What is the best paying sector for owner/operat in the trucking industry ?

I'm a retired vet looking to get into trucking myself and have started taking a course for a CDL-Class A at a local community college.

My goal is to become a owner-operator after getting a year of experience. I'm wondering what is the best paying sector in the trucking industry without spending weeks away from home?

Is it the Tanker sector? Intermodal sector? Will the Hazmat endorsement or TWIC certification give you an advantage? Has anyone broken it down on a per mile basis which sector is the best paying?
If so where can I find out?

I get a lot of recruiters calling with questions about what sector I'm interested in driving. As a new driver, most companies want you to go over the road for weeks at a time and pay you as little as 28cent a mile.

I'm willing to pay my dues to get the experience, but only in the sector where I'll eventually be an owner/operator.

I need to make a decision soon. Any advice you have is much appreciated ! Thank you in advance.

PS: I definitely enjoyed the advice from the different O/O's in your videos.

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Jan 16, 2012
This company pays me good NEW
by: Jack

i currently work with a company called STH Cargo out of Indiana and they are paying 93% and keeping 7% for dispatch, they have trailers (vans or reefers), they pay me right away. Their work includes coast to coast, within Midwest to east coast or midwest to texas or florida. if you want to work with them call my dispatcher at 317-893-4752 or visit sthcargo.com.

Mar 27, 2011
by: Anonymous

Well getting into food dristribution. Pays well and you get more home time. Like Sygma US FOODS SYSCO. MCLANE or any grocery distribution company.Good luck

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