Regardless of whether you’re a starry-eyed rookie driver or a grizzled veteran with a million safe miles under your belt, you’ve at least considered the possibility of giving up the security of a guaranteed weekly paycheck for the chance to live the entrepreneurial lifestyle as an owner/operator.
This is an achievable goal, but before you pick out a new truck and kick your current employer to the curb, you need to ensure that your ducks are in a row and you have set yourself up for success in what is a highly-competitive business environment.
In order to put yourself firmly on the road to success, there are a number of critical decisions and self-assessments that need to be made. While failing to take all of these steps doesn’t guarantee that your new venture is destined for the trash heap, following this roadmap does dramatically increase the chances that you will look back on this time with fond memories.
Here’s the 6 aspects you need to investigate to find out if you’re a good candidate for an owner/operator truck driving lifestyle:
- Driving Preferences
- Home Time
- Family Considerations
- Health Considerations
- Career Goals