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NEED FOR 20'-32' STOCK TRAILER HAULING?
Posted Tue, Apr 05 2011 11:24 AM CST
TODD STILES
STILES LIVESTOCK CARRIER
CEDAR PARK, TX

Posts: 1
I am new to this forum and have a question. Is there a demand or market for a O/O with a 1 ton dual rear wheel truck and a livestock trailer (20'-32') for "custom" hauling? I am purchasing a 1 ton dually pickup and would like to do some contract livestock hauling with a 24' of 28' livestock trailer. Is there a demand for this type of cattle hauling? If so, where should I look? I have been around catlle as a rancher, Ag Lender, and competetive roper for many years. I would like to do some "lite" hauling and make a little money if possible and more importantly, get out of the house! Thanks for reading and your response, suggestions. Adios- REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Tue, Apr 05 2011 12:32 PM CST
BOBBY WEST
WEST CATTLE CO.
LOWELL, OH
740-517-3423

Posts: 37
Todd, There is needs for that type of hauling just dont know about your area. I do know that it requires flexibility and availability. I have a 32' triaxle gooseneck for sale right now. I would say in your country you would want a trailer you could put a deck in for hauling sheep/goats. Hence...flexiblilty. If you are just getting started you need to take the time and go out shake hands, buy lunches, and expose your self to other buyers and ranchers. Hope this helps. Bobby West,owner. West Cattle Co. REPLY REPLY WITH QUOTE
Posted Thu, Apr 07 2011 04:08 PM CST
KENNY KAY
CUSTOM CATTLE COMPANY, INC.
HALLSVILLE, TX
903-720-2324

Posts: 55
Tod,

In our part of the country there is a tremendous need for goose neck hauling! I agree with what Mr. West told you to do. In any business, its all about the PR (public relations) you need to have. Check with Local & surrounding Livestock Barns, and go out and meet the Ranchers/ Farmers. If it were me I would pay a visit to my local county agent. Get to know him and use him as a resource to get to know the producers, buyers, sellers and etc. As in any business you will have to crawl before you can walk. Advertizement is your friend here! I would run adds in the "thrifty nickel, local paper (business section), post in DVM office or vets offices and at sale barns. This is critical as you get your business up and running. The number one piece of advice i could give with my thirty plus years in this business would be, "simply know when to say NO!" You are in the business to make money not to give it away!
Because of the flexibilty that you can provided, i want to give you a website to go and look at. It fits your nitch. Go to www.uship.com. Here you will be able to load loads that fit the type of equipment you are providing. This is not to say that you can't load a semi load because you can. I have and i have used it to pick up Livestock when i was coming out Canada and surrounding US areas. My point goes back to what Mr. West told you to be flexible. It has been my experience in life most people will hire something done if its reasonible. Take the good with the bad and always learn from either. Good luck! Kenny
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