10 Traits That Successful Owner-Operators Possess

Furthermore, due to their communication skills, they are good in making trucker friends on the road.

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In this way, they can learn a trick or two while being on the road.

On the subject of this, their curiosity makes them hungry for new information.

More importantly, they want to stay ahead of the new regulations as well as changes.

For example, if there is a particular change in the DOT, in the Department Of Labor (DOL) or even the DMV regulations, they will know it.

Continually, owner-operators know the secret places to find the latest trucking industry news.

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In addition to this, they want to be ahead of things and be prepared for the future.

For example, if there is a particular trick about buying a paper truck, they will know it.

On the other hand, if you want to know more about increasing your truck battery life, simply ask an owner-operator.

The thing is, they never miss a thing about anything related to their profession.

They even know the best urban stories to tell.

6. They Aren’t Afraid to Ask for Help

Owner-operators might possess a wide knowledge but there are situations that they are insecure about handling.

As shown above, there are situations like handling finances and they need to hire professionals to do the job for them,

To emphasize, asking for help is the moment when they show that they are running their business smart.

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To continue with, asking for help is also another way to learn some trick. For instance, if you are new in the business, the best way is to ask for help.

Although the owner-operators stay positive, strong and independent, they sometimes find themselves in a checkmate situation.

Continually, some would consider this as a weakness. However, asking for help in a particular matter is the smartest thing to do.

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This is another trait which makes the independent drivers amazing. They are not afraid to ask for help.

More importantly, they do not rely on the stereotypes of showing their weakness by asking for somebody’s help.

The thing is, this is a business we are talking about.

It is normal to ask for help from a person, a business, or a company.

Generally speaking, one business hires another one to do a particular job for them.

7. They are Confident

Running a business on your own requires possession of various traits.

Further, becoming an owner-operator makes you aware of the fact that you are going to be handling a lot of things by yourself.

Continually, if you want to be successful in your niche, you need to know your mission, vision, goal and you need to stick to them.

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In addition to this, owner-operators need to know how to complete the challenges that the road and trucking industry are throwing at them.

Continually, an independent driver needs to know how to complete a mission or reach a goal.

More importantly, an owner-operator needs confidence.

If you lack confidence as a business owner, the chances of creating a successful business would be 20% which is nearly as no chance at all.

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Due to this matter, being confident is key to success and making your business flawless.

Notably, confidence is giving you the ability to act as well as think independently which is a crucial trait for the owner-operators.


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In this way, confidence enables owner-operators to be confident about a particular decision.

Having strong and humble self-confidence is a powerful trait in closing deals, attracting customers and creating a reputation.

8. Owner-Operators Self-Manage

As shown above, as an independent driver, you are ought to make things happen by yourself. To put it in another way, everything is laid on your back.

With this in mind, you are obliged to self-manage.

On the subject of this, self-managing is not bad. On the contrary, it is a trait that few possess.

As a matter of fact, it is one of the traits which makes owner-operators extraordinary.

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Additionally, self-management means to have a freedom and will to do what you want regarding the business.

To emphasize, if you are certain about a particular strategy will work, you have the freedom to do it.

For example, if you think class 8 trucks are attracting a large sum of the economy, you can do that.

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On the other hand, if you happen to have made an unwanted mistake by disrespecting the FMCSA or SAFER rules, there is not anyone to reproach to you because you are your own boss.

By the same token, self-management allows you to become the strong leader you have always wanted.

Generally speaking, the self-management has extreme perks for the owner-operators and their business.

Not to mention that it prepares you for the future and the upcoming trends in the trucking business.

9. They Use an Accountant

It is true that owner-operators are professionally skilled and they can handle multiple things but sometimes they need help.

Having said this, as an owner-operator you are not skilled in everything, you are skilled only in traits needed for trucking.

To continue with, you need a person to handle a particular job for you, or close a deal for you.

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With this in mind, the experienced owner-operators are hiring professionals and other companies to do a particular job.

Furthermore, this is a good thing.

Honestly, even the best business owners are hiring a person to do a particular job that they have a doubt about.

In the hope that their business will become a huge success, the owner-operators are relying on freight brokerage.

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Driving and securing the cargo may be a challenge to complete for the owner-operators, however, handling finances is a rather complicated part.



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