With historic driver shortages, few companies can get by without owner-operator partners. They fill a vital role in keeping things moving — quite literally. At the same time, a model that relies on non-company vehicles can present sustainability challenges.
Fleets with a dedicated commitment to greener operations sometimes struggle to get owner-operators to buy into whatever measures that commitment requires. Even the best of relationships can find this a trying topic.
“There’s definitely a balance to find, because there are more stakeholders involved when working with owner-operators,” said Jim Castelaz, founder and CTO of Motiv Power Systems. “But with some creativity, companies can make it work in a very scalable way.”