Independent Contractors

US Xpress is looking for Owner Operators. Now offering a $1,000 Sign-on Bonus!

At US Xpress, we know that independent contractors do more than drive a truck. You run your own business. That's why our jobs for owner operators provide you with all of the support you need to reduce the hassle that comes with being your own boss. And because US Xpress is one of the largest trucking companies in America, we can reduce your expenses with discounts on fuel, tires and maintenance. Plus, US Xpress will even pay fuel surcharges on all dispatched miles—loaded or empty. US Xpress Independent Contractor trucking jobs also have great pay on consistent miles, ensuring your investment will really pay off.

DON'T OWN YOUR TRUCK, BUT WOULD LIKE TO TEST DRIVE BEING YOUR OWN BOSS? It's never been easier thanks to our new Lease Purchase Program. Now, you can lease a newer truck. No money down. No credit check. To find out more call 866-603-4371 today or View Hiring Locations.

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Contractual Rates and Terms For Independent Contractors / Owner Operators

Drive with US Xpress and you'll get some of the best rates in the industry on plenty of freight—with dependable weekly settlements! Just what you need to build your business.

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Unbeatable Options For Truck Owners

Access to low-cost healthcare options is just the start. Base plates, permits and inspections are provided as well as discounts on fuel and maintenance and access to resources that'll help you better manage your business. You can even feel free to use our terminals as your home-away-from-home.

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Contractor-Friendly Freight

As a small business owner, you have enough on your mind. With our 98% no-touch and 60-70% drop and hook freight, you'll have fewer hassles at the loading dock and you'll spend more time on the road - making money!

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Unbeatable Options for Truck Owners

  • Weekly settlements
  • No trailer rental fee
  • "Easy Pass" and "Pre Pass" toll program at no charge
  • Base plates and permits are provided
  • Option for satellite communications system provided
  • Maintenance reserve accounts
  • 24-hour breakdown support and 24/7 operations support
  • Passenger rider program for children ages 10 and up, and adults not holding a CDL
  • And much more

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must hold a Class A CDL
  • Must pass a D.O.T. physical
  • To qualify as an independent contractor / owner operator, you must have a minimum of 6 months verifiable over-the-road (OTR) experience within the past 36 months
  • To qualify as a lease purchase contractor, you must have a minimum of 12 months verifiable OTR experience, 3 months of which must be within the last 36 months
  • Driving experience must be a combination of a tractor and a separate trailer at least 40 ft. long
  • Must have an acceptable safety performance history
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Equipment Requirements For Truck Owners

  • 15 years or newer
  • 48-inch 5th wheel height (maximum)
  • Must pass complete D.O.T. inspection at time of leasing
  • 270-inch wheel base or less
  • Must pull company trailers
  • Stacks must be at least 13 feet high
  • Must weigh less than 19,500 lbs full of fuel
  • D.O.T. mandated safety equipment