My cousin has a lawncare business and he is so busy that he doesn't know what to do with himself. There are so many things attached to trucks, Fed DOT regulations, State DOT regulations, CDL license, drug testing, Registrations, Insurance, yearly inspections, roadside inspections, drivers logs, repair logs, the documentation and record keeping for all this.No matter how bad the economy is, ppl still will not cut their own grass. The fines for not doing the paper work and testing are greater than the fines for vehicle problems.My hope is that this website and my company help you to grow your business and achieve your goals.
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Never understand how guys make money paying all fees, drivers pay & fuel charging only $68/hr. We have 2- 10 wheelers used primarily for our own work. If you are a minority owned Tri Axle.....are guaranteed work hauling for any state or federal road project, airport, subway and any other project that uses ANY Federal Funds.
Don't even bother calling around looking for work from the bigger guys. My advice......if you want to buy a dump truck, have a lady or black person buy it......you plan on surviving.
I would say that the only thing that has gotten him through is that the quarry he runs for pays a 20 ton haul minimum which they charge to the customer.
This particular guy is very shrewd and watches his pennies, I would not attempt to make a living running loads with a dump truck.
I'm freinds with 2 trucking comapny owners (both have 5 trucks) and at seperate times when i flip them chit about all the stuff they continually buy/do/upgrade/etc...i say, "i'm buying me a dump truck, i'm tired of busting my azz for pennies" and they both said, "you better buy more than one since it takes 2 to cover the operating expense of the 1" LOL!!
If you get well connected, have the ability to do most all of your own maintenance you can make a living doing it, but having the RIGHT connections is key.
As far as making a living with them, I say it would be tough.
If your truck was set-up in a way that made it more of a niche item, such as a tailgate mounted pea-shooter, 4wd, etc.