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Forward Air is seeking Owner Operators for our LTL and Truckload Divisions

Who is Forward Air? Why would a Owner Operators consider leasing on to Forward Air's OTR LTL program?

Well, for starts - Our recruiters are forced to sing their choice of "Single Ladies" by Beyonce or "Free Bird" by Lynyrd Skynyrd if caught giving ANY bad information to a prospective driver. If it happens again, they are required to get a jail-style tattoo of their boss on their bicep. All kidding aside, our team is laser-focused on describing what makes Forward Air's LTL opportunity DIFFERENT than the gimmicky opportunities with other carriers. Remember - their crappy door signs probably leave a bunch of sticky goo on your beautiful truck. Our door signs don't typically get peeled off very often (if you know what I'm saying - see retention bullet point below)


Here are the Difference Maker's:

Compensation:

  • Solo Compensation:
    • Earn up to $200k+/year
    • $2k Sign On Bonus
  • Teams Compensation:
    • Earn up to $400k+/year
    • $10k Sign On Bonus (Limited Time Only)
  • ALL Miles paid. Empty, Loaded.
  • All Tolls, Bridges and scales are Paid and/or reimbursed
  • Per-mile compensation is in the top 10% of the industry
  • Don’t get stuck in the spot market planning your loads, hauling complicated low margin freight, and moving for free.

The Forward Air network is unmatched.

  • Run from Forward Air Terminal to Forward Air Terminal
  • 99.9% No Touch, Drop & Hook Freight. Pull the pin and go.
  • Parking for our drivers is a priority at our locations
  • Showers & Laundry at multiple terminals

Run our trailers & Save fuel with an average trailer weight of 26,000 pounds.

  • Average trailer age 2019
  • Average load weight 26,000 pounds is a result of the nature of our LTL business
  • Our Fuel per-gallon rebates are CRAZY! Anywhere from $0.05 to $1.00 per gallon! (Average $0.40 - $0.60 per gallon)

Industry best miles per week average.

  • 2,500+ mile average a week
  • Dedicated Opportunities available – put your name in as new lanes are built.

Culture:

  • Join one of the largest fleets of OTR drivers in the US.
  • Are you a Veteran? No matter your branch, we salute you, recognize you, and invite you to identify and participate in our charitable cause - Operation: Forward Freedom
  • Operation: Forward Freedom includes several community-based activities supporting veterans & Also raises over 250k/yr that goes 100% to supporting disable veterans.
  • Every year we give away a brand new Jeep Wrangler and other consolation prizes as part of our reward program for safe drivers
  • Also encouraging safe driving is the $250 per driver, per quarter bonus.

No better support team:

  • Our annualized turnover is under 30%, over 60% lower than the industry normal
  • Weekly home time for most domiciles, if you desire
  • The new Forward Ten4 app allows you to manage your business and truck from the road. Available in the Apple and Android app stores
  • Pet Friendly

Fleet owners/multiple truck owners receive an uncapped increased rate per mile on all trucks through our Fleet Forward program. Ask us for more info!

Lease purchase program Available (Programs are available through 3rd party vendors)


Qualifications:

  • Class CDL required
  • 1 year verifiable experience in last three years, two years in the last five years, or three years in the last ten years
  • Night Driving is required


Interested in joining Forward Air? Apply Now

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