Is becoming an owner operator a good idea?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Sean_yo123, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. Sean_yo123

    Sean_yo123 Bobtail Member

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    Thinking of becoming an owner operator not sure if i should or not..looking for some insite
     
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  3. CJndaTruck

    CJndaTruck Road Train Member

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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    www.OOIDA.com is a good start. It's a business website for the owner-operator.
     
  5. Sean_yo123

    Sean_yo123 Bobtail Member

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    i have been driving for a company now for 5 years and the money has changed.. is owning your own rig a good idea?
     
  6. TruckerPete1990

    TruckerPete1990 Road Train Member

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    Lots of info on this. Search and read is the best thing.
     
  7. Sean_yo123

    Sean_yo123 Bobtail Member

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    Where do you suggest is the best place to start?
     
  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Nothing personal, but if you are asking such a basic question at this point my answer is no. A person (in my opinion of course) should only be an OO if they already have a basic idea under who's DOT authority their going to run under and a simple business plan already worked out AND would have several years experience under their belt. A person whom has did this would not be asking the question you just did.
     
  9. Sean_yo123

    Sean_yo123 Bobtail Member

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    Well thank you for your advice...i guess ill read more before i ask anymore
     
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  10. rabbiporkchop

    rabbiporkchop Road Train Member

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    Until you know someone very successful at it I wouldn't recommend it until you have a good example to follow.
     
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  11. belowspeedlimit

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    I don't think it was an ignorant answer. I have to agree with the X-ray man myself. If you need to ask the question the obvious answer is no. It means you are not ready to be O/O.
     
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