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Hauling RV's for Hire

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Has anyone done this?

I know freddyfast9 and I have talked about it and he's given me some good info.

I might have some freedom from my current job coming up, and wouldn't mind seeing the country and making a few bucks with my truck.

Any idea, tips, is it feasable with today's fuel prices, what about RV sales, aren't they dropping off? Anyone know how busy you can stay right now?
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It's my understanding you run under their authority, not yours. What you need is a DOT physical, annual truck inspection, CDL, and 500K insurance.
You are a contractor and the company for which you work provides the DOT authority.
That is right in most cases Greg. You essentially "lease" to a company that has their DOT authority. But, don't let that make you think it is easy. Alan's Mom and Dad own a small flatbed trucking company. They own only one truck and have 8-10 lease trucks at any time. They have their authority, but it wasn't cheap to get it or to keep it, and it's even harder for new companies to get their authority. They have to deal with the DOT and they handle the billing, but the lease trucks have to carry their own insurance, pay all their own bills (fuel, expenses and repairs) and give a % to the company they are leased to. Plus you pay out for your own expenses first and collect your pay later, so you would have to have some cash in hand to get started.

I'm not saying that you cannot make a decent living trucking, but I don't know any wealthy ones either. There are a couple of reasons that Alan doesn't drive a truck and is an electrician instead. One of them is he doesn't want to be away from home and the other is he can make more money doing what he does now.

But, if you like to travel, you might like it for awhile.
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FEMA for the win! I just leased to Landstar and FEMA gets you out of all kinds of stuff. I liked the part about not having to log. :D

No logs???? Whoa. I would like that too.
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