Buying First Truck

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by TruckerDragon, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. TruckerDragon

    TruckerDragon Heavy Load Member

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    Bought my OOIDA membership 2 days ago, still hunting for my truck. Ducks, Rows, all that :)
     
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  3. Gordon A

    Gordon A Medium Load Member

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    Welcome aboard. Take advantage of the things they offer members.
     
  4. ShakieHead

    ShakieHead Light Load Member

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    Here in KY you can get a non commercial usage plate an you replace DOT number with a Not For Hire sticker. Not sure what something like that would cost but you are free to drive it just like a car as long as it's insured.

    But it for just two weeks find someone to lease onto an if they cover the plates just tell the you can't start for two weeks an they will make you sign a lease, an possibly go ahead an give you a plate insurance an ifta. The as long as you are bobtail you can drive the truck freely as long as your name is on the title.
     
  5. styenchko

    styenchko Bobtail Member

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    Ok-what about this:

    You buy the truck not from a dealer but the owner-just some guy. As long as you have insurance can you just apply for a temp plate? I've done this with cars but always in my home state. And here's my dilema-I'm presently moving to Texas from New Mexico but would only drive the truck to my shop in NM for maintenance before I lease on to a company. So which state do I get the temp tag from? Also-TX DPS which issues the tag stipulates the temp tag vehicle has a current inspection sticker. Thoughts?
     
  6. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    This is what I did. Rented a car, check out the truck, called my insurance company, got an insurance card faxed, and my company sent me a temp tag.
     
  7. Highwolf89

    Highwolf89 Light Load Member

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    I just did this in November bought my first truck just needed temp plates and got trip insurance... Rented a car drove to Virginia and drove back.. It allowed me a lot of time to get used to the truck drove all the way back to nyc.
     
  8. styenchko

    styenchko Bobtail Member

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  9. Highwolf89

    Highwolf89 Light Load Member

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    126 from truenorth
     
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