WHY ???

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  1. ZYJEWSKI

    ZYJEWSKI Bobtail Member

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    Why do some owner operators choose to get their own MC/DOT # and run under their own authority ??? ... what's the advantages or disadvantages of running that way ??? ... why do some owner operators lease on to a company that holds the MC/DOT # and run under their authority ??? ... what are the advantages or disadvantages to running that way ???
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    First example, more money.
    Second example, less paperwork, headaches collecting money.
     
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  4. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    Some find the adventure better than the destination. Some like to have more freedom than others. There is no best way , there is only a best way for YOU. Do you want to be a driver or a business owner ? Driving a truck is a job not a business. Owning a carrier is a business entity not a job but could turn into a job worse than being a driver. The financial reason for becoming a carrier is simply you get the retail rate for your services and if your an owner operator you give up a percentage of that retail rate and get the wholesale rate. How much do you want to do ???
     
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  6. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    First example: You can do what you want, when you want, and you can negotiate for better rates.
     
  7. ZYJEWSKI

    ZYJEWSKI Bobtail Member

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    Currently leased to a company that takes 35% ... every week I see they get thousands and I scratch my head and wonder what they do to earn it ... is the better out there ??? ... am I doing something wrong ???
     
  8. magoo68

    magoo68 Road Train Member

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    It boils down to the final cpm left .. 35% of 3.00 a mile freight can be better than 100% of 2.00 a mile loadboard freight once other expenses are factored in
     
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  11. Atlanta trucker

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    Become a carrier. Try it out. See how easy it is and make all those $k's yourself. But .... if after doing that for a year will you come back on this forum and be honest enough to tell us it's not as easy as it seems ????
     
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