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Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by silfre174, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. silfre174

    silfre174 Bobtail Member

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    hello everybody I need some advices on this car hauler business I have a 5 pack truck and iam trying to get some thing steady and not depent on cental distpach for everything how is the best way to get some account I leave on north new jersey if any body have some susgestion I will be glad to hear from yall.
     
  2. Ziggy319

    Ziggy319 Medium Load Member

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    I run that lane extensively. Knock dealers doors. Network with other Transporters.
     
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  3. Bill O’lading

    Bill O’lading Light Load Member

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    call one of the big companies and request a carrier packet. fill out packet and call dispatch and start hauling.
     
  4. silfre174

    silfre174 Bobtail Member

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    Ok thanks , but like which campanies are for example?
     
  5. Bill O’lading

    Bill O’lading Light Load Member

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    it is up to you to be observant. I cant do it for you. if you go park by the port in your area or maybe a railyard you will see one the big companies driving by with a load of cars. call that company and tell them you want to be a sub hauler. go from there brother
     
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  6. Eek010887

    Eek010887 Bobtail Member

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    I too am new to the business. I have a 4 car trailer and 2019 ram 3500. Ineed to stay loaded..any help thanks
     
  7. Ziggy319

    Ziggy319 Medium Load Member

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    Start knocking doors and Network
     
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  8. Snyy1029

    Snyy1029 Bobtail Member

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    How much did it cost to start up everything for mc numbers and insurance? I’m in north jersey too , just got my cdl over the summer . But I have points so I can’t get hired locally and don’t want to do over the road unless I’m doing it for my own company
     
  9. Eek010887

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  10. Eek010887

    Eek010887 Bobtail Member

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    Well my Original quote was through the roof for brand new Authority, but after shopping around I found something I thought to be reasonable. 16,500 premium for the year. I only have intrastate authority so no MC#. Just DOT#. I run a Ram dually with 4 car in Florida. But the problem is keeping the wheels turning. Definitely listen to the guys who have been in this business for a while and have some things set up before you jump into it. Homework, Homework, Homework.
     
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