Hopper bottom owner operator

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Drpparker95, May 26, 2018.

  1. KwBulk18

    KwBulk18 Light Load Member

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    New York
    California
    Nevada
    And I think two other states no insurance company will ensure a end dump driver without experience it’s crazy lol
     
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  2. starmac

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    You do not have to buy insurance in the state you are in, my insurance right now is from out of state, on my road truck.
     
  3. KwBulk18

    KwBulk18 Light Load Member

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    I know that but if you live in those states they have requirements so if I get insurance from progressive and I’m in California with no experience they want insure end dump
     
  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    It is just the insurance companies that do not, their may be different out of state insurance companies that would sell you insurance, the state would be satisfied.
    Or you could change your garage address to another state and go with an mc # and irp plates.
    Their has to be a better option than 40 grand.
     
  5. KwBulk18

    KwBulk18 Light Load Member

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    Listen for people just getting there cdl starting a company with new numbers end dump insurance is helluva expensive
     
  6. starmac

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    New mc numbers are automatically high, so are new cdl holders ., but I know for a fact that insurance shopping can sometimes cut prices in half, especially if progressive is involved. I will sell my trucks or burn them before I deal with them again. There is a way around he new cdl I have used to hire a guy before too, but I am not mentioning it on here.
     
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  7. Zayah

    Zayah Bobtail Member

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    Can you pm me?
     
  8. starmac

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  9. ChevyCam

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    As somebody interested in hopper and end dump I find this thread relevant. I stop alot of end dump drivers at truck stops and ask them about getting into end dump.

    They all start by saying that hardly anybody will hire you without end dump experience.

    I then tell them well I have my own truck.

    They proceed to tell me that without end dump experience I wont be able to get insured even with my own truck.

    I have searched on bulk loads forums as well and honestly the information on getting into dry bulk as an o/o is limited in my findings. Maybe this post will shed some light on the topic for others.
     
  10. Rubber duck kw

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    Right now is about the worst time to get into hopper hauling, I'm thinking there's going to be a few million less grain loads this fall till next due to all the acres that didn't get planted this year, just my opinion.
     
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