You’ve got your own long bed pick-up or transit van and have helped out friends with moving or hauling needs many times, so you are wondering if short haul truck driving might be a lucrative side business. The answer is yes! However, there are a few important things to think about before you start offering to transport people’s prized possessions.

  1. Talk to your insurance carrier.

Technically you can be considered a short haul truck driver if you have a non-commercial license and restrict your services to within a 100-150 mile radius. Most automotive insurance carriers can extend this sort of rider to cover the items you are carrying in case of an accident. In some cases, you can activate it only when you need it to reduce the ov. . . . .

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