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

Forward is Committed to Saving Our Owner Operators (Solos and Teams) Money Despite Rising Prices in the Industry

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

Not only has Forward increased our drivers compensation six times in the last five years, we also provide a substantial fuel surcharge program to put money back in your pocket with current inflated fuel costs, consistent miles each week, and help you save on the expenses of operating a truck and business. Have the freedom of still being an Owner Operator and running your business with more money in your pocket


Here are the Difference Makers:

Compensation:

  • Solo Compensation:
    • Average $16,858 Per Month/ Up to $1.85 Per Mile
    • $4k Sign-On Bonus
    • ALL Miles paid. Empty and Loaded.
      • #1.31 Loaded
      • $1.20 Empty
      • + $0.02 HAZ
      • +$0.02 New Truck
      • + Fuel Surcharge
      • + Destination Compensation (up to $0.125 per mile)
    • 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.
  • Teams Compensation:
    • Average $41,500 Per Month/ Up to $2.21 Per Mile
    • *$10k Sign-On Bonus (Limited Time Only)
    • ALL Miles paid. Empty, Loaded.
      • $1.55 Loaded
      • $1.30 Empty Mile
      • + $0.02 HAZ
      • + $0.02 New Truck
      • + Fuel Surcharge
      • + Destination Compensation (Up to $0.25 per mile)
    • 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 load weight 26,000 pounds is a result of the nature of our LTL business
  • Our Fuel per-gallon rebates are CRAZY!

Industry best miles per week average.

  • Solos average 3,000 miles per week
  • Teams average 5,500-6,000 miles per week
  • Dedicated Opportunities available – put your name in as new lanes are built.

Culture:

  • 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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