Owner-Operators: Endangered Species?

August 1, 2013

The recession was tough on owner-operators. Add to that increasing regulations and more expensive equipment, and it’s no wonder some in the industry are saying the owner-operator is dead.

However, I spent the first eight years of my career writing for a magazine for owner-operators, and I believe owner-operators are more resilient than that. Yes, some turned in their keys due to financial hardship. Others are hanging up their hats because they don’t like the government telling them what to do.