Differences Between Car Haulers and Owner-Operators

When looking for an owner-operator job, it’s important to know the primary differences between owner-operators and company drivers. Car Hauling Owner-Operator and United Road understand those differences and have positions available for both.

What are Owner-Operators?

Owner-OperatorThe primary difference someone looking for an owner-operator job should know is that when we post an ad saying “truck owner-operator wanted,” we are specifically looking for owner-operators — drivers who own their own car haul equipment. Some folks get confused with the terminology. Looking specifically for people who own their own equipment, like anything, has both its advantages and disadvantages. One advantage of working an owner-operator job is that the driver owns the truck they are driving themselves, which can give both the driver and a company hiring semi truck owner-operator jobs leeway with scheduling.

Buy Your Own Truck!

  • 7-year financing
  • Low-to-zero down payment
  • Competitive interest rates

Also, working an independent owner-operator job means you’re personally responsible for everything involving your equipment. This can sometimes lead to higher insurance and maintenance costs, but if a driver is a company driver, it means that Car Hauling Owner-Operator is responsible for most of those costs. If a truck owner-operator wanted to get maintenance work done to their tractor, the cost would befall upon them, so it’s definitely a pros and cons situation.

Third, owner-operators are essentially small-business owners, and with that come certain skills we’re looking for when hiring semi truck owner-operator jobs. These skills include–but are not limited to–efficient time management, financial acumen and taking proper care of your equipment and cargo.

Become a Car Hauling Owner-Operator

What if you want to be an owner-operator, but don’t yet own your own truck? That’s OK! United Road offers owner-operators seven-year financing with low, competitive interest rates and low down payments. We want to help you succeed, because when you succeed, we do, too.

Owner-OperatorRegardless of whether you’re looking for an owner-operator job or a company driver job, we want to hear from you! We are hiring semi truck owner-operator jobs and want more who have what it takes to get the job done and are willing to go the extra mile to do so. If this sounds like you, please take time to review our FAQ or jump right to the apply page. We are very selective, but don’t let that discourage you. We Want to hear from you.