Where To Pick Up Loads For A Owner Operator?

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Mrawesome's Comment
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Good evening I am in the beginning process of looking to purchase my own Straight truck and I wanted to know what people would recommend to use to find loads. I plan to buy a freightliner and buy it outright with cash.

PackRat's Comment
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A box truck for hotspot work?

Mrawesome's Comment
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A box truck for hotspot work?

Just work in general. I've seen a lot of job postings and companies looking for owner operators and I've been told by a lot of people to start looking into load boards.

Owner Operator:

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

PackRat's Comment
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First thing I would research is insurance costs, both for the vehicle, accident, hospitalization/personal injury, and cargo. Any transportation business insurance cost starting out is going to be a tremendous amount of money for the first few years.

Are you on the internet much? If so, I recommend you check out the "LetsTruck.com" website. That's a good source for those interested in running a business. For insurance, I would contact OOIDA , and speak with their insurance department. They will have better answers for you than I.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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