NEED HELP!
Posted Tue, Sep 01 2015 06:17 PM CST
MATTHEW PESAVENTO
MUTS TRUCKING
MCALESTER, OK

Posts: 1

Hello all,

I am currently a company driver (flatbed) and am getting ready to purchase 1 or 2 trucks to get my own business going. I would like to get into livestock. just wondering if anyone has any advice on how to get into livestock? is it fairly steady year round? what is the average pay etc? thanks in advance for the replies!

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Posted Wed, Sep 02 2015 12:28 AM CST
GREG PARKER
NONE
HAUBSTADT, IN
812-304-9855

Posts: 13

Really, Its next to impossible getting into livestock hauling with no experience look at the job board that should help you see what you will be dealing with as a driver you may find someone that will train you, cow hauling is not for everyone

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Posted Fri, Sep 04 2015 08:39 PM CST
DURAND GOODEN
GOODEN & SONS TRUCKING
BEULAH, ND

Posts: 4

And I don't recommend buying any trucks until you have work lined up first. Also I was told you want one truck or 10 trucks anything inbetween will cost you more then you make. And it's true I ran my own for 10 years started making profit and added trucks was up to 4 and then shit went to hell. Didn't get paid on contracts, one truck wrecked in Houston in body shop a month plus when go to buy tickets to fly driver home find out he's got a friend with so now two plane tickets. Just couple examples. And when things where going great I was working 100hr weeks and net profit was less then if I had just stayed a 1man 1truck operation. But it was my dream and still kinda is to own my own company with employees so if that's your dream go after it!!! Like the other guy said cattle trucking is not for everyone so I would advise to get a driver job for a cattle trucking company and learn as much as you can as a driver and see if it's even your thing or not. I've known guys who are excellent drivers even grew up or had been around cattle before and tried it out and after few loads sometimes after one load lol decide nope this isn't for me lol. But no matter what kinda trailer you decide to pull I'd advise to have things lined up so once you have the truck you can hook on and go to work otherwise you could end upside down before ever turning a mile and that's not a fun start to your business trust me lol. Good Luck!!

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