$$$$$$$ owner operator vs company driver ..

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Express12$, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. Express12$

    Express12$ Light Load Member

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    So I'm thinking about leasing a truck become an owner operator I'm wondering if the money is worth it. Where would one get a truck from .? Get it from those Chicago Craigslist advertising lease for owner operator ? What's the absolute best options? Should the lease come with the maintenance and breakdown coverage etc
     
  2. TROOPER to TRUCKER

    TROOPER to TRUCKER Prayer Changes Everything

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    Hurst Registered Member

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  4. StrokerTSi

    StrokerTSi Light Load Member

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    Use the search function on the leasing and becoming an o/o and read for months then decide if it's for you or not.
     
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    The absolute best option?

    Not leasing a truck.

    First, work for someone until you understand how the transportation industry works and what lanes will make you money. Also try to learn what type of expenses you will incur as a truck owner.

    Second, save up enough cash to buy a truck or put a large down payment on a truck that you will OWN. As in title in hand.

    Third, make sure you have enough cash in the bank that you don’t need to ask who’s paying for your maintenance and breakdowns.
     
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  8. Bakerman

    Bakerman Road Train Member

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    Ya, what's the worst that could happen?
     
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  9. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Is the money worth it depends on what you do, my old man runs flatbed and worked about 40 weeks total last year. Now he already owned the truck and it's worth about 24k with his 10k dollar trailer. Whatever you do I wouldnt lease a truck from the same people you get your loads through but that just seems like trouble to me.
     
  10. Mr. Jackhole

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    You will be into so much bank you will poop. ;) Check out a couple of those no credit check dealers in Florida they will get you into a rig .;)
     
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