Surplus is my main hobby. I stumbled upon a 1978 GMC C6000 two ton with a dumping 14' bed. It had 26k miles and I think I got a deal for 4K. No rust, Georgia truck. While it is a flat bed that tilts (dumps) w/wooden sides vice a true dump truck I expect that it can handle 5 yards of gravel/topsoil/sand at a time. I checked on local pricing for 21aa gravel for use on my drive. The local guy who sells to DIYs gets 18.00 yd while the local gravel pit gets 7.00 yard. The pit welcomes my business. The local retailer charges 'only' 30.00 for delivery and he uses a special calculator where 5 yards (90.00) + delivery (30.00) equals 150.00. I think that it would be fairly easy to sell a load at 120.00. This would be a gross profit of 85.00 or ~42.50/hour. Given that this is a hobby and not a business any thoughts on this or any other ways I can turn a buck on this truck when it (and I) would otherwise be idle? I like to quote a Menoite fellow I knew who said "There's no shortage of work for those who work hard". I'm a big believer in liability insurance, so to me that is a fixed cost. Gas milage with this 350 10spd is 6 - 8 mpg. Even with these cost considerations the numbers look good.