Company Driver Vs. Lease Operator.

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Is owning my own truck a dream of mine? Sure it is. Who knows, maybe someday down the road, I'll find a solid used truck that will last a couple years and put it to work. The big thing for me is that I already know who I would put it to work for and that's the man I currently drive for, in His truck.

If you want to know expenses, I can give some insight on that as I've worked on trucks in the past for freightliner and my boss is a pretty cool guy and I helped him out last week picking up a truck that just had a motor replacement. CAT 6NZ, brand new crate motor, installed and under factory warranty from Caterpillar. All for the low low price of $42,000 and some change.

Trucks aren't cheap and if you have a worst case scenario like this truck did, you better have deep pockets.

Ride2BFree's Comment
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The amount is after truck payment ins payment fuel permits and everything. It's a brand new truck so almost everything is under warranty up to 450,000 miles. I'll try to keep you inform on a regular basis.

For some it's all about the money others are looking for other advantages that they might have.

Yes there is a risk involved in being O/O or L/O. The future will tell if it was worth while or not.

200$ a week more is 10,000 more per year. For some it's small change for others is not.

I'm happy not only because of the extra money I'm happy because I like being a truck driver I enjoy the open road and love the life style.

Some people look at what can go wrong others go after their heart with hope for the best and try to be prepared for the worst just in case.

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