Lease/ own authority

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dragonheart, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Dragonheart

    Dragonheart Light Load Member

    Aug 24, 2018
    First, can I lease with two different companies?
    If not, can I get my own authority and work for companies like landstar, Mercer, and other companies at the same time.
    I spoke with an o/o that said he pulled loads from different companies
  2. ibcalm19

    ibcalm19 Medium Load Member

    Nov 30, 2015
    If you have your own authority you can haul for ever you like as long as you have the equipment and insurance requirements. I doubt you can be lease to two companies with the same truck unless they have an agreement that you pull their freight.
  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

    Also you need to get one years driven. No companies will take you with less and insurance is 10x higher than what it would be after your first year driven. I just looked it up. Start up costs are unreasonable for less than a year driven
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  4. xairx

    xairx Light Load Member

    Jun 24, 2019
    It's called a "trip lease". That was very popular back in the day. It's a major pain the ###. Also the regs prevent you from being leased on to more than one company nowadays.

    If you have your own authority you can work with whoever you want. That's as long as they want to give you work... Not everybody wants the "new" guy.
    Bean Jr. Thanks this.
  5. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    The added insurance cost of a new authority is high these days. 2 or 3 x as high for a few yrs. at least. That’s the biggest factor to consider. Do your research, the answer will be clear, with all the numbers on paper.
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