Originally Posted by R&J Silverback
Well for my input as a newly retired CDL truck transporter ( first day of retirement) I have ask at least 100 RV transporters how much a mile it cost them to deliver a unit.and not one person could tell me. I looked at it and I don't see were you can make ANY money. Might be a good way to see a lot of country but if you have a family counting on your income I just don't think the numbers work out.
Yes, congrats on retiremen!
I probably have 30 years or so till im there.
That's crazy that they didnt know what their trip or load cost. I knew my cost and profit before i sent a guy out on a run to the best i could. Of course you can't plan every break down, but you buget for it out of every load. I had some loads that were a draw, but the next i made a profit. Or one run may have been slighty in the red, but the next i had a "home run".
They way i see it every business has this ebb and flow, but hopefully more flow.
You have to be a numbers person (or really lucky) or things will go south pretty quick. People are amazed that i keep a check register with every transaction in it and keep every recipt, cash or otherwise. But thats were it's critical to stay on top.
Good luck op and others looking to get in the business!!