LTL for Owner Operators, Solo & Teams, Fleet Owners

    Hiring Positions:
    • Owner Operator Solo
    • Owner Operator Team
    • Small Fleet
    • Lease
    • Expedited
    Hiring States:
    • AL
    • AR
    • AZ
    • CA
    • CO
    • CT
    • DC
    • DE
    • FL
    • GA
    • IA
    • IL
    • IN
    • KS
    • KY
    • LA
    • MA
    • MD
    • MI
    • MN
    • MO
    • MS
    • NC
    • NE
    • NH
    • NJ
    • NM
    • NY
    • OH
    • OK
    • OR
    • PA
    • RI
    • SC
    • TN
    • TX
    • UT
    • VA
    • VT
    • WA
    • WI
    • WV

    Job Overview

    Forward Air Transportation Services is looking for capable and dedicated Team Owner Operators to partner with our LTL Division. Owner Operators are responsible for the pick-up and delivery of our customers’ freight throughout our national network of terminals. LTL freight opportunities are 99% drop & hook and run exclusively from terminal-to-terminal, no customer interaction.

    Compensation:

    • Top earners average $300K (+) per year
    • $1.10 / loaded mile, $1.00 / empty mile + FSC (includes hazmat pay)*
    • Sign-on bonus of up to $3,000
    • Average over 5,000 miles per week
    • Additional $0.02 per mile for trucks that are 5 years old or newer
    • Longevity based rate increases though our Tenure Program

    Incentives:

    • Excellent planned home-time program
    • Dedicated and round-trip runs available
    • Weekly settlements with direct deposit option
    • Lightweight freight with the average load weighing less than 26,000 lbs.
    • 9% drop & hook freight
    • Regionally based FSC (fuel surcharge) program with discounts at the pump up to $0.25 per gallon
    • 100% paid tolls and pre-pass / EZ pass
    • No charge for Qualcomm (after 1 year) and no charge for base plates (after 2 years)
    • Tire discounts and maintenance program
    • Driver advocate service provided to you by our Contractor Relations Team
    • Great health and wellness benefits
    • Lease purchase program - $0 down, no credit check, programs are available through 3rd party vendors*

    Qualifications:

    • Class A CDL required
    • Must be at least 23 years of age
    • Previous Driving Experience: 12 months in the past 3 years and/or 24 months in the past 5 years
    • No more than 2 moving violations & 2 preventable accidents on MVR for past 36 months
    • Must adhere to all DOT requirements & regulations
    • All applicants are subject to a criminal background investigation
    Payment Options:
    • Paid Weekly
    • Direct Deposit Available
    • Retirement Plan / 401k
    • Lay Over Pay
    • Deadhead Pay
    • Stop off Pay
    • Vacation Pay
    • Orientation Expenses Paid
    Other Benefits:
    • No-Touch Freight: 99%
    • Lease Purchase Program
    • Assigned Equipment
    • Assigned Dispatchers
    • 24/7 Dispatch Available
    • Base Plate & Permits
    • Paperless Logs
    • Rider Program
    • Pet Policy
    • Health Insurance
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Plan
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-Term-Care Insurance
    • Est. Miles A Week: 3,001 - 3,250
    • Orientation Length: 2 days
    • Satellite Communications: Qualcomm
    General Information about Forward Air
    Established in: 1993 (23 years ago)
    Type of Company: Public
    Number of employees: 5,000 - 9,999
    Number of company trucks: 500 - 999
    Number of trucking owner operators: 1,000 - 4,999

    About Forward Air:

    Come work for one of “200 Best Small Companies in America” As the leading provider of time-definite surface transportation and related logistics services to the North American air freight and expedited LTL market, if you are an experienced driver with a Class A CDL, and you are committed to safety and customer service, we’d like to talk to you about our Trucking jobs, especially our Driver jobs.

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    Truck Driver Requirements
    • Minimum Age: 23
    • License Classes: A
    • OTR Exp: 1 Year
    • OTR Exp in last 5 years: 1 Year
    • Local Exp: Not Relevant
    • Endorsements Required: None

    Equipment Types (and experience required):
    • Dry Van

    Violations Accepted:
    • DUI Policy: Must be before Sep 25, 2009
    • Felony Policy: Will Consider
    • Moving Violations: 2 in the last 3 years
    • Reckless Driving Violations: 0 in the last 3 years
    • Preventable Accidents: 2 in the last 3 years