Owner Driver

Discussion in 'Australian Truckers Forum' started by Skewy, Jun 10, 2017.

  1. Skewy

    Skewy Bobtail Member

    Jun 10, 2017
    I am new to the trucking industry and currently drive for a company, I am interested in buying my own truck, am a fool to do so as I feel expenses will beat me or is being a owner driver a good thing ?
  2. weetbix

    weetbix Bobtail Member

    Dear Skewy
    As an owner Driver my self I will give you some hard advise, there is some money to be made however if you are a glory driver and only want the biggest and the best you will go broke so don't do it. Find a truck that is older but well maintained, buy off an owner driver retiring if you can do not trust used truck yards they'll send you broke. Decide what type of cargo you want to get into and look for the suitable equipment. Here is the hard part you have to have a leap of faith, Buy the equipment before you get the work. No one will promise you work if you buy a truck but if you call into yards a show them what you got you will get a strike faster than you think. Now time to think, an old transport owner once told me the secret of making a small fortune out of your truck and I'll share with you now, You have to start with a bloody big one :)
    Best of luck
    LoudOne Thanks this.
  3. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2009
    Airlie Beach QLd
    Hey glad to see another bloke going out on his own just wish you the best i'm also in the process of buying a transport business and was just curious if anyone out there in Aussle land know much about Cement Australia contracts?
  4. Heals

    Heals Bobtail Member

    Jun 20, 2018
    That’s great advice and exactly what I am looking for also as a potential owner driver. I am also thinking of picking up a rig as an owner with no finance. The wife says I’m crazy but I suppose I will know a bit more after a lot more reading on here. Thanks heaps. Heals ps if you have any more advice please PM me as it would be
    Much appreciated.
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