I am proud to say that I did this for about 19 years. I owned a rig as shown in the photo. I traveled 47 states when I first started. I was alone when driving. In 1995 I purchased my first truck from which time I was able to choose my own loads or places to go. In the beginning I was under the control of the company haul what they said and go where they wanted me to go. Once I became my own company I was then a lease operator. I made good money at driving, however, a lot of cost and regulations involved with ownership.