Company driver trying to become an owner operator. in Owner Operator Posted February 15, 2017 Hey guys! I am a company driver for past 12 years. I am planning to buy a truck and become an owner operator. I don't have any friends who are an owner operator, so don't know a lot about it. If I become one, what will I lose? It'll be great to get any advice about the change and how to do it. Also, I am confused about whether to go for truck leasing or buy a truck. Which will be more beneficial? I know leasing can cost less, but there must be a drawback, right? It will be great if someone could help.