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Are you interested in moving intermodal freight and expanding your owner operator business? Download the free DrayNow app from the App Store or Google Play store, or click the button below.

The enactment of AB5 legislation in the state of California has virtually eliminated the ability for truck drivers to be independent contractors for trucking companies. This leaves truck drivers the option to either become fully employed by a trucking company or take the owner operator route. For anyone looking into going towards the owner operator route, check out our resources to become an owner operator. They help lay out some of the necessary steps to start your own trucking company.

Owner operators are completely independent in their work and get to run their business the way they want while keeping all of the revenue they earn. However, this means they also have to go out and find freight to run. Where can an owner operator go to look for freight? They can start by picking up their phone!

There are mobile apps out on the market that can connect owner operators with freight. DrayNow is an intermodal load board app that has local freight available for any carrier with operating authority. For anyone unfamiliar with intermodal trucking, this refers to the local 53’ container freight that comes from the rails. On these types of trips, carriers are usually either delivering a loaded intermodal container to a warehouse to get unloaded before heading back to the rail or they are bringing an empty intermodal container to a warehouse to get loaded and brought to the rail.

The DrayNow app is a marketplace for intermodal freight, meaning that carriers can choose the loads that are the best for their business. As a marketplace, DrayNow creates a separation between owner operators and freight, keeping them in compliance with AB5 restrictions. For California carriers interested in using the app to find new freight opportunities, we have markets in the Los Angeles and Northern California areas. These runs are all local loads so that carriers are able to book trips and still get home every night.

As the effects of AB5 continue to play out, more and more truck drivers that are no longer able to work as independent contractors for larger carriers will be getting their operating authority and become owner operators. Now is the time to get moving and download load board apps like DrayNow to get connected with freight.

If you’re interested in using the DrayNow app to haul intermodal freight, click the link below or download the free app on the App Store or Google Play store.

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