New Car Hauling Venture

Discussion in 'Car Hauler and Auto Carrier Trucking Forum' started by J.S., Dec 19, 2019.

  1. J.S.

    J.S. Medium Load Member

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    Was up guys! I’m starting a car hauling business and I am working through the process of being legal. My gcwr will be over 26k empty. I have my dot and mc and a prospect for an experience load of about 60 miles round trip from Hammond, in to Michigan city, in. I don’t have approtioned plates at the behest of the DMV and instead got h plates on the truck and ST ON THE TRAILER. I’ll be based in Illinois and not looking to go OTR starting out. How far can I go? I was told with MC number I’m good in any state. Can anyone suggest a checklist, or a helpline, or a thread I can use ? I do know I gotten I gotta be completely legal before I do anything. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. J.S.

    J.S. Medium Load Member

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    Can a mod move this thread to the car hauler forum and thx!
     
  4. cncking2000

    cncking2000 Light Load Member

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    1) You need apportioned plates for anything registered over 26K, driven out of the state registered.
    2) Call your favorite insurance broker or company, I would suggest Progressive. Get a quote, and then rethink this idea.
    3) Get a DOT number.
    4) Don't leave the state your plates are registered in until you have apportioned tags.

    I didn't see that you have a DOT/MC number when I submitted this response. Ignore #2 & #3
     
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  5. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    Don’t take this negatively, but I guarantee you these questions have been answered multiple times on this site. Just do a little digging.
     
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  6. J.S.

    J.S. Medium Load Member

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    So can I operate within the state till I get the apportioned?
     
  7. Nobroker

    Nobroker Light Load Member

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    I cant believe as ###### as car hauling has become there still coming.
     
  8. cncking2000

    cncking2000 Light Load Member

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    You can operate in the state you have your plates issued from. Indiana plates, operate in Indiana. Illinois plates, operate in Illinois.

    If you are based in Illinois, and have Illinois plates, you will need an Indiana trip and fuel permits.

    Per Indiana State Police

    "Three Day Trip Permits (72 hours) are offered to all out-of-state carriers that have not proportionately registered in Indiana and are properly registered and insured in their base state. Qualifying out-of-state carriers can operate in or drive through the state without having to proportionally register for Indiana. Must be carried in vehicle at all times when operated in state."

    Nothing prevents you from getting fuel and trip permits for any additional states. Check out JJ Keller permits, or get your own.
     
  9. Kozakvod

    Kozakvod Medium Load Member

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    Yes I agree. This business has gotten cheap cheap and yet people still jumping in for that big money that simply doesn’t exist. And of course we’re not being truthful. Oh well.
     
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  10. J.S.

    J.S. Medium Load Member

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    Our last step before we take a load is IRP. How soon should we expect the documents and green light from them?
     
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