Purchasing Used Tractor from out of state and driving down to home state

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by zam, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

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    At one time Landstar had an office in Dallas just off of south highway 67 where they held orientation.

    There should not be a contract for bobtail insurance. I believe the last time I had bobtail it was month to month. You should be able to cancel it at any time.
     
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  3. Calve

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    If you're leasing onto LS and just need temp. Bobtail insurance, (as LS requires you to have BT ins through them), get with OOIDA. You'll get Property Dmg ins through them, (cheaper than LS and req'd for OOIDA's temp Bobtail insurance) OOIDA will get you temp BT ins for 75$ for 10 days.

    Plenty of time to get your LS inspection and on their ins.
     
  4. snowwy

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    and don't forget to put reflective tape on the back of your cab and make sure your mudflaps don't flap in the wind. texas will pull you over if they aren't doing anything.
     
  5. zam

    zam Bobtail Member

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    Hi Clave,

    Thanks, I got it thru them. It cost same. Thanks alot for reply.

    Hi snowwy,
    Thanks for reminding me. I will make sure they are ok.
    Thanks alot.

    zam
     
  6. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Are you buying from a dealer?, or private sale?, if by a dealer they will give you a transport tag that will go in the window, I did this when i bought my truck out of Iowa, and drove it to NV.
     
  7. G/MAN

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    Landstar requires unladen liability instead of bobtail insurance, or did. It is almost the same thing. They cannot legally require you to purchase insurance through them. They do offer it, but you can get your insurance from anyone you choose. If you plan to lease to Landstar and want to get insurance through OOIDA, make sure you tell them where you will be leasing on.
     
  8. zam

    zam Bobtail Member

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    I am in NJ right now.I brought truck.But i dont have temporary tag.How can I bring truck to TX?
     
  9. zam

    zam Bobtail Member

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    I am in NJ right now.How can i bring my truck back to TX?I dont have temporary tag.
     
  10. bamanation

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    Driver put a piece of paper in the window and gas on it. Your bob-tailing have you ever seen DOT mess with a bob-tail. You could also by-pass the scales.
     
  11. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Not wise, when I bought my truck and drove it home, i had to go into open scales, and they checked for a moving permit, putting a peice of paper wont do, Go to a local DMV and see if they can help with a temp
     
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