tips for becoming an owner operator

by andrewjustice
(sandy hook ky)

well i have been a trucker since 1967. We have been up and down but i have learned if you want to make it trucking you either buy new under warranty equipment and run as hard as you can and pray to make the payments or you buy a used truck and learn how to maintain that truck yourself. Most trucks will last 30 years if maintained properly you can take repair courses online.

We don't run new, but we've been able to start a small company we have 3 trucks and four refer trailers we owe about 3500 on trailers we bought trucks and paid for them before hiring a driver,
we just drove.

Our plan was to pay for equipment first ourselves.
We have 1998 pete 1994 pete 1989 international with payments under 200 for 3 trailers. We managed to pay for 1 trailer.

These trucks cost about 10000 each trailers about 7 8 thousand some companies don't like older trucks but some do if you keep them looking good this works for me i have done it both ways i don't worry about payments.

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Feb 17, 2010
Right On Trucker
by: Anonymous

The big companies want to eliminate the competition by setting unrealistic requirements on age of trucks and other restrictions on drivers.

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