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.

April 8, 2018
How do owner operators find loads?

How do owner operators find loads?

Nowadays there are many ways for owner operators to find loads, they don’t need to be waiting in truck stops, like in the old days, constantly checking the physical load boards and rushing into the nearest payphone praying to be the first caller and hoping it’s a good pay. This […]
December 16, 2017
Owner operator trucking clean driving record

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 […]
November 21, 2017
Tesla Semi Truck Inside Cab seat is centered Owner Operator Trucking

What Does Tesla’s Truck Mean for Owner Operator Trucking?

Last week Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the fully electric Tesla Semi at an event hosted at Tesla’s Design Studio in Hawthorne, California. The trucks are scheduled to be out by 2019 and despite much skepticism about Tesla being able to deliver on their promises, the pre-orders are already rolling […]
September 7, 2017
Percentage based owner operator pay

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 […]
July 13, 2017
Status Transportation 2290 form FAQs

Status Transportation Answers 2290 Form FAQs

Being new to owner operator trucking you probably didn’t know that before getting a plate for your truck you first had to file a 2290 form.  Here’s some important information you must know So what is a Form 2290 and who must file it? If you have a vehicle that […]
July 12, 2017
Status Transportation safety tips

Status Transportation: 5 Safety Tips for Owner Operators

It’s in the best interest of top owner operator trucking companies like Status Transportation to want their owner operator truck drivers to be safe while out on the road. Typically, an owner operator runs 101,000 miles annually. Even with all that running, owner operator truckers represent fewer mishaps than other […]
June 9, 2017
Interstate tolls and owner operator trucking

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
Owner Operator Jobs Truck Buying Options

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 […]
December 17, 2016
Company Driver vs. Owner Operator

Company Driver vs. Owner Operator FAQ

We have put together a list of frequently asked questions drivers ask about being a company driver vs. an owner operator.
November 17, 2016
Preparing for an owner operator trucking job

Preparing For An Owner Operator Trucking Job

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.