Regardless of the job you are applying for there are basic rules anyone should follow when applying for a job and also ones to follow while working. It isn’t any different for lease purchase owner operator truck drivers although it may be a little bit more laid back at times. As with any job, dress neat and clean for your orientation and training. Put forth a professional appearance and it will go a long way.
When you’re out there on the road, don’t fall into the trap of thinking you’re in a truck by yourself so what does it matter if I haven’t showered in three days. It does matter. Even when you stop for fuel or to get something to eat, you’re representing that company (the one that pays you a paycheck!) and as a lease purchase owner operator you’re also a business owner, so put some thought into your appearance. You don’t have to wear a suit and tie but clean jeans and shirt would be nice.
Don’t try to make up time or money by skipping your showers. Everyone gets caught once in awhile in a location without good facilities but even then, make sure you have the basic necessities to keep yourself tidy and smelling fresh.
The hippies of the ‘70s had a good message and could have taught us a lot about conservation and recycling but few paid them any attention because they had long hair, beards, and looked different. If you walk into a scale house looking like that, more than likely it will take you awhile to get back out because they’re going to look at your paperwork, your truck, and you. You truly do need to put forth a professional attitude as a lease purchase owner operator inside a neat, clean outer package.