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TRUCKING BUSINESS
« on: December 26, 2011, 07:37:14 pm »
Hi sisses,
We're planning to start this business, any of you can share your experience in this business? A friend of my husband referred him to his friend who works in the customs, siya raw ang magbibigay ng client to us but we do not know anything about trucking business kaya research muna ako before kami magstart.

TIA for your replies :)

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 07:42:50 pm »
magpa member ka sis ng CTAP or yung organization ng mga truckers dyan sa south.
check how much are the trucking rates, how much will your friend give you, how much fee will he collect from you,.

masakit sa ulo kase, you need a reliable driver and helper.
you need to be hands on with this kind of business, lalu na sa monitoring.
mahal na ang trucks ngayon, straight trucks nasa 1m na din.
cash buffer para sa fuel.
you need a reliable mechanic.
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 08:58:00 pm »
^thanks sis :)
san kaya ok bumili ng trucks sis? may driver na kami kaso lang ipapa upgrade pa niya license nya para makapagdrive ng 10wheeler, ganun lang ba kadali yun iupgrade sis?
we plan to start kahit 1 unit lang muna para madali imonitor at masubukan din kung ok..
yung sa breakdown ng computation na binigay samin sis 300 ang mapupunta sa checker, i think yun ang mapupunta sa kanya..
sa mechanic naman may kakilala na kami pwede namin siguro siya pay ng monthly to maintain yung truck, kasi baka pag per sira ang bayad sa kanya ang tendency is lagyan nya ng sira or di nya ayusin ng maigi diba..although kakilala naman namin yun..
may idea ka sis kung nakakailang trips a day ang mga 40 footer?

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« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2011, 08:11:51 am »
not to discourage you, check mo muna yung rate kase pababaan ang rate sa south.

usual rate is 10900...usual rate for drivers are 9 to 10%, helpers at 7-8%
matindi din lagayan dyan and minimum i think is 100.

as to frequency, swerte mo if maka 2 ka in a day.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 03:12:48 am »
sis, how about mag third party trucking ka muna. you try first to tie-up with an existing trucking company, para malaman mo how it works. ikaw ang hahanap ng customers, then ipapasa mo sa trucking na ka tie-up mo. or something like getting commission from the trucking company. kasi when i worked in supply chain before, we were multi-national company, pero lahat gumagana thru 3rd party. like 3rd party toll manufacturing, 3rd party warehousing and trucking and etc. it's way more cheaper, no maintenance and less headache. ... just my two cents.

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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2011, 01:35:57 pm »
I dont think its less maintenance kase sayo pa din yun lalabas kase sayo ang truck...what you get from being a subcon is net income from the rate less gas salary and toll if any
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2011, 03:08:34 pm »
i have a friend na trucking ang biz, maganda kita niya yumaman ng husto. pero syempre hindi nagkwekwento sakin ng details kasi trade secrets din niya. pero last kwentuhan namin, these are the things i learned from him
- dapat reliable at magaling ang driver. dati may nabundol at napatay ang driver, pero naayos naman in the end, gastos nga lang.
- dapat maayos ang condition ng truck. hindi siya bumuli ng brand new, reconditioned lang na imported.
- ingat sa huli (police, mmda, etc), tru the years nagkaroon narin siya ng mga "connection". pag may huli, ipapakita lang ang calling card ng nakaupo na officials, or mayor ng lugar
- wala sa dami ng truck, kundi sa dami ng byahe. maximized niya ang mga trucks niya, araw araw may byahe siya, pag hindi malayo 2 trips pa a day per truck
- contacts, kaya niya nakukuha ang mga deals kasi binibigyan niya ng "something" ang mga kausap niya. in your case, u already have a friend in customs who will give u clients.

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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2011, 03:47:06 pm »
swerte nya if nakaka 2 trips a day sya kase samin bihira yun kahit na may order ang customer na ganon. kase magdedepende pa din yan sa galaw ng karga at baba ng kargamento, sa trapik at sa oras na igugugol sa pier at sa lugar kung san ang pick up or deliver. kung within metro manila at hindi matagal magkarga at baba yan pwede kang maka 2 byahe.

never pa ako naka encounter ng trucker na brand new ang truck hehe almost all are recon and from subic.

regarding huli, takaw huli talaga if wala kang franchise. kase illegal ang dating mo, oo may permit ka from the city government but from the LTFRB wala. atsaka di din sya maiiwasan lalu nat kung may violations talaga.

di naman ganun kalake ang kita sa trucking, IMHO, depende pa din yan kung what pa service mo bukod sa trucking, like pati kung pati freight sayo.

you also have to consider yung insurance for anti hijack, malake din ang bayad sa premium nito.

you also have to consider ang garahe, sna mo ipaparada.
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Re: TRUCKING BUSINESS
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2013, 08:48:25 pm »
Hi sis, regarding trucking service, meron pala talaga silang lean season (mahina biyahe). How's your business anyway?

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« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2013, 10:42:28 pm »
Were into trucking buss. Lean season samin the rainy months july and aug.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 08:27:41 pm »
Hi sis ava_camille, thanks sa reply. Sabi kasi ng friend ko eh lean season sila ngayon, into trucking din sila. Holiday daw kasi sa China kaya pahirapan ang import/ exporting activities. Mga Gtalkers, share naman po kayo. Gusto ko kasi kumarir sa ganitong uri ng operasyon o negosyo kahit hindi ako iyong may-ari at nagmamanage. Thank you and have a nice evening everyone.

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2013, 07:24:08 am »
Ang cousin ng hubby ko, ganito ang business. Sabi niya, malaki naman rin daw ang kita. Very hands- on sila dito sila talaga ng hubby niya ng nagsu-supervise at pag may time, hubby niya na rin ang nagda-drive kaya naman mas malaki ang kita nila. :D
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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2013, 10:46:15 pm »
Hey sis, thanks for the reply. Malaki kita pero malaki rin daw kasi expenses. Anyone, can you share stories? Thank you.

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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 02:24:51 pm »
my hubby's office mate ganito business.. according to him. you need to have a lot of connections from auction,market,clients,lto,parking lot, insurance at lagay! etc.. to maintain your expenses. So far in 3 years 3 na truck nila.. bilis din asenso.
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« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2013, 12:30:07 am »
Thanks sis zandy! More stories please, care to share then. Thank you. Heto kasing taong mahalaga sa akin eh into trucking kaso nasa lean season daw ngayon. Gusto ko lang talaga makatulong.

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« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2013, 06:54:23 am »
Eto business ng parents ko. Third party hauler a beverage company.

Every year, it's getting harder and harder for us to comply with all the requirements of the government and the beverage company. :(

The hardest thing for us to do is collect payment. April na pero my parents have not collected since January and the reason provided is 'Hindi pa kasi pinipirmahan of a certain person the kontrata. Baka di pa nagbubukas ng email. And he's too important he cannot be talked to on the phone nor can his office be provided.' >:(

My mom computed the income left for them last 2012 and she was shocked to know that they have a mere 50,000 left for them after all the expenses (including truck loan payments. Thank God.).

One thing that we've been thankful for is the gasoline station where we get our diesel. They've been very understanding and the longest delay they've allowed us is 3months delay in payment.

One of our biggest problem on the other hand is theft from our employees. We have caught our drivers and helpers stealing diesel.

Will add more inputs...

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« Reply #16 on: March 28, 2013, 12:47:50 am »
Ganito business ng tita ko sa probinsya -- junkshop/trucking. Naalala ko, pang junkshop ang laman pag byaheng bicol to divisoria. Pag pabalik sa bicol, prutas at ibang paninda galing divisoria idedeliver sa palengke sa bicol.

Tama ang karamihan dito, kelangan mo ng:
-maraming connection - malamang hehe
-matinong tauhan - yung iba nagnanakaw ng materyales!  :o
-panglagay - kahit malinis papeles, dinidelay nung mga inspector(?) kaya nagbibigay na lang sila.

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« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2013, 03:27:58 am »
I agree with you sisses Miss Charcoal and e.viv, thanks for the inputs. Matinong tauhan talaga ang higit na kailangan kasi sila ang nagkokontrol ng lahat at syempre sila naman iyong kokontrolin mo as a boss. Iyang truck kasi kapag may matinong driver at helper, siguradong mabilis pag-unlad at uusad.

Sis e.viv, siguro your parents may try the import and exporting business kasi dito naman cash basis sila at daily trips. Unlike talaga kapag sa mga consignment basis ata iyon, delay ang payment or 30 days after pa. Maigi na lang at may mga magaganda kayong kakoneksyon at kaibigan :)

more stories to share, thanks peeps! Have a blessed week!

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« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2013, 04:06:41 am »
we are thinking of this kind of business dins sana kaso nga lang malaki ang capital dahil mahal ang truck
kinocompute namin kung after ng loan sa truck e kung may kikitain pa ba kami...

may friend kasi kami na into quary and naghahanap siya ng dump truck na he'll rent 7k a day sa kanya na lahat
gas, bayad sa tao etc ang kailangan lang niya is truck talaga. kaya nag iisip kami kung worth it b na mag loan kami for this..
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« Reply #19 on: March 29, 2013, 03:31:43 pm »
Yung sa tita ko, halos lahat ng truck nila ay second hand. Dapat yung tauhan mo  magaling rin sa mga makina para in case masiraan, kaya niya.

 

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