Should you lease a truck from a company? No. There have been only 1-2 people that have ever shown me a lease settlement that is more than a good company driver makes. But Mark, I am a trainer and make money! Yes, you have to have someone else help you with the costs. Solo to solo, no way. Drivers forget a few things. First, all of the extra costs other than the payment. Like FUEL and plates and various other costs. Also, to compare, we need to look at benefits. If you are leasing, can you take 5 weeks off with your normal pay and not come back to a negative check? How about paid holidays? What about health insurance? It is very expensive to purchase on your own. Even through OOIDA, which you should join, it is expensive. So, really, you aren't making any money, you are just paying off the truck for the company and buying yourself a job. Don't forget about breakdowns!
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.