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Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 7:29pm On Oct 28, 2015
A lot of haulage truck managers don't share the secret to their success. This is a platform for managers to share their frustrations and problems, get basic prices for spare parts. Get names of companies. Recommend drivers. List companies that will take ur trucks and also share basic ideas on how to avoid the drivers and mechanic pitfalls. For instance the cost of servicing. So I'll be listing few things that every manager must do to be successful

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 7:39pm On Oct 28, 2015
First you need to have your own personal supplier of spare parts that you can call upon for prices.

Secondly, basic servicing of trucks cost between 18 to 20k. And for any part that is damaged try to buy it yourself. When they change any part for u try to keep d old one.

Thirdly, your driver is out there to dupe you. So how do you conquer them. They go as far as damaging some trucks intentionally. First you need to make sure there is no relationship between your truck driver and your mechanic, pay ur drivers on time, try to compensate their honesty.

For those doing one man management. Pls try to register with companies dat sells consumables like VIJU and oda building companies. Especially for 6 tyres and 10 tyres.

It is better to purchase DAF or Mercedez products. Their spare parts are cheaper. More coming later

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Lagoseko(m): 7:48pm On Oct 28, 2015
I want to buy a vehicle and join a haulage company. How do I do it
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 8:08pm On Oct 28, 2015
To get a truck is easy. But it is advisable for you to avoid naija trucks. U can either order it from cotonou and also if you have friends in germany its safer. Also some people use the trucks to transport goods and later sell it. The price varies. Depending on the truck size. For the haulage. We av various ones. So once u av ur truck getting an haulage company is a piece of cake
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 8:13pm On Oct 28, 2015
If you have your capital ready. Lemme knw
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 8:54pm On Oct 28, 2015
I have a man that can help you to purchase from cotonou @ a cheaper price
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by emergency2: 7:15am On Oct 29, 2015
We are listening
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 1:03pm On Oct 29, 2015
Just spoke wif an haulage company today willing to take 10 tyres container body @ 350 per month. Yes I knw d price is low. Buh come to think of it. Calculate the amount we spend on drivers salary, bribing, truck maintenace, rest of mind and odas. Am not an agent of the company so I won't mention their name. But they maintain ur truck and they also own the driver.

Other companies you can check in includes Guinness, Mouka foam, carton company, companies that deals in fish transportation, may and baker.

In addition. Anytime they are servicing ur truck it is wise you buy the materials urself. Some mechanics will collect 13k from u for oil and they'll buy low quality 8000 naira oil. If u need prices for any spare part to compare and where you can get them. ask on this thread... Thanks

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by emergency2: 9:50pm On Oct 29, 2015
@yezzy, can the company accept a 7 tonne, 6 tyre truck for such biz
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by infofta(m): 9:50pm On Oct 29, 2015
Nice thread.
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 3:22pm On Oct 30, 2015
emergency2:
@yezzy, can the company accept a 7 tonne, 6 tyre truck for such biz
emergency2:
@yezzy, can the company accept a 7 tonne, 6 tyre truck for such biz

Yes they can, all you need to do his register. Some company will require payment. But most company is about links. Once u know the person in charge of distribution its easy to register your truck.
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Nobody: 9:36pm On Oct 30, 2015
Nice one.
can you share some pix of trucks a starter with limited capital can start with? I mean low-budget trucks
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 6:40am On Oct 31, 2015
casalaburst:

Nice one.
can you share some pix of trucks a starter with limited capital can start with? I mean low-budget trucks

To answer ur question. Truck haulage business requires u set aside some capital for running aside frm capital for truck procurement. That said. If u can register ur company to companies dat deliver goods short distances. Dis trucks will fetch u goog money. *note* they don't go to long distance like kano. And price is btw 1m and 1.5. Cotonou

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 6:48am On Oct 31, 2015
Pls truck managers suld endeavour to help out. I knw its a competitive market. But if u can atleast advise on how to avoid pitfalls of mechanic and drivers. #another hint# make sure u correct any error and do proper servicing of ur truck before they embark on any journey" or else u'll end up spending double cos ur driver may use dat to tell u various lies like "vehicle broke down" damaged spared part, customs , truck being towed etc. U can chat me up on whatsapp 07061384914. Pls whatsapp alone. no kill my ba3 o o
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 8:38am On Oct 31, 2015
First rule of haulage business before u buy ur truck. You must locate a haulage company willing to take it from u. And if u managing urself make sure u have a target market or company you want to work with. 2 set aside some capital for maintenance 3. Get a good driver 4. Its nt advisable u buy truck dat as been used be4. If u will ask for no of years such a person as used it for. Check d year of purchase, wat sought of biz they use it for. And lastly why the seller wanna sell it
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Nobody: 8:55am On Oct 31, 2015
Thank you
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 12:45am On Nov 01, 2015
Cheat code 101. How to know if ur driver is a cheat... All u need to do is sack ur present mechanic. And find a means to tell d sacked mechanic u fired him because ur driver complained he's nt an expert. I did it today. And I saw miracle. D guy downloaded everything my crook driver does. Ways in which he uses d truck to make money on his return trip. Attimes close to 35000 and oda atrocities. So do d trick. Sack any one close 2 ur driver for 2 days. And tell dem ur driver said dis abt dem. Dey'll download. Don't forget to tip for sealed lip. It worked for me. So it may work for u too. If u can try to locate a company dats located @ d destination where ur truck is headed. So dey'll load dem bak

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by hbrednic: 1:22pm On Nov 01, 2015
Nice
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 10:41pm On Nov 01, 2015
Let's talk about spare part. One of our truck had radiator issues so had to replace it. Mechanic said 55K. I end up buying it 17K. Wat did I do. Well radiators are of different kinds. Depending on d cell we av 1,2,3,4 cell. Price varies according to d cell. So let's say 814 3 cell. Price is around 27-30. For small truck na 15-18. Go to ladipo. So wat did I do. I told d mechanic to lose d radiator and we went to ladipo together. I told d mechanic not to speak igbo else. Dey will sell u while standing cos am yoruba. Dey said 35K. I price am till 15K and I sold d old spoilt radiator 3K. Problem solved. If u need more info. U can ask. More coming

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 4:05pm On Nov 02, 2015
Another secret revealed. Truck drivers who goes long distance mostly buy and sell their fuel. Here is how it works. After purchasing their fuel let's say 50,000. D remaining after their return from trip like maybe 10 to 15 litres are sold to black marketers or their fellow drivers. When the owner or marketer arrives he'll find nothing left in the tank. And will have to refill. #NO Fuel symptoms#. Now how do u overcome dis. For trucks wif 2 big tanks. U can fill up, padlock and keep ur key. Two. Always be around when ur truck arrives to inspect #note# some will sell on d road. #3 follow d truck once on a trip, buy d fuel urslef and confirm the no of fuel they consume and d left over. More tips coming ur way

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 4:29pm On Nov 05, 2015
The best way to make money in this business is to be your own truck driver. Buh. Its not possible. So what can be done. Some managers follow their driver on trips. Buh hearing from a victim. His driver planned wif some people and dey stole all their fuel while asleep. Yes. They slept together. Attimes the drivers go as far as arranging to get themselves robbed. So for a starter what's the way forward. You can either give it out to an haulage company, or give it out on hire-purchase. Third option is to find a manager who knows a lot about the business to manage for u. Or u manage urself. Among the three. Man management yields d highest profit, followed by hire-purchase, haulage companies though provides security and safety buh before you can recover ur original cost or money spent. Twill take to two years. Now here is the profit. Afta recovering ur real cost. You can sell the truck. This will serve as your profit. While re investing the one you got.

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 4:31pm On Nov 05, 2015
So its a win win situation. You have your new truck and profit. And business continues.

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 5:48pm On Nov 05, 2015
So let's say u used the truck for 3 years. U'll recoup d original cost btw 2years. And can sell ur truck between 1.1 to 1.5 if properly maintained

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by KA24DETT(m): 5:46am On Nov 06, 2015
This business is horrible and the headache is too much.. You have to deal with dishonest drivers, bad roads, Police, maintenance. Too much uncertainties. Its not for the faint of heart. I guess the reward mucst be very good

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 9:28am On Nov 06, 2015
KA24DETT:
This business is horrible and the headache is too much.. You have to deal with dishonest drivers, bad roads, Police, maintenance. Too much uncertainties. Its not for the faint of heart. I guess the reward mucst be very good

Well u right. Buh that's why this thread is created. Some tips include travelling @ night, don't be in a hurry to attend to every complain. Apply lil bit of pressure on ur drivers. Above all for u to out fox ur drivers. U need to come down to their level. And try to understand how they reason. And means dey use to dupe you. Most truck drivers only pay soldeir and VIO. And dat at worst suld be 5000.

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 12:16pm On Nov 12, 2015
*hint* always inspect ur drivers, make sure they buy their fuel from an authorised filling station. Majority of drivers even haulage company drivers buy fuel from black marketers @ low price. And often the fuel is always mixed with other products which affects the durability of the trucks on the long run
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 5:14pm On Nov 13, 2015
If you have 6 tyres container body lik 24ft and new engine. Contact me
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Nobody: 8:16pm On Nov 14, 2015
Transport biz is for d strong mind if u ain't d one driving it.
A friend had to sell his in one month cos of dishonest drivers.

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by lastmessenger: 9:58pm On Nov 14, 2015
thanks alot for the good work you are doing here. i have been seriously saving to go into this business and i intend driving it myself.thanks alot alot for the tips. i will continue following the thread.
please how much can i get a used truck from cotonue?
Yezzy:
The best way to make money in this business is to be your own truck driver. Buh. Its not possible. So what can be done. Some managers follow their driver on trips. Buh hearing from a victim. His driver planned wif some people and dey stole all their fuel while asleep. Yes. They slept together. Attimes the drivers go as far as arranging to get themselves robbed. So for a starter what's the way forward. You can either give it out to an haulage company, or give it out on hire-purchase. Third option is to find a manager who knows a lot about the business to manage for u. Or u manage urself. Among the three. Man management yields d highest profit, followed by hire-purchase, haulage companies though provides security and safety buh before you can recover ur original cost or money spent. Twill take to two years. Now here is the profit. Afta recovering ur real cost. You can sell the truck. This will serve as your profit. While re investing the one you got.

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Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 10:13pm On Nov 14, 2015
I av some contacts. Buh I won't drop any no here. If u are ready. I'll supply u wif a guy that helped in buying our trucks from cotonou. So wheneve u ready msg me on whatsapp.
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 10:17pm On Nov 14, 2015
mercylicious:
Transport biz is for d strong mind if u ain't d one driving it.
A friend had to sell his in one month cos of dishonest drivers.

Well ask ur friend wat happened to him. Maybe I'll be able to come up wif a solution. Not for him alone. Buh also for other truck owners
Re: Truck Haulage Managers Pool. Share And Discuss Problems by Yezzy(m): 9:39pm On Nov 15, 2015
I'll be listing where u can buy good spare parts @ cheap price. And supply some contacts. Buh need to knw if people really need dem.

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