If you’re new to the trucking business, or still studying for your license, you’re probably thinking a lot about what kind of career you want to have. One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is whether to be a company driver or an owner operator.
Being a Company Driver
If you decide you want to be a company driver, you’ll drive for one company exclusively. This may mean driving as part of a two-person team, or it may mean driving alone. Either way, you’ll be working for one particular company rather than running your own business.
One of the biggest advantages here is that you won’t have to worry about regulatory requirements so much. That’s the company’s job. Your employer may turn to a company like Reliable Permit Solutions, LLC to get the necessary permits, or they may take care of it themselves. Either way, regulatory requirements are for the company to worry about.
Becoming an Owner Operator
Many truckers start as company drivers before making the switch and becoming owner operators. One way to do this is through a lease purchase arrangement – you drive for one company until your truck is paid off, and then you own the truck and can become an owner operator.
As an owner operator, you run your own business and you don’t answer to anyone except the customer. Sounds appealing, right? Well, that independence does come with one downside – you have to take care of everything yourself, including getting the necessary permits! Don’t worry about that, though – Reliable Permit Solutions, LLC has got you covered.
For all your permit needs, call Reliable Permit Solutions, LLC today at 888-949-4220. We’ll get it taken care of!