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Owner operator jobs transport cargo around the nation delivering a diverse array of goods from door to door. Owner operator jobs are truck drivers that purchase their own trucks and consequently starting a business for themselves. Covering their own expenses, truck owner operator jobs, will require individuals to have good business sense to be able to handle this type of trucking. Some even do their own maintenance and minor repairs on their trucks but some employers engage in franchising. This provides somewhat of a trade off between finding goods to haul and providing workers the opportunity to purchase a truck.

The minimum education requirements for owner operator trucking jobs are a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent. An increasing number of workers have some type of college education. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations require that drivers be at least 21 years old, have good vision and hearing. A commercial driver's license is also essential for owner operators jobs.

Reflecting the economy, owner operators jobs employment is expected to grow by 15 percent during the 2006 to 2016 decade. As the economy gains strength, more goods and cargo will need to be transported. A demand for new positions will be created from individuals that leave their occupations to find other careers or leave the work force entirely. Workers that will have the best opportunities for owner operator jobs will have a commercial driver's license, previous driving experience, with a superb driving record. Careers are expected to be more favorable for truckload carriers than light truck load (LTL) carriers because of better working conditions for LTL truckers.

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