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post #73 of 75 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 08:20 AM
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Do you think leasing onto a company now with a 99 dodge that has a good gone over would be an issue? I'm looking to use my truck to haul some stuff till i get back into shape and get into a TT again.
There is some money to be made, but not a lot. If you have a CDL I suggest you sign on with one of the thousands of companies that are looking for drivers, then burn their fuel, wear out their truck and have a real sleeper to rest in at the end of the day. I have an Army retirement check, no house payment and no kids at home. I can afford to drive as a paid hobby. I can pick and choose where I go. Not so with the drivers who have bills to pay and a family to feed.


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There is some money to be made, but not a lot. If you have a CDL I suggest you sign on with one of the thousands of companies that are looking for drivers, then burn their fuel, wear out their truck and have a real sleeper to rest in at the end of the day. I have an Army retirement check, no house payment and no kids at home. I can afford to drive as a paid hobby. I can pick and choose where I go. Not so with the drivers who have bills to pay and a family to feed.
I needed a break from running semi's. Currently Single, no kids, and have bills but they aren't bad. I ran a daycab with a 45' tanker into NYC/NJ/PA for 4.5 years and I'm looking at hauling stuff from my parents house in Florida and loosing weight Perhaps boats or RV's in and around. I'm on a CPAP and Blood pressure medicine. But I wanted to be able to handle my bills and workout. It wouldn't be permanent, but I feel like a 8-12 month plan.

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I don't know of any transport companies based in FL, but there might be a market there. One of the times I was down there I ran into an outlaw who moved boats with no legitimate authority. Great job if you like living on the edge. The majority of transport companies are based in IN. Getting your own authority is a lot of work, and probably not a decent money maker in this instance. You could possibly lease to a local hotshot company in the area, use their DOT#, etc give them the usual 20% off the top (minus fuel surcharge) and go from there.

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