Making a Living as a Recovery Truck Driver

People are breaking down all the time so there’s plenty of money to be made from working as a recovery truck driver. One of the big decisions you have to make when working as a recovering truck driver is whether you’re going to work for another company or go out on your own as a freelancer.

There are many benefits of working freelance but there are drawbacks too. Below are some of the pros and cons of both.

Working for a company

Pros

  • A guaranteed wage – A big pro of working for an established company is that you’re guaranteed a wage each week; unlike freelancing where the amount of money you make will depend on your ability to find clients and negotiate a fair price for work.
  • The vehicle/insurance might be provided for you – Another pro that sometimes comes with working for a company is that the truck itself as well as insurance might be provided for you.

Cons

  • Not as much freedom – Working for a company means you’ll be expected to work set hours and do whatever kind of job is given to you. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing but you’ll have fewer choices compared to working freelance.

Working freelance

ProsĀ 

  • More freedom – Working for yourself means you can make more choices. There might be certain types of jobs that you just don’t like the sound of and when you’re in charge you can decide what work you take one.
  • Flexible working hours – Another big pro of working freelance is that you can set more flexible working hours. You’ll still need to work a lot to make enough money but if for example there’s a certain day you don’t want to work for whatever reason, then you have that choice.

Cons

  • Finding clients can be tough at first – This is one of the biggest challenges when first starting out as a freelancer but with time you will build up a client base and get repeat business and referrals.
  • You’ll need to get your own vehicle and insurance – Although this doesn’t need to be too big of an issue since it’s easier than ever now to get recovery truck insurance at an affordable rate.