Pursuing your own business as an owner operator can be an amazing experience. Being an owner operator in Arizona allows you to make your own hours, travel locally or over-the-road, and you get the added bonus of an unlimited earning potential. And owner operator jobs in Arizona and nationwide are expected to grow over the next few years with today’s owner operator having an average salary of $100,000 per year. In addition, as an owner operator you decide what kind of truck you want to drive. You decide if you want to run flatbed, tanker, reefer, and dry bulk to name a few! You can haul what you want, where you want. You’re the boss so the possibilities are endless!
What can you expect as an Arizona Owner Operator
There are many responsibilities that come with being an owner operator. You have to make ensure you have the proper endorsements, insurances, and stay up to date on laws and regulations. Staying current on safety training is also a major component to being an owner operator in Arizona. You’ll want to do your research when you are looking into different owner operator careers. Since you are the boss be prepared to work long hours on a regular basis. Also, be ready financially to make sudden repairs on your equipment; the longer you’re not on the road the less money you will make.
Benefits of an Arizona Owner Operator
Here are just a few of the many benefits that come with being an owner operator:
You are your own boss!
You can make your own schedule
You decide what and where you drive
Unlimited income potential
It’s a great way to travel across the country
Types of Endorsements
Depending on what kind of owner operator you want to be, you may need more than just your CDL. Here is a list of common endorsements:
HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials Endorsement)
Air Brake Endorsement
If you have specific questions, call your states Department of Transportation or visit their website. Here are a few other helpful links for CDL and other driver information:
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