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From Owner-Operator to Fleet Owner: How to Make a Smooth Transition

By Sean M. Lyden - Staff Writer
Posted Nov 5th 2018 9:00AM
“If you buy a truck, I’ll run it for you.” These words from a friend changed the trajectory of Donna Sleasman’s career in expedited trucking in 2014. Sleasman, who had started in long-haul trucking in the early 1980’s, became an expedite owner-operator in 2000 and continued in that role for the next fourteen years. Then in early 2014, a friend told Sleasman about her frustration with the way her current fleet owner was treating her and challenged Sleasman to buy an...