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I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: vicenik ()
Date: March 17, 2011 02:49PM

I am most likely going to be unemployed after April 5th. I have been selfemployed before and may have to try again. I have an opportunity to buy a 6 car car hauler trailer and give that a try. What are some of your thoughts on this idea?

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: March 17, 2011 02:52PM

Bummer!


I'd think twice or more on the hauler.... fuel prices / recession... all negatives..





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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: bubba ()
Date: March 17, 2011 03:02PM

matt, he's IN tejas. they make gas there........lol

bubba, chester ca.

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: March 17, 2011 03:08PM

You could turn COYOTE, probably make a killen.ggggg

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: BrentF ()
Date: March 17, 2011 09:08PM

Before you buy the trailer, you should have a firm idea of how you are going to find paying customers. Maybe rent the trailer with an option to buy it, rather than going whole hog and buying the thing outright.

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: Paul Iiames ()
Date: March 17, 2011 10:02PM

The cost of insurance, state and local highway taxes are alot, you would probably have to go through a broker for your jobs that = fees, Fuel, maintenance on the truck and trailer, hotel and food on the road, cell phone, computer, gps.
There are a lot of extra cost in doing some thing this.
I am a truck driver by trade, been driving for over 25 years.
When you are looking to start your own trucking/ hualing co. it is recamended that you have a minimum of $10,000 in the bank. it's more like $30 or $40,000.

Hope it helps

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: VetteToVair ()
Date: March 17, 2011 10:04PM

Have you check on insurance and license? What is required for different states you would be driving thru?

Check uship and see what shipping cost for different shipments/distant to give you and ideal of prices. Add for gas price increases.

I may have one you can ship for me in April from Washington stste to Texas.
1200 to 1400. dollars was my quotes.

i think if you do not mind all of the driving, you could make good money, lots of car and truck being shipped on uship.

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: March 18, 2011 12:24AM

I heard a radio commentary that evilbay sells more cars in one day then the best car dealerships do all year. There's got to be business moving these internet purchased cars around.

kenzen
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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: BrentF ()
Date: March 18, 2011 01:00AM

kenzen Wrote:
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> I heard a radio commentary that evilbay sells more
> cars in one day then the best car dealerships do
> all year. There's got to be business moving these
> internet purchased cars around.

There is.....just ask the hundreds and hundreds of car haulers already in the business. Is there room for one more? I very much doubt it.

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: VetteToVair ()
Date: March 18, 2011 01:14AM

BrentF Wrote:
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Is there room
> for one more? I very much doubt it.


Price and reputation goes along way. Price gets them in the door, reputation keeps customer coming back for their next shipment.

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: Porvair ()
Date: March 18, 2011 04:23AM

I need 2 cars hauled from New Hampshire to Texas. April 6th would be perfect. winking smiley How much?

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: VetteToVair ()
Date: March 18, 2011 04:57AM

Porvair Wrote:
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> I need 2 cars hauled from New Hampshire to Texas.
> April 6th would be perfect. winking smiley How much?


There you go, 2 cars on the east coast and 1 on the west coast coming to Texas, now fill in the middle and you already have customers.



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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: flamingchariots ()
Date: March 19, 2011 02:51AM

Lot of people back east really want those AZ, NM, and high desert cars. Maybe run a couple Corvair specials...

Kevin
Medina, OH

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Re: I am thinking of starting a car hauling business
Posted by: JLRESQ ()
Date: March 19, 2011 03:04AM

Hi:

I bought a 65 Corsa Coupe in North Ridge, CA outside of LA and will need it transported to Miami, FL.

Joel Roth

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