Where to get temporary 3 day insurance? Bought used truck.

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by JazzTX, Jun 7, 2013.

  1. JazzTX

    JazzTX Light Load Member

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    I just bought a used truck from a dealer. Will be driving it from Arkansas to Texas. I bought it from a small dealer, he is going to provide 30 day temp tag.

    Where can I purchase 3 day or 30 day temp insurance? I called 2 companies, national and classic both provide insurance but they are closed on the weekend. Does anyone know where I can buy The temp insurance to make it back to TX?

    with temporary tags will I have to pay any other fees for crossing the state?

    I don't think they will really mess with me at the scales since I will be driving bobtail. Usually the scale is looking for overweight trucks, and since I won't even have a trailer, I am assuming they won't really mess with me as long as I have all of the right paperwork...

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Charli Girl

    Charli Girl Road Train Member

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    Oh Lawd..NEVER assume the scales are not going to pull you in bc u r bob tailing. Big mistake! Much easier to do an inspection..yup I learned the hard way at new scale on N.B side of South ,Fl...ugh
     
  3. Badcable

    Badcable Medium Load Member

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    Do you have current insurance? Call that company to see if they'll cover this rig on the ride home. If you need to move it this weekend, you could call Progressive, I know they're 24/7 and they advertise covering big trucks.
     
  4. JazzTX

    JazzTX Light Load Member

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    Thanks for the replies guys!

    @charliegirl: oh really? What I mean is I'm going to have all legal paperwork including insurance and the truck is DOT ready. If I can't get ins on the weekend, I will just end up waiting until Monday to drive it back.

    @charliegirl: when they pulled you over, they just checked your paperwork or did an inspection as well...

    @jtm22: my regular insurance for all my other trucls, they won't do temp insurance



    thanks for all the replies.
     
  5. Badcable

    Badcable Medium Load Member

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    Well, in that case. State Farm has served me well with temp coverage, but I also had another 2 open policies when I got that temp.
     
  6. Charli Girl

    Charli Girl Road Train Member

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    Yes I would absolutely wait til Monday & yes they gave me a level 3!! They love bobtails bc they just roll you right in. Hope all is well :biggrin_25520:
     
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