Help-Day Cab Authority?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by TruckingStraight, Jul 7, 2020.

  1. TruckingStraight

    TruckingStraight Bobtail Member

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    I'd like your input. I thought 0f an idea. Would it be a wise idea t0 get my own authority and rent a day cab f0r Midwest hauling? The upside is zero upfront cost aside from fuel and a rental fee. Mast trucking is also offering 1 week out, 1 week off that allows time t0 haul in the day cab in case freight is low. Just throwing ideas around. My goal here is t0 get away from being a company driver with easy transition under having a new authority. I mean should it not work out, at least it was merely a rental, right?
     
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  3. Bigwin123

    Bigwin123 Medium Load Member

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    Good idea but day cab rules are tough.
    Following
     
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  4. TruckingStraight

    TruckingStraight Bobtail Member

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    What do you mean by "day cab rules are tough" ?
     
  5. Bigwin123

    Bigwin123 Medium Load Member

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    I'm not qualified to give to much of a response thats why I put "following" in my response.
    But while you wait on the o/o 's to get here I would suggest you use the search bar for other day cab threads. So you can more narrow down your questions.
    To kinda refine your idea so to speak.
     
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  6. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    You’ll need insurance for the authority to be active. If you search the forum, new authority insurance is generally over $20k a year.
    You also need to talk to whoever you’re going to rent from to see if they will work with a new authority.
     
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  7. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    How do you figure you won't have to have up front cost? You will have to have insurance, your DOT/MC number and be incorporated to rent a tractor.
     
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  8. TruckingStraight

    TruckingStraight Bobtail Member

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    You're right, i was thinking along the line 0f not having truck payment, maintenance cost etc
     
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    TruckingStraight Bobtail Member

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    Wouldn't the rental company often supply their own insurance?
     
  10. abyliks

    abyliks Medium Load Member

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    Hook to a bucket/hopper and you won’t need authority to haul exempt commodities, I have no idea what the rest of those jumbled letters mean but you buy a daycab like any other truck, although atleast a small 40” sleeper would be a huge benefit
     
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  11. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    No. You might be able to purchase physical damage and collision insurance - but Primary liability, Cargo Insurance would be the responsibility of the renter.
     
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