LTL for Owner Operators, Solo & Teams, Fleet Owners

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

    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:

    • Team top earners average $300K (+) per year
    • Solo top earners average $150K(+) per year
    • Teams earn $1.10 / loaded mile, $1.00 / empty mile + FSC (includes hazmat pay)*
    • Solos earn $1.10 / loaded mile, $1.00 / empty mile + FSC (includes hazmat pay)*
    • Sign-on bonus of up to $3,000 (teams only)
    • Teams average over 5,000 miles per week
    • Solos average over 2,500 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
    Other Benefits:
    • No-Touch Freight: Varies%
    • Lease Purchase Program
    • 24/7 Dispatch Available
    • Base Plate & Permits
    • Paperless Logs
    • Pet Policy
    • Health Insurance
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Plan
    • Life Insurance
    • Long-Term-Care Insurance
    • Est. Miles A Week: Varies
    • Orientation Length: 2 days
    • Satellite Communications: Qualcomm
    General Information about Forward Air
    Established in: 1990 (26 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:

    Since 1990, Forward Air has been a leading provider of ground transportation and related logistics services to the North American air freight and expedited LTL market. We offer surface shipping on an accelerated “time-definite” basis, delivering cargo at a specific time, but under less time-sensitive situations – supplying you with a cost effective, reliable alternative to air transportation. We work with companies of all sizes to develop tangible advantages and build the best products to meet your specific needs. Forward Air presents to the wholesale transportation community (logistics companies, freight forwarders, integrated air cargo carriers, passenger/ cargo airlines, and non-traditional shippers), a single-source provider that can deliver more supply chain services and a superior menu of choices. Throughout the years we have added supplementary lines to our linehaul service, such as full truckload operations (Truckload Services), final-mile coverage (Complete® Cartage), and an Airline Logistics program, and we will continue to expand our services to meet the changing needs and growth of our customer base. Forward Air is structured to optimize both savings and service to our customers. Direct partnerships with owner-operators and other surface transportation providers, enable us to remain cost-competitive. The Forward Air network is designed with over 90 facilities located at or near major U.S. and Canadian airports, 12 regional sort centers and over 300 beyond points (secondary airports provided through our Complete Cartage service), creating one of the most comprehensive linehaul networks in the industry. The foundation product for Forward Air is our expedited linehaul service, offering consistent and reliable transit and on-time, damage-free deliveries. By locating terminals on or near airports and maintaining a scheduled transportation network, we are able to arrange for convenient and consistent service with broad geographic coverage. Shipments of varying sizes (TL/LTL) are received at our terminals and transported by contracted service providers either (1) on a direct truck to the destination terminal, (2) through our Columbus, Ohio central sorting hub, or (3) through one of our 12 regional hubs, where they are unloaded, sorted, and reloaded in rapid fashion. After reloading the shipments, our contracted service providers deliver them to the destination city for early morning recovery. Through our Forward Air Complete® cartage service, customers also can have shipments picked up from the shipper, delivered to the final consignee, or transferred at the airport, simplifying the freight management processes. These options allow us to maximize handling efficiency of each shipment while minimizing freight loss and damage, improving transit times over traditional ground transportation.

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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 Dec 3, 2006
    • Felony Policy: Must be before Dec 3, 2006
    • Moving Violations: 3 in the last 3 years
    • Reckless Driving Violations: 0 in the last 3 years
    • Preventable Accidents: 2 in the last 3 years