Warning all leased O/O

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by PoleCrusher, Jun 8, 2021.

  1. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Here's a question. I know of a company has a trucking authority owner ops can lease on to, plus it sells dispatch service off public boards. It doesn't have any freight contracts nor any trucks or trailers. Owner ops can lease the authority, the dispatcher, or both. That's all they do.

    Does this company meet the definition of a trucking company?
     
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  3. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Pretty sure anybody leased on to Landstar or Mercer could swing the insurance.
     
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  4. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    That's one way to do it, but there'd still be companies that don't do anything except lease out trailers. So I guess the question would be whether or not Landstar would be allowed to own one of them.
     
  5. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    Yes it is.

    I don't think it would hurt large companies that much. Most of them have a brokerage division already. They would just terminate all their leased truck owners, and broker out the overflow.
     
  6. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    Yes it is. The authority defines it as such.
     
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  7. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    They might not even need to broker out all that much, what with the sudden influx of new company driver applications falling into their laps.
     
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  8. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

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    We're leased to Mercer. Right now if we were forced to activate our authority to keep running our truck, I'm not sure it would be doable with the cost of insurance.
     
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    vangtransport Heavy Load Member

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    How much do you think insurance is?
     
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  10. Michael 247

    Michael 247 Medium Load Member

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    The Simple/ Common Sense solution would be a Consumption Tax...All people and businesses would pay the same rate...Everyone would pay..Even drug dealers and illegals..But Simple and Common Sense cannot be found in GoBerment..
     
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  11. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    So whats the difference between a owner operator
    Leasing onto a carrier and using their authority,
    Getting their loads from them, and only allowed
    To get loads from them.

    And someone buying any junk food franchise,say subway.
    And only allowed to buy their supplies from subway,
    Only allowed to sell what subway allows them to sell.

    These seem like the exact same scenarios too me.
    So any franchisee owner of any type of business
    should be put out of business too.
     
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