    you will always have drivers saying bad things,some drivers just are never happy.I dont haul cars anymore but never heard anything bad about them.I say get your foot in the door get some time in,then see what fits you the best Good Luck
     
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  4. Pullin2

    Pullin2 Crusty Canuck

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    Life is whatever you make of it ..... unfortunately you'll get some good and some bad thrown in for run ..... that includes car haul ......
     
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  5. SLANT6

    SLANT6 Road Train Member

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    You want to be a Carhauler but you haven't any experience. You are on the short end of the stick when it comes to finding employment. You will need to show any of the haulaway companies that will talk to you, why they should hire YOU. You really can't be picky at this point, maybe 5 years of carhaul exp. down the road, but not now. I can't speak for any of the companies out there except for Hansen & Adkins, where there are many people that I had the privilege of working with at Hadley Auto Transport including Louie Adkins. Barry Williams is their Safety Director. Very knowledgable guy. If you interview with him, you will get a fair shake. I think Steve Corduff may be the TM at Jacksonville, another good guy.
     
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  6. Thumper

    Thumper Medium Load Member

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    Agree with some of the other posters if you have 2 years driving exp and none in carhauling you take what you can get to get the exp.
    Then after you learn and stuff you can choose another route.
    Off my head I know Hanson trains not sure of there requirements and Also JMN where Ive been 2 years now trains

    Far as comments from Drivers I wouldnt worry about it no company is prefect period find one that you like and make it work,
    All drivers are different and all will complain about any company when they get butt hurt
     
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  7. boojes11

    boojes11 Bobtail Member

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    does hansen and adkins pay u good i know its like percentage Im not likeing that.do you still make good money?
     
  8. boojes11

    boojes11 Bobtail Member

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    auto transport is it good on paying,hansen &adkins a good company to work for can some one please give me some advice I would like to get some info on doing this kinda work its new to me
    Im used of delivering food and freight?
     
  9. Pullin2

    Pullin2 Crusty Canuck

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    If you can do it, the money and the benefits are generally really good. Best advice I can give is that you sign on with a company that will train you while they pay you. Then you'll find out if you can even do it.
     
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  10. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

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    My suggestion is to pick a company near you if there is one that will hire and train you and stick it out for a little while and stay off the internet. It can be helpfull but I find my life was so much easier before went on the computer and started over analyzing everything instead of just doing it. You will read stuff on here that will make your head spin after awhile. You'll always be wondering if you can be doing better somewhere else, worry about that later. Form your own opinion. Take the good with the bad. Some guys bring the bad upon themselves and come on here and start bashing. Good luck!
     
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  11. SLANT6

    SLANT6 Road Train Member

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    That is very good advise. Some of the stuff I have read on the "New drivers" section, etc. is amazing and ridiculous.
     
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