Trust me when I say do your homework first. When it comes to being legal uncle sam has his hand in your pocket a lot. I am not trying to discourage you but don't go out and buy all new stuff. From everything I have heard recently the car hauling market is paying very poorly right now. When I decided to do it I bought a 2014 3500 limited just thinking it was buy a truck and trailer get a couple permits and you are good to go. But that is not the case at all. Especially to start out I would try and keep controllable costs as low as possible like the truck and trailer. Insurance is a for new guys they really rake you over the coals. I am not saying I am the most knowledgeable guy on the subject but I have learned some hard lessons. If you have any questions feel free to contact me. Good luck.
Like what you wrote.
You'll know I haul cars but the big rig 10 car hauler. I feel for the guys that try and run the 3500s and up.
Rough lifestyle and to me thats the first thing you need to think about.
Where are you going to sleep, bathroom, showers every night, thats your fuel getting to those if your not in route.
Joespaddy hit the nail on the head. Getting legal, tags tax it ain't just a out of the door thing. Are you going to keep your own books or pay a accountant. There is your home time if you keep your own. List goes on and on.
I had 4 trucks. Petes. Had a few toys no time to play with them those trucks were my life. Ran calif back to east coast only all 10 car, car hauler. . Carolina's down never went north of the VA line. Don't get me wrong I made money but my advice is leave the truck at home, and find a real car hauling job. Life turns from you pay to they pay. Nothing but a win win.
Money is fantastic, these companies pay everything, medical, dental, eye, I run a day cab now for Moore out of Toleto OH, in a motel now , motels every night company pays , I just swipe their card, free breakfast every morning 6 figures a year easy. Home every week every two weeks take three days off thats my long weekend. Top of the line eqt, get a new truck every three years or before it hits 500000.
Not saying you guys can make it but its a tough row to hoe. For sure not what you have been use to.
Good luck if you go that route.