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Old 11-10-2020, 12:07 PM   #1
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Is there a service or group that can move a purchased bus from where its bought to where its going? In other words...How can I get a bus from New Jersey to Los Angeles without driving it myself?
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Old 11-10-2020, 01:20 PM   #2
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PM me - I have a CDL and could possibly do it.
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Old 11-10-2020, 02:33 PM   #3
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PM me - I have a CDL and could possibly do it.
Not sure how to do that. It's actually in Illinois not Jersey. My mistake
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:30 PM   #4
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Hi all
Is there a service or group that can move a purchased bus from where its bought to where its going? In other words...How can I get a bus from New Jersey to Los Angeles without driving it myself?
Thanks
There are services like that but they won't be cheap. They're called Driveaway services if you want to Google it. You can do as you're doing and each out to this community as I know several of us are qualified to drive the bus 'as-is' without a lot of hassle over license endorsements and such but you're still going to spend quite a bit for their time and fuel for such a long trip. Also you'll still need to provide proof of insurance for the proxy driver.
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:41 PM   #5
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Not sure how to do that. It's actually in Illinois not Jersey. My mistake
Rick
I can probably still help. Click on my username and select "Send private message". ;)

Or you can email me at the address below.
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Old 11-10-2020, 03:48 PM   #6
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I'll have to wait till I get home my phone doesn't show either of those links
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Old 11-10-2020, 04:42 PM   #7
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I'll have to wait till I get home my phone doesn't show either of those links
You should also be able to PM me from my profile... but S I said, you can email me at the address in my sig.
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Old 11-11-2020, 05:47 AM   #8
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Be careful buying from NJ.
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Old 11-11-2020, 07:00 AM   #9
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Be careful buying from NJ.

OP contacted me and said the bus is in IL, not NJ. Rust is a concern there as well, however. Appears it may be a MaxxForce DT, which I have voiced my own concerns about, informed them that if it is a DT466E, that is the better engine to have, but likely a MaxxFarce.
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Old 11-11-2020, 10:53 AM   #10
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Maxxforce DT started in 2007 / 08. . the official release of the engine was 07.. but some 07s still got DT466E (no DPF filter).. if its anything newer then its defintely the Maxxforce.
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Old 11-11-2020, 11:55 AM   #11
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I googled a few sites with the VIN and it' a maxxforce. So...the search continues
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Old 11-11-2020, 07:50 PM   #12
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It can be transported

I had my bus flat bedded from Arkansas to Kansas City. Was about 300 miles. Bus is/was a 30 flat front. Cost me right near 2k to have it transported. Not cheap, but I got what I think was a good deal. Despite what others will tell you to purchase, or not purchase just do your research, here and other places, then you have to think for yourself. There are a lot of ways to skin a cat.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:34 PM   #13
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I hired a CDL driver to transport mine. It was not as far as your doing but effective.
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Old 11-14-2020, 06:37 PM   #14
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I hired a CDL driver to transport mine. It was not as far as your doing but effective.

What was the cost? and how was the cost structured (per day? per mile? flat fee?)
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Old 11-14-2020, 07:08 PM   #15
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I paid a flat fee and fuel. I did accommodate the drive and the drive back. If your not going to the location think hiring a CDL driver and pay the minimum milage charge you can find and insure they are insured and have transport tags.
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:08 PM   #16
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I'm curious why a CDL would be needed to drive a private bus. It is not required even for the ginormous Prevost motorhomes... ??
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Old 05-13-2021, 07:26 PM   #17
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Oh, never mind. I think I figured it out. It's the same as flying for hire -- if you are getting paid to do it you need a commercial license.
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Old 05-13-2021, 08:50 PM   #18
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Cost me 2k for around 2300 miles through Uship.
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Old 05-14-2021, 08:57 AM   #19
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Cost me 2k for around 2300 miles through Uship.
Did they drive, tow it, it or load it on a trailer?
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Old 05-14-2021, 09:45 AM   #20
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Did they drive, tow it, it or load it on a trailer?
They drove it and payed for fuel and lodging. I paid 2k flat + 100 tip
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