This short and long-haul trucking company hauls refrigerated and frozen goods (mostly produce), household goods, and consumer products back and forth from SoCal destinations throughout California, Washington and Texas. The business’ large customers include major national retailers, wholesalers, and logistics companies. They obtain their loads from a large, well-established roster of tight broker relationships and the load boards. The dispatcher (who works from home) schedules the drivers and arranges for turnaround loads for almost 100% of trips. Each trip is straightforward: pickup loaded containers, deliver them to the customers and pick up the return loads.
Their driver pool includes 3 full-time drivers (1099s), who operate company trucks. One driver is OTR (over the road) and handles the long haul routes to WA and TX. One driver handles the 2-day routes, largely handling CA deliveries with the occasional long-haul. The third driver handles the local CA day routes. The drivers get paid per job, ranging from $250 - $300 per day out. The business owns five trucks (3 included in the sale); they are parked overnight in a yard, close to the drivers’ homes and many other national distribution centers.
The owner had major health issues in 2021 and needs to downsize his professional life, so it’s time to sell the business. The current owner has built a fabulous foundation (largely through word-of-mouth and their broker relationships), but this trucking company has no website (just a minimal Facebook page), no social media, minimal marketing advertising through Craigslist and Facebook. The port and railyards have pre-approved the business for pickup and dropoff, but the current owner never completed the process: finish those agreements and increase revenue! In today’s era of backlogged supply chain, ports and railyards are saturated and need more local trucking companies to move product!!
The company includes seasoned drivers, a very profitable book of business, and ample room to grow. Best of all, their trucks are well-maintained and CARB compliant! If you are a driven, growth-oriented Buyer looking to increase your annual income, this is a great opportunity! If you are looking enter the trucking industry or expand your brokerage, freight forwarding or exporting business, then reach out to the Agent today!