I need a crash course on owner operating.
by Ron Carr
(Detroit, Mi. USA)
All the information that I can find is scattered all over the internet in a variety of separate and disjointed blogs etc. I need a crash course in O/O A to Z.
For instance, is it smarter to buy an older cheaper truck that might break down soon or a truck in the $50,000 range where the payments may be too difficult for a beginner to handle?
I only have about 16 months experience & I've already screwed myself up so bad that I'm not employable, so I'm determined to buy my own truck. My credit is very good because I have income other than truck driving.
I'm pretty sure that I can't hire in with my record even as an owner operator, so my only option would be to bid on jobs. Do I need my own trailer?
My offenses are not really that significant but they look bad on paper. If you are of a mind to offer advice, it would be greatly appreciated.