The Indeed.com average salary for an owner operator at Oakley Trucking is $176,422 per year.
Oakley Trucking offers its Owner Operators the following advantages/benefits:
Short runs treat you really bad. Could care less about you. Cheap fuel surcharge get held up at customer Alot. Do not want to pay demarrage pay. Hard work.
Been a O/O for them 2yrs, love it over here. I get home every weekend, Yes we load heavy 79,000 plus every load. I get great miles, great pay, great time so NO complaints from me!!
I"m an owner operator for these guys. I have only been here half a year but its a good company. The dump trailers on average are less than 5 years old. They really are maintained like I would my truck, they even go the extra mile to replace things that you don"t ask them to do. All *In Route* Tolls are paid for either by your Ez-Pass or the one they supply. Pre-pass also optional. Pay is spot on within 95% to 105% of what you ran. Home time is up to you but if you"re in a remote living area, you"ll have to stay out two weeks at a time. closer in route you can be home more often. Most trailers are nice except the older ones are tandem axle. They are buying spread axles now which is what we need in this line of work, but besides that I don"t have any complaints.
I have run beside them never leased to them. Yes they get 10 g's to put a blower on your truck. Won't tolerate over weight at all. If you are heavy 80 is all they will pay you for. Really though none of us want to run heavy anymore so that isn't a big deal. They are a good bunch to work for. I have heard hoppers and dumps don't make the best money but the pneumatic division does quite well.
I haven't pulled a tank in several years hopefully they haven't changed much
Lug-nut keep in mind that I am just now leasing on so I can't give you an "experienced answer" but this is what I have been told. Also I am going to do end dump rather than pneumatic.
License plates and permits are provided by Oakley, no charge back to the o/o.
Truck insurance is 3.67% of the value of your truck. So I am going to be paying $225.84 a month based on my truck value at $80,000. Bobtail insurance is $7.25 a week. Rider policy insurance is $11 a month.
The recruiter asked me if I could run at least 3,000 miles a week. Which is what I usually shoot for anyway. Being that I live in Ohio he said I could be home every weekend if I wanted. Best bet is to call them and tell them where you live and ask about home time. I told him I would rather stay out 3 weeks then take 5 days off and he said that was fine too.
I didn't really go into detail about the forced dispatch, he said you will sit down with your dispatcher and you will get to tell him/her what your preference is. If you don't like a load you aren't absolutely required to take it. As far as I'm concerned, if they keep my truck moving I won't complain. But that's just me.
They are force dispatch they are paying you for all miles. If they tell you to go to Texas from Michigan to get a load for Florida you go they are paying you by the mile. Some people must realize all company's paint a real good picture to get you to work for them. Wish you well with them they are honest and a pain about safety by this I mean if you forget to dot an i or cross a t you will get all your paper work back. Most leave cause of time off issues not getting home and once home bugging you to get back to work. End dumps do better then pneumatic cause after each load you have to find a tank wash and get washed out plus it take an hour to unload. You will do better and have more home time and pass by the house with the end dump.