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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by gypsy57, May 17, 2007.

  1. gypsy57

    gypsy57 Bobtail Member

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    my husband and I are going to become truck owner's in the near future. what i would like to know is how I go about getting it ready for the road? such as getting our own authority and such . could really use some expert help here guys . pls no BS. my home state is NC.
     
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  3. singhtrucks

    singhtrucks Bobtail Member

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    One site that helped me out with a-z was glauthority.com it has all the info wheather your running lolcal or interstate it has everything from mc numbers permits insuranse , you name it is has it
     
  4. kd5drx

    kd5drx <strong>Master of Electronic Communications</stron

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    There allot of things that you have to consider before you go it alone. the very first is the freight you are going to haul. here are some of the questions you need to answer before you even start.
    1. Do you have contracts or are you going to be hauling brokered frieght.
    2. What area you going to run.
    3. What type of freight.
    4. How much insurance do you need
    5. How much capitol do you have. (remember some places don't pay for 60 days.)
    6. How many trucks are you going to have.

    These are just the first steps to figureing it out. It gets real complicated real fast when you go independent. My advise is to buy a truck and go with some one like landstar who is as close to beeing independent as you can get with out your own authority. Try it for a while 1 or 2 years see how it works for you before you make the jump to indepedent. Its tuff and getting tuffer from what i read in the buisness journals.
     
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