Get Required Training:
If you feel you cannot perfectly operate a dump truck and the associated equipments, then it is good to join a training institute that will also provide you some additional information and guidelines.
Get Commercial Driving License:
After buying a dump truck and completing training, when you're perfect to operate the dump truck, it's important to obtain certification. So, you will be required to acquire a commercial driver's license (CDL) so as to operate a dump truck legally.
Obtain Tax ID:
The next step is to obtain a tax ID number for your business. This will help you in opening a business bank account.
It is advised to keep your rates lower than your competitors and provide potential customers a brief comparison with them.
Prepare Marketing Material:
Since you will be targeting building contractors, landscaping companies and homeowners, get your business cards and letterhead printed so you can possibly mail or leave them where appropriate to give a professional impression. You can also prepare a brochure to be distributed into targeted audience.
Spread the Word:
Keep in touch with landscape suppliers or store managers in your area by keeping them informed about your availability on contract basis for moving sand, soil, stones and other landscaping materials.
Leave your business cards, along with the rate information and other authentic documents with companies involved in the construction business to prove that you own and operate a dump truck.
Advertise your business in local newspapers and construction related magazines to reach out to potential clients.
Be informed about new construction projects since they often require services of a dump truck for moving debris, and for refilling as well as transferring dirt and other construction materials.
Keep in contact with certain local city transportation services and snow removing companies for snow removal jobs and other related contracts.