And that’s it. It looks like you are nearly there. You almost have all of your ducks in a row. But why almost? Look, if you are just starting out in this industry, you should be making space for a review of your backup plan, making sure that your service providers are everything they undertook to be. And if during your review process, which you could do with some input from expert and independent analyses on a short term contractual basis (so as to not eat too much into your capital expenses budget), there should be room to maneuver, as in doing a little more shopping around.
Let it be known to you that whilst you are venturing into what is a potentially rewarding business, for which there remains heavy but necessary demands, you are also entering a challenging operating environment. And this is why you really need to have all your ducks in a row. Two angles can be given as an example. For one thing, managing even a small fleet of trucks remains cost absorbing. It becomes a matter of not just sourcing the most budget-friendly options in terms of required maintenance and repairs to your fleet but also making sure that it is qualitative.
And over the long haul, from coast to coast (nothing wrong with being ambitious), you’ll need to make pretty damn sure that you’ve got an accomplished and reliable commercial vehicle roadside assistance network to depend on. You want nothing to do with those tow away vehicles that can best be described as sharks in the choppy ocean waters. And the second challenge always is being able to quote the right price to your customers, given that there’s going to be a lot of competition in your area of work.