How much experience

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by eddy64, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. michigantruckerb

    michigantruckerb Bobtail Member

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    There are two type of guys in this industry when it comes to being an owner operator. I don’t mentuin the lease purchase guys, they’re rookies for life IMHO.

    Owner operators get more money and get to make decision more than a “company driver”.

    However, most owner operators make poor decision. What I mean by this is a lot try to take short cuts, such as being cheap on maintenance which potentially messes up their safety record, but also their truck which down the road costs more.

    Now the biggest one owner operators make a mistake with is believing every load needs to make them a certain amount of money. There are companies that are happy to minimize their overhead costs, or even better cover them
     
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  3. Hurst

    Hurst Registered Member

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    None,...

    Anyone can buy a semi truck. You dont even need a CDL.

    How ever,.. its typically a business decision,.. not an occupational choice. Do not confuse the two.

    Hurst
     
  4. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    I had 10 years before I bought my first truck and I ran under USA authority for 2 months then went out on my own... it's not really the trucking experience... it's the business mindframe and money... if you got 50grand and know how to run a business you can be successful...
     
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