What is the Best Owner Operator Company to Work For?

What is the Best Owner Operator Company to Work For?

Truck owners should be trying to maximize their earnings. You’re taking on the burden of owning, insuring and maintaining your rig, so it’s important to seek out the highest paying owner operator jobs. Which owner-operator company is best to work for?   Mercer Transportation Mercer Transportation first opened their doors in 1977 and has since…

Container Port Group Driver Pay

Container Port Group Driver Pay

Container Port Group has been in operation since 1971 under the name of Rail Container Services. The company started in Cleveland helping the Norfolk & Western company thanks to the storage and shipping capabilities of the company. Services were expanded to the Midwest with a terminal opening in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1975. Expansion continued, with…

How Much Do Semi Trucks Cost?        

How Much Do Semi Trucks Cost?        

Most owner-operator truckers will finance their trucks because the cost to outright purchase a semi-truck is extreme. The good news is that there are multiple purchase options for potential owners to choose from when purchasing a semi-truck.  Semi-trucks can be leased, rented or purchased.   Let’s take a deep dive into the benefits and disadvantages of…

Mercer Transportation Pay

Mercer Transportation Pay

Mercer Transportation is one of the top carriers in America and one of the leading owner-operator companies in the country. The irregular route carrier has been in business for more than four decades and has an owner-operator fleet of more than 2,300 trucks. Mercer was ranked one of the top five carriers in the country…

When Should an Owner-Operator Hire A Dedicated Truck Dispatch Service?

When Should an Owner-Operator Hire A Dedicated Truck Dispatch Service?

When finding freight, carriers have quite a few options: load boards, dispatchers and freight brokers. Owner operators who don’t have the time to search through load boards can use a freight broker or a dispatcher to find loads. If you’re new to the business, you may be wondering whether dispatchers and freight brokers are the…

OOIDA Truck Insurance

OOIDA Truck Insurance

Trucking is a risky business. Owner-operators average $184,900 per year, doubling the average OTR trucker salary. While the higher salary is nice, the owner-operator has to worry about expenses and risks that a non-owner operator can ignore. And the one decision that’s the biggest protectant is choosing commercial truck insurance. Insurance offers owner operator trucking…