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Truck Leasing for the Owner Operator


Leasing a truck and starting your own trucking business is a serious step for the want-to-be owner operator.  Knowing the right questions to ask and understanding the lease agreement is the first step in assuring that you, the driver will get the best deal.

Many new drivers starting out as an owner operator will most often begin with one of the starter trucking companies lease purchase programs, which have a high driver failure rate.  Our trucking company lease purchase survey shows the final result from 3,611 drivers, concerning these company truck leases.

Joe Hoovestol of Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

Joe Hoovestol of Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

Joe Hoovestol of Lone Mountain Truck Leasing was our guest on Truth About Trucking “LIVE” talk radio on Thursday, September 9th, 2010.  We discussed the details of truck leasing and what to look for in a truck lease to make sure it is driver friendly and not set-up solely for the success of the trucking company.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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