Tractor rental?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Russian Rabbit, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    By the day every now and then. For an "off-grid" type project. Can't get into detail now.
     
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  3. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    No offense, but too sleezy; Even I have standards.
     
  4. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    Well, that could be a story...
     
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  5. Russian Rabbit

    Russian Rabbit Road Train Member

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    They want cash deposit. And insurance.
     
  6. Moosetek13

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    Of course they do, because they consider you a high risk.
     
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  7. Russian Rabbit

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    Now the other thing i was thinking of is to get a 1-ton dually type truck, which.....nevermind that's wanking. (although a 1-ton should be able to tow an empty 53?)

    Or, to get a medium duty "topkick" type truck w/ 5th wheel but that might be too complicated/expensive vs. just hiring someone.
     
  8. Collie

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    im not understanding why most people dont understand the logic with cdl rental trucks and then complain about the charges. Yeah of course its easy to ret if you are a LARGE fleet owner with big coverage. But if you are some little guy with a fleet of a few trucks or even just ONE truck, why should they rent to you? There is alot involved, especially if their truck is named in a lawsuit with a fatality. Thats why mr cdl wannnabe who thinks he can rent a cdl penske truck to take a cdl test in will be denied. Yu need proper insurancethat covers these trucks and enske probabyl wont have coverage that allows just anyone
     
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  9. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    Becarefull that picture of the pick/up truck hauling a 53FT van trailer going down the big road will pop up??
     
  10. Dumdriver

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    Unless you already have commercial insurance it’s prolly gonna be tough. I tried to rent one a few years ago and that was pretty much the story I got from all the major places.

    it could be different now, like I said, this was probably close to a decade ago. Also, your area might be different.

    The idea of hiring a service might be your best bet. I’d look into that. Good luck, I’m interested in what you figure out.
     
  11. buddyd157

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    check if this company has a location near you

    Long Term Full Service Tractor Trailer Commercial Semi Truck Lease & Rental
     
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