Wisconsin Owner Operator Jobs
There are over 3700 different trucking companies within the state. Those, combined with all of the farming transport needed means that there are owner operator truck driving jobs in Wisconsin in abundance. There's also a huge retail trade with Wal-Mart as the largest employer.
One of the biggest decisions facing freight haulers in Wisconsin is the question of whether to work as an employee driver or to own and operate one's own rig. There are many challenges, but an owner operator in Wisconsin also faces a number of specific rewards. Bad weather, for example, is a concern for truckers everywhere, but in Wisconsin the danger from the elements can be severe. The monetary benefits of owning one's own truck, however, can by outstanding, and there are great rewards awaiting those who choose to own and operate their own trucks.
One of the largest concerns for owner operators is damage to the vehicle and cost of repairs. When the frigid weather and spring storms roll through the region, the toll it takes on a large, heavy truck can be expensive. To mitigate this, owner operators are especially encouraged to make sure all of their equipment is well maintained, and that inspections are up to date. A well-maintained vehicle will suffer less mechanical failures, and proper maintenance of key components, such as brakes and chains, will help prevent more major, costly damage. Driving speeds should be appropriate to the weather as well, and owner operators should use extreme caution in inclement weather, not only to avoid making driving mistakes themselves but to also be ready to compensate for potential mistakes committed by other drivers on the road.
With proper maintenance to the vehicle, however, owner operators stand to do very well financially, provided they can maximize up time and stay on the road. Hauling for the dairy industry can be quite lucrative. But since a refrigerated trailer is needed to keep the product cool, this can affect fuel economy, impacting a driver's bottom line. Then again, the ability to cut out the middle-man and take the entirety of the profits from the work can easily outweigh these concerns. The most important aspect of driving, then, for owner operators, is limiting costs. By absolutely minimizing overhead expenses, a good owner operator in Wisconsin can not only make a living but do outstandingly well, even in the current economic downturn.