Trying to get my foot in the door

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by Twiz, May 12, 2016.

  1. Twiz

    Twiz Bobtail Member

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    Just bought an 18ft open trailer & trying to get my foot in the door as a car hauler here in NC. Anyone know what's the easiest way to get going will be ? I've been hauling for friends here and there but with friends that seem to them a meal & gas money is all they owe lol
     
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  3. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    If you have your own authority you can get loads online from sites like USHIP.
     
  4. crb

    crb Road Train Member

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    It is going to be hard to make it only hauling 1 car at time.
     
  5. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    your best bet is to get a car and find others you can pick up to deliver before or after your first. trying to do one at a time will make it hard and a lose of a lot of money. you need to make best of use of your time and fuel.
     
  6. LBZ

    LBZ Road Train Member

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    The meal & gas money he was getting from friends would seem generous compared to uturd. Besides, when did they start requiring an authority? Pretty sure their motto is hear no evil, see no evil & they are not a broker. Just a trash site that should be ignored.

    To the op, an 18' trailer is not going to get you much & what ever it does bring will likely be in the form of a headache. Have you asked your insurance co what happens when you are transporting a $25,000+ vehicle on the trailer that is not titled to you?
     
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  7. Terry270

    Terry270 Road Train Member

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    Food and gas money is about all you will ever make with 1 car trailer. I'm not saying that sarcastically either. Need at least a 4 car in this business but preferably more
     
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  8. JAYRODPA

    JAYRODPA Light Load Member

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    legally, you must have a dot #. and comply by the same regulation as any commercial operation, including HOS.
     
  9. Terry270

    Terry270 Road Train Member

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    Yeah lol. Doesn't mean that it actually happens. Even on shipping wars there were people operating illegally!
     
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