Owner Operator insights from ye ole tree climer
by ye ole tree climer
beware of brokers that have their own trucks on the road you maybe getting the junk loads as he gives his drivers the better ones, this happen to me.
when I got back to the office I was a little up set and needless to say he didn't show up for three days for work. knew I would be waiting for him.
He was a Broker Dispatcher for a larger company, I was not the only one caught up in this. Other drivers had the same pulled on them and lost a lot of money with junk loads so beware.
it is not easy out there being an owner Operator, you r not just the driver but its your own business.
so you get caught up in billing, dispatching(your self) and sometimes loading. its not easy, your also the bookkeeper.
there are good parts about it, but be carefull and watch others how they work it.
like the man said you pay all the bills, fuel,oil change,repairs,tolls,and all the taxes at the end of the year.
I lasted for 7years and sold out for a profit luckily.
I then went with a union company, and made as much as I did pay all the fright.
not only that I'm now old and retired with a pension each month. so when you make your choice like the man said learn before you earn.
well that's my 2 cents ye ole tree climer.
trucking over 30 years.