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 Looking for advice in Starting my own trucking business

Joined: 7/19/2007
Location: Mahwah, NJ
Posts: 2

Looking for advice in Starting my own trucking business
Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2007 12:31:27 PM

To any one out there then can answer some questions for me. I am currently looking at the possibility of buying my own Tri axle Dump.The questions I have are:

1) What is the best way to find business? I live in northern Jersey on the Rockland County boarder. I see a sea of dump trucks every day in the area and they all seem to be owner/operators.

2) Is the money there if you are running your own truck?

3) How do you price your truck out for hire?

4) What is the best material to haul? i.e. gravel, sand, dirt, stone, asphault?

Any  information that anyone could give me to help me understand the business would be much appreciated.



Joined: 1/28/2012
Location: Vernon, AL
Posts: 15


RE:Looking for advice in Starting my own trucking business
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 5:57:42 PM


I don't know about dump truck in your area. First you will need to learn how to drive a truck if you haven't already. If you have go to some of the dump companies and apply for a job. You have to get the exterience in the area of a dump driver. There is alot to driving a dump. Then think about buying a truck!-- Just old BillyI do know NJ but not as a dump driver--started in 1975--still learning Home | Message Boards | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer