Box Truck Business (looking for advice)

jmiller96

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Friend and I are looking to go into business together. We for the most part understand getting started, from MC number to insurance, all that. We want to do it together, to provide easier start up, two people putting money in. If we were to get a 26ft Box Truck… If I understand right, that truck can only run up to 11 hours with a 30 minute break after the first 8. Even if two people are driving, because there is no sleeper the truck cannot drive past the 11 hours without the resting period. Correct me if wrong please.
Is it possible for us to go in on one truck together, when one person has hit the 11 hours, they go home, the next person takes over the truck for the next 11. Repeat that for the week, say one person works Monday, Wednesday, Friday, the other works Tuesday and Thursday and we switch that schedule each week. The truck runs 5 days or more a week but we aren’t going over each individuals required resting off duty time. Does this sound possible, and profitable for two people operating one truck?
 

danthewolf00

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You need a truck with a sleeper birth or plan to get hotel rooms because they will ask for recipes of a hotel stay with a truck with no sleeper.
 

jmiller96

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Thank you for your reply. What I am saying, is only one driver in the truck at the time. When one driver gets to their point where they must stop, they will go off duty at home and rest. Booking the 10-11 hour route or whatever, to conclude back at the origin. Now at this time under one driver the truck is down for at-least 7 hours or however long you have to rest off duty. But while the truck is down, the other driver that has been off duty at home, picks up another route until they hit the 11 and repeat. That way the truck can run all week, making money for two people, in one truck. Is this crazy or possible?
 

danthewolf00

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The route is going to have to always end back at base because your using a daycab straight truck.
Question does the truck have electronic log book? If it does then you just have to have both drivers in that electronic log book.
 

FlyingTortoise

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Check the laws for your state, INTRAstate in some states does not require any logbook/HOS for straight trucks.
 
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