Need opinion

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Big_Matt, Dec 2, 2008.

  1. Big_Matt

    Big_Matt Bobtail Member

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    I am wanting to get into auto hauling, I have a friend that will allow me to lease on his DOT.
    I have 2 boys that are almost finished with high school so I was thinking about doing a 1 ton with a 3/4wedge and staying local or within a few hundred miles. When my boys are out of school I want to get a 10 car stinger and a larger truck of coarse.lol
    I have had a few friends in this business so I know some but not all the ends and outs.

    Thanks,
    Matt
    PS- I work 3-12 hour shifts and have 4 days off so I was going to do this part time till my boys are out of school.
     
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  3. Coonass

    Coonass "Freshy Fresh"

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    So what do you need opinion on?????
     
  4. Coonass

    Coonass "Freshy Fresh"

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    Sounds like you have it figured out.
     
  5. 550hpW900L

    550hpW900L Road Train Member

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    I would run far far away from auto hauling unless you want to lose a lot of $$$$.
     
  6. Big_Matt

    Big_Matt Bobtail Member

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    Why do you say this, could you elaborate?
     
  7. Mastertech

    Mastertech Staff Leader / Admin Staff Member Administrator

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    Talk to Brickman, he is a moderator here, and was a Car Hauler for awhile. I am sure he can answer any questions you may have.
     
  8. broncrider

    broncrider Road Train Member

    walleye has insight into the car hualing gig too....he and brick would be the two i would talk to if i was yous!
     
  9. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    Personally I wouldn't advise anyone to but a truck of any kind while the economy is in a slump,..That said...

    I also have friends in the business and had customers lined up before I started to get my own authority,..I had all the help I could have wanted to ask for...

    I bought a older 10 car Boydstun setup because the price was right,..It is a good truck and everything worked fine.....I got into that truck a lot cheaper than a 1 ton with a good 3/4 wedge goes for.....

    And things started out very well,....But that didn't last long.....lol...

    Long story short I lost almost everything in this venture...

    I cant type fast enough to keep up with my thought on this,...I'll try to come back latter and finish,......If you have any specific questions please fire away....
     
  10. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    on the bright side Walleye has a car hauler I'm sure he'd sell you for a GREAT price!!
     
    walleye Thanks this.
  11. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    Yeah,..I would like to sell it,...I don't see me ever going back to hauling cars again.......Truck and trailer is cheaper than a 1 ton alone,...and it will last longer....
     
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