Thinking...(dually)

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by Reesethedriver, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Reesethedriver

    Reesethedriver Bobtail Member

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    I'm seriously considering getting into the Dually Game. Can someone give me a few Pros and Cons about this business???
     
  2. Brandonpdx

    Brandonpdx Road Train Member

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    Relatively high startup costs unless you're willing to go stupidly far into debt for a new truck, trailer and equipment and put yourself on the never ending payment plan. Then there is the insurance policy and other paperwork to pay for and then you need cash to operate on until you get paid for anything. (Maybe a factoring company can help there). If you already have a good truck that's a start but you still need considerable startup capital for everything else. Not much point in registering for above 26k unless you're hauling cars. I'd keep the setup as light as possible...no need for dually trailer axles or hydraulic beavertails. Trying to haul heavier than that with a 1 ton isn't a great idea for the truck's longevity and light stuff tends to be where the money is anyway. There's money to be made just like with the big trucks. 48 ft semi flatbed is easier to find loads for but I get it...not everybody wants to be a big-truck-truck-driver with it's extra hassles. Technically you don't even need a commercial driver's license to drive 26k and under hotshot
     
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  3. Reesethedriver

    Reesethedriver Bobtail Member

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    No, I plan on buying used, that's both truck and a flatbed trailer. I wanna buy them outright so I won't have a note to pay. Only insurance, fuel, etc...
     
  4. crocky

    crocky Road Train Member

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    So you want to go on the endless repair plan instead of a payment plan.. :D
     
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  5. Xray4

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