For many CDL students and new drivers, owning your own truck and becoming an owner operator is a dream. Running your own business and placing yourself in charge of your financial future is the ultimate goal for many newcomers to the trucking industry. As tough as OTR trucking can be, there are still those owner operators and independent contractors who are successful in this business. Understanding the keys to running a business will most likely always be the number one advice you will receive from a successful truck owner operator.
I have often discussed the cons of going through one of the trucking company lease-purchase programs. Thousands of truckers have fallen prey to these scams, and many are participating in our on-going survey about this huge scam in the trucking industry. You can check out the most recent data here . . .
When I started Truth About Trucking, LLC, it was not meant to be just another trucking website, blog or forum which pours out meaningless content or discussing the same topics that everyone else was discussing. The purpose was to actually be active, get others active and work together to bring change to an industry that often abuses drivers. Futhermore, our goals include to perform real and viable research into the industry and share with all interested parties, those factors that will improve the quality of life for truck drivers and those issues that can help lead to success.
We have accomplished this on several occasions by informing CDL students about excellent truck driver training schools such as:
- Trainco Truck Driving School out of Michigan and Ohio.
- North Georgia Technical College and Moultrie Technical College . . . both out of Georgia.
- We have helped out-of-work truck drivers find work . . . by informing about Trucking Careers of America . . .
- We are gaining ground on our fight to Stop False DAC Reporting against our truckers. ( Update coming . . . )
- We are giving truckers a voice to be heard, through our Blog Talk Radio program . . .
When we first launched the original Truth About Trucking across the world wide web . . . it was not about us . . . it was and is . . . all about helping those who wanted or needed help. Exposing the scam of the trucking company owner-operator lease programs, was high on my priority. My research has led to a greater alternative . . .
Lone Mountain Truck Leasing is based out of Pacific Junction, Iowa and offers one of the best truck leasing programs in the industry. There are no extra fees or hidden charges and there is no huge balloon payment at the end of the lease. They will assist in finding you the needed financing and with your down payment, you just make the monthly payments and when the final payment is made . . . you get the title to the truck. It really is that simple.
One of the biggest problem drivers face when entering a lease purchase program through a trucking company, is they are not able to take the truck with them if they choose to leave the company. So is the truck really theirs? Lone Mountain Truck Leasing offers affordable truck leasing for the wanna’ be owner operator. I receive many requests from individuals and companies for endorsement purposes. They find that I do not simply jump on board with anyone.
I research . . . I study . . . I investigate . . . after all, we are recognized as the “truth” about trucking. Only those programs I find to be honest and reputable will be made known publicly through our site(s). Lone Mountain Truck Leasing is one I highly recommend. Check out their truck leasing program . . . and get started in the best way to becoming your own boss in the trucking industry.
Listen to our recent talk show: The Owner Operator Spirit
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