When the owner of a small trucking company is a driver too
By Timothy D. Brady
An extremely challenging situation for the micro-motor carrier owner still hauling loads occurs when you’re also the boss for up to five other truckers.
As an independent trucker driving down the highway with your name on the side of the truck, you get to make all the decisions. No more dispatchers. No safety director telling you how to fill out your logs. Freedom to pick and choose what loads you’ll take. Total independence. Real freedom of the road!
There probably aren’t many truckers who at some point in their driving careers haven’t asked, “Should I get my own hauling authority? Should I venture out beyond the constraints of being either a company driver or leased to a carrier?” What is the thought process a trucker goes through? What questions does he or she ask?