Where do straight truck owner/operators get work?

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  1. ctbetts

    ctbetts Bobtail Member

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    Hi all. I've been thinking of getting my own straight truck and getting my own authority here in ontario, but have been stuck on where to get work and not finding a whole lot on load boards for straight trucks. Any help with this would be much appreciated. Thank You!
     
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  3. Dragon88

    Dragon88 Light Load Member

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    The same place gay truck owners/operators get work.
     
  4. buddyd157

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  5. DaytonTD

    DaytonTD Light Load Member

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    You won't survive off Loadlink with a straight truck in Canada. Only thing you can do would be partials. You won't be profitable with the monthly fixed costs. I know people in the states run Amazon with a box truck. Other than that you need a dedicated customer you already know or you need offer some kind of service like moving peoples furniture locally which would be very competitive.
     
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  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    what serves as the postal service up there?

    what about companies much like UPS, FedEx, DHL....

    many need o/o's for daily deliveries, or bulk loads.......at least down here, i see many "straight" trucks doing such work.
     
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    Work owner operator for brokers can make over 10 k and garanteed work
     
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    ProfessionalNoticer Road Train Member

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    By having customers. If you don't have any, you're not really a business. Put your sales slacks on and get good drumming up work instead of asking your competitors for trade secrets.
     
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