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Tractor Transporting Discussion Forum

Re: Hiring a Transporter And Scammers!!!

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The tractor vet

09-12-2011 09:21:40

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For best results i would have someone that has everything needed like a U S DOT number insurance and the proper equipment for the job at hand. The ability to get the needed permits if needed and most of all the experience to haul what ever . Not some yaho with a pickup and goose neck that thinks he is a pro. Yea you will pay more but i do believe you will get a better bang for your buck. I bought my gooseneck and one ton for my own use to haul what i bought when i wanted it hauled . Yes i did haul a couple pieces for people and i Charged them what i felt was a fair price and at the time was a 1.50 a loaded mile . The ones i hauled for i knew them and considered them close friends. Had a lot of people stop by and asked about me hauling stuff for them and want to pay 50 bucks to go a couple hundred miles and got turned down fast , or we will pay your fuel , yea wright . when i needed something haule that was larger then my trailer would handle i would have it hauled by someone that had the equipment that was designed for that job haul it and pay them what they needed to do it . IF i bought a combine that needed a combine trailer and permits then that was the guy i needed and back then it was 2.50 a loaded mile plus permits then that is what i had to pay to get it moved . When it arrived at my location there was no damage to it i was happy the hauler was happy and it was delivered when he said it would be here. I would usually haul the grain head on my trailer and they would bring the corn head . Here are some companys that specialize in hauling that do this everyday . Cardinal trans, Combined, ATS, ICCI transport,Landstar,K G logistics, Mercer trucking ,Natco ,Transam transport,Turner trans port, Theses are just some of the few that have the step deck s and RGN's that can haul . BUT these company's do this for profit .

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Dick L

09-14-2011 10:59:38

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 Re: Hiring a Transporter And Scammers!!! in reply to The tractor vet, 09-12-2011 09:21:40  
I have done some haulling in the past but my charges were a dinner or a hand shake. In all cases the people I hauled for were forced to listen to several storys and were forced to tell a couple of their own stories. I still probly cheated them on the price.

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Dick L

09-14-2011 11:08:45

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 Re: Hiring a Transporter And Scammers!!! in reply to Dick L, 09-14-2011 10:59:38  
I hauled a tractor from Montpelier to Edgerton a few years back for a guy. He ask what I would charge and I told him my fee and he said fine. I unloaded the tractor in his door yard and he shook my hand and thanked me. I started to tell him a story and he reached in his pocket and gave me a 20 dollar bill and said it was chore time. He must have already heard the story before.

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