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Things to Consider When Becoming an Owner-Operator of a Truck

Are you a company truck driver thinking about ? There are certain advantages to going that route, like having more freedom and control over your own schedule. That flexibility is very appealing to a lot of people, but the lifestyle is not for everyone. Here are some things to consider before you take the plunge into working for yourself as an owner-operator.

If you want to have longer periods of time at home that are not necessarily on the weekends, you may do well as an owner-operator.

Some people like to take long trips in their truck and others just want to do short runs. This should factor into your decision about becoming an owner-operator. If you want to get as much driving in as possible when you are on the road, becoming an owner-operator may be the right way for you to go.

If you are really healthy and do not have any conditions that may worsen, you could be a good candidate for becoming an owner-operator. While having the flexibility to create your own schedule is nice, weighing the amount of time spent on the road versus the impacts to your health condition could be a deciding factor in this career move.

If you love getting out on the road and seeing the country, becoming an owner-operator may be just the thing for you.

It’s true that when you are an owner-operator of a truck, you have a freedom that most jobs lack, but the decision should not be taken lightly. Making this choice is very personal and should be carefully discussed with your family before jumping in.

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Why Do I Need To Hire A Parking Patrol Service?

Patrols are essential if you are in the business of providing parking services to the public or to staff and employees. A properly trained patrol service can enforce safety standards and restrictions that you have set in place. They can also aid in being visible enough to deter crimes.

Absolutely not. Make no mistake, employees are not law enforcement officers. They do, however, dress and monitor the lot in such a way as to remain highly visible. They wear professional and branded uniforms for the very purpose of not blending in. This in itself is the deterrent. Patrols will not catch a criminal in the act and physically stop them. They are trained in conflict resolution focusing on verbal engagement only. They do not have the authority to arrest people. They will certainly contact law enforcement if the need arises.

You provide the rules that pertain to your lot and a patrol will generally provide the appropriate signage. They can issue tickets for violations and can also give out permits for those with special privileges.

On the contrary, a professional staff patrolling your parking lot can add a huge sense of safety to those that use your service. Nobody really likes parking in a desolate lot. A highly visible patrol crew can be welcoming and reassuring to those that are supposed to be there and a huge deterrent to those that are not.

There certainly are. A patrol can actually maximize your profitability. Cars that are not parked properly and take up more than one allotted slot costs you money. So do abandoned vehicles or disabled vehicles that are just taking up space without generating some form of revenue. These situations are costly and unsightly to potential customers. A lot that is not welcoming will be remembered and avoided.

Whether the lot is part of your income or a perk for your employees, it's obvious that a well-patrolled area is in your best interests in the long-term. People want safety, security and convenience. Parking lot patrols are a great way to give those to them.

Car industry innovations we can expect to see

Microsoft's role with self-driving cars

No, Microsoft will not be building self-driving cars. But, they naturally want to be a part of building up that technology. While Elon Musk says he expects Apple to eventually be a direct competitor, that probably won't be the case with Microsoft based on the interview above.

Taking a ride in Honda's self-driving car

What will Apple's role be in the car industry?

Here's an interesting interview with Elon Musk who believes Apple will eventually be a "direct competitor" in the car industry. Interesting . . .

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