Owner Operator

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Mike B.'s Comment
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I’ve been at the same company since my start, about 3.5 years ago. Thinking about looking into becoming an owner operator. Anybody have any tips about this?

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Old School's Comment
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How about we start with you explaining why you think that's a smart move on your part. That will help us give you pertinent advice.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Don't! good way to lose money.

Anyone who is thinking about becoming a O/O now with the current Freight rates must not have done much research.

PackRat's Comment
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Michael W.'s Comment
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31 years here, I just pulled my last load, just tore the door signs off. Truck going up for sale in the Spring. Just landed a company driver job, pays 6 figures. Go ahead... That kid driving the JB Hunt shuttle is making more, you will figure it out after your first trip to the dealership for that warning light. Good luck.

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