bringing a newly purchased truck home

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by humnbass, Oct 20, 2021.

  1. humnbass

    humnbass Bobtail Member

    23
    6
    Sep 15, 2021
    0
    I'm looking at purchasing a truck and I was wondering upon completing the purchase, can I drive the truck home without tags as long as I have insurance on it and I have the bill of sale/title on my possession? This purchase will be from a private owner and most likely will be an out of town purchase. I live in NC.

    thank you.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    4,701
    15,558
    Nov 10, 2015
    0
    You'll need a temporary tag taped to the windshield on the passenger side. That's how it's generally done.
     
  4. blacklabel

    blacklabel Heavy Load Member

    845
    1,206
    Nov 6, 2011
    MO
    0
    I'd just make sure has insurance and drive it home. Might not be the right way but if you get stopped tell them you're not sure how your going to register it (cmv or rv) and I doubt you get a ticket.
     
  5. humnbass

    humnbass Bobtail Member

    23
    6
    Sep 15, 2021
    0
  6. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

    2,143
    7,302
    Dec 31, 2010
    Washington, PA
    0
    I just did this beginning of month. I had temp tag and IFTA along with the insurance. Also put my numbers on the truck and ran my logs. There was a thread here about this and everyone wanted to argue. I didn’t want to take any chances with my brand new authority. What’s always typically done doesn’t make it right. It’s not worth destroying future plans just to be cheap or unprepared. :dontknow::dontknow:
     
    Bean Jr. Thanks this.
  7. GYPSY65

    GYPSY65 Heavy Load Member

    762
    1,220
    Nov 16, 2012
    SW FLA
    0
    If you are buying from a dealer. They will know what to do as far as tags etc

    I do believe that you can also load a trailer working your way back home. Not 100% on that but I think there’s something with causing undue hardship?

    If buying from a private seller I’d just call any dealer and ask about what they have for sale and then ask how they handle tags etc
    Never know. That dealer may have what you’re looking for
     
  8. LoneRanger

    LoneRanger Road Train Member

    2,033
    4,444
    Jun 3, 2018
    0
    Most states require temp permits. I had to get one in Utah to drive it to Vegas. I also had to get one in Vegas but the scale was closed and I was 10 miles away from my parking so oh well.
     
  9. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

    4,701
    15,558
    Nov 10, 2015
    0
    Different states have it set up differently for doing loads when the truck is new. Here in California, they have a way to avoid paying the sales tax if you pick up a load and deliver it out of state before bringing the trailer into California. I misunderstood and brought the trailer home, then left and picked up a load in Nevada and delivered in Oregon. That little mistake cost me a few thousand in taxes.
     
    GYPSY65 Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted