Layover.com's Owner-Operator section is dedicated to helping trucking owner-operators better run their business. Find information on locating loads, owner-operator trucking jobs, and more.

Trucking owner-operators need special business skills and knowledge to be successful in the trucking industry. If you are an independent owner-operator, you need to have a special understanding of the motivation and dedication it takes to make it in this business. This section of Layover.com is for the owner-operators and those who want to learn how to become one.

The Dock: Tips for the Owner Operator

John Ewing

    Attitude - Part 1
    Henry Ford once observed, "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." This was a profound observation that has proven true...

Trucking Industry Articles/Columns

  • The Grapevine - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration ("FMCSA") is set to publish regulations in the...
  • Tax Tips - Q: Some of the drivers I work with are hearing rumors about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Obamacare) and how it impacts our income taxes. Can you explain how the Affordable Care Act relates to filing our tax returns?...


  • Working With Your Dispatcher/Broker - As an Owner Operator, you are a businessman or businesswoman, so you should always carry yourself accordingly. We all know that the first impression is the lasting impression; in other words,...

Trucking Industry Essentials

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