Definition of owner-driver in US English:



  • A person who owns the vehicle they drive as a part of their job.

    ‘courier owner-drivers’
    • ‘He loves his job as an owner driver, working for a variety of big companies.’
    • ‘A white van is often associated with owner-driver delivery contractors.’
    • ‘"I'm an owner-driver and I know how hard it is to say no to them when you need the work," he said.’
    • ‘He adds that owner drivers are starting behind on costs compared with larger fleets, because they can't run their trucks 24 hours a day.’
    • ‘Owner drivers of coaches would make themselves available to drive from point to point.’
    • ‘This company's the most notable because they are by far the largest user of owner drivers.’
    • ‘He is a former owner-driver who raced for 18 years.’
    • ‘This is a true owner-driver limo.’
    • ‘He resigned to become a truck owner-driver for four years.’
    • ‘The campaign was won, and union membership amongst courier owner drivers has never been higher.’