How to Start a Gravel and Rock Hauling Business


If you are thinking of starting a service business, gravel and rock hauling rocks on many levels. Once you learn the ropes and get your company going, you can make some big bucks. Rock haulers typically bring in $50,000 and up per year.

Who Needs Gravel or Rock Hauled?

Many individuals and businesses use the services offered by a gravel and rock hauler.  Landscapers, construction crews, and road crews are good examples of those who frequently need rocks or gravel transported from one spot to another.  Rock query owners may call a gravel or rock hauler to deliver to their customers as well.

Benefits of a Gravel and Rock Hauling Business

There are many advantages having a gravel and rock hauling business holds over other types of services.  Some of the many benefits of owning a rock and gravel company include:

Minimal Start-Up Expense

If you have a Gravel Truck, you practically have what you need to get your rock and gravel hauling service off the ground.  Add in a little for insurance, licensing, and advertising and you’re in business.

Licensing and Insurance

Check with your city and state to find out what is required of you as far as legalities. If you don’t have a Class B Commercial Driver’s License, you’ll want to get one. A Class B License will allow you to operate a vehicle weighing over 26,000 pounds that tows less than 10,000 pounds.

Name Your Name

You’ll need to think of a name for your business. If you aren’t creative, you can hire someone online who is. There are freelance platforms that make it cheap and easy to do so. Once you have a name picked out, be sure to register it.

Create a Business Plan

Creating a business plan for gravel or rock hauling business sounds more difficult than it is. In reality, you put on paper what is in your head as far as the plans you have for your business.  You will need a business plan if you are looking to get a loan from a bank or financial institution and possibly even if you are going to an individual for help with financing.


You can pass out flyers, business cards, and post signs to spread the word about your business and can also advertise online but your best bet may be securing some companies that require rocks or gravel that don’t have trucks of their own.

New or Used?

You will need to decide whether to buy a new Dump Truck or go with a used one. If you can afford to get a new one, you’ll have the perk of having a new warranty. But, if you can’t afford the payments of a new Dump Truck, don’t go under and risk losing everything. Turn to a dealership you can trust to get you in a reliable used Dump Truck for a low price.

MJ TruckNation

Looking for a new or used Dump Truck to start your rock or gravel hauling business with? At MJ TruckNation, we’ve got you covered. We work with top manufacturers such as Isuzu, Hino, Fuso, and more and we have a wide selection for you to choose from so you can be sure to get the truck that’s the best fit for you. We also have financing on-site. Come on in and see what we can do for you or give us a call at (561) 840-9800.




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