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


  • Weekly settlements
  • No trailer rental fee
  • "Easy Pass" and "Pre Pass" toll program at no charge
  • Base plates and permits are provided
  • 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

At U.S. 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 U.S. Xpress is one of the largest trucking companies in America, we can reduce your expenses with discounts on fuel, tires and maintenance. Plus, U.S. Xpress will even pay fuel surcharges on all dispatched miles—loaded or empty. U.S. Xpress Independent Contractor trucking jobs also have great pay on consistent miles, ensuring your investment will really pay off.

Unbeatable Benefits 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 use our terminals as your home-away-from-home.

Contractual Rates and Terms

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.

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!

Requirements and Eligibility

Must be 21 years old
Must hold a Class A CDL
Must pass a DOT physical
To qualify as an independent contractor / owner operator, you must have a minimum of 6 months verifiable over-the-road (OTR) experience
Must have an acceptable safety performance history

Equipment Requirements

10 years or newer
48-inch 5th wheel height (maximum)
Must pass complete DOT inspection at time of leasing
270-inch wheel base or less
Must pull company trailers
Stacks must be at least 13 feet high

Best Equipment

Every year, we spend more than most other companies to ensure you’re rolling in a newer truck that averages just 18 months old and is equipped with the latest technology.

Every driver has a story. Let U.S. help you write yours.

Dean’s journey took him from being a struggling farmer in North Carolina to a highly profitable Owner Operator with US Xpress. Click play to hear the simple secret to Dean’s success—and yours! Then click below to find out how we can help you shape the story of your life.