If you ask 100 truckers that question, you will likely get 85 to 90 sob stories about why you shouldn’t.
The fact is that many of those professional drivers got into a lease operator agreement with their employer. They had no idea about the legal entrapments written into the contract, and even some that weren’t. They soon wound up as what most would consider an indentured slave to the trucking firm they trusted to help them own their first truck.
And sometimes, the truck they get from the trucking firm is not the truck they were driving. They get a mechanical mess the firm wanted to get rid of because the maintenance costs were more than the truck could earn if still in active service.
There Is a World of Difference Between Leasing a Truck & Being a Leased Truck Operator for a Trucking Firm
Once you take the lease from the company and become a leased truck operator, you’re not really an owner-operator. But you’ll no longer get the choice hauls from the firm.
They might tell you nothing changes, but why would they give you the best paying loads as a lease operator over a company driver? They won’t, plain and simple.
A Credible Alternative from Bulldog Truck Sales
First, you’ll have your choice of great trucks. This option can make all the difference in the world. You want a truck that will be your home while you’re on the road, so the truck’s sleeper is as essential as its maintenance record.
Second, Bulldog knows most truckers cannot afford to lease a new truck with a significant down payment that will stretch their finances. They also know a truck with upcoming repairs is out of the question. That’s why they keep a large selection of well-maintained used trucks with sleepers that will keep you comfortable while taking your breaks and sleep time.
If you want to become a real owner-operator, talk to Bulldog Truck Sales about a high-quality used truck to lease or buy.
Posted on behalf of Bulldog Truck Sales