Tires are a major expense, probably No. 2 or 3 on your list, after fuel and, of course, paying yours
Tom Berg worked his way through college by driving trucks. Since 1978, he’s been writing about trucks and trucking. He holds a Class A commercial driver’s license and drives trucks as part of story research. While semi-retired, Berg still writes about semis as a contributing editor at Land Line.
What are carriers offering for pay today? A walk down recruiters’ row at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., showed there’s a rather tight range of remuneration for owner-operators, usually a percentage of revenue.