How to rent out a truck?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Bentttm, May 18, 2021.

  1. Bentttm

    Bentttm Bobtail Member

    May 18, 2021
    We recently got a truck of our own. We are interested in renting by day. Can anyone tell me where to start with this in the state of Texas?
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  3. lester

    lester Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    NW, Iowa
    No help but curious. Why would you buy a truck to rent out to someone else? There's big companies that do that and probably make money in volume rental. With one truck, just why?
  4. BoxCarKidd

    BoxCarKidd Road Train Member

    Aug 26, 2014
  5. Badmon

    Badmon Medium Load Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Deep south
    Just let me have it. I know what to do with it. Itll be in good hands
  6. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2014
    omaha , ne
    Ever heard the saying " rented mule ' ?
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  7. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    Do you have your own operating authority ?
    and base plates and IFTA?

    In Just one state or all 48?

    you’ve come to the right place to get good solid advice from experienced truckers and owners ,
    but you have literally got the cart in front of the horse.

    I’ve seen how my hired drivers treated my trucks.

    i shudder to think of how they would treat a rental truck.
    Buying a truck to rent to complete strangers a day at a time is a really bad idea unless you have previous experience with it and a dedicated customer that you trust to rent it,
    Amd a solid business plan,
    You’re planning on competing with the large companies like Ryder and dozens of other companies that provide rental trucks to fleets ?

    who is going to maintain and repair your truck?

    and if they, uh, when they wreck it , you’re gonna get sued by the ambulance chaser the other person hires,

    oh and speaking of that, how much is the insurance on a truck that’s going to be rented to complete strangers?

    and how did you find an insurance company that will write a policy for that?

    Unless we have misunderstood your question and you are wanting to hire out your truck for daily “drayage” I think it’s called , and get paid to drive it yourself hauling someone else’s trailers ?
    Last edited: May 18, 2021
  8. Bentttm

    Bentttm Bobtail Member

    May 18, 2021
    We have a diesel mechanics shop. We have customers often have to rent a truck while their truck is being repaired. We had an opportunity to buy one of our customers trucks a at very good price. We are looking at our options of how to put it to work. This way we may be able to help our customers out at the same time.
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  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    I wouldn't do it. It'd be a massive money pit IMO. It'll be beat into the ground in a year or less.

    I'd consider putting a lift on it and use it to tow breakdowns in.
  10. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Road Train Member

    Feb 10, 2015
    Also considering he's in Texas how long until somebody rents it out and drives it to Mexico never to return?
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  11. baha

    baha Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2013
    If you were close to one of the towns where they give the tx. state road tests, then if you had a short trailer to rent with the truck you may make money renting like that, but you would have to pay one of your own drivers to get the truck back incase the driver can't pass the road test with the tx. state driver insp. the 1st time?
    slow.rider and Bean Jr. Thank this.
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