Need Your opinion if this is good business deal

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by huntepr1, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. huntepr1

    huntepr1 Bobtail Member

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    A buddy of mine, since grade school, has 2 box trucks a 16' and 26' and 2 sprinter vans. He has been trying to convince me to get a box truck or a sprinter van. He will find me a driver and will not tap my pockets percentage wise to run the vehicle. After I get up to speed it will probably be around 20%, but he will maintain drivers, loads etc. I know this is not a big rig, but I have a couple of questions. He says on avg. the sprinters do about $2700 a week at 3000 miles a week and usually clear about $1300 after gas, paying drivers, etc. They are just now running the box trucks so not sure how much that will do in a week. They buy all of their stuff used, but I was leaning towards new if I go with a sprinter and used if its a box truck. They run their vehicles coast to coast depending on the loads.

    1. Do you think this is worth it as a side hustle because I have a regular 9 to 5?
    2. I hear internationals as far as box trucks are a good choice, but I wanted others opinions?
    3. If I go the sprinter route, then any opinions on the Ford Transit vs Mercedes Sprinter?

    Hey thanks in advance for any advice.
     
  2. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    So your cut will be $260 per week in ideal conditions?
     
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  4. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    The numbers do not add up.
     
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  5. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    There’s one question you need to answer:

    If he’s got the business and does all the work.......

    What exactly does he need you for?
     
  6. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    If you like your buddy and want to remain friends with him, do yourself a favor and do not go into business with him. Quickest way to end a friendship.
     
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  8. huntepr1

    huntepr1 Bobtail Member

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    He doesn't just looking out for me like I have looked out for him.
     
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  9. huntepr1

    huntepr1 Bobtail Member

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    Why is that?
     
  10. huntepr1

    huntepr1 Bobtail Member

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    Yes, when he actually has to drive I can see that cuz he just went from NC to Kansas now on his way to Cali. Not sure how many miles that is, but its has to be pushing at least 2000.
     
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