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Hi all, this is my first post on here and I'm looking for some help. Currently I am 16 and looking to start a dumpster rental service. My dad has his class a cdl so liscense wise we would be all set. Right now were looking for a truck. Can't decide single axle vs double. Also can't decide if we find a non cdl truck that I will be able to use when I get my liscne. Does anyone have or seen a non cdl hooklift truck? Or roll off truck? Any advise? I really appreciate it.thanks
 

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Yes, we have both CDL and under-CDL single axle rolloffs. Any 26K or under truck is going to be single axle, short hoist mast, short boxes. Twin screw vs single: different trucks for different markets.
 

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Yes, we have both CDL and under-CDL single axle rolloffs. Any 26K or under truck is going to be single axle, short hoist mast, short boxes. Twin screw vs single: different trucks for different markets.
Do you have any pics of your non cdl truck? I'm intreasted in seeing the options
 

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I have Stellar unit on a single axle 36k gross truck. I have been very happy with this setup.

Before you look for a truck you need to develop a business plan. Target customer, pricing, expenses, employee cost, advertising, insurance, goal profit %. Container are very expensive and you need many of them to make a hauling business work

As far a size look at the typical lot size for your intended service area. At the house I am building now there is no where to fit a 25' container, that is why I went with a single axle.
 

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have you considered rolloff trailers?
X2, a friend of mine who is a junkie is looking into this option. Currently he is looking at a new gooseneck with 5 roll of containers. One for tin, one for iron, one for copper, one for brass and one for aluminum. Currently he has a gooseneck with a container he sets on with his lift truck, PITA to work with efficiently.
 

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X2, a friend of mine who is a junkie is looking into this option. Currently he is looking at a new gooseneck with 5 roll of containers. One for tin, one for iron, one for copper, one for brass and one for aluminum. Currently he has a gooseneck with a container he sets on with his lift truck, PITA to work with efficiently.


I think "scrapper" would have been a better term. :laughing:
 

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Rolloff Trailers

I like the rolloff trailers in California because of cheaper registration fees & do not have to worry about spending $12,000.00 to $18,0000.00 to retro fit the exhaust system for smog on older diesel trucks. But you still need a non commercial class A drivers license on trailers 10k & over. I know they advertise the new Dodge 3500 can tow 30000lbs & the F450 32000lbs. I do not like the electric winch set ups because of the short life of the winch cable. I like the hydraulic cylinder reeving winch because the cable stays straight & last a long time.
 

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