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Pros and Cons of Becoming an Owner Operator After You Graduate With Your Class 1 License

Most truck drivers begin their semi-truck driving careers working for a trucking company, which provides the equipment, schedules the loads, and pays the driver by the kilometer.

When you get your Class 1 license and start driving, some professional drivers see the potential in becoming Owner/Operators, meaning that they will buy a truck and handle the business aspects for themselves.

PROS
There is increased earning potential in owning your own truck, as well as a lot more freedom to make decisions about what you’ll carry, where you’ll take it, and for whom you’ll work. Many Owner/Operators enjoy the business so much that they’ll purchase additional trucks and hire more drivers. For the right type of person, it’s an excellent opportunity.

CONS
Like everything, being an Owner/Operator isn’t without its downside. The potential for earning is larger, but so is the risk. All costs of the truck (maintenance, repair, fuel, licensing) will be your responsibility, as is managing loading of your truck. Every moment your wheels aren’t turning or your trailer is empty costs you money.

If you have what it takes to be a successful long haul truck driver (self-motivation, responsibility, and a desire for freedom) it’s likely you have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Most people begin their careers by working for someone else, and learning the business from the inside. They then take what they’ve learned (both the things they liked, and those they didn’t) and strike out on their own.

First Class Training Centre has instructors who can prepare you for your career in the road freight industry. We’ll do more than just help you get a license – we’ll help you start a career. We have decades of hands-on experience in the industry, at all levels. Contact us online or call Toll Free 1-(855) 632-5302.

First Class Training Centre is the preferred choice for you Class 1 course in Manitoba.  With offices in Winnipeg and Brandon, First Class has the reputation for delivering the best professional driver training in the industry. Needless to say, we encourage you to compare First Class to the competition.  You’ll quickly find out why First Class is the best training for you!

4 Things to Consider When You Are Looking for Class 1 Training

In Manitoba, there are many options for you to consider when you are looking for the best Class 1 Driver Training.  Here are 4 points that you should be thinking about as you make your choice.

  1. Longevity.  Look for a school that has been around for a significant number of years.  You want to put your trust into a school that has staying power in the marketplace.
  2. Referrals.  Check out the website and social media to see what others are saying about your options for a Class 1 Driving School.  You will be able to see right away what schools deliver what they promise.
  3. Instructor to Student Ratio. This is a very important question to ask if you are serious about becoming a professional semi driver.  The best schools will have a very small instructor to student ratio.  This ensures that the extra  attention that you need to learn is available to you.
  4. Job Placement. What is the record of the training facilities that you are considering for job placement.  You want to put yourself in the best position to get a job from your class 1 investment.  Your school should have a great track record of placing students in the marketplace.

First Class Training Centre is the preferred choice for you Class 1 course in Manitoba.  With offices in Winnipeg and Brandon, First Class has the reputation for delivering the best professional driver training in the industry. Needless to say, we encourage you to apply the points that you need to consider to First Class Training.  You’ll quickly find out why First Class is the best training for you!

 

The Day of Your Class 1 Driver Test… Are You Ready?

Getting your Class 1 license can be stressful.  Especially if your training is not as thorough as it could be. The experts at First Class Training Centre recognize that there is more to professional driver education than a couple hours in the classroom and some spins around the block.

At First Class, we recognize that people learn differently and at a different pace.  That’s why our student  to teacher ratio is one of the best in the industry.  Our team of trainers pride themselves in being able to identify students that will need a slightly different approach to bring out the best in their driving skill.

When it comes to the road test, we ensure that you are knowledgable, ready, and confident.  This gives you the best opportunity to pass your exam.   We’ve had the experience of successfully helping 100’s of students from Brandon, Winnipeg and Manitoba to get their Class 1 license.

We know when you are ready to challenge for your license. 

Don’t take our word for it.  Go through our testimonials on our website and see the success that we have helped others to achieve.   Your future depends on it.