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buying a truck in a different state, how to move it to my location

Apr 27, 2016 at 06:25 PM CST
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i am buying a truck in GA and i need to move it to AZ to complete my authority... what is the requirement to move this to my home state... do i need temp license plate.?
temporary insurance?.... do i have to worry about not having a permit to cross NM.. ? thank you for your help..
Replied on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 08:56 PM CST
Insurance temp tag from the dealer (bill of sale dated from private seller) you'll also need trip permits for all states you're going to enter, as well as a log book.

I drug my tractor half way across the country (litterally) when I bought it. I didn't learn until I reached the house that I broke almost every law in the book when I bought my truck. Live and learn I suppose. Better to be safe than sorry to my knowledge that is all you need although I'm sure I forgot one of the many things required just to bring a tractor home
Replied on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 09:11 PM CST
thank you... that really helps.. i can move forward thanks to that information..
Replied on Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 10:06 PM CST
You will also need libility insurance and either buy a fuel permit from each state or have your IFTA set up with your sticker on your new truck.. It may be cheaper for the seller to bring the truck to you.. If its a dealer.. They can run under their dealer plate...and alot of hazzel is gone.. I delivered trucks for a local dealer for a while... And if you do it yourself.. Be prepaired with all of your paperwork.. I know new mexico and arizona will ask for it..best of luck and enjoy your new truck.
Replied on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 08:08 AM CST
You need proof on Insurance. Also Bill of sale or title. If you are not pulling a trailer you are unladen and the vehicle is then the same as your personal transportation. We have moved them all over the country like this even crossing scales and port of entries and never had a problem.
Replied on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 08:41 AM CST
dealer plate and insurance will cover you it the same as people transferring trucks fm state to state no need for trip permits n ifta and all that other crap like the other person said your not hooked to a trailer n it like your own personal vech
Replied on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 09:28 AM CST
All you need is liability insurance, whatever your states minimum requirement is on a vehicle and a temp tag from the state you purchased it from. At this point you are legal. It is the same as an RV. You are not operating it as a commercial vehicle if all you are doing is driving it home. Just make sure that is all you do with it
Replied on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 01:12 PM CST
thank you all for the information.. its good to do the right thing when moving those vehicle.. i just don't want to make costly mistake when i can ask here.. thank you for all your answers.
Replied on Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 06:31 PM CST
I drove tractor only from Seattle to Lubbock,Texas had dealer temporary tag tapped to back of frame by tail lights, stopped at every port ,showed the man my bill of sale and insurance then told him truck is not in service yet I got home with no problems. Good luck and don't drive by any open ports.
Replied on Mon, May 02, 2016 at 08:31 AM CST
I bought a truck in Ga in 2014 and Ga doesnt give transport permits. The dealer gave me their paperwork to travel on. The Ga scale wasnt very happy with me but i played dumb and dumber until they finally just told me to get out of there.
Replied on Mon, May 02, 2016 at 12:07 PM CST
Most states offer a 'TRANSIT PERMIT'.. and this along with your paperwork and liability insurance will be all that you need to transport the vehicle to your home state for titiling and registration. The main thing.. if nothing else is to make sure that you have liability insurance. I'm with OOIDA and when you purchase a truck you give them a call and they add that vehicle to your policy for a 3 day period, I believe, allowing you to get home and start the registration process. There have been many stories floating around the internet on transporting but just make sure you have the liability insurance in place before you start your journey.. I've seen quite a few instances where the officer would let them go eventhough they didin't have everyting in order but just the liability insurance and the proof of purchase. last, but not least... don't BYPASS any scales unless the bypass light is on or it's closed...
Replied on Thu, May 05, 2016 at 03:38 PM CST
Buy the truck for your personal use on your personal insurance and not your trucking company's. Make sure the title is signed to you and not your trucking company's. In Kansas it's the same as driving a regular automobile and you don't need permits or a logbook. Just don't use it for commercial use. When you are ready to use it for commercial use then sell it to your trucking company. I live in Kansas and bought an old Peterbilt in California. It was safe to drive, just not "DOT" legal. Just bought it as a personal vehicle and drove. No scales, no logs, no worries.
Replied on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 02:37 PM CST
Originally Posted by: SHAWN STRECKER
Quote: "Buy the truck for your personal use on your personal insurance and not your trucking company's. Make sure the title is signed to you and not your trucking company's. In Kansas it's the same as driving a regular automobile and you don't need permits or a logbook. Just don't use it for commercial use. When you are ready to use it for commercial use then sell it to your trucking company. I live in Kansas and bought an old Peterbilt in California. It was safe to drive, just not "DOT" legal. Just bought it as a personal vehicle and drove. No scales, no logs, no worries. "

Hi,

I am trying to do the same thing. Bought a 1996 Kenworth T800 off a Ritchie Bros auction down in southern California. I just need to get it home to North Dakota so I can use it on the ranch to haul hay. They told me the truck will drive. Looks like it might have an air bag that leaks, and a couple tires that are pretty bald. Do you think I need to pay to get it Dot'd or just go with it? I will probably try to at least figure out the air bag leak, but don't want to overpay for fixing stuff i can fix back home for much cheaper. Someone told me they thought I needed to pay for fuel and trip permits in each state? Looks like you got by without? Also, do you know if i need a 3-day CARB excemption filled out to drive through CA?

Replied on Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 05:01 PM CST
Originally Posted by: Ryan Reiswig
Quote: "Hi, I am trying to do the same thing. Bought a 1996 Kenworth T800 off a Ritchie Bros auction down in southern California. I just need to get it home to North Dakota so I can use it on the ranch to haul hay. They told me the truck will drive. Looks like it might have an air bag that leaks, and a couple tires that are pretty bald. Do you think I need to pay to get it Dot'd or just go with it? I will probably try to at least figure out the air bag leak, but don't want to overpay for fixing stuff i can fix back home for much cheaper. Someone told me they thought I needed to pay for fuel and trip permits in each state? Looks like you got by without? Also, do you know if i need a 3-day CARB excemption filled out to drive through CA? "

Ryan,in your case I'd hire it hauled, 100 percent. I'd beg you to hire it hauled. Example, I worked for a guy that bought a t800 from Ritchie bros in Texas. Boss wanted to fly me down to get it because the previous owner said it was road ready. I talked my boss out of it. The truck was trash and wouldn't drive 10 miles, literally 10 miles. Head was shot, no oil in trans, leaking radiator. Maybe yours is a solid truck, but thats a long way from home to have problems with a rig you don't trust yet....just my opinion. Good luck
Replied on Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 10:19 AM CST
Originally Posted by: DALE HERMANS
Quote: "Ryan,in your case I'd hire it hauled, 100 percent. I'd beg you to hire it hauled. Example, I worked for a guy that bought a t800 from Ritchie bros in Texas. Boss wanted to fly me down to get it because the previous owner said it was road ready. I talked my boss out of it. The truck was trash and wouldn't drive 10 miles, literally 10 miles. Head was shot, no oil in trans, leaking radiator. Maybe yours is a solid truck, but thats a long way from home to have problems with a rig you don't trust yet....just my opinion. Good luck"

Thanks for the advice! Noted! To have it hauled would cost over half what i paid for the truck! I should have never bid on a truck that far away from home! Haha! Ugh.

Replied on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 07:14 AM CST

Purchase a temp tag in GA for $8. It's good for 30 days, plenty of time to get it home. Some states don't even require proof of insurance. You can have your insurance agent issue you an insurance policy for peace of mind

Replied on Wed, Apr 29, 2020 at 08:15 AM CST
Originally Posted by: Jonathan Derr
Quote: "Purchase a temp tag in GA for $8. It's good for 30 days, plenty of time to get it home. Some states don't even require proof of insurance. You can have your insurance agent issue you an insurance policy for peace of mind"

All depends on how long it sits along the road with the hood open. Just drive it what the world . Go do an essential road trip, if it all goes south have it hauled from there. Sounds like fun.