This short haul trucking company moves household goods and building materials between railyards, ports, and customers for over 25 years. The business is currently managed out of their OC office and is straightforward to operate. Their staff is tenured and very loyal, and includes 2 part-time dispatchers and a network of 18 independent contractor drivers. The business is consistent, with steady revenues, and best of all, lots of room to grow.
The company has service agreements with the major SoCal railyards and ports. They pickup loaded containers, deliver them to customers, and then return the empty containers to the source. Their long standing network of drivers get paid per job. The office features a dispatch / command center, a print and copy center, and a private owner office. The business owns six trucks which are operated by the company's primary drivers; they are parked overnight in spaces near driver’s homes.
The owner has built the business largely through word-of-mouth and tenure in the industry, but is ready to retire. This is an opportunity for a Buyer to step in to this well-established business, acquire a very profitable book of business and a seasoned staff, and take this old-school pen-and-paper business to the next level. The current owner has built a fabulous foundation, but this company has absolutely no digital presence, no social media, a very outdated website, does zero marketing or advertising, and still operates with paper files. In addition, re-enter the Nevada and Arizona markets; the seller has a historical presence there, but has recently neglected them. This trucking company does not fully leverage their agreements with the ports to maximize revenues: they only drop off empty containers, and a Buyer should immediately add pickups to increase revenue. In this new era of backlogged supply chains, ports are saturated and need more local trucking companies to move product!!
This short haul trucking company has ample room to grow. If you are a driven, marketing, growth-oriented buyer, looking to bring a profitable old school company up to speed, then this is the opportunity for you! Plus, for the right Buyer, the owner is willing to stay on and run the operation for 3+ years, giving you the opportunity to be semi-absentee or pour your efforts into growing the business. Either way, if a transport business is what you’ve been looking for, reach out to the Agent today!