Hauling

Income $60,000        $100,000

The range of income for the first year should be around $60-100,000. The key to realizing a higher income range is to develop a resource of clients who utilize your services on a regular basis.

Description

You will be hauling everything from home appliances, construction materials, dirt, gravel, building materials and trash.

Clients

Your clients will consist of homeowners, apartment managers, restaurants, furniture dealers, lumber yards, construction sites, property managers, as well as residential and commercial Realtors.

Marketing Plan

Most jobs can probably be acquired by placing an ad in the paper, and by leaving your cards at the local lumber, hardware, furniture and catalog stores, as well as plant nurseries and auto parts stores (especially those without a delivery service).

Even stores, which provide delivery services, often have customers who “need it now,” and you could provide this type of express service. Leave your name, phone number (preferably a cell phone) and a list of your rates wherever there might be the need for a light hauling job.

Power Partners

Your Power Partners will consist of residential Realtors, handymen, general contractors, landscapers and others working in home improvement businesses.

The conversations with these Power Partners should indicate your willingness to include them as you become aware of clients who need their services. It is important you meet with these Power Partners in person the first time, and then keep in touch with them weekly by email or by phone.

Requirements

You will need a commercial license, 5-ton truck, a wench, hoists and block and tackle equipment.

Resources:

Here are a few of resources I have come across:

http://www.exchangenet.com/howto/business/bus1_213.htm

www.125aday.com/ProductDetail.cfm?ID=294

http://www.business.com/search/rslt_default.asp?query=haulage%20services

Personality Type: Analytical, Amiable

Total Start Up Costs:            Less than $25,000

(includes business cards, tools, phone, truck, and marketing)

 

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