After looking around trying to get a idea if it would be a good idea for me to buy a tandem axle dump truck things are pretty well dead. This time last year the contractors were busy as can be this year its blaw so far. The contractors trucks are barely turning a wheel even their excavators are sitting quite abit. If you can pound nails your busy I don't like pounding nails I never been a good carpenter I don't like getting up on ladders etc. So I think I will prolly look for a newer F-450 4x4 and put the dumping flatdeck I started building on it. Ya I will have to spend some bucks on a F-450 but atleast it will be my work truck and daily driver. My current 95 F-450 has a coolant leak I can't find. If its a rad then I will be sinking another 650 dollars into the truck for a new rad. Theres always construction debris to haul and landscape materials to deliver and I may find a job running hoe if the work picks up. One of the contractors the other day told me your better off working for somebody driving truck. I have been searching the truck section of Canada trader.com and there is quite a few guys selling out couple year old trucks to get out of the dump truck business. I don't know how much hauling tandem axle trucks will be getting this summer diesel fuel right now is at 3.73 US funds for a gallon of fuel we may see 4 dollars a gallon during the peak summer season. So the search is on to find a F-450 diesel 4x4 its going to be hard everybody wants a diesel now the price of regular gas is 3.82 a gallon so trucks with V-10s and 460s are not economical to run.