Lease Job Offer from a Friend

Discussion in 'Lease Purchase Trucking Forum' started by CementSailor, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. CementSailor

    CementSailor Bobtail Member

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    So I have no firm details as of this post...what I do have is a friend (who owns her own brokerage) her father (who has is own authority and 5 or so trucks and trailers) doesn't want to take on another driver, but is offering me to lease a truck/trailer and run under his company, but under my own insurance, dispatching myself, with access to his load board and his daughters company. I would love to hear input about fair terms. This is something I wanted, but was honestly looking for a company gig, and now find myself blindsided and wanting some seasoned opinions on a fair contract. Weekly lease payments, maintenance responsibilities(fluids, tires, breakdowns, towing, major repairs) fuel program. I'm stoked about this opportunity, and I really doubt they would rip me off, but....l am interested in what all of you have to say.
     
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  3. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    Just go get a company job like you were going too.
    Don't waste your time with that garbage.
    He just wants you to pay all his bills,while
    He keeps ownership of the truck.
     
  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    What truck u getting and what is the payment ? Trailer payment ? Also what kind of freight do they have and what are the rates they are getting ?
     
  5. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    You want no parts of this, if you want to stay friends.
     
  6. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    First of all, insurance follows authority. You can not have your own, except bobtail/non trucking. But he can ask you to pay for it. My take is if they cant afford insurance, you cant afford to work for them.

    Second, what's the separation agreement? Can you take the truck elsewhere and continue to make payments?

    Ask for a list of what they are providing for the percentage they collect.

    I would answer these before worrying about anything else.
     
  7. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Oh, I'd be SUPER careful with that. I've had several jobs with "friends" and not a one worked out. They all ended up F'you, F'you too.
     
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    wanna stay friends..??

    then DO NOT DO THIS
     
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  9. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I would never go into any kind of business with a friend unless I didn't care if that friendship ended badly. Family either.
     
  10. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Road Train Member

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    What if the daughter is super hot?
     
  11. bavarian

    bavarian Medium Load Member

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    Don't use lease and friend in one sentence.
     
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