Is your local area growing?
Are there new buildings popping up, huge construction developing, or small residential construction projects booming?
Considering that you’ve already gone through the process of becoming a dump truck driver, you are ready to look for options to make money with a dump truck.
Below, find a list of ideas about making money with your dump truck.
Landscaping suppliers and contractors often need the help of a dump truck to move soil, rocks, dirt, plants, and other landscaping material to the job site.
Some landscaping companies have their trucks, but some don't. So, these companies can be an opportunity for you. Help them to transport their landscaping material where they need to, and they'll be happy to pay you back.
Look for business opportunities on your local Yellow Pages. Check the websites listed for your local area and contact them to tell them that you are available.
Visit landscaping supply stores and talk to the owners/managers directly.
2. Snow removal
During the cold season, the town or city might need powerful trucks to clean the public roads from snow.
This kind of job pays well. So, keep an eye out for municipal projects to pitch your services on time.
Or, you may contact transportation providers in your area and ask if they need help cleaning up the snow in their close-by area.
All you need to do is load snow right into the bed of your dump trailer and move it to a different place to drop it off where it will not get in the way of people’s activities.
3. Junk removal services
Much like the snow removal service, you can also use your dump truck to haul off unwanted junk.
The good thing is that the need for junk removal services is year-round.
You can even take it a step further and provide additional services like assisting in loading junk onto the dump truck and helping to declutter your clients’ garages, homes, or business locations.
But you can also choose to drop your dump truck off at the location and wait for the call wait for the call of your client when he finishes loading the trailer, and then haul it off to the dump.
4. Construction site hauling
Materials such as concrete, bricks, steel bars are needed on construction sites and transport away dirt and debris from demolition sites.
Building lenders need help from a dump truck to move these materials in and out of the construction site. So, this might be a good business opportunity for you to make money with your dumper.
That is, by far, the most stable source of income available for dump truck owners.
To get your foot in the door, reach out to every construction company in your area and politely introduce yourself and your service.
The Bottom Line
The amount of money you can make will depend on a few factors – location, how much work you can manage to get, etc.
Naturally, the business requires a fairly substantial investment outlay, but you should be able to recoup your upfront cash in a fairly short time.