Owner operator hometime

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Ramek10, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. Ramek10

    Ramek10 Bobtail Member

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    How often are owner operator have hometime?
     
  2. arrogant steve

    arrogant steve Medium Load Member

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    As often as they can afford to. Those that take as much home time as they want tend to go broke.
     
  4. VolvoTerry

    VolvoTerry Light Load Member

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    Strange question. An owner operator in the truest sense of the word owns a business. So days at home unless under a load means the doors are closed. How often one can be home depends on so many things. What kind of freight, where you live, do you count home for a night or 2 under a load, how much debt does one have and how fast they want to get out of debt.
     
  5. Bakerman

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    I'm away from home 1 night a week.
     
  6. Ramek10

    Ramek10 Bobtail Member

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    Is the money there by you being home daily
     
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  7. VolvoTerry

    VolvoTerry Light Load Member

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    I average 10 days off a month and still make a good living. That being said, my previous questions still apply.
     
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  8. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Not necessarily-those who haul cheap freight do.
     
  9. Bakerman

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    It is for me, as I run a dedicated route from Phoenix to the LA area for my customers. I compete with only 1 other company that does this-and their communication skills are lacking. I've picked up a couple of their customers, one just last week.
     
  10. mattvogelpohl

    mattvogelpohl Road Train Member

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    My truck repairs/downtime determine my off time.....period. A truck will give you plenty of time off....at LEAST 2 weeks per year probably more like 5! You just don't really get to pick when!
     
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