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Old 08-19-2006, 01:03 AM
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I mentioned Reliable, yoopr. I would imagine one would need a few years of car hauling to get on with them.
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Old 08-19-2006, 01:22 AM
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Crem de la crem?

I guess that depends on who's talking... I've worked for a few carhaul outfits as an o/o for quite a few years... Sure, the big orange trucks make "good money" but they are running a lot more miles than you would think- at least the vast majority are. There are definitely better paying outfits once you get down to the bottom line. Of course, there are definitely WORSE paying outfits. I'd put Reliable somewhere NEAR the top- but certainly not AT the top.

I know some Waggoners owner-operators who are smart at working the system are making more money than a lot of the Reliable guys I know... but you won't get the R guys to admit to that...

Waggoners is pretty much the J.B. Hunt (from the old days of trucking) of carhaul- but those boys can make some serious cash if they are smart about it. You can't have a big big bunk over there- ever seen a Waggoners o/o trailer? Those are 53 footers with a 5 foot "aerodynamic" bubble on the front and another one on the rear... essentially 63 foot trailers.
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Old 08-19-2006, 09:08 PM
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I know some Waggoners owner-operators who are smart at working the system are making more money than a lot of the Reliable guys I know... but you won't get the R guys to admit to that...

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You got that right.

As far as working the system, you have to figure out how to make money. On the company side of things, you need to run your truck like an O/O would. You need to stay loaded as much as possible and so forth. Keep the DH miles low and get your cars delivered. Most of our runs are a days drive away or less. Sometimes you better off taking a shorter run so you can get back to load another. The longer runs to an area with no re-load possibilites are not worth it during busy times.
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:16 AM
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On interesting thing I learned is that with heavier cars like Jaguars or Land Rovers you can only carry 5-6 before you are overweight. I always thought that car haulers were space limited rather than weight limited.
i work for hadley out of mira loma ca. we hauled jags in the past and you can put 8 to 9 on your truck depending model type.
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Old 09-23-2006, 05:12 AM
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For the last 3 years I have been installing Thermo Spas Hot tubs that can range in weight from 400-1400lbs in a two man crew using a big dolly, not a fork truck. We would work any where between 10-15hrs a day. So this car hauling business seem to rights up my alley. I'm not afraid to bust my ass, especially for 70-90grand a year. Can any tell me what the good car hauling companies out there are?? [/url][/i][/b]
go with a union outfit like PTS. jack cooper transport or allied. i know jack cooper (pmt) and PTS (performance transportation systems) both have on the job training classes. im under the PTS umbrella at hadley auto transport. stay away from the non union carriers also known as jipos. they are destroying the industry!
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Old 09-23-2006, 01:03 PM
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Just because a company is non union doesn't mean that they are not a good company. There are a lot of good non union car haulers. And there are probably more non union carhaulers than union.
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Old 09-23-2006, 08:15 PM
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I had a driver tell me 600 per car for a 1500 mile run,, is this realistic?
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:25 PM
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It depends on what type of car and how it is transported.
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Old 09-25-2006, 12:34 PM
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Don't forget, you maybe unloading on the shoulder of a busy highway with just a few feet between you and speeding four wheelers plus in all kinds of weather including howling snowstorms and and torrential downpours.
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