Owner/operator with no experience. What are my chances?

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  1. thatguyfrombk

    thatguyfrombk Bobtail Member

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    I know I’m prob gonna answer my own question here but is it possible to purchase your own rig and lease on to a company with only 1 month of driving experience???
     
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  3. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Possible? Yes, people have done it. Not any decent companies that I know of would lease you on with only one month driving experience. Better to get a year in, at the least. Four seasons of driving. Learn the business, the lanes for the type of hauling you're interested in, and save a lot of money. Being under capitalized going in is the cause of most failures.
     
  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Post #2 is right.
    Just the cost of insurance will be enough to buy a new home.
     
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  5. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    He wants to lease to someone..... so liability won’t be his problem.

    But no carrier worth anything is going to take him with 1 months experience.....
     
  6. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    “If I don’t know how to turn on an oven, do you think I can work at Arby’s for a month and then buy a nice restaurant?”

    You’re looking at the driving, but are asking about operating a business. Go learn the driving part, get good at it, and then come back to talk business.
     
  7. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Medium Load Member

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    I have a feeling we are going to see a lot more posts like this.
    There is a youtuber that went from trucking school straight to /o/o with his own authority trying to make it look like its no big deal.
     
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  8. GreenPete359

    GreenPete359 Road Train Member

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    that youtube paycheck will be funding his trucking endeavor, bet he never mentions that.
     
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  9. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    In this market anyone with a pulse can make it
     
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  10. Rickp

    Rickp Medium Load Member

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    His tune will prob change in the next downturn of the market.
     
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  11. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Medium Load Member

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    I was considering buying a truck and going OO this year. That’s in the toilet given the new regime in power. Count on higher diesel prices, higher business and personal taxes, increased regulation, all this year on top of the usual startup considerations. In my opinion the best time was a few years ago.
     
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