If you’re a truck driver looking for a unique career opportunity, you might consider becoming an owner-operator. Owner-operators typically enjoy great flexibility, compensation, and job security. In fact, it’s how many of the top trucking companies today were born. One driver, one truck and a lot of hard work can transform into a fleet of trucks and a team of drivers. With the constant demand for drivers within the transportation industry, 2019 is flourishing with opportunities for driving professionals interested in working for themselves, and Dillon Logistics is happy to announce they are expanding to include O/O.
Check out some of the following benefits of being an owner-operator.
Does the idea of self-employment spark interest? Owner-operators get to lay the groundwork for their own business. Want your spouse as a co-pilot on long hauls? No problem. Have a furry friend you can’t bare to part with? Bring them along. As an owner-operator, you can do everything from establishing what kind of money you want to make by giving yourself more flexible hours to outfitting your tractor with decals and colors. Although there are more risks and responsibilities tied to being an owner-operator, ask any business owner and they’ll tell you there are numerous benefits of self-employment.
You keep the profits
We know you know that operating a tractor-trailer properly and efficiently requires expert skill and care, and an experienced, talented driver saves their company real money in diesel and maintenance costs. If you’re better than average driver, as an Owner Operator you’ll pocket more of the fuel surcharge and spend less to maintain your tractor.
The demand is there
The most recent Truckstop.com Market Demand Index from February 2019 indicates there are about 30 loads posted for every available truck posted. The American Transportation Research Institute’s 2018 Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry report lists the driver shortage and driver retention as the first and third most critical issues, respectively. Thus, being an owner-operator means that you’ll have the flexibility to easily go where the demand is highest to maximize your profits. At Dillon, we offer 100% of the fuel surcharge, a $3,000 sign on bonus and a wide variety of lanes so you can get home more often.
Own your own business
Manning your own small business is a lot of responsibility and hard work, but the rewards are endless. It’s not just for an elite club, either. There are over 30 million small businesses in the US alone that employ almost half of the workforce, and many of these businesses aren’t just surviving, they’re thriving. So, if you like the idea of building a business you can be proud of, something you could even pass on to your kids one day, give us a call at 863.225.4144 to learn how Dillon Logistics can be the first and best partnership of your new business.
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