How to Become an Owner Operator in Florida

If you’re considering how to become an owner operator in Florida, it’s a career change that can open you up to new advantages and experiences in the logistics industry. Besides being your own boss, you get to create your own work schedule and take time off according to your life. There’s also the possibility of pulling in a higher salary. What do you need to get started in intermodal drayage? These useful tips will help you get a jump start.

USDOT and MC Number

What is the USDOT and Motor Carrier (MC) Number? These are the first items you will need to check off your list if you want to become an owner operator. A USDOT number identifies carriers operating in interstate commerce while an MC number identifies a carrier who transports cargo for hire in interstate commerce. You can register in Florida here.

Get yourself insurance

According to FMCSA, “In addition to filing an application for operating authority, all applicants for motor carrier, freight forwarder, and broker authorities must have specific insurance and legal process agent documents on file.” As a truck driver (especially if you plan to transport Hazmat materials) safety is important not only for your well-being, but as a responsible driver on the road. There are various insurance coverages to choose from, which you can find on the FMCSA website.

Buy or lease

As an owner operator, you’re going to need a reliable truck! But, should you buy or lease? When it comes down to the big decision, it depends on your financial means and primary needs. Purchasing a used semi truck can run up to $100,000. Too pricey? You can spend less upfront by leasing from a trucking company, with some companies even offering a lease-to-own option.

If you're looking for a career with the best intermodal drayage companies in Jacksonville with solid benefits, excellent growth potential, and the freedom to work how and when you want, look no further. US 1 Network  is looking for experienced owner operators to join our team. The logistics industry is growing rapidly, so apply today and join a winning team!

Courtney L.
January 8, 2018
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Owner Operators

If you're looking for a career with solid benefits, excellent growth potential, and the freedom to work how and when you want, look no further. US 1 Network is looking for experienced owner operators to join our team of shipping experts. The logistics industry is growing rapidly, so apply today and join a winning team!

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