It’s a common story in the U.S. trucking industry to hear how a fleet — even some of the biggest fleets — started with a one-truck owner-operator.
CCJ sister site Overdrive recently took a look at career paths for owner-operators or drivers, and how they could leverage their experience driving or operating a one-truck business into other positions at carriers and/or roles within the trucking industry.
As a follow-up to his reporting there, Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills posted a write-up this week on Old Time Express, a roughly 20-truck fleet located in Tennessee.
The carrier, as you probably guessed, began with a driver’s ambitions to become an owner-operator after becoming increasingly unhappy at his current job.
Dills details Old Time’s beginnings here, pointing toward fleet expansion as another “career move” for owner-operators looking to change their role in trucking.