If you are going into business transporting freight, you need to think carefully about what kind of transport company you want to have well before you start. There are many to choose from and you’ll need different kinds of trucks for most of them, so it’s wise to decide before you purchase your vehicles.
It’s also a good idea to take into consideration your own abilities, especially if you are going to be one of the drivers. Can you drive a semi-trailer? Do you find driving trucks for long distances enjoyable. Are you physically able to handle specific types of rigs and long hours of driving, or will shorter hours suit you better? You also need to be fit and able to handle lifting parcels and packages, but if the freight is very heavy, it will be on pallets and so most of the lifting will be done by a forklift.
If you don’t want to drive interstate, your business brochures will need to state the areas you will cover. It will also need to mention the kinds of goods you are interested in transporting. You could focus on things such as car parts such as car batteries, electronics, white goods such as washing machines and refrigerators. . Some such goods will only need to go across the city from the industrial area or a wharf to the retail outlets.