If you leased 1st, how long did you wait until you got authority?

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  1. TruckRunner

    TruckRunner Medium Load Member

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    Just wondering.
     
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  2. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

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    Approximately 1 year. I bought my first truck Sept 2011 on with a company. Had my own authority August 1, 2012. I saw way too much opportunity, and people that I knew would hire me to give up 25% + lots of extra accessorial charges and no discount on fuel or tires. No regrets. But I live in an area work is plentiful for what I do, and I am very good at what I do.
     
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  3. AlexanderK

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  4. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Heavy Load Member

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    Bought the truck in March, opened my authority in August.
     
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  5. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Light Load Member

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    I leased a truck from the company for 2 years. I bought a truck and continued working under their authority for 2 more years. After that, my truck was fully paid and had 40k in the bank. The method worked, but it can be done sooner.
     
  6. Bigrayon

    Bigrayon Road Train Member

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    In 93 I buy my first truck run under rooms to go, when I bought my second truck I was ask by management who gave me permission to buy one more truck, lol I said my good credit that is when I decided to move on
     
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  7. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    still leased on and I have no intention of going anywhere or getting my own numbers. I know it pays more, but I make plenty being leased on and I have no back office chores.
     
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  8. TruckRunner

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    Yeah no reason for you to leave if everything works for you.
     
  9. DSK333

    DSK333 Road Train Member

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    Bought my truck Oct 2016 and leased doing Intermodal until June 2018 when my Authority went active.
     
  10. 77fib77

    77fib77 Road Train Member

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    I thought about it, but I do tank now. I dont know how hard it would be to get all the permits for hazmat.
     
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