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any market for "small item" towing in florida?


any market for "small item" towing in florida?

Old 06-06-2011, 05:07 PM
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Default any market for "small item" towing in florida?

ive seen a couple posts on here asking for a company or individual to tow a boat from place to place. how big of a market is there for say a "one man" company to tow boats or whatever else would fit on a trailer to be towed by say a really nicely outfitted superduty or heavyduty diesel pickup truck?

is that a realistic idea to make any kind of decent money with an F350 and all the appropriate permits/operating licenses etc. ?

im a young guy and want to start some kind of small business and not necessarily start the business ill end up in the rest of my lifie, but want to start something legit to learn.

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Old 06-06-2011, 05:30 PM
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Get on uship.com, and treat people right, get insurance, etc etc.
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Old 06-06-2011, 05:42 PM
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I hired a one man outfit that had proper insurance to move my boat from FL to MA. It wasn't cheap but it got here with no BS stories or damage. He was also permitted for over width for a few of the states. It was only 3" over.

This guy was pretty busy but I was also not looking for a cheap haul on some POS boat. The prior owner and the yard knew of this guy. I made the right choice.

You gotta start somewhere. Good luck!
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:04 PM
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Alot of guys make good money hauling hot shot, don't know from first hand but would assume alot of permits, licencing, insurance, etc.
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Old 06-06-2011, 06:29 PM
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I have a guy that hauls boats for me that is just what you are describing. Spent about $10k with him last year and expect to spend that much this year. How much would the truck cost me ??? Not to mention the time and distress.

Always on time even when it is over 1000 miles away, gives great updates via text or email. Has all the insurance I need. I have certificates from him approved by my agent.

It is not a gravy train but he does OK I think. He hauls for some marinas becasue they know he will get it done every time.

The hard part will come when inevitably you have to add drivers. That will not be pleasant I am pretty sure.
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