Drivers are needed in the trucking industry. If you are in the market for a change in careers and want something that gives you more flexibility and freedom, and more profit, truck driving may be right for you. At Berger Allied Moving & Storage, we have owner-operator jobs available to qualified truck drivers.
Owner-Operators vs. Company Drivers
Company drivers drive a rig supplied by the trucking company, while owner-operators use their own rig to haul loads under contract.
If you have already driven a rig professionally for a number of years and want to take the next step with your own business, an owner-operator opportunity may be right for you. There are a number of benefits that household owner-operators enjoy. These include:
Customize Your Ride
As a company driver, you have to drive the rig you are given. But owner-operators can customize their own rigs based on their personal preferences. Owner-operators may also enjoy the freedom to have a passenger or pet ride along as well, depending on the particular contract or policy.
There are various tax-savings opportunities available to household owner-operators. For example, owner-operators may be able to find tax savings by deducting expenses associated with bank fees, depreciating property, maintenance, travel expenses, and meals. Consult a tax professional to determine what is currently tax-deductible for your trucking position. Be sure to maintain careful records of your expenses in order to reap the benefits at tax time.
Owner operators receive more pay than company drivers, in general. They often reap a larger percentage of the revenue resulting from each transported load, but also take on higher risk than company drivers. Owner-operators are often better able to control their fuel costs. By taking the leap into an owner-operator position, you are able to break through the income ceiling that exists with many company driver positions and can work to increase your income as your business grows.
Owning your own truck is one of the top benefits of becoming an owner-operator. Household owner-operators enjoy a sense of freedom with their work, many are able to pick and choose jobs that suit their schedule and preferences.
As an owner-operator, you can plan how much you want to work and make time for other obligations as needed. When you have more freedom to plan your schedule, it makes your work-life balance much better. You can even plan routes near family and friends and take time to visit them in between hauls. The level of flexibility that can come with an owner-operator job exceeds that of a standard company driver position.
Remain Leased to a Carrier
Owner-operators often begin their new venture by leasing with a carrier. This gives owner-operators the freedom to be their own boss, but also benefit from some of the security that company drivers enjoy.
At Berger Moving & Storage, we have a number of owner-operator jobs available for qualified candidates. To learn about these opportunities and our truck lease program, call us at 866.959.6810 or submit a driver application today.