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HazMat Endorsement for your CDL

Angela Reed - 10/14/2021

HazMat Endorsement for your CDL Having a valid HazMat endorsement can open up new truck driving jobs and new loads for both company drivers and owner operators.  Here are the steps to obtain your HazMat endorsement. Step 1 – Take the test.  Your state will have a test for HazMat endorsement that you must pass.  The test is generally […]

The Real Cost of Operating a Truck

Angela Reed - 10/14/2021

The Real Cost of Operating a Truck When it comes to determining the amount of money it costs to operate a tractor trailer, most people think about the amount of money it costs to fuel the truck. However, this cost is only one aspect of the real cost associated with keeping the truck on the […]

Who are some of the best companies for owner-operators to work for? When you start working as an owner-operator, it’s important to find loads right away to begin bringing in some income. Owner-operators may contract with owner-operator trucking companies to get regular loads and maximize their on-the-road time. Since there are so many trucking companies, […]

What is a lease purchase option for owner operators? One option that some new owner operators take is a lease-purchase from a carrier. This is essentially a lease to own program, where the operator leases the truck for a certain period of time, usually about 3 years. You must still make a down-payment, but this […]

What is the average salary for owner-operators? If you’re interested in becoming an owner-operator, you’re probably wondering how much you can earn in this career path. According to O*Net, the average salary for a tractor-trailer driver in the United States is $38,700 per year. This includes salaries for company drivers and owner-operator trucking salary estimates. In […]

How hard is it to get loads as an owner-operator driver? Becoming a business owner can be a big responsibility, since you’re responsible both for the success of your business and for your own personal income. Prior to dedicating yourself to a career as an owner-operator, you may wish to research load options in your […]

Is it hard to find an owner operator job? Once you own your own truck, the most important part of being an owner operator is of course finding trucking jobs. There are many trucking companies out there who hire owner operators, it is best to search for one that will best match your requirements. Your requirements […]

What types of jobs are available for owner operators? Being an owner-operator may sound like a great career path that can help you find financial freedom, a flexible schedule, and the benefits of business ownership. However, there are multiple types of driving jobs for owner-operators. That’s why we promote a variety of trucking jobs to […]

How do I become an owner-operator driver? You’ve looked into what it’s like to be an owner-operator and decided that it’s a career path you’re interested in. But how do you actually become an owner-operator? As long as you already have a commercial driver’s license, you may be ready to make the leap from company […]

How Can Drivers Prepare for CSA 2010? There are several important ways a driver can prepare for the Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 (CSA 2010). Operating under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) guidelines, the CSA 2010 is a program that focuses upon large truck and bus safety. CSA 2010 hopes to alleviate problems before […]