Welcome to Owner Operators 101

Welcome to Owner Operators 101, your one-stop resource page for all things related to the independent trucking industry.  The purpose of this site is to help owner operator truck drivers and aspiring company drivers to succeed and find the best owner operator jobs by giving you time-tested proven tips on what works best and what doesn’t.

December 16, 2017
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Benefits of a Clean Driving Record in Owner Operator Trucking

You probably read this kind of ads while getting an owner operator trucking job if you are an independent driver: “Company requires a Truck driver with a clean driving record, haven’t you? Well, this is because employers and their insurance companies want to make sure they hire the right people […]
September 7, 2017
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Lease Purchase Trucking vs Owner Operator Trucking

A very important factor to consider when you become an owner operator is how you are going to get paid.  This is one of the main differences between being an independent owner operator truck driver and a driver on a lease purchase program.   Every company has their own policies […]
June 9, 2017
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Trump’s 2018 Infrastructure Initiative: Does it affect owner operator trucking jobs?

On June 7th, 2017 the White House released a fact sheet outlining President Trump’s 2018 Budget: Infrastructure Initiative. Under such initiative, President Trump addresses the need to rebuild and modernize our nation’s infrastructure and bring it up to level with other countries. Currently, the United States infrastructure ranks at 12th position […]
April 28, 2017
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Owner Operator Job Tips for Beginners

At Status Transportation our first-hand experience and the working relationship we have with owner operator truck drivers have taught us many very valuable lessons and we want to share that knowledge with you.  The purpose of this article is to help company drivers that may want to become an owner […]
October 18, 2016
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Strategies For Owner Operators To Buy A Truck

Going into an owner operator trucking job should not be taken lightly. Here are a few very useful tips on how to prepare for an owner operator job.