25 Profitable Business Opportunities That Require A CDL

25 Profitable Business Opportunities That Require A CDL

Interested to start a business using CDL but not quite sure what to start?



The good news is, there are so many opportunities to become an entrepreneur and build an innovative product/service in this line of work.



If you're looking to start your own business using CDL, there are several low-capital options you can choose from.



We put a list together below of the most profitable business opportunities using CDL you can start today!



Here they are:



1. Start a junk removal business ($300K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$4,000 — $37,000,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$9,233
Time To Revenue
300 days
Skills
Business model

Sam Evans from Pennsylvania, USA started You Call We Haul Junk Removal over 6 years ago, a junk removal business.

  • Revenue: $25,000/ month
  • Founders: 1
  • Employees: 3
  • Location: Pennsylvania, USA

Case Study

When I was ending my freshman year of college, I was sitting in my dorm room one day when I got a call from my cousin. Both of us had been flipping items on eBay since we were 14 and always loved to find ways to make some extra money. He told me about a book called Effortless Entrepreneur, written by the founders of College Hunks Hauling Junk which is currently the world’s second-largest junk removal franchise.

I ordered the book on eBay for $4 and as soon as it came to my dorm, I immediately started reading. About 20 pages into it, I called my Dad who is a used car salesman. I told him that I was going to start a junk removal company and that I needed his help finding a truck. After nearly a week of calling him telling him every reason I could come up with as to why I needed to start this company, he was finally in. He helped me find a $1,000 truck on Craigslist, a 1991 Ford F-150.

I bought the truck, printed out some flyers at my school’s library, ordered a few hundred horrible business cards, and was officially in business.

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2. Start a moving company ($720K/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$60,000/month
Time To Revenue
330 days
Skills
Business model

Max Maher from Chandler, Arizona, USA started Skinny Wimp Moving almost 7 years ago, a moving company.

  • Revenue: $60,000/ month
  • Founders: 2
  • Employees: 12
  • Location: Chandler, Arizona, USA

Case Study

I didn’t exactly come up with the initial idea for this company because this is a franchise which means for me that I license out the name “Skinny Wimp Moving”. However, because it was the first franchise location I was able to be in a prime decision-making seat and guinea pig for all ideas enabling me to test out theories on marketing and customer service which have no become standard across the brand.

Put yourself out there and ask for their business. Sure be conscious that you may get rejected but don’t be afraid to ask more than once. It won’t work every time but it will work 100% more than not trying at all.

We realized people simply don’t want a moving company that sucks. So we asked ourselves what can we do to make the stressful experience of moving suck a little less and the answers we came up with and stuck to were very common sense:

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3. Start a double decker bus

Examples of a successful double decker bus:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a double decker bus:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a double decker bus ➜

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4. Start a water hauling business

Examples of a successful water hauling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a water hauling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a water hauling business ➜

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5. Start a hauling renovation materials business

Examples of a successful hauling renovation materials business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a hauling renovation materials business ➜

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6. Start a vehicle towing service ($18M/year)

How Much Can You Make?
$1,500,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$85,000
Skills

Examples of a successful vehicle towing service :

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a vehicle towing service :

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a vehicle towing service ➜

Case Study

My name is Eric Ray, the CEO, and Founder of Easy Auto Ship LLC, a nationwide vehicle shipping brokerage located in Youngstown, Ohio. About 80% of our business is shipping POV (privately owned vehicles) for the end consumer, and the rest is for dealerships and relocation companies.

We average around $250,000 a month in brokerage fees with a net profit of $100,000 a month. We are ranked as the Best Overall Car Shipping Company of 2020 on Move.org, as well as Movebuddha.com, with over 1,500 reviews on Google and a 4.6 rating! We will do about $18 million this year in sales, but it was not an easy road getting here.

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7. Start a furniture delivery and assembling business

Examples of a successful furniture delivery and assembling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a furniture delivery and assembling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a furniture delivery and assembling business ➜

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8. Start an airport bus shuttle services

Examples of a successful airport bus shuttle services:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a airport bus shuttle services:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an airport bus shuttle services ➜

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9. Start a transport and logistics business

How Much Can You Make?
$125,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$10,000
Skills

Examples of a successful transport and logistics business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a transport and logistics business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a transport and logistics business ➜

Case Study

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10. Start an appliance repair and delivery business

Examples of a successful appliance repair and delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a appliance repair and delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an appliance repair and delivery business ➜

11. Start a cross country bus shuttle service

Examples of a successful cross country bus shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a cross country bus shuttle service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a cross country bus shuttle service ➜

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12. Start a hauling luxury vehicles business

Examples of a successful hauling luxury vehicles business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a hauling luxury vehicles business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a hauling luxury vehicles business ➜

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13. Start a waste hauling business

How Much Can You Make?
$37,000,000/month
Skills

Examples of a successful waste hauling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a waste hauling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a waste hauling business ➜

Case Study

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of 1-800-GOT-JUNK - an international junk removal franchise based in Canada.

Brian grew the business to $37M/month, initially driving around looking for piles of junk or simply knocking on doors and asking the owners if they needed anything taken away for a fee.

This company offers a franchise-based, full-service junk removal business devoted to assisting clients in recovering lost space in their residences and places of business.

They collect all types of trash, including clothing, household items like furniture and electronics, and junk from renovation projects. Additionally, they help those in need by donating any possible items to charity.

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Read the full story on sidehustlenation.com ➜

14. Start a shuttle service

Examples of a successful shuttle service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a shuttle service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a shuttle service ➜

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15. Start a driving seniors business

Examples of a successful driving seniors business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a driving seniors business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a driving seniors business ➜

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16. Start a construction equipment delivery business

Examples of a successful construction equipment delivery business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a construction equipment delivery business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a construction equipment delivery business ➜

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17. Start a boat transportation business

Examples of a successful boat transportation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a boat transportation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a boat transportation business ➜

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18. Start a towing service

Examples of a successful towing service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a towing service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a towing service ➜

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19. Start a medical transportation business

Examples of a successful medical transportation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a medical transportation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a medical transportation business ➜

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20. Start a scrap metal hauling business

How Much Can You Make?
Average Initial Investment
$5,500
Skills

Examples of a successful scrap metal hauling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a scrap metal hauling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a scrap metal hauling business ➜

Case Study

My name is Marc Staples. I am the founder of DowhHomeModern and the Lago Luna Lakeside Studio in Virginia. With the recent introduction of my original designs of windbells and chimes, DownHomeModern is gaining attention as an educator as well as a producer of quality products. Each Frontier Bell that we sell embraces the history of the place it is named for.

In 2021 I created a collection of small bells based on American Southwest decor. I call the line our Frontier Mission Bells™. The rustic style of these products has grabbed the attention of people who like their homespun appearance. The Frontier Bells has been the primary driver of sales for DownHomeModern. The example below is called “San Gabriel”. It is named after a Spanish Mission in San Gabriel, California.

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21. Start a livestock transportation business

Examples of a successful livestock transportation business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a livestock transportation business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a livestock transportation business ➜

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22. Start a backhoe service business

Examples of a successful backhoe service business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a backhoe service business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a backhoe service business ➜

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23. Start an excavator business

Examples of a successful excavator business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a excavator business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting an excavator business ➜

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24. Start a delivery service

How Much Can You Make?
$5,000 — $150,000/month
Average Initial Investment
$1,000,000
Skills

Examples of a successful delivery service:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a delivery service:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a delivery service ➜

Case Study

My name is Ben Elizer, and I am the Founder and President of Velocity International Group, a full-scale logistics company, offering SameDay delivery, Expediting, Distribution, Fulfillment, andmany Warehousing Services. We offer to consult and some other services as well to help our customers succeed in an ultra-competitive environment. Velocity started with 2 vans and many faces to face conversations. We now have 10+ vehicles, including trucks, and have grown to 25k+ square feet of warehouse space as well to best serve our customers.

Over the past 2 years, our revenue has grown over 300%, which has completely contributed to the great people and culture we have at Velocity. After having to move out of my apartment (because I put everything financially I had into this company), and move back into my mom’s house in my mid 20’s, it was difficult, but just 6 months later we had our first small office and warehouse space. I’m fortunate I had a support system to move back into, or else Velocity might not be here today. The business has grown ever since because of hard work, trust, and relationships. We focus on what is important.

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25. Start a septic waste hauling business

Examples of a successful septic waste hauling business:

Here are some great videos on how to get started with a septic waste hauling business:

For further info, check out these books and products:

Learn more about starting a septic waste hauling business ➜

Pat Walls,  Founder of Starter Story
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