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Old 11-30-2006, 09:52 AM
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without a doubt.. I would defifitely look into ins. before I started to advertise.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:32 PM
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Originally Posted by rich View Post
it cost about .30 per mile to run one with a trailer so theirs you a base line
How are you figuring this?????

I was getting .29 /mile from the company that I am working for and was going broke doing it. Finally got a company truck!
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Old 12-02-2006, 03:15 AM
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Originally Posted by forced5 View Post
how do you guys that do this type of work go about getting business. I may be interested in doing some side work..
Unfortunately , insurance costs and operating authority make it almost impossible to make a profit using your truck to pick up a few dollars from time to time . Be careful pulling people out of ditches . Causing even minor damage will cost you considerably . They might even try to blame you for damage you didn't cause .
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I pulled a ricer out of ditch a few years back during an icestorm with my '98...
a big F**d was already hooked, but he couldn't drag him out of the ditch; the car was sideways and the nose was buried, so it was a tough pull, I guess.
Anyway, I told him it might damage something to pull him out sideways like that, but he said it didn't matter - he had to get it out of there. When I hit the throttle the strap ripped off the front bumper and stripped the front tire right off the rim - glad I let him do his own hook-up!
Back on the road, he thanked me and said he'd take it from there - with the bumper hanging and the tire jammed into the suspension...
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:58 AM
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Only a dresser and a rocking chair? HAHA.
He should just sell it where he is and buy new stuff where he's going. Why pay 500-700 to keep keep that stuff? I doubt it's worth it. I know you want to make money though...
He is giving it to his kids, I guess shipping it is worth it to him

At any rate, I picked up the furniture last night, along with $583.00 cash up front.

I figure $100.00 in fuel worse case, a couple big macs, tolls, should stand to make about $425.00, not bad for an 8 hour day.

He's happy, Im happy, leaving in the morning

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Sounds like a win-win... have fun!
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