"Pickup trucks needed"........

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by homeskillet, Nov 17, 2019.

  1. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH
    Billboard on the WB ITR around mm110:

    "Pickup trucks needed
    Year round work
    WAVE Express"

    I have no other info, I know nothing about the company, nor do I care. Just posting it FWIW, for anyone to research on their own.
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  2. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Bennett Motor Express is also recruiting pickup truck owner-operators all over the country.
    I think the ads I've seen want 1 ton pickup trucks.
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  3. Tx Countryboy

    Tx Countryboy Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2019
    So is some trailer places close to here. Pickups moving new utility & horse trailers. 500 mile radius. Have to get names Monday when I see signs.
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  4. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

    Jun 3, 2017
    Sounds like Elkhart Indiana and travel trailer industry,
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  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2009
    I know a couple guys doing it.

    Rates are $1.30 one way.
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  6. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Cle Elum, WA
    Wave is an RV hauler. They are always looking for people.
  7. Lite bug

    Lite bug Heavy Load Member

    May 3, 2014
    Columbus Ohio
    Yes just passed the billboard and the office shortly after the sign. Moving RV’s across the country. Really slow going that way, like traveling thru any big city. Stop and go, stop and go.
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  8. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    Cle Elum, WA
    And your fuel is going to run about 30-35% depending on some variables. I get about $3k to the truck to take one out to western WA or OR and the fuel bill is easily $1k of that. If you count food, showers and misc. expenses of being out on the road 8-9 days you can scrub another $250-300 or so from the bottom line. Of course that doesn't even address the truck itself...payment, insurance, maintenance and repair, etc. My truck is paid off but it is an oldy that needs attention and $$$ all the time...never ending as anybody who runs a truck knows full well. Bobtail/NTU policy is about $170/mo but I have a physical damage policy and some other extras so that is a little higher than it would need to be.

    If you stayed in hotels every night and had a $1000/mo truck payment you definitely wouldn't make any money. To make any real money in RV's you need a roll off trailer to move 2 or 3 at a time and then backhauls are a possibility. At that point you are better off in a big truck though. Safer and wont wear out as fast as the little trucks.

    It is a fun and easy job say April-Oct. Nov-March its not a great deal for safety reasons and the salt and rocks will beat your truck up and also you can be held liable for rock damage to the front of the trailer.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2019
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