Hey guys.... I haven't posted in a few years
I've was gonna get my Class A License and hit the road back in '17 but I managed getting a great job with my Class B CDL hauling hazardous waste making $20+/hr.
Now almost 5 years and 300,000 miles later driving in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, and Northern Virginia (no accidents... 1 cell phone violation) wages have stagnated and after letting my boss know my number to stay with the company (don't expect to get it)
Planning to transition to get my Class A to haul Bulk/Hazmat Tanker with the Intent on becoming an Owner Operator in a few years. Playing around with Insurance quotes and entering a VIN for a 2016 day cab glider... I was quoted $8,xxx a year by Progressive (That can't be right)
My question is... does my Clean Class B CDL record plays a factor in insurance rates when I'll eventually transition to a Class A CDL and when I eventually become a O/O... I thought the going rate for Insurance the first couple years for a O/O was in the $25,xxx to $35,xxx range
Next year I plan to buy my dream truck.. a daycab Freightliner Coronado Glider with a 60 series DD and just have it sit and fix it up and have it road ready in a year or two... I have a fear of these trucks being impossible to find especially for a good price which is why I'm buying next year versus just saving up and buying when I'm ready