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Hot Shot/ Expediated advise 2008 Dodge Ram 1500

Discussion in 'The Newbies Paradise' started by Adrian Loma, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. Adrian Loma

    Adrian Loma New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    Hello I am new to this and trying to get information and advice. I own a 2008 Dodge ram and I’m looking to use it as a hotshot or Expediated delivery service or time sensitive. I would like to know what I can haul or ideas of what I can haul to get me started. Only using the bed of the truck itself. I would love to deliver to oil field sites and companies, construction sites, etc.
    Also I what would be fair pricing?
     
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    hapearce1 Rookie Expediter Driver

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    The problems you are going to run into are age and weight of vehicle.

    I have a 2009 Chevy Silverado 1500 and looked into it as well. First, you’re only going to be able to haul 3,000-3,500lbs and as everyone else on this forum already know, Vans can carry that. The fact that you’ll have to pull a trailer puts you at a huge disadvantage in mpg of fuel.

    Second, age of your vehicle, no broker or company will be willing to use you.

    You can dispatch yourself if you have a dot and mc number, but your board selection will be greatly reduced because of weight you can carry.

    All in all, I wouldn’t recommend this. Either get a van or get the heaviest truck and flatbed trailer you can afford.
     
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