Running your own business can be an amazing experience. As an owner operator you’ll get to set your own hours, travel locally, regionally or over-the-road, and get the additional bonus of an unlimited earning potential. Owner operator jobs in Minnesota and nationwide are set to grow at least 20% over the next few years and owner operators have an average salary of $100,000 per year. As an owner operator you decide what kind of truck you want to drive. You could drive flatbed, tanker, reefer, and dry bulk just to name a few! Haul what you want, where you want. The possibilities for a rewarding trucking career are endless!
What to Expect as an Owner Operator in Minnesota
Having a career as an owner operator means having many responsibilities. You’ve got to make sure 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. To be successful as an owner operator you must be smart about how you run your trucking business.
Benefits of an Owner Operator
Here are just a few of the many benefits that come with choosing a career as an owner operator in Minnesota:
Be your own boss!
You can make your own schedule
You decide what and where you drive
Unlimited income potential
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 information: