Semi-truck leasing for OTR truckers
Have you ever dreamed about starting your own trucking business? SmartHop’s semi-truck leasing program, in partnership with Ryder, was created with you in mind. You have the entrepreneurial drive, we have the tools to get you running hard: fast.Get Started
How does it work?
With SmartHop’s leasing program, you don’t need to wait until you’ve saved up for your own truck to become an owner-operator. Beyond getting you into your own semi-truck and trailer, we’ll help you acquire your MC, obtain insurance, and find high-paying loads.
Best of all, getting started is simple!Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be running under SmartHop’s authority?
SmartHop doesn’t have an authority. But, if you need one, we have you covered through our partner network and we’ll work with you to establish your own MC.
What type of support does SmartHop provide?
We know that getting started can be daunting. We’re here to support you from start to finish as you set up your trucking business, from helping you get your MC number, insurance, and permits to finding you loads and setting you up with a fuel card and quick pay program.
What are the requirements to participate in SmartHop’s leasing program?
In order to be eligible for our semi-truck leasing program, you must hold a valid Class A commercial driver’s license (CDL) for over 2 years. Additionally, you must have experience driving a 53’ dry van or reefer and be willing to drive OTR (over the road). The best candidates for our leasing program are looking to run the majority of the month to ensure maximum profitability.
Where do the loads come from?
Leasing customers benefit from SmartHop’s complete dispatching solution, which brings together loads from top industry brokers and load boards all in one convenient place. Our technology takes the guesswork out of planning profitable load strategies by predicting hot markets and minimizing dead-hauling. We also offer around-the-clock customer support to set you up for success.
Do I need to sign a contract?
Once your lease is agreed upon, we’ll establish a contract – but you’re free to walk away at any time with zero penalties. However, we do require 30-day notice should you decide to leave the program.
What do I need to get started?
Getting started is easy! To begin, we’ll just need a copy of your Class A CDL.
What our customers are saying
Driving with SmartHop has all the positive parts of working for a company. They provide everything – a fuel card with discounts, help finding loads, handle the brokers and the paperwork. And when it comes to their fee, it’s fair and there are no surprises.
SmartHop makes my life so much easier. My Freight Analyst schedules and tracks all of my loads and handles conversations with brokers, so I can focus on driving. He is always there for me when I need him. It can be very lonely on the road, but with SmartHop I feel supported – they are my Guardian Angel.
SmartHop always keeps me moving in areas that I love…Also, they support me with getting a good truck lease and registration. They go the extra mile!
When I started driving, I was self-dispatching, but that’s a lot for one person, so I decided to try SmartHop. It didn’t take long before I started seeing equal or more revenue, even after their fee. With SmartHop, I’m making more money and saving time — for me, it’s a no-brainer.
It would take me many hours to sort through all the possible load options to pick the one load that should be the most profitable and even more time to create a list to pick from. This is the kind of technology that is being used with the SmartHop dispatch.
As high as fuel prices are nowadays, the discounts SmartHop gives drivers really helps. Saving money on fuel can be the difference between running negative and earning profit on a trip. Especially for new drivers who are still learning how to manage their expenses.
I would recommend SmartHop to a friend in a heartbeat. They save us from having to do paperwork with the brokers, setting up the loads ourselves, or constantly looking for new brokers. We also completely trust our Freight Analyst, Jeremy, to find us really good loads. He is aware of our preferences, always gets us the highest rate he can, and keeps us running hard.
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