Hi All, greetings from the sunshine state, and hoping everybody is well & safe.
Long story short, in lieu of monies owed I am being given possession of a 2019 Freightliner with a sleeping cabin that is a tad over 400K miles. This is happening in a few weeks. I am told the vehicle is in great condition, up to date on maintenance etc.
I don't have a CDL license and am not interested in driving the vehicle. I am not interested in selling it yet either.
I am told by more than 1 person in the past few days that I can give usage of this vehicle to an "MC Authority license holder" or "Broker" company. What they do in turn is they arrange for drivers, routes, loads and use the truck as their own. They take their fees and after all driver salaries, gas etc expenses I end up getting some money each month...
Has anyone heard of any companies like this or any partnerships like this? Is this doable?
I apologize if I am making any terminology errors, as you can tell I am not naive of this industry.
Hello all - inheriting a truck - could use some tips
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My advice would be , if you ever actually get the truck , to sell the truck .
Odds are You won’t ever get it. But if you do , do NOT try to rent it or lease it or any of that .
Just sell it.
after the driver is paid and the fuel and the insurance and maintenance and repairs and taxes and licenses etc etc etc
There won’t be any money left over .
In fact they will be coming to you wanting more
Money to replace the tires and engine etc ,
And if their driver has an accident , the TV lawyers will be naming you , as the owner of the truck , as a defendant in their lawsuit .Last edited: May 1, 2023
Sell, sell, sell.
The trucking industry is filled with the lowest forms of life known to mankind. They will lie, steal, and cheat you out of everything you have. Not to mention the fact that if you own the truck you are personally liable for anything that happens with that truck.
My best advice is to go to your nearest Freightliner dealership and have them sell it on commission. At the very least you should be able to bank $50k and then run as far and as fast as you can.
SELL THE TRUCK!!!!
Don't listen to them, go get your license and authority. Tape a piece of paper with your new company name on the side of your truck and go make some money! Easiest money you'll ever make, trust me bro!
Sell it or drive it yourself. Since you don’t have experience just sell it. You’re going to have way less of a headache. If you get a driver to run it for you he’s going to absolutely trash that truck or even worse if he kills someone you’re on the hook for the financial aspect of that headache.
Thanks all for the input.
In case I decide to put it to use, and I won't drive it myself, what are these companies even called? The companies that put it to use on my behalf and give me the proceeds after their cuts & all expenses? Any names anyone would like to share? Thanks again
It's hilarious though, you already made up your mind and came here for some validation.
There gonna be a 100% failure even if you do find a company that will take your truck. Like others have said, sell and forget about it
If for some reason you choose to ignore all the good advice you've received here and run the truck yourself be sure to let us know how things are working out for you.
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