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Forward Air is Seeking Owner Operators

Earn In Excess of $250,000 Per Year + $4k Sign-On Bonus

Weekly Home Time Program - 99.9% No Touch

Interested in joining Forward Air? Apply Now or Call (855) 467-5123!

Want a Career With Forward Air? Get started:

  • STEP ONE: Request info by submitting this form
  • STEP TWO: Complete the Forward Air online driver application (provided upon completion of STEP ONE and takes 10-15 min)
  • STEP THREE: Connect with a Forward Air talent specialist to discuss available the role (we'll contact you at the number provided)

Here are the Difference Maker's:

  • Compensation: 
    • Earn In Excess of $250,000 Per Year
    • $4k Sign-On Bonus
    • 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 of 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.
    • 5,800+ mile average per 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 to identify nd participate in our charitable cause - Operation: Forward Freedom
    • Operation: Forward Freedom includes several community-based activities supporting veterans & also raises over $250/year that goes 100% to supporting disabled 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
    • Dedicated Driver Support team has your back. The best in the biz. 
    • 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.
  • Lease purchase program available. We are now partnering with a 3rd party leasing company (TEL) - 3rd party "arms length" FMV lease with purchase options
    • Purchase option pricing with in-house financing
    • Provides a path to ownership
    • Ability to participate in trade-equity when upgrading
    • NOT a walk-away lease!


  • Class A CDL required
  • 6+ Months Experience
  • Night Driving is required

Who is Forward Air? Why would a Solo Owner Operator 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).

Interested in joining Forward Air? Apply Now or Call (855) 467-5123!

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