Tired of working for other people!

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by reddryder, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. reddryder

    reddryder Bobtail Member

    Mar 25, 2012
    Covington, Ga
    I am tired of working for other people so me and a great friend have decided to start our own business. The only problem that i have is i need a 3 car trailer. I have a 96 Ford F 350 dulley, I have a person who can give me some work by picking up cars from Florida, but money is hard to come by. All of the 3/4 car trailers that i am finding cost to much and the ones we can afford are all ready sold. We have 3000-4000 dollars. Im not looking for a hand out or anything like that just looking for help. I believe in trusting people, I believe that there are still trust worthy people out there. I dont believe in being dishonest. Please if you know someone who has a 3/4 car trailer please shoot me an e-mail. Thanks and have a great day and be safe.
    Everett Thanks this.
  2. Jynxx

    Jynxx Medium Load Member

    Mar 16, 2011
    Cheyenne, Wyoming
    You can also look into Peer to Peer lending for a small loan if you are needing more money. It takes banks out of the equation and is people lending to other people. You may be able to do something there. :)
  3. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

    Jan 20, 2011
    Houston, Tx
    I don't know your credit rating, but see if you can get a small business loan. There are also government loan programs for start-ups.
  4. Typhoid36

    Typhoid36 Light Load Member

    Mar 23, 2012
    I'd hate to break it to you, but even as a O/O you're still working for someone else.
  5. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    Now he's got to answer to the insurance man, the US DOT man, the state DOT man, the state registration man, the repair shop owner man, the tax man, the man with the money, the man with the work, and the man who doesn't want to pay his invoice(s). Sole proprietorship is not for everyone, but I can appreciate his effort so long as he knows what he's trying to get his self into.

    And don't get me started on the guaranteed problems of "co-ownership with friends/family".
  6. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Not to mention scraping money together to buy a trailer then, where is the 60 days (minimum) worth of capital to pay for fuel and cover other expenses while waiting on receivables to be paid? In a very competitive business that gets done cheaply all day every day. Sounds like OP must be going to run outlaw avoiding the cost of authority, etc. Good luck with that. Add all these costs in and all of a sudden it doesnt look so sure anymore..
  7. JustChillin

    JustChillin Bobtail Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    Central Valley CA
    Leave the 'headaches' to the business owner and continue to work for the other guy. Seriously, 'rolln coal' and 'STexan' brought up real good points. If you're struggling to find the funds to purchase the trailer, then you're doomed to fail from the starting gate.
  8. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    Good Grief, some of you people are so negative. If Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell where as negative as people today are, we would all be sitting in the dark wondering why we haven't heard from mom today.
  9. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

    Feb 25, 2010
    Truckin' in SoCal
    Yeh, but edison probably had good credit. :biggrin_25523:

    BIF MALIBU Medium Load Member

    May 21, 2010
    lake cushman wa
    maybe you can roll that 16 year old truck down the road for years and make big cash!
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