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I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby ljeff90 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:32 am

I am moving to Texas at the end of April. I had plans on renting a truck and driving it down there myself, but I now am bringing an addtional car and I will need an additional driver.

I have been doing some checking, and came across a website called emove. It looks like I can hire someone to drive the truck there. They can also help me load it up.

Do any of you recommend this service? Are these contractors reliable?

Thank you

Larry
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby farrah7031 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:08 am

I don't know about this one. I can think of many many things that could go wrong and you'd be totally on teh hook for all of them.

Why don't you look into going with Broadway Express www.broadwayexpress.net or ABF www.upack.com - they'll do the driving and you'd do the loading/unloading at each end. With Broadway Express, you can even ship a vehicle with it.
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby ljeff90 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:37 am

I have 600 dollars in vouchers for the rental truck. I am getting it at next to nothing. If I make sure the company has insurance, get the insurance on the truck, and follow them there, do you still think there would be a problem?
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby Diane » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:39 am

Is the emove.com company you are thinking of using licensed to do interstate moves?
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby Rick » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:49 am

Not if their licensed by the USDOT to provide "for-hire" personal household goods moving services across state lines. You'll find a list of these types of companies listed under "Movers".

Arranging for someone to provide this service "under the table" might expose you to any applicable fines and penalties if you or your "driver" are discovered. The worse case scenario would be where the person driving the truck was involved in a major accident involving a fatality. No insurance would cover your personal liability.
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby ljeff90 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 11:59 am

I do not feel comfortable shipping my belongings or my car without me knowing exactly where they are at all times.

I do not know if these companies are licesned to interstate moves or not. How could I find out?
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby farrah7031 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:03 pm

www.safersys.org

You will need to find out their DOT# or MC#
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby Diane » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:06 pm

If they are licensed for interstate moves, they have to have a Motor Carrier (MC) license number from the FMCSA. Ask them for that number. Then go to www.safersys.org and go to Company Snapshot at the bottom to plug in the number to see whether the license is active, i.e. has not been revoked.

I think it is unlikely that those emove companies are licensed for interstate moves (or even intrastate moves) and in my opinion it would be safer for you to drive the rental truck yourself and have someone you hire drive your car, or, get one of the auto transporters that we endorse to give you a quote on hauling it.
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby ljeff90 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:09 pm

This is who I was considering. They have about 200 reviews, all of them good.

Entity Type: Carrier
Out of Service (Interstate Only): No Out of Service Date: None
Legal Name: PATT'S MOVING CENTER LLC
DBA Name:
Physical Address: 17719 STORAGE RD SUITE A
OMAHA, NE 68136
Phone: (402) 895-7288
Mailing Address: 17719 STORAGE RD SUITE A
OMAHA, NE 68136
USDOT Number: 1532580 State Carrier ID Number:
MC or MX Number: 570964
DUNS Number: --
Power Units: 2 Drivers: 2
MCS-150 Form Date: 11/25/2007 MCS-150 Mileage (Year):
Operation Classification:
Operation Classification
SAFER Layout
X Auth. For Hire
Exempt For Hire
Private(Property)
Priv. Pass. (Business)
SAFER Layout
Priv. Pass.(Non-business)
Migrant
U.S. Mail
Fed. Gov't
SAFER Layout
State Gov't
Local Gov't
Indian Nation



Carrier Operation:
Carrier Operation
SAFER Layout
X Interstate
SAFER Layout
Intrastate Only (HM)
SAFER Layout
Intrastate Only (Non-HM)



Cargo Carried:
Cargo Carried
SAFER Layout
General Freight
X Household Goods
Metal: sheets, coils, rolls
Motor Vehicles
Drive/Tow away
Logs, Poles, Beams, Lumber
Building Materials
Mobile Homes
Machinery, Large Objects
Fresh Produce
SAFER Layout
Liquids/Gases
Intermodal Cont.
Passengers
Oilfield Equipment
Livestock
Grain, Feed, Hay
Coal/Coke
Meat
Garbage/Refuse
US Mail
SAFER Layout
Chemicals
Commodities Dry Bulk
Refrigerated Food
Beverages
Paper Products
Utilities
Agricultural/Farm Supplies
Construction
Water Well











ID/Operations | Inspections/Crashes | Safety Rating | Insurance

Inspection results for 24 months prior to: 03/18/2008

Total inspections: 8
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Inspections:
Inspection Type Vehicle Driver Hazmat
Inspections 4 8 0
Out of Service 0 0 0
Out of Service % 0% 0% 0%
Nat'l Average %
(2005-2006) 23.14% 6.80% 5.39%



Crashes reported to FMCSA by states for 24 months prior to: 03/18/2008

Crashes:
Type Fatal Injury Tow Total
Crashes 0 0 0 0
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby Rick » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:12 pm

Were you looking to rent a truck to move your HHG and vehicle to save money or so you could know "exactly where they are at all times"?

If cost is the concern, you can enter a carrier's name in the FMCSA's SAFER http://www.safersys.org/CompanySnapshot.aspx or Protect Your Move http://ai.volpe.dot.gov/hhg/search.asp databases to check their applicable authorities and insurance.

If visibility and tracking is the issue, most of the major approved HHG carriers have some type of GPS system to record the history and location of their vehicles.
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby Diane » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:17 pm

Hi again - we know about Patt's and it has a good review here: http://www.movingscam.com/forum/viewtop ... 7657#57657 It got its interstate moving license just last year. I think this company would probably be OK to use. I didn't realize that it was listed on emove.com but will add that detail to the Superlist.

Where did you see its 200 good reviews?

I think people have posted here that it is not legal for moving companies to drive rental trucks like U-Haul trucks unless their name is on the truck, even if it has to be written on a piece of cardboard and stuck on the door. I am not sure about this. Maybe Rick will comment.
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby ljeff90 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 12:26 pm

from the emove website
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby farrah7031 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:28 pm

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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby ljeff90 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:15 pm

Farrah,

Is that good or bad?
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Re: I am looking to rent a truck and have somoene drive it

Postby farrah7031 » Wed Mar 19, 2008 3:57 pm

I was just showing that they are licensed to do interstate moves.
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