How do I become a very successful O/O truck driver

by Larry Fettrow
(Yulee Fl.)

I have been an over the road long haul driver for 13 years as a company driver. I make around $48000 per year, I have saved some money.

If I find a reliable truck at a price I can afford and find a good CPA and tax attorney,where should I go from there? Get my own authority? Lease to a Schneider who claims you pic your own loads?

Will I really make more money,or just feel better? Thanks

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Apr 04, 2011
by: american trucker

I have to say i agree with jimmy.
I would check at least 20-25 companies out.

Apr 03, 2011
The big move.
by: Jimmy

You would probably just feel better, but you won't know unless you actually do it. I started out as an O/O, and finished up as an O/O, with company driving inbetween. (32 years). Just remember, all responsibilities are yours if you own your truck. I would suggest you buy only the power unit and lease on to a company that dispatches and finds the loads etc. Then in the future, you can go 100% O/O with the trailer also and authority. Jimmy

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