Which niche in Trucking has the best income for an Owner Operator

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by honesttruth, Mar 26, 2021.

  1. honesttruth

    honesttruth Bobtail Member

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    What type of trucking makes the most money being a owner operator and booking loads through the load boards.

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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    See the "Truck Rates Halt Slide" thread.
     
  4. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Type of trucking with smart owner !
     
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  5. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

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    This sums it up. A good businessman is going to make a fat profit regardless of what they do. A bad one will go broke. Additionally sure X hauling makes more up front but can cost a lot more money to do and maintain then Y.
     
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  6. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    None of them, it is the skill in knowing how to balance the work to leverage an overall higher profit.

    for those who don’t or can’t understand it, stay as a driver for someone else.
     
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  7. Pittstruck

    Pittstruck Light Load Member

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    You pick your own poison. It will only be what you make of it. For instance, I'm sure you've always heard people bad mouth container rates. I listened to the same thing for 15 years, but I bought a truck and started pulling rail containers. Is it easy? No. Is it clean? No. If I hitched another type of wagon onto my 5th wheel would I make more? Maybe..... maybe not, but fact is I'm making it and doing quite well for someone that can be home everyday, or if I want to stretch my legs all week I "can"... see what I did there? No matter what you do just remember it should always be, Run Less Miles For The Most Profit ! Every time you move that truck you're hemorrhaging money.
     
  8. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    I'd go for a high seas Container vessel, hands down. The freight rates since June 2020 quadrupled. How much for that boat?
     
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  9. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Ask the captain of the evergreen stuck in the Suez Lol
     
  10. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Medium Load Member

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    Hay all those ex swift drivers gotta go someplace
     
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  11. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Any of those do better then the other depending on location and market conditions. It varies from year to year depending on what’s happening in the country/world.

    And I’m a member of the TTR MC so my opinion is highly esteemed. lol (inside joke)
     
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