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Car Hauling Jobs - How To Make Money With Your Diesel

Part One: Car Hauling

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Welcome to the first installment of our three part series titled: "How to Make Money With Your Diesel." We often extol the virtues of diesel power and reliability, as the same vehicle that can tow a trailer might also be able to run down the dragstrip or get good fuel economy. This got us thinking, why not write a series about people who are using those advantages to actually make money?

Los Angeles is one of the most vehicle-intensive locations on the planet. With more than 12 million people living in the L.A. area, the need for new cars is immense. Lots of vehicles also means lots of accidents, and lots of used cars and trucks. All of these factors make Los Angeles a prime spot to start a car hauling company. You know those big rigs on the freeway that carry 10-12 vehicles at a time? Well, the same thing can be done with a regular diesel truck on a much smaller scale. The new '08 Ford F-450, for instance, is rated to tow 24,500 pounds by the factory, which is easily the weight of a loaded three-car trailer. Older trucks can also be used, though in many cases, the factory tow rating will be exceeded by a good amount. This could mean parts breakage ranging from transmissions to rear axles, but that doesn't mean it can't be done. One of the most common vehicles we see here in Southern California towing heavy loads is the '94-and-up Dodge Ram 3500.

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