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Joined: 2/26/2008
Location: valdese, NC
Posts: 1

getting started
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:55:51 AM

i am new to the business but i have money and time. i have been told thati can find companies that i can sign on with that i can lease the trucks and trailers from and they handle everything except workers comp and just a few other minor things. cargill meat logistics was one of them but i cant find any info on the subject. can someone point me in the right direction or if you have a better idea
Joined: 2/19/2007
Location: Grand Blanc, MI
Posts: 19


RE:getting started
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 1:31:17 PM


Stay the hell out of trucking.

Joined: 8/28/2007
Location: hutto, TX
Posts: 33


RE:getting started
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:53:38 PM


not in trucking

Joined: 8/28/2007
Location: hutto, TX
Posts: 33


RE:getting started
Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:55:18 PM


stop go to school

Joined: 4/22/2008
Location: spring, TX
Posts: 3


RE:getting started
Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2008 1:39:53 PM


  Signing on with a company is a huge mistake. All they do is lie cheat and steal from owner operators. The best way is to get your own authority and let loadmanagers do all the dispatching for you. There fee is only 4% so you keep more of your money. You can email them any questions at  and they will help in any way they can.

Joined: 11/19/2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2


RE:getting started
Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2008 4:55:37 AM


I'm a licenced crane operator (no CDL) and I live in Houston and in Salt Lake City. I work short jobs nationwide and pull my 42' 5th wheel toy hauler with my '06 Dodge 3500 Duelly 4x4. Between job assignments I can be unemployed for up to a month and fall behind financially, yet I still have to drive between homes without my trailer.
I wanted to possibly take on a few hotshot loads between my homes or along the way to suppliment my expenses and make a few bucks.
What would I need to get involved without having to buy a 40' flatbed trailer?
What about legalities; i.e., CDL, insurance, DBA/INC, etc?
Lastly, locating loads?
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