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Matthew U.'s Comment
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So I have an interesting situation. My uncle and I have always been close. He has chosen to retire and move south. He's been a truck driver all his life. He came over today and gave me his truck since he has no children. Its a 2000 freightliner. Very well maintained with a recent in frame done. I currently work for CountryMark hauling crude oil. I haven't really considered going OTR but with a free and clear truck to run in I'm kind of giving it some thought. I'm single with no family so I have nothing to worry about in that regard.

Any ideas on some good options if i were to go this route? I'm not really sure i want to do it and I may end up just selling it. But until i make up my mind I'd at least like to think about some options.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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This site is geared towards helping out new drivers. I would advise looking asking them as they would be more qualified to help you.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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OOIDA would be the best place to go looking for advice on being an owner op. On the other hand I do hear good things about Mercer. Why not ask your Uncle what "owner op" company he would recommend. The two that come to mind are Mercer and LandStar.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

PJ's Comment
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I’m not sure where you live or what your exactly looking for. With tanker experience and a free and clear reliable truck any of the tank companies would like to have you. I haul for Quality Carriers. I can give you what info you need on them. Dana, Slay, Superior, All of them would be good to go with.

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