20+ years driving experience
- 4th Generation Truck Driver, Both his father and grandfather had their own trucks in Cuba and continued to be owner operators since he moved to Miami when he was 11.
- From being an owner operator, it gives me the option to choose with whom I work and which loads I accept. It is my own truck. If it doesn't benefit me, I simply walk away with my truck.If the bill passes where I have to become a company driver, I will have to find another solution and might look into selling my truck and possibly consider retiring. The great thing about being an owner operator is that we keep this country moving and this job isn't for everyone. I am scared that I will no longer be able to be my own boss. I can decline trips when they do not suit my needs. My routes are from regular customers in the Miami area. Being an owner operator gives me the ability to spend more time with my family, I can take off when I want to, and work when I need to.
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