Roads not taken, part 1: Owner-operator turned broker, freight agent
Jan, 2015 The traditional career advancement for leased owner-operators has been to get operating authority and run as a full independent, then if circumstances line up adding trucks to grow the small fleet. Yet many drivers and owner-operators have prospered in other jobs within the industry. While there’s no guarantee a nondriving job will boost your earnings, plenty of truckers have found good money, opportunity for advancement and better quality of life after coming off the road. In this series, find typical industry opportunities where over-the-road experience gives you a leg up.