With the trucking industry booming Downunder, many drivers are now considering becoming an owner-operator. Many do it for the right reasons and others do it for the wrong reasons.
Here are the top 10 ‘RIGHT’ reasons to become a truck owner and operator in Australia in 2020.
10. YOU FEEL UNFULFILLED WITH YOUR CURRENT JOB/POSITION
You should very much enjoy going to work and jumping on your truck most days. If you are working with someone else and are not happy at work or feel stagnant in your career path, perhaps underpaid, it may be time to try something new.
9. FLEXIBILITY IS AN OPTION IN YOUR BUSINESS MODEL
You can decide what type of freight to haul, where you drive, who you drive for, and much more. Did we hear someone scream ‘FREEDOM?’
8. YOU CAN STILL HAVE THE SAFETY OF BEING LEASED TO A CARRIER
Owner-operators typically start out leasing on to a carrier sometimes through a rent-to-buy model. This means you still have the freedom of being your own bossman with some of the safety similar to a company driver.
7. YOU CAN NOW CHOOSE YOUR OWN ROUTES
When driving for a company, your are told what routes you have to drive by their carrier. As an owner-operator, you can drive the route of your choice.
6. YOU HAVE THE EXPERIENCE
As a company driver who has proven success and experience in the job, you will have the ability to apply the knowledge you have gained to your new trucking business. THIS IS NOW YOUR BUSINESS!
5. YOU GET TO CHOOSE WHO YOU WANT TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO
You get to choose what shippers and receivers you deliver for. And the criteria on how you do that are completely up to you. If somebody is treating you poorly, don’t drive for them anymore, as simple as that!
4. YOU GET TO OWN YOUR OWN TRUCK
Driving a truck that you can call your own is something to be quite proud of! Look for quality used models here
3. YOU DON’T HAVE TO WORK FOR ANYBODY
Welcome to your new life. As an owner and operator you are your own boss. If you don’t like something about your business, you have the control to change it.
2. YOU CAN BENEFIT FROM TAX SAVINGS
There are many tax deductions that owner-operators can benefit from that company drivers can’t, like deductions for motor vehicle expenses. Find out more here
1. ULTIMATELY YOU CAN EARN MORE MONEY
Owner-operators have the ability to make more than company drivers if they are running their business efficiently. They have the chance to scale the business and expand their fleet to multiple drivers to increase revenue and build their business.
If you are looking to buy a truck then contact us today to discuss your needs and do a deal directly with the boss!
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