Does owner operators have rules and regulations to go by too
I am a wife of an OTR truck driver & my husband has been doing it for little over a year. He has had his ups & downs with this job & he is an employee of a trucking company, not a o/o.
Well he has a friend that he used to work with at his former company b4 trucking. His friend is in the process of awaiting a long overdue arbitration & his friend has BIG dreams of winning millions & millions of dollars & right away his friend has high hopes of buying his own tractor, being a o/o, having my husband as his team driver & the both of them think it is going to be a bed of roses.
They both are under the impression that when you are a o/o, you have no boss or federal regulations to abide by & I told my husband that his friend is delusional & they both think they have a job forever & don't have to worry about getting suspended or terminated from employment.
My husband does not want to listen to my advice. Even if you are an owner/operator, don't you still have to abide by the rules like everyone else?