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Old 11-13-2007, 05:54 PM   #1
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I have been considering a side job that was offered to me. It involves me using my truck and flatbed trailer to haul various pieces of equipment around the Midwest. Since I have a class A CDL I was excited about it until I thought about the liability issues.

I contacted my insurance company, who doesn't really get involved with commercial insurance, and was quoted $6k per year!!! And that's just coverage on the truck and trailer and NOT WHAT I'M TRANSPORTING! I figured, with all the folks transporting new RV's to the dealers, there has to be a cheaper way to do this... am I missing a simpler solution here?

Anybody have any knowledge or experience in this area?
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I have been considering a side job that was offered to me. It involves me using my truck and flatbed trailer to haul various pieces of equipment around the Midwest. Since I have a class A CDL I was excited about it until I thought about the liability issues.

I contacted my insurance company, who doesn't really get involved with commercial insurance, and was quoted $6k per year!!! And that's just coverage on the truck and trailer and NOT WHAT I'M TRANSPORTING! I figured, with all the folks transporting new RV's to the dealers, there has to be a cheaper way to do this... am I missing a simpler solution here?

Anybody have any knowledge or experience in this area?
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Old 11-16-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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Old 11-16-2007, 10:02 AM   #4
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I don't recall hearing many first hand reports on iRV2 from those that deliver to make money.

Perhaps someone will post some info.
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You might have better luck asking over on the truck forums. I know of quite a few such discussions among prospective and actual hotshotters and contract haulers over on TurboDiesel Register and Diesel Truck Resource, Dodge/Cummins forums. I would suspect the same would be true on the Ford forums.

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Old 11-16-2007, 11:34 AM   #6
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I looked into it,talked to various hotshotters and rv haulers and I decided that it wasnt for me.For the time involved and the beating my truck was going to take,never mind the the insurance,wasnt worth it.The other thing was rookies never get good loads,its hard to break in to it.JMHO.
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Here is what I was offered: An acquaintance on another forum makes runs between the Iowa/Nebraska area to Indiana and asked if I would be interested in hauling as far as half way and taking another load in the other direction. This way each driver puts in a day and doesn't have to spend a night away from home, baring any trouble.
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You might want to talk with the folks at RV Transport, they might be willing to fill you in on all the details of this industry.
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I can only add a 2nd hand conversation. I talked to a man I was buying a 20K Reese 5er hitch from about towing RV's for hire. He towed trailers for 3 years. He bought a new 2003 Chev D/A 3500, the first 20K hitch,(said he wore-out 2) and began driving an average of 5,000 miles weekly. He said he ended those 3 years with a worn-out truck, little money in the bank, and a dislike for driving.
That ended my thinking of towing RV's for hire.
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I really appreciate all the advice but I still have a full-time job and this is sporadic work at best, maybe once or twice a month totaling anywhere from 600 to 1000 miles and I can pass on trips that don't suit me.

I'm not 100% sold on the idea just yet, but just wanted to get an idea of liability costs so I could weigh out the pro's and con's. Each trip would pay roughly 600 to 1200 bucks (or more) depending on the load minus fuel which is my responsibility. Not bad, I thought, for a weekends work.
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