Lease Incentive: $7500 LMC Lease Incentive
Schedule / Home Time: 1 st Shift 04:00- 15:00 / 2 nd Shift 17:00-03:00
Equipment Type(s): 20’ and 40’ Ocean Containers
Operating Area: Greater San Diego Area. Oceanside, Poway, Vista, Rancho Bernardo, El Cajon,
Division: *CMI San Diego*
Operating Center: 91130
Perks to Partnering with CMI:
– $7500 Lease Incentive- $2000 at Contract Signing for LMC
– Up to $2500 cost reimbursement for insurance down payment and permits
– Weekly Pay
– Storage Yard for Free/Safe Tractor Parking
– Six Day Dispatch
– Year Round Consistent Customer Base
– 24/7 Support, 75 years
– Unlimited $2000 Referral Bonus
– Non Forced Dispatch
– Paid Port Standby Time
– Limited Deadhead Miles
– Large Private Owned Chassis Pool
Recruiter: Walter Morales 888-991-4488
CDL Class: A
1 year previous experience / or run under your own authority
The information below provides insight into how working as an Owner Operator (also referred to as an Independent Contractor) may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is an Owner Operator?
At its most basic level, an owner-operator (OO) is exactly as it sounds — a driver who owns the truck he or she operates as an independent business. For many truck drivers, becoming an OO means you have reached the pinnacle of the truck driving industry. You own, or have financed, the costs of your own truck in your own name. You decide who you will contract with, when you will contract, where you will drive, and the cargo you are willing to carry.
An OO is a "free and clear" small business owner. Likewise, those searching for freight shipment often prefer to deal with OOs and will pay more when the opportunity is exists. The fact that an OO, by definition, means the truck's owner and driver are one in the same removes the financial burden of a carrier or company hiring, training and maintaining extra drivers when demand sinks to normal or below normal levels.
What personal characteristics best serve Owner Operators?
Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, an OO needs to have the knowledge and ability to operate within the industry and maintain mutually-beneficial relationships with clients. These client relationships must be developed to a level beyond that of any other type of driver. As an OO, you have reached the top of the heap when it comes to truck driving. There are no shortcuts, and through experience, you need to know how to react in virtually all situations ranging from personal interactions to truck repairs to working with your accountant if you are subject to an audit.
For additional information about Owner Operators, including what is a Owner Operator, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Owner Operators, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Local Routes are shorter and cover a smaller (usually local) geographic area. Local Route drivers are home every night and have a regular daily route including several stops to offload cargo. Companies servicing restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and high-volume retail outlets are frequently included in a local route on a daily or semi-regular basis.