#96 – 30 Dump Trucks, No CDL, No Experience

Jairo Cruz, the owner of multiple dump trucks, got into trucking as he wanted to be his boss. He got a taste of trucking as he was managing trucking routes while working as a district manager in a different company.


But when he ordered his first vehicle, he had no dump trucking work and needed to know where the order was coming from. So, he followed random trucks every day and met people to build his network. 


And that is how he started to get into the trucking space. When the dump truck finally arrived, he had a list of people to approach. With this, he literally chased his dream!


For him, the drivers can make or break your business. And that is what he wants to tell people eager to enter the industry. It’s not the truck or the work but the drivers one should focus on.


One key characteristic that got him moving is his persistence. He kept reaching out to people and didn’t hesitate to ask for work. Jairo just wanted his business to start rolling and never really worried about the money he was making when he began.


After climbing up the ladder and seeing considerable success, he values the relationship on par with everything he has built over the years. One thing that stands out when you listen to this podcast is his work ethic. That’s his biggest strength as an entrepreneur.


Five key takeaways from this podcast:


  1. Why Jairo Cruz wanted to be an entrepreneur?
  2. The biggest challenge for Jairo while getting into the business.
  3. How being transparent and real has helped Jairo in this business?
  4. The downsides of the dump truck business
  5. What could make you lose a dump truck contract?


Final Word


Jairo also has a Kobe Bryant truck, and he has a reason for it which pretty much sums up what he is and his philosophy. Find out more by exploring this podcast.

Episode Timeline

[skipto time=2:59]2:59 – Early life. [/skipto]

[skipto time=31:51] 31:51 – The successor of the business.[/skipto]

[skipto time=34:01]34:01 – Finding customers. [/skipto]

[skipto time=1:14:17]1:14:17- International customer. [/skipto]

[skipto time=2:21:35]2:21:35- How does the company grow. [/skipto]


About The Host

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Rahmel Wattley

The creator & host of Truck N’ Hustle, is a renowned personality in the trucking & logistics industry who hosts podcasts with the reputed & successful trucking entrepreneurs to share the knowledge required to start & sustain the logistics business!

Jairo Cruz

Jairo Cruz, Owner J&G Cruz Trucking established in 2016 and is based in New Jersey. He increased his fleet to 30 Dump Truck in under 5 years. Jairo is also a Truck Consultant, Entrepreneur and Real Estate Investor.

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