Start your Independent Contractor career
Want to own the open road with your own truck and trailer? Be self-employed as an independent truck driver.
Independent Contractor Job Overview
Independent contractors typically own their own trucks and trailers and are responsible for all aspects of their business, including securing loads, maintaining their equipment, and paying their own taxes and insurance. They are extremely valuable to the industry!
Independent Contractor Career Path
Many people dream of being their own boss and owning their own trucking business. However, they may not know how to become an independent contractor truck driver. There are a few steps that aspiring truckers can take to make this dream a reality.
First, it is important to obtain the proper licenses and certifications. In Minnesota and most other states, this will require completing a commercial driver’s license (CDL) training course. Once you have your CDL, you will need to find a trucking company that is willing to hire you as an independent contractor.
Next, you will need to purchase your own truck. This can be done by taking out a loan or leasing a truck from a trucking company. Once you have your truck, you will need to insure it and register it with the Department of Transportation.
Finally, you will need to stay up-to-date on industry news and regulations. This can be done by reading industry publications and attending conferences and seminars. By following these steps, you can become an independent contractor truck driver and achieve your dream of owning your own trucking business!
Income and Demand
For independent contractors, the sky is the limit when it comes to income. As since the trucking industry is at an all-time high for demand, you will be too.
$41,300 – $402,000
Be your own boss, work when you want to and as long as you want to, expand your territory purposefully and enjoy the countryside.