CDL Truck rental

Discussion in 'Questions To Truckers From The General Public' started by BigPappa, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. BigPappa

    BigPappa Light Load Member

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    Anyone know where I can rent a truck to get my CDL in Fort Worth?
     
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  3. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    I don't think any rental outfit could rent you one without the cdl. You may find a trucking company that will rent you one but I doubt it. This is the very reason truck driving schools exist. Unless you know someone who owns trucks you can't find one to get a license
     
  4. BigPappa

    BigPappa Light Load Member

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    Well, the neighbor next door told me that there are companies that rent the truck to you once you have the permit so you can get the license. He has seen some advertisement close to the driver's license place.
     
  5. littlebit

    littlebit Light Load Member

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    There are alot of companies that will rent trucks but you have to already have your cdl to rent them. A permit isn't going to be enough. Also it is very expensive to rent them.
     
  6. pro1driver

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    you might need a "co-signer" for the truck. you know, a "licensed" driver who will be with you, and accept responsibility for your actions. on a learners permit, beit a car or big rig, you need a locensed driver to go along with you in the same vehicle.

    the only "exceptions" to a driver being in the same vehicle with you, as i know it to be, is a motorcycle learners permit. then, you need an experienced rider to be riding near you for your time on the bike. at least in MY state.

    so, be prepared to pay for everything, be unprepared for your friend to kick the crap outta you if you crash, as that crash will be reported on his license..........a "sticky situation" for you...........
     
  7. MedicineMan

    MedicineMan Road Train Member

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    I know a ryder rental contract stats that you and ONLY you can operate the vehicle. so geting someone else to rent it potentially sets them up for a masty law suit if anything were to happen
     
  8. pro1driver

    pro1driver Heavy Load Member

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    about the only thing a potential renter can do is add another driver to the contract. that might cost extra money, and they may still need to see that other person's license (in this case the permitted driver). this person's best bet is to see if any trucking school in his area can do some sort of "rental" along with a trainer/instructor. and this is even if any school can spare an "extra truck" for such a situation.

    long gone are the days before the darned CDL.
     
  9. BigPappa

    BigPappa Light Load Member

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    Well, I found a guy in Weatherford that will teach me how to use his truck and will let me use it for the CDL driving test. I have an appointment at 1pm Sunday in order to get a feel for his truck and practice the test. Hopefully by mid week I will have my CDL class A. $375 is all it is. Alot cheaper then $3-6k.
     
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