| May 4, 2023

Advantages of Lease Purchase Trucking with Wilson Logistics

So, you’ve got some driving experience and you’re dreaming of owning your own semi truck.

But how will you afford it?

That’s where lease purchase trucking comes in. Lease purchase gets you behind the wheel of a new semi truck with the option of owning it at the end of the lease. It’s a great chance to boost your earnings and save money on fuel and maintenance while running loads across the country. 

Wilson Logistics offers a lease purchase program with advantages you won’t find anywhere else. You’ll get to drive a brand new, state-of-the-art truck for up to 395,000 miles or 4 years, whichever comes first. You’ll earn 70% of each load you carry and 100% of the fuel surcharge. The entire lease is all in-house with no third-party involvement. 

Our lease program is tailor-made to be profitable for you, the driver. When you lease with us, you become a full-fledged member of the Wilson Logistics family.

The Mileage Advantage & Top-of-the-Line Equipment

If you look across the industry, you’ll notice that many companies lease trucks with over 1 million miles on them. 

At Wilson, we don’t allow any truck to exceed 395,000 odometer miles. Most trucks are Freightlingers, and all of our equipment is less than 2 years old fleetwide. That means your truck will be under Driveline Warranty for the duration of your lease, with physical damage insurance included. 

A mileage-based lease gives you the chance to own the rig sooner. And by operating new and updated equipment from start to finish, you’ll enjoy lower maintenance costs and better fuel efficiency. Thanks to Wilson’s driver-friendly terms, most of our drivers still have about 1 year or 100,000 miles left on their warranty by the time the lease ends. 

Walk-Away Lease Terms

If you’re an experienced driver, you’re eligible to lease a brand new truck from Wilson with no money down and no credit check. Because it’s a variable lease, that means your payments automatically decrease every 12 months. In addition, our walkaway lease terms give you the flexibility to buy, sell or return your truck at the end of your lease term. 

Earnings Potential & Perks

The Wilson lease program is tailor-made to maximize driver profitability. Our lease drivers earn 70% of each load carried and 100% of the fuel surcharge. You also have the opportunity for a lease completion bonus of 3.25 cents per mile for all dispatch miles run upon completion of your lease. Drivers typically receive between $14,000 and $30,000 in lease completion incentives. Finally, Wilson offers a 5-year $10,000 longevity bonus for our most loyal lease drivers. 

More Benefits for Lease Drivers

Wilson offers a Making CENTS class for all lease drivers. This informative class gives you all of the information you need to become a successful lease operator. You’ll also learn everything you need to know about the fundamentals of lease driving. 

When you lease purchase with us, you automatically become a Wilson Independent Contractor. That means you’ll have access to all of our maintenance and fuel discounts across the lower 48 states. You’ll have an escrow account set up for tire and maintenance costs, with the ability to cash out any left over funds at the end of your lease. 

Wilson also offers an attractive rider and pet policy to keep you company on the road. Drivers may bring one passenger and up to two pets along for the ride. Passengers must be age 10 or older and not pregnant. Our pet policy has no deposit, no weight restriction and no breed restriction. 

If you’re ready to take the next step toward becoming an independent owner operator, our lease purchase program is a great opportunity. Contact our Recruiting Department at 866-500-8404 to learn more.