How To List An Item For Transport On www.ShipRightNow.com And Save Money

Shipping a large item such as a motorcycle or ATV can seem like a difficult and daunting task if you try to go through a large freight hauling company or especially if you go through a broker, simply because all parties along the way have a way of adding a small amount to the price. This is their business model and how they make a living.

That being said, all of the add ons and miscellaneous fees quickly add up and even if you book them, it is unlikely they will have the ability to give “door to door shipping service.

With ShipRightNow, you list your item COMPLETELY FREE! Complete with photos and information specific to your item including exact pickup and delivery dates. The majority of our partner transporters offer door to door pickup and delivery service.

We have zero add on fees for your listing and each listing is readily visible for all of our transporters to bid on.

It is free to register on ShipRightNow, Free to list a shipment or load, and also free to our transporters to bid on a load.

We never ask for credit card information and the only few charged is a small percentage charged to the transporter if both parties have agreed on a price and closed the deal on a shipment.

We also never disclose any personal information such as email, phone, etc to either party as all conversing goes through our system until the shipper and transporter agree to do business with one another.

We hope you love ShipRightNow and we strive for continued improvement.

ShipRightNow.com To Offer Service Free

In an effort to promote our service to customers across North America, ShipRightNow, the premiere internet shipping service, will be charging no fees through the period from August 15, 2013 until November 15, 2013.

We have been growing rapidly and wish to get as many loads as possible booked for our customers without a booking fee as a way to introduce our service and to help our customers save money.
With ShipRightNow, listing is always free, fast and easy, without any kind of hidden fees like our competitors.

ShipRightNow is the premiere online shipping marketplace designed for Transporters to be able to fill empty space on already existing loads with items needing to be transported along that route for online auction buyers, sellers, and businesses. This allows for the shipper to get a lower shipping cost and the transportation service provider to maximize profits by filling space that would otherwise be empty.

ShipRightNow is a WIN for both parties.

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Getting Into Hauling Hot Shot Freight: Part Two

Now that we have established the equipment and tools that you will need to be a ltl or hot shot transporter, it is time that we look at the business end of this. If you cannot manage the business end of it, you either need to hire someone who can, lease on with someone so they are taking care of it, or do something else altogether.

There is a lot of money to be made in the trucking industry and it continues to grow day by day as more people require all types of goods. That being said, there is a lot of money to be lost if you do not plan trips ahead and closely manage fuel and maintenance costs as it is very costly to be any kind of transporter and MANAGEMENT IS IMPERATIVE.

Step one, know YOUR limits and the limits of your equipment. You can only do what you can do! If you try to overload yourself or your equipment, you will soon be facing downtime, mechanical issues, and worse yet, personal injury or injury to others so stay legal, run legal, and most of all BE SAFE! the motoring public is counting on you to do so.

When you get your DOT and MC numbers and permits you are constantly under the scrutiny of a large number of federal agencies and you must keep all of your logs, bills of lading, permits, etc. organized and ready for audit as it will make the audit process much easier on you and the auditor.

During the bidding process for a load be sure to factor in tolls as if you book a load tightly without factoring in tolls especially in New York, you will lose money very quickly. Plan your routes and know the cost of running that lane.

Plan for maintenance as you WILL have mechanical issues come up. As a rule I figure .12 cents per mile for maintenance, tires, oil changes and the occasional part failure.  This number might vary with different types of equipment but regardless, it needs to be set aside and only touched for maintenance events. As it builds and you have a good reserve in that account you can roll it into equipment upgrades.

Now, factor in the actual cost of fuel per mile. To do this I look at the highest fuel prices in the United states and work my average from it rather than using the daily national average. I do it this way as I find it is better for me when booking ahead of time as fuel prices constantly change and can seriously affect your bottom line. It can also give you some leverage when running states with lower fuel averages.

Now for the hard part, figure the average cost per mile it will cost you to STAY LEGAL, such as tags, permits, your required insurance, bookkeeping, etc. These will all likely be fixed monthly costs but must be figured at a cost per mile average so you will know exactly what your costs are.

The aforementioned items will give you the base cost just to move your equipment legally down the road.

It is now time to look at how much YOU need per mile to haul this load, which will be up to you and the area you live in and the lanes you will run, i cannot tell you in this blog what you need to make per mile over costs, but you cannot and will not make exactly the same profit on each item and each load.

Remember that dead head (unloaded) miles cost you money so it is imperative that they be minimized and factored into your costs.

Now that you are sure you want to do this and you are aware of the associated costs, it is time to start bidding on items for transport through ShipRightNow.com.

Remember that you are building a business and you must stay on top of it or it will quickly become overwhelming to you. Properly managed this is a very lucrative business and it is our hope that you will grow steadily and have a great future as an independent hot shot transporter.

Thank you, and the best of luck as you embark on your new journey.

 

 

Save Money On Shipping By Getting Competitive Bids

As a business owner or as an individual you will have the occasional need to have a large item shipped to you, or from you to another party.

At these times it can be really frustrating as you look through the endless number of trucking companies, the different types of equipment and services offered, and especially all of the different rates and added on fees.

Shipping does not have to be difficult or frustrating at all with ShipRightNow.com. Simply create a completely free account, List your item with all details and photos, and wait as transporters and hot shot truckers bid on loads in a reverse auction format, lower and lower to fill otherwise empty space in their trucks and trailers.

We save you money because the transporters can afford to bid lower as they are already running the route you are on and they can maximize use of the space available on their truck or trailer.

this creates an ideal situation for you to save money and for the transporter to cover more of their expenses.

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A Great Way To Make A Living in a Tough Economy

We are all aware of the financial difficulties going on in nearly every American home right now and also of the lack of jobs. This is a good time to talk about how great being an independent transporter can be and also how rewarding it is.

Most businesses you go into on your own take years to build up and even then it is incredibly risky just trying to get your investment back, let alone make a profit that will cover a good fair wage. With being an independent transporter you pick the loads you wish to bid on, the region or regions of the country that you want to travel, and if you keep your truck and trailer loaded you can make some really serious money.

Every day there are thousands of people who need to have large items shipped to destinations all over the world and lets face it, it is simply too pricey and difficult to have the major trucking companies do it and even if you did, very seldom will they pick up at a rural location or a business without a forklift or loading dock. This gives us the opportunity to help them out and also make some money in the process, so everybody wins.

Many people sell cars, motorcycles, ATV’s, pianos, pool tables, etc. all over the country and are in constant need of haulers, and if you have a specialty such as moving pianos, all the better.

We welcome you to ShipRightNow and hope that you will keep up with us and watch us grow. We will be posting great articles and we welcome your input as well.
Happy Hauling,                                                                                 low cost shipping         The ShipRightNow team