Lease Agreement for Trucks, Tractors, Etc
State of _________
County of _________
This memorandum of an agreement is made and entered into between _________, lessor, and
_________ company, of _________, state of _________, lessees.
Lessor has and does lease and let to lessees _________ motor trucks fully described by engine
number, state license number, manufacturer, and capacity, on the back of this agreement, for a period
of _________ weeks beginning _________[Date], and ending _________[Da te], both inclusive,
subject to the following terms and conditions.
The aforesaid trucks are being leased primarily for transportation of _________[com mo dity] from
_________ to _________ or other port cities; and _________ or other commodities from _________
and other port cities to _________. Lessees agree to pay lessor as rental for each of the trucks the sum
of $_____ per week, plus an additional sum equal to $_____ per ton mile, for all commodities
transported from _________ and other port cities to _________, respectively on each of the trucks
during such lease period.
Lessor represents that the motor trucks are in first class condition and in every respect suitable for
the transportation of _________; that each and all of the trucks have been licensed and are so
constructed and equipped as to comply with all the rules and regulations governing their operation over
the highways of this state carrying net loads of the respective amounts as represented on the back of
this agreement. Any repairs necessary to keep the trucks in good running condition throughout the life
of this lease shall be at the expense of lessor; and in the event that the operation of any truck should be
suspended for purposes of necessary repairs during the life of the lease, such loss of time shall be
considered to be for the account of lessor and the life of the lease shall be extended, without additional
rental payment, for a corresponding period in order to compensate lessees for such loss of time.
Lessees, during the term of this lease, are to have absolute control and use of the motor trucks in the
same manner as though they were the absolute owners. Lessees will employ and have absolute control
and supervision of the operators of the trucks; however, lessees agree not to permit any persons to
whom lessor objects in writing as not being careful and competent drivers to operate any of the trucks,
if on investigation the lessees find such objections well founded. On the other hand lessor agrees to
waive any claim and relinquish and release lessees from any liability for any injury or damage
occasioned to the trucks during the term of this lease, whether caused by negligence of the driver or
Lessor agrees, at lessor's expense, to carry fire, theft and accident insurance to protect lessor against
loss and injury to the trucks.
Lessor also agrees, at lessor's expense, to carry public liability insurance with proper rider or
omnibus clause so as to fully protect lessees in the amount of $_____ for death or injury to one person