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    Leasing Truck for Grain Hauling Localy

    I'm 18 years old and can't drive out of state, so am looking for grain hauling jobs locally. so far, it looks quite dismal. i can't find anyone who is hiring (i'm in southern minnesota by the way). I was wondering if it was possible to lease a truck and grain hopper from a dealer and get on board with some contracted company or something. is it even possible to lease a truck at my age? i'm not sure how this all works. does anyone have any advice?


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    between credit rating possible problems, and the reluctance of insurers to cover you at that age, I would guess the deck is stacked against you. I know a lot of car rental companies won't even rent to some one under 25.
    Have you tried asking around at the processors, they may know of some one looking for drivers.

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    Yeah, insurance is a pretty big road block. But, check it out for yourself to find out for sure.

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    Best luck would be to check out some farms and see if a farmer will hire you on to drive and work there. You will probably not be able to lease a truck and trailer at your age. Like the other poster said most car rentals wont rent to you if you're under 25. Plus being in minnesota once the harvest is done with it really slows down and if you're leasing you're gonna be strapped for cash.

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    I know how you feel, you're ready to go trucking and are running into bureaocracy. Life just ain't fair sometimes. You don't have an "Uncle Fred" that is a trucker? Since you are in a farming community, get out and network. Maybe you could drive for some farmer on his acreage (totally on private property). Don't limit yourself to a 3 mile radius, look ALL over the state. Go to each and every farm personally and introduce yourself. Hit those local coffee shops at 5 am and meet people and sell yourself. Pretty soon, some farmer will take notice.

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    we have our own semi, actualy. but it's a small one, seeing that we're small farmers. it'll pull 700 bushel instead of 950. trying to make a living with that may be problematic, and it's kinda old and unreliable nonetheless lol. thanks for your input.

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    Hey, I'm new to here and hoping somebody reads this but I am in the same boat. I am looking for a job pulling hopper bottoms in MN I would do regional when i 21 in a couple months but i would like to know where to start looking.

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    You guys should go work on a custom harvest crew. They are exempt from the 21 years old for interstate trucking. Then you would get some over the road experience and plenty of hopper bottom time with a chance of pulling equipment. You will also see lots of different grain elevators and farming practices.

    I got my cdl last spring and worked on a harvest crew. May til Oct, and all the way from oklahoma to north dakota.

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    like other said try all the farmers you can thats how i got my first gig running tt idk how farmers handle grain out that way but round here they store it in bins then haul in out in winter so maybe theres farms out there like that. they could keep you busy maybe till harvest season starts back up it will take you a lil to get into it full time. most time farming aint full time work lol but hang in there someday youll get a full time driving. did you try a local feed mill maybe theyll keep you busy and insurance shouldnt give you a problem i got hired at my job now when i was 20 n only had two years of driving. just try anything local unless hoppers really what you wanna do but im sure theres a small guy somewhere that needs a driver wether it farming,foresrty what ever it is someone can use you just dnt give up at trying

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    Ok, thanks for the info. I will look into the custom harvest crews and go into the the elevators. There really isnt any farms around me that are big enough that they have their own trucks but i will look at them also. I am currently working at a construction company as a driver for hauling equipment and pulling end dump but i want to get away from there cause rolling across the scales at 50k in a truck thats licensed for 26k is not right. That is the only truck that we have to pull around our excavator.

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