Looking for tips, rent a straight truck for Part Time Business?

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  1. Drewcifer

    Drewcifer Bobtail Member

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    Hi Im Andrew i live in Delaware. Im looking to make extra money for now on weekends. My thought was to go rent a straight truck from a local company grab loads and hopefully make money all local round delaware. Do i need my own icc or dot number...and how the hell to do it all ...step by step
     
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  3. Ridgeline

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    mugurpe Medium Load Member

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    If it's in-state you might not need a number, but It's also likely rental companies won't rent CDL equipment to you. Insurance won't be worth getting for 2 days a week, and the rental companies won't touch you without it.

    By the time you book your load, drive to the rental, pickup equipment, do the job, drop off the gear and go home I doubt you're going to feel like it was worth the $$. loadboard freight is TIGHT on profit to begin with.

    If you're talking underCDL and you have some direct customers you may be able to make a dollar.
     
  5. Drewcifer

    Drewcifer Bobtail Member

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    Rideandrepair Thanks this.
  6. Drewcifer

    Drewcifer Bobtail Member

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    Thank you. I wouldnt even know how or where to look for loads or direct customers.
     
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  7. Drewcifer

    Drewcifer Bobtail Member

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    Local tractor trailer driver.
     
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    There’s other weekend hustles, that are less overhead. A good pick up truck with a trailer doing clean ups taken to the dump. Leaving trailer and picking up later. Charge rent by the day and dump it when you have time
     
  9. Drewcifer

    Drewcifer Bobtail Member

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  10. Ridgeline

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    You do know all the time behind the wheel of the truck is counted as part of your hos.
     
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  11. Drewcifer

    Drewcifer Bobtail Member

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    Yes sir. And i thank you. Im about 55 to 60 hours a week. Sometimes less really nothin over 60. But thanks again.
     
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