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Re: part time for-hire business

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mightymolinekid

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No such thing as part-time when you're dealing with a commercial operation. I too did the hot-shot gig for a while, and if I wasn't loaded all the time I was losing money. Not to mention, you're taking a "passenger vehicle" and putting it on the road like a big truck. You will put a lot of miles on it very quickly, and you shouldn't expect a pickup truck to go a million miles before an overhaul like we do with a semi. You will have parts that should last many years wearing out faster because of the miles you are putting on them, and if you're loaded all the time, the extra stress of being loaded. My insurance was also $500/month, $1 Million liability and $100,000 cargo insurance, which is the minimum insurance required by the FMCSA in order to keep your operating authority (DOT# and MC#).

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