Running a business as an owner operator can be an amazing experience. You set your own hours, travel locally or over-the-road, and you get the added bonus of an unlimited earning potential. Owner operator jobs in Tennessee 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. In addition, as an owner operator you get to decide what kind of truck you want to drive. You could drive flatbed, tanker, reefer, and dry van to name a few! You can haul what you want, where you want. The possibilities are endless!
What to Expect as an Owner Operator in Tennessee
There are many responsibilities that come with having a career as an owner operator. You have to make sure you have the proper endorsements, insurances, and stay up to date on laws and regulations. Also, be prepared financially to make sudden repairs on your equipment; the longer it’s broken the less money you will make.
Benefits of an Owner Operator
Here are just a few of the many benefits that come with being an owner operator in Tennessee
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 information: