Being A Truck Owner Operator – What I Learned The Hard Way Being A Truck Owner Operator – What I Learned The Hard Way
The idea of becoming a trucking owner-operator was very enticing due to the promise of a significantly higher gross income, more freedom and the... Being A Truck Owner Operator – What I Learned The Hard Way
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The Dream Of Being An Owner-Operator

When I was a little boy, the notion of driving a big truck around the country had a certain attraction. The freedom and adventure, being your own boss …and then there was the hit TV show, “B.J. and the Bear”.

As I became an adult, life took me in directions away from being a truck driver. But back in 2006, I got my CDL and began driving big trucks. Almost 3 years ago now, I got my first taste of the owner-operator world as a subcontractor.

The idea of becoming a truck owner-operator was very enticing due to the promise of a significantly higher gross income, more freedom and the concept of being in business for myself.

Little did I really know! 

Owner-Operator: What I Learned The Hard Way Series Continues…

Stay tuned for the rest of this series. I’m going to cover everything from how to find the right company to contract to, to where and how to get your own truck (and where not to). I’m going to share all the details of how I screwed up and how you can avoid making the same mistakes!

In the mean time, please share your own advice or stories about being a truck owner-operator in the comments area below.

 

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