Leased to a carrier question

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by freightwipper, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. freightwipper

    freightwipper Road Train Member

    Mar 24, 2014
    Sooo I'm leased onto a carrier, using their insurance and etc.
    Is there anyway I can keep relationship in tact but have the ability to use the truck to find work elsewhere? Think I heard of trip leasing or something like that.
    Or would I just have to get my own authority to get that ability?
    In other words if I'm leased onto carrier "A" can I work sometimes with a carrier "B" somehow?
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  3. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

    Jul 16, 2012
    Rogers Arkansas
    Ask the carrier they are only one that can say yes of no more then likely it will be NO
  4. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    It depends on your contract, but because if you go off on your own and haul, you can have violated the contract and they can terminate without notice.
  5. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    If you have to ask here probably not. Most carriers don't allow their operators to run like this.
  6. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

    Mar 31, 2013
    sarasota, fl
    Honestly. The answer is no. But that's only cause of the carrier you are with. If you wad with a different carrier you could work with them to accomplish the same thing in a different way, basically just broker carrier B loads and haul them at a slightly higher percentage.
  7. Wooly Rhino

    Wooly Rhino Road Train Member

    Jul 6, 2008
    Liberty, Missouri
    Your problem comes from the fact that you have to be under someone's authority. Those numbers have to be on your truck. The insurance has to have your truck listed. You have to have files in both companies and drug test for both. So no one is going to allow this to happen. Get your own authority and you can do it. Pull trailers for Pam, USA Truck and Frey Miller in the same week for instance.
  8. Roadawg

    Roadawg Light Load Member

    Feb 15, 2015
    If you have a good relationship with them and it's a smaller carrier, get permission to use their numbers, sign up on a loadboard and negotiate and book some of your own loads. Obviously you'd have to finalize everything through your company(credit rating, insurance certificate ect..)
  9. strollinruss

    strollinruss Road Train Member

    Jun 5, 2012
    Montgomery, TX
    Tell them you have some customers you want to service, then work out a deal to get a higher percentage when doing those loads and that you will be the number one truck on those accounts. Let them do the paperwork and make a little more. I've done that with a couple of my lease guys and it's worked out fine, but I'm not ever going to screw them over and they know it.
  10. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

    Mar 29, 2008
    Most companies are not flexible like that and don't want o/o doing such things. If a company has their own freight to move and utilizes o/o and company trucks to do it then most important to them is taking care of their customers. They don't want to deal with "rogue" operators "going on their own" or the headaches of brokers or allowing any operators to book their own freight. It's an alien concept but it also screws them up when covering their own freight. That's why I said if he is asking strangers on a forum the answer is probably no. Most companies that allow that sort of operational freedom to their leased operators make it known.
    ramblingman Thanks this.
  11. osumike33

    osumike33 Light Load Member

    Jun 10, 2011
    Middletown, OH
    All our owner/operators book their own loads....of course it's 99% brokered loads, but a couple of times guys have booked direct shippers....but it's still with our authority. But couldn't have someone leased to us then run loads for another carrier, have to go through their brokerage side or not at all for reasons mentioned above.
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