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Joined: 2/9/2007
Location: GRIFFIN, GA
Posts: 16

Trucking Consultant
Posted: Mon May 28, 2007 12:46:44 PM


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Let me introduce myself. My name is Kevin Gantt. I have been in the trucking industry for (18) years. First, being raised around trucks, then after graduatating from high school in (1985) I got a job driving a truck in (1989). I liked working for a companies but was getting tired of making decisions for someone else in charge. I knew I wanted to become a truck driving consultant but was waiting for my opportunity. After working for several companies being on time, solving the small problems, offering solutions on big problems, and going the extra mile.




Joined: 7/17/2007
Location: denver, CO
Posts: 1


RE:Trucking Consultant
Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 6:05:46 PM


  I am thinking about going on my own but not sure just how to go about it.  I know where to get the loads going out of town but not sure how to go about to get loads back.  How do I get in contact with brokers or shippers to get loads, or should I be thinking about leasing on to someone . I dont plan on doing this till after the first of the year, so I.m trying to get all the info that I can . I hear the good & bad about owner. operaters, thats why I ask about the lease option . I know you won,t make as much but also they find the loads.   I would rather do it myself but I need to learn how to find loads for myself.


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


RE:Trucking Consultant
Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:18:35 PM


You will need you own authority if no leese, IRP,UCR,IFTA, road use tax, file Ifta every three months, enrolled in drug program, get your insurance form $5000 and up depending on what you are hauling. There is any mumber of load boards but you have to have your authority to get on them . Be sure to get the board that will give you the broker credit rating. Then you will want to know how they pay unless you have deeeeep pockets-- ask them! Factering cost -- KNOW what your cost to run your truck per mile is! NOt just fuel total cost!---Don't take a load till you run the miles loaded and dead head to see if it will pay you to take it. You will learn your best lanes for loads for you in time.-- Just old Billy--1975 --still learning Home | Message Boards | Privacy Policy | Disclaimer