Where is the money in trucking?

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  1. 1989 Pete

    1989 Pete "Pine Tree Eater"

    What is the best thing to haul these days?
     
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  3. RickG

    RickG Road Train Member

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    Tankers seem less affected than the rest of the industry but they have slowed some . Hopper bottoms with ag products are still running strong but their rates were always low . Things are picking up for hotshotters that have established a good customer base .
     
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  4. panhandlepat

    panhandlepat Road Train Member

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    i have seen more pickups with cars or coils ETC on them in the last 6 Mo then the whole rest of the 2 years i have been out here.
     
  5. RickG

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    I have a friend in Alabama running 3 hotshot trucks and busy enough to be turning down loads . He's just finishing up the paperwork to be a Department Of Defense Contractor . There's money out there if you know how to hustle .
     
  6. harbin

    harbin Light Load Member

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    i'd say cocaine. theres steady freight from the us border headed in all directions. pays well also.
     
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  7. im6under

    im6under Heavy Load Member

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    this is true, and I've heard you can back haul small arms to mexico.

    what a gig... two high paying deals combined, drug trafficer and arms dealer... wouldn't that make momma proud...:biggrin_25525:

    then there's the early retirement program... 3 hots and a cot, stable address... free medical ect...
     
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  8. Bigray

    Bigray Road Train Member

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    LMAO..............................
     
  9. 24valve puller

    24valve puller Medium Load Member

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    Best money in trucking today is in being a broker, you charge 2009 rates but you only pay 1980 rates to the driver and keep all the rest
     
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  10. walleye

    walleye Road Train Member

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    I found good money in trucking,....But then again I was lucky enough to get hired at UPS Freight,......I am done trying to own a truck...
     
  11. searay

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    If we told you where the best money is everyone will be working there.
     
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