Does It Ever Pay To Be A Solo Driver Who Leases With An Option To Buy Or Buy Right Out

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BillTheSlink's Comment
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Oh goody! That's where I am planning on heading once I get in better shape, and my responsibilities to the family member I am taking care of are over. Thanks Old School.

PJ's Comment
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Hey ya'll. I'll just say this. I have leased and been a company driver. It all depends on the company and the individual. I was solo and made great money. Took very good care of my equipment and never was in the hole. But I worked much harder than I ever have as a company driver and was never home. Bills gotta be paid. Overall I did very well on the business side. On the personal side it took its toll. All up to the individual. I'm back to company with a specialized deal and loving it. As a new driver I would never recommend doing it as several have stated the reasons why already

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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As others have pointed out, not something a rookie should do for the reasons already stated.

I am a lease op with Prime. I have owned my own companies in the past, it is a whole different world when you have to learn to handle one of these beasts and run a company at the same time.

I run solo because I chose to run solo. I will tell you that I make maybe a little better money than a solo company driver (but have more things I need to watch than a company driver does).

For me, I like the little more freedom I have as a lease operator. But the bottom line is don't lease right out of the gate, you have too many other things to worry about as you are getting started.



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