Post Date - Oct 27, 2021

Do you or have you always wanted to own your own business? Being a company driver certainly has its benefits, but there are a lot of reasons why some truck drivers opt to become owner operators. As an owner operator, you’re the boss! Many owner operators say they enjoy the freedom they have over their income and schedule so much that it’s worth the time they spend working on building their businesses. What if you could have the best of both worlds - freedom that comes with being an owner operator while having the support of a company behind you? That’s exactly what you can expect when working with us here at CalArk.

“I’ve been a driver for 23 years. Started out as a company driver and then became an owner operator,” says Luis “Smiley” Benjamin. “CalArk takes care of everything: the freight, the customers and the pay. We’re well paid.”

Owner operators at CalArk can gross over $3,000 per week with our high weekly miles and bonus pay opportunities. We have great freight lanes, which allow you to maximize your earning potential while still scheduling your desired home time.

“We have a fuel surcharge and a mileage bonus that is very good,” Smiley explains. “I just call my dispatcher to get me the home time I need.”

If you’re interested in joining our team as an owner operator, but don’t already own your own truck, you can make your career dreams possible with the help of our lease purchase program. Doing a lease purchase helps get you in the driver’s seat faster so you can start working for yourself right away.

“CalArk is really professional in the way they work with their owner operators,” says Smiley. “They treat us well and offer great flexibility.”

In addition to great miles and pay, our owner operators enjoy our supplemental medical insurance plan as well as their ability to access vision, dental and paid group life insurance. We also have a great driver referral bonus.

“I wake up every day, do my pre-trip, check my load information and plan my trip,” adds Smiley. “This is what I love to do and I love doing it here at CalArk.”

If you’re interested in learning more about our owner operator opportunities or lease purchase program, reach out to us today!