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32 minutes ago, Rattlecan said:

Even at the top end of that scale, operating a vehicle and hiring help to move the large items will leave you with less than nothing.

I don't understand how uber and lyft drivers make any money.  Operating a nice newish vehicle costs roughly $.50/mile. They seem to really undercharge. (Don't tell them that!)

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46 minutes ago, Rattlecan said:

Even at the top end of that scale, operating a vehicle and hiring help to move the large items will leave you with less than nothing.

I know a few people who thought that they were going to make a killing in owner - operator trucking. Two or three years later they threw in the towel with less money than they started with. 

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1 hour ago, BR46 said:

I know a few people who thought that they were going to make a killing in owner - operator trucking. Two or three years later they threw in the towel with less money than they started with. 

My wife has a friend whose son ask her to lend him the money to buy a truck. She wisely said no.

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2 hours ago, BR46 said:

I know a few people who thought that they were going to make a killing in owner - operator trucking. Two or three years later they threw in the towel with less money than they started with. 

Been there and done that. I was an owner operator during the late 70s and 80s. The way to make a small fortune in trucking is to start with a large fortune and work your tail off. The faster you work, the faster that large fortune will diminish.

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2 minutes ago, Razors Edge said:

Jeebus!  "The way to make a small fortune in trucking is to start with a large fortune and work your tail off. The faster you work, the faster that large fortune will diminish."

I never read past the first post or the last post.  I am an asshat like that.

Rattlecan is a smart man.

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