Steven came to RT&T with roughly 17 years of experience in all aspects of trucking, including tanker, heavy haul, wide loads, van, and reefer. He had leased in the past and was looking for the freedom of owning his own business, so began his search for a program that would lead him to truck ownership. He found RT&T on the internet and liked that there was no down payment required to get into the lease.
While settling into RT&T and working through the hurdles of normal "growing pains," Steven says he appreciated receiving help from driver managers, when needed, and that RT&T offered a supportive, friendly atmosphere - that drivers are treated as true owners, not just another driver in a seat. He has spent time running customer freight for the company, as well as setting his own schedule/booking own loads on the load board.
Having leased before, he offered some advice to drivers wanting to get into a lease program... "Don't just jump into it - do your research and know what you are getting into." Something he had to learn in the beginning was how to handle the level of legality, accounting and taxes that are involved in working for yourself. Having the right support is a must. Through his settlements and a home refinance, Steven was able to pay off his lease seven months early. He will also continue to put money aside for repairs and maintenance of the truck.
RT&T would like to congratulate Steven on the completion of his lease and wish him continued success with the company, as an Owner of his own truck/business!