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Owner Operators

Discover our blog post How to Be a Successful Owner Operator in Trucking. Owner operators recently received a 7% increase. A stable, safety focused company, we offer Owner Operators outstanding career options. Our Owner Operators enjoy a wide range of advantages and steady freight to make your move to Highway Transport a positive – and profitable – one for your truck driving business.

apply to be an owner operator

Qualifications Needed:

  • Require Tanker, HazMat endorsements, and a TWIC card
  • Prefer tractor 5 years old or less, weighing 18,500 pounds or less
  • Clean driving record
  • Must be willing to run system (OTR)
  • Must have truck driving experience of past 24 months driving tractor trailer


  • No up front costs
  • Mileage pay/paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Fuel taxes paid and billed back quarterly
  • Purchase fuel at our terminals at Highway Transport Chemical’s cost
  • Reasonable Insurance available
  • Spouse Rider program
  • Base Plate rental program
  • Optional maintenance reserve account
  • Paid Orientation

Compensation Program

  • Loads within 150 mile radius: percentage of line haul revenue + 100% fuel surcharge
  • Loads over 150 mile radius: mileage scale – adjusted weekly based on D.O.E. fuel price index

Where We Need Owner Operators

  • Croydon, PA
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Chattanooga, TN
  • La Porte, TX
  • Florence, KY
  • Joliet, IL