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Jun 06, 2022 at 08:24 PM CST
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I am new to BulkLoads - I am here doing some research and investigating before pulling the trigger on what trailer to grab up.

I own a small company out of Stryker, OH hauling primarily dryboxes currently and I am looking to diversify.

Is there any specific help that you boys ( and gals ) would suggest while we are making the jump into the market - It currently looks like buying an end dump would be about the best choice I could make as far as diversifying around our area.

This whole paying by the Ton thing is a new idea as I am use to the ol RPM straight forward number - not mattering what the weight is.

I have hauled Hoppers, Belts, and Dumps in the past - I just haven't ever owned one myself.

Appreciate the help!

Boone Irwin
Irwin Trucking LLC

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Replied on Wed, Jun 08, 2022 at 10:01 AM CST

Have a handfull of direct customers and only use brokers when you have too.

Replied on Wed, Jun 08, 2022 at 09:17 PM CST

We run 6 dumps, they are alot more versatile for us vs. a hopper. Yeah they're a little heavier, cost a little more - but we are loaded both ways most of the time - a lot more of the time than if we ran hoppers.

I think you're on the right track. All equipment is crazy high priced compared to even a year ago, that's the only downside I see for jumping in at the moment.