Go to truck stops if you can and talk to drivers you see hauling the kind of freight you’re interested in.
Go to truck stops if you can and talk to drivers you see hauling the kind of freight you’re interested in.Stop by truck and trailer dealerships to see what they’re offering and pick up spec sheets.
So in our case we started this in Delhi(India) , we had six members in the group so we divide the city in six parts see the attached map Each member of the group has its own area to work on it, our first targets were truck drivers.
Everyone( truck drivers) saying that they were visited by many others guy too( other startup) to associate them with their startup. However in each area we were managed to agree 20 drivers ( see here I’m only talking about individual drivers those who have only one trucks ) .
As with any business, every topic you research will branch off in many directions, with more questions cropping up that need answering. There are many trailer types to choose from — van, refrigerated, flatbed, RGN (removable gooseneck), step-deck, tanker, etc.
— and which one you’ll use will be determined by the type of freight you expect to haul.
Read through the definitions of the available legal business structures, then decide which one is a fit for your business needs.
The simplest, with the least amount of paperwork, is the sole proprietorship, but you will need to do your homework before deciding which works best for your situation.
And if you can, hit one of the major truck shows — MATS or GATS are great places to start.
Trust me, you’ll leave with a goodie bag full of information!
An owner-operator is just what it sounds like — a person who owns and operates the truck in their company.
It’s typically a one-person operation and that person is considered a self-employed trucking company owner.