Haulers channel

Haulers channel is the place to go if you need things moved or are interested in an in-game career of moving things. More than a “service”, it’s a community with a general aim at courier contracts where anyone can come hang out and talk. If you’re interested, just hop into haulers channel in-game!

Other services such as red/black frog, PUSHX and GHSOL exist as private contracting services. They do their work reliably, as is well known. However, for absolute rush work, large number of contracts or wanting things moved at a lower cost (to a limit) nothing beats HC due to the number of haulers available and the number of contracts passing by daily. Even the haulers of the aforementioned services are known to make use of HC; they can access it and use it to get work from the public circuit just like anyone else.

Benefits for haulers:

  • a steady supply of contracts, held to the channel’s rules and thus lowering the chances of scams, gankbait etc. drastically.
  • there is no queue or expectations. You can simply take the contracts you want, when you want on a “first-come” basis.
  • no requirement in corporation, alliance, number of skill points. All you need is some ISK for your ship, for collateral in contracts and an interest in hauling.
  • HC is a public channel and community; not a paid service. All ISK is purely between contract issuer and hauler.
  • you can rely on a friendly and welcoming community to chat with and get good advice from the many experienced regulars.

Benefits for issuers

  • a large number of potential haulers to move things for you.
  • any contract posted is visible immediately and held in higher regard than contracts found in the default in-game listing.
  • no fixed rates. You can pay a bit less and still have things moved slower, or pay more and have things moved faster. Regular issuers will find rates that work best for their preferences. Remember though; the more you pay, the less you wait.
  • those unfamiliar with common rates can simply use the channel-provided tool for an estimate or ask in channel. Posting a contract in HC doesn’t necessarily need to be more complex than using the common hauling services.
  • there are no queues. The haulers are individuals, 10 very well paid jobs may move as fast as a single very well paid job, simply ran by 10 people.
  • outside of sov null, all locations are regularly serviced and the different haulers with different focus can all be found in a single place.

Benefits for newbies:

  • HC is a friendly and welcoming community. Questions are asked frequently and usually find a good answer with potential links to more information.
  • Despite being oriented on hauling, it is not the only thing talked about. People commonly talk or ask about trading, manufacturing, PvE playstyles and many miscellaneous game mechanics.
  • While hauling is one of many “it takes ISK to make ISK” professions, the community can still be of value simply to socialize and learn, even if you’re still growing towards being able to afford running your first contract.

A bit of history / about the channel

HC has existed for many years now. Originally it was created by rita jita to allow for easier public contracting of their own trading. It grew steadily, since the in-game tools for contracts aren’t stellar and there are many preying on haulers. Rita recruited moderators to help run the channel as it grew and as of the last few years, has not been actively handling the channel directly. Nowadays, it appears rita jita has moved on from EVE online but the moderators (including myself) are still very much maintaining the channel and keeping the rules that protect the community.

We seek to provide tools and resources where needed. The most obvious example is the (in)famous structure safelist, which began listing issuers and structures known to be used for courier scams in the two year period between courier contracts allowing structures and structures having a dropbox to allow delivery without docking rights. It was a very easy, very prevalent scam to set up and easy to fall into. Us moderators did what we could to allow people to evade it without negating the existence of structure courier contracts, especially as industry moved to said structures. It was commonly a daily battle of adding dozens of new alts, structures etc. but in the end if proved useful for the community so we kept at it. Nowadays it is deprecated, thankfully, as game mechanics have improved.

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BEST CHANNEL EVER!

Regular channel qoutes:

“Needs more isk”
“Can i pls have some more?”
“Lol i muted ydnari…spammer in hc should be banned”
“Ok… who took that courier?”
“Pls read the MOTD”
“is this a good fit?”
“THat got accepted fast”

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It seems that channel desperately needs some “Gecko for 1 mil!” triple contract links. :wink:

Let me tell you about the Haulers Channel, as a newbro i couldt think of a better community for hauling. There is tons of knowledge and so many are willing to help.

Ive done 20 or so contracts and i havent seen anything shady. Also Yemontoshi is a great guy.

10/10 would Haul again.

I been using this room for a couple of years now. its the only place I go to when I need to ship or Haul something.
I move Couriers from here daily looking for a reliable service look us up Cesco we are here to move your stuff

Joined some time long ago to post some contracts that needed hauling.
It is my default chat tab ever since, regardless of contracts.

That said, if you don’t already know this channel, you will be surprised with how many things need hauling and how many things get moved every day.
Hauling is big.

Small bump to avoid thread closure.

As a Community based initiative, through both the Hauling & Anti-Ganking Channels, a group of Veteran Industry Players in AMARR ( Domain ) Region, have come together with the support from some local, Industry based Alliances & Corps, to help Ganked Freighter Pilots with our:

"Freighter Replacement Construction Project"

Through our dedicated help, support, advice and ship replacement channel, if you are skilled, own and regularly fly a Freighter, you are welcome to EVE-Mail or convo me direct, to be invited to our channel. Members of our channel also regularly check the zkillboards for any Freighter pilots that have been ganked in high sec. These pilots are then contacted directly and also invited to our channel.

We then discuss and negotiate with the pilot on the loss of their ship and do our best to assist and help them, by building them a replacement ship with standard fittings thrown in. These builds are then sold to those pilots at a discounted price to that of the current market price, across all hubs. We build ANY of the following Freighters:

Charon - Providence - Obelisk - Fenrir - Bowhead

We provide this service as our way of giving something back to help pilots that have been affected by the loss of their ship and to give them a helping hand to save some ISK, so they can get back on their feet, as quickly as possible.

It is also important to note, that this project is a community based, ‘not for profit’ initiative and is self funded and run by those Veteran players, who are NOT doing this to make ISK or for profit, but rather to help pilots that have been affected by the ganked loss of their ship. For more information, contact us via in game channels or EVE-Mail us directly. Cheers.