Post Date - Aug 17, 2021
There’s nothing quite like being your own boss. For truckers, it’s the ultimate kind of freedom: You get to choose your own loads, the routes you want to drive, and when and how often you get home. At Roadrunner, we’re set up specifically to support owner operators and those who want to become owner operators as you build your own businesses in this industry. Drivers love our lease purchase program because they enjoy the flexibility, stability and support we offer along the way.
“It was always my goal to own my own truck,” says Rashad Smith, who started working with us two years ago. “I found out about Roadrunner from other drivers and heard some good things. It sounded like what I wanted for the miles I wanted to run. I reached out to them and they gave me a good deal.”
Rashad recently paid off his first lease purchase with us. It took him just over a year to complete.
“It’s definitely something I’d do again,” says the Valdosta, Ga., resident. “They made it easy to earn the amount I had to pay, get in the miles and still be able to provide for myself at the same time.”
Drivers like Rashad say our lease purchase program is a simple way to get started on owning your own business with zero money down and no payments for the first 30 days. We provide two options to choose from based on whether you want to own a brand-new truck or a pre-owned truck for lower payments.
“If you’re thinking about doing a lease purchase, make sure you’re ready for the responsibility and that this is something you want to do,” says Rashad. “Once you get into it, you need to be committed. You’re going to have to dedicate a lot of your time to making sure you’re earning enough and learning the business, but it’s worth it if it’s what you want.”
Rashad says the support he receives from the Roadrunner team was invaluable. In addition to the income he makes, he also enjoys our 24-hour dispatch, friendly and driver-focused atmosphere, and our commitment to helping our drivers however we can.
“I actually got into an accident once and my truck was down for a bit. When you’re an owner operator, typically all of that is on you,” Rashad explains. “Roadrunner helped me fix my truck and they even gave me some money while I was down. They didn’t have to do either one of those. It says a lot about a company when they continually go above and beyond.”
At Roadrunner, our owner operators can earn up to $259,000 annually. Benefits include preloaded trailers and primarily no-touch freight, maintenance and fuel discounts, stable rates with consistent freights, discounted health and medical plans, paid orientation, and pet and rider policies. If you’re ready to take the first step towards being your own boss, give us a call today!