Company Drivers Needed for TQI, a division of Forward Air

    Hiring Positions:
    • Company Driver Team
    Hiring States:
    • AL
    • CT
    • GA
    • IL
    • IN
    • KY
    • MA
    • MD
    • MI
    • MS
    • NC
    • NJ
    • NY
    • OH
    • PA
    • RI
    • SC
    • TN
    • VA
    • WI
    • WV

    Job Overview

    TQI, Inc., a Forward Air Company, is an industry leading, full-service CCL (cold chain logistics) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector. We are a premium carrier that specializes in hauling time-sensitive, temperature controlled freight. Because of the critical nature of our business, we only hire the best Company Drivers in the industry. TQI's experience, history of quality service, and focus on customer satisfaction have earned us the opportunity to serve the largest Life Sciences companies in the world. TQI is a proud member of the Forward Air network.

    Job Description:

    The advantages and benefits you will receive by becoming a Team Company Driver with us are second to none. As an elite division, we pride ourselves on our ability to offer our drivers the best opportunity to succeed in the industry. Our drivers are the backbone of our company and we strive to provide you with first class support and service, as we expect you to provide the same to our customers.  We are invested in your success.


    • Guaranteed minimum annual pay of up to $110,400 – That’s $2,300 per week!* (Team drivers frequently exceed weekly minimum earnings)
    • Starting pay of $0.57 / mile (+) accessorial pay
    • Sign-on bonus of up to $2,500
    • Annual performance and safety bonuses of up to $4,000
    • Tenure based increases in pay per mile (up to $0.65 / mile)
    • Industry leading benefits package including 401K with employer match; Medical benefits start at $7.15/week for employee only, and $33.46/week for a family
    • Excellent wellness program options including $50,000 in life insurance and free dental coverage
    • Paid holidays and vacations
    • Company provided cell phone


    • Make more money, run less miles!
    • Dedicated lanes available
    • Weekly pay with direct deposit option
    • Newer equipment featuring refrigerators are assigned exclusively to each company driver. (Manual and automatic transmission options available)
    • No idling restrictions on equipment without APU (auxiliary power unit)
    • Weekly home-time available
    • Driver advocate service provided to you by our Contractor Relations Team
    • Team trainee program – Less tenured drivers (6 months experience or more) can partner with a veteran driver (1 year or more verified experience) to operate as a team in order to gain valuable experience at a great pay rate!


    • Must meet minimum age requirement of 23 years old
    • Class A CDL required
    • 1 year of verifiable OTR tractor trailer experience in the last 5 years
    • No more than 2 traffic violations in a commercial vehicle in the past 5 years
    • No more than 2 preventable accidents in the past 3 years
    • Any DOT recordable accidents in the last 3 years may lead to disqualification
    • Employment subject to background and drug screening
    • Must meet DOT and company requirements & regulations
    • Ability to read, write, and communicate in English, as defined by DOT
    • Passport and/or Fast Card is a plus
    Payment Options:
    • Retirement Plan / 401k
    Other Benefits:
    • Health Insurance
    • Est. Miles A Week: Varies
    • Orientation Length: 2 days
    • Satellite Communications: Qualcomm
    General Information about Tqi
    Established in: 1992 (25 years ago)
    Type of Company: Public
    Number of employees: 100 - 249
    Number of company trucks: 50 - 99
    Number of trucking owner operators: 50 - 99

    About Tqi:

    TQI, Inc. is a leading, full-service cold chain logistics (CCL) company dedicated to the Life Sciences sector and high value shippers needing advanced security. TQI has 18 years experience providing qualified truckload, less-than-truckload and CCL services to pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, generic drug manufacturers and high value shippers throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. TQI’s experience, history of quality service, and focus on customer satisfaction have earned us the opportunity to serve the largest Life Sciences companies in the world, and we look forward to using this expertise to provide your company with a logistics solution that meets your high standards for safety, security, temperature control and reliability. In addition to our premium cold chain services, TQI, Inc. also offers a variety of other logistics services. Our dry van truckload and less-than-truckload services offer customers highly competitive rates on over-the-road transportation throughout North America. TQI, Inc. is committed to providing unparalleled value and customer service across all of its service platforms. Our partnership approach with our customers ensures that each customer receives the best possible service and serves as the foundation for a prosperous long-term relationship. TQI, Inc. was established in 1992 as a logistics brokerage firm outsourcing primarily truckload and less-than-truckload transportation services to qualified trucking companies in the central and northern United States. TQI, Inc. entered the cold chain logistics market in 1992, and today enjoys an excellent reputation as a high quality, full-service cold chain provider. Superior, on-time reliable service has made TQI, Inc. a widely recognized name within the Life Sciences industry for cold chain logistics services. TQI, Inc. was purchased by Forward Air Corporation in 2013 and because of its layered security approach expanded services to the high value shipper market. That same year TQI, Inc. became TAPA level 1 certified and continues that certification today.

    Truck Driver Requirements
    • Minimum Age: 23
    • License Classes: A
    • OTR Exp: 1 Year
    • OTR Exp in last 5 years: 1 Year
    • Local Exp: None Required
    • Endorsements Required: None

    Equipment Types (and experience required):
    • Reefer

    Violations Accepted:
    • DUI Policy: Must be before Jan 19, 2007
    • Felony Policy: Must be before Jan 19, 2007
    • 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