1 Ton Dually Pickup Owner/Operator?


I’m only 18 years old, but i’ve been trying to find a job as an owner/operator of a 1 ton dual wheel pickup. Ever place i’ve called, such as classic transport and other companies contracting to travel trailer & automotive carriers, etc. has a minimum age of 25 or 21 on their insurance. What else can i do to make money with this truck? What would be a good place to get cargo insurance from that wouldn’t be rediculously expensive to me so I could transport cars/trailers/cattle etc. myself? Thank you for your responses.
Yea I thought about it because scrap is so high, but there is a lot to learn to actually make enough money to make it worth while, with the cost of the truck and all. I see 1 ton duallys pulling 3 car haulers all day long with 2 or 3 cars on the back, there has got to be a market for it and it seems the going rate is pretty decent too at about .85 to 1.35 a mile. I just don’t know where to start looking for contracts or how to talk, for example, a rv dealership into a contract.


One Response to “1 Ton Dually Pickup Owner/Operator?”

  • ronnny:

    Not really the business to get into right now and you see the insurance reason beyond gas. Now put adds everywhere to pick up junk metal and cars or anything else that needs hauled off and go get the stuff. sell parts or what ever you can and scrap the metal.

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