Owner operators Pros and cons of car hauling vs dry/refer vans

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Dfwsal2017, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Dfwsal2017

    Dfwsal2017 Bobtail Member

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    Good afternoon I am a recruiter that has been in trucking since 2000 but currently I just started for car hauling company. I specialize in owner operators and I've been successful in the past but I'm needing advice from experienced guys in this industry.
    Thank you in advance
     
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  3. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    Any specific questions? Carhauling and dry vans/refers are on the other end of the trucking spectrum from each other, but many of us have done all 3.
     
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  4. Tropsnart

    Tropsnart Heavy Load Member

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    Word gets around quickly in the car hauling world. I believe much of your success will depend on the company you recruit for and their reputation. Turnover is probably no where near as great as dry van thus limiting the pool of potential recruits. If you put the company your working for on here you'll find out quickly how steep of an incline you face in attracting owner operators.
     
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    Dfwsal2017 Bobtail Member

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  6. Dfwsal2017

    Dfwsal2017 Bobtail Member

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    Thank you very much! Excellent advice
     
  7. Dfwsal2017

    Dfwsal2017 Bobtail Member

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    The pay is extremely different
    For example the company i am recruiting for pays 90% gross of the load which is unheard of to me. Also how are the drivers able to be home so often if the min load we take is 500 miles? Is there loading or unloading fees?
     
  8. Banker

    Banker Road Train Member

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    These would be questions for the carrier you are working for.
     
  9. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    Loading or unloading fees? On some winter days I wish I could hire a lumper!! Or when it’s 100 in the shade!!:D Here’s a common misconception and I’ve been asked this hundreds of times in my 20 some years of car hauling. “Who loads and unloads your cars?” And “do you have to wait long to get unloaded?” The operator inspects, loads, secures, drives, unloads and gets cars inspected at the dealer or wherever they get delivered. The receiver gets them when I get there like it or not within business hours or some dealers take night drops. That’s one good thing about car haul. We don’t have appointments and that makes it easier to keep rolling.
     
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