The Long-Haul Trucking Companies That Require Drivers to Lease Company Trucks
Nicole Dieker
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When I worked at a truck stop, I spoke with way too many drivers who shared the same story of burning out as they chased the owner-operator dream. Besides the debt these drivers take on, it’s a public danger because you have sleepy drivers on the road. I remember seeing drivers come in at all hours, and one look in their eyes told me they hadn’t slept.

Now that I look back, I am amazed at how resilient these drivers were, and I am surprised that they weren’t in more accidents.