What made YOU successful as an owner operator??

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by smctransferllc, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    VERY WELL SAID!!! :biggrin_25514:
     
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  3. oneshot

    oneshot Medium Load Member

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    For me I'd say my good looks :biggrin_25514:.And the old saying "I'd rather be lucky than good any day" has worked for me.:biggrin_25523:
     
  4. papanuge

    papanuge Light Load Member

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    Honesty, Honesty, Honesty, and communication. Be honest with the broker (regardless), be honest with the shipper, be honest with the receiver. One More honesty.....be honest with yourself. If any problem arises communicate with ALL parties making them aware of the problem and the solution.
     
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  5. Mommas_money_maker

    Mommas_money_maker Road Train Member

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    Joining OOIDA, saying no to cheap freight and mean it, being on time with a safe and undamaged load (build that good reputation) and knowing what your true cost per mile is so you can control your expenditures (Good software goes a long way here) and knowing where to spend money and on what. I would rather spend money on the truck than paying the IRS. A good accountant that knows trucking will be able to let you know where you are at but it will cost you. The acct. is a write off. and the only other thing I can say is plan ahead and always keep a backup plan for when poop hits the fan. Keep a positive attitude
     
  6. slick50

    slick50 Light Load Member

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    Have someone you trust available for consultation; for taxes, for maintenence, for etc, etc.
    No one knows it all, but we all know something.
     
  7. Higgy

    Higgy Light Load Member

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    Sorry, I forgot that one. Which is really important. Reputation automatically comes it's up to you to make it good or bad.
     
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