A rig that runs 7 days out of 8, cross country, can gross 160 k per year, after paying for licenses, tires, oil, filters, fuel, insurance. Have to pay the drivers out of that. Most US men want 2 days off after such a "run", tho, making your gross just 140k a year. They want to be paid 60-70k a year each, too, so there's no money in doing this the normal way. However, if you put up 1/2 the money to buy a used truck and reefer trailer, the bank will cover the rest, easily. So you are into the rig for 20k, and can get a pair of male-female Filipino drivers here and trained for 20k more. Run frozen chicken out of Atlanta to LA, bring produce back to the E. Coast. They will do the 7 day out of 8 thing for 70k a year for the pair, too. Say 10 thousand more for unexpected expenses, you have 80k per year before taxes, clearing 50k or more per year, on a 40k initial investment. Run this biz as an S corp, so you need not pay 15% for self employed Social security! 100% after tax return on your investment, if done right, and you can always just park the trucks if biz is slow, or sell them, let bank repossess, etc. Much, much safer place for your money than stocks will ever be. Second year, you don't have ANY money in getting the team, cause they are already here. So you will be making a 200%+ after tax return on your 20k investment.