Interested in working with Christenson? You’re in the right place! We are looking to work with Company Drivers, Owner-Operators and aspiring owner-operators through our Lease Purchase Program. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact our Recruiting Department by calling 417-866-5993 and selecting Option 1. See what makes us family on our Facebook and Instagram!

Ready to join the Christenson team? Get started with our online job application.

Qualifications | Company Drivers | Lease Purchase Drivers | Owner Operators


We require all drivers to meet the following:

  • Must be at least 23 years old
  • Must have 2 years (within last 3 years) verifiable experience operating a Class 8 CMV
  • Must have a valid Class A CDL
  • Must have a valid DOT physical
  • Must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen
  • Must be able to read, write and speak English language in accordance with FMCSR
  • Must either have or obtain a TWIC card
  • Stable job history for past 3 years
  • No convictions for a ‘serious or disqualifying traffic violation’ within the last 3 years including:
    • Excessive speeding of 15 mph or more over the posted limit.
    • Reckless driving
    • Improper or Erratic lane changes
    • Following to close
    • Hit and run, failure to report and accident
  • No more than 3 moving violations in the past 36 months, and no more than 2 in the previous 12 months.
  • No suspension/ revocations in the past 12 months
  • No DUI or DWI convictions within the past 5 years
  • No positive or refused drug tests within the past 5 years
  • No ‘preventable’ DOT reportable accidents in the past 3 years
  • No DOT accidents listed below:
    • Rollover
    • Lane change
    • Jack-knife
    • Rear end
  • No more than 3 preventable ‘minor’ accidents/ incidents in the past 3 years
  • No misuse of company equipment or funds.

Company Drivers

At Christenson Transportation, we look for safe and stable drivers that care about creating their own success. If you are interested in the trucking industry and have a safe driving record, but are not quite ready to buy a tractor, Christenson can provide you with a truck and get you on the road with benefits and a competitive pay.

Company Driver Snapshot:

  • Health, Dental and Vision insurance options
  • Pet and Passengers allowed (conditions apply)
  • Access to our 24/7 Driver Lounge with showers, washer and dryer, computer with internet and more.
  • Prepaid Legal Plan
  • Paid Vacation

That’s only the beginning! Learn more about our benefits and pay package here.

Our onboarding process is simple: approved applicants attend 2-3 day orientation from Monday to Wednesday of a given week. We highlight company policy and procedure, our internal operations and Electric Log training. We fill out all of the necessary paperwork and your journey begins!

If you meet the above requirements, and you’d like to join our team fill out an application here. Still have questions? Feel free to contact our Recruiting Department at 417-866-5993, option one.

Lease Purchase Drivers

Leasing a quality tractor is easy and it’s the first step to becoming an owner operator. At Christenson Transportation, we want to help our operators obtain and drive the truck of their dreams!

We have put together an affordable package that work wonderfully for drivers looking to take their career to the next level. With Christenson by your side, you’ll be in charge of your own financial future doing what it takes to reach your goals! So, if you’re ready to become a business owner and take on the challenges it entails, keep reading about how we partner with burgeoning entrepreneurs.

Partnering with Christenson gets you:

  • A great tractor. Choose from: Peterbilt and Kenworth
  • Affordable financial support and leasing options
  • Access to vendor and company discounts
  • Average 2500 to 3200 miles a week
  • Well-established routes
  • Access to our long-term customer relationships
  • Fuel Discounts
  • Hotel Discounts
  • Warranty Discounts
  • Access to Insurance for Health, Dental and Vision
  • Driver’s Legal Discount

Our Lease Purchase Program is one of the best! Alongside our selection of new and used trucks, we offer affordable financing arrangements, truck pricing discounts, vendor discounts on fuel, tires, parts, service, maintenance and more. This is just one of the ways we work to make your job easier. Plus, we have some of the lowest turnover rates in the industry – over 25% of Christenson drivers and contractors have driven over one million miles with us! We have drivers reaching as high as three million solo and over four million in teams.

Let’s talk money

Our lease agreements require no money down and no credit check. We offer $3500 sign on bonus for solo drivers and $4500 sign on bonus for team drivers on OTR and regional Fleet. And it doesn’t stop there. Get the details on our lease agreements and pay packages for both regional and OTR drivers here.

Once your application is approved, you can choose from what we have available to lease.

Truck availability is subject to change, please contact our Recruiting Department for the latest updates.

Finished your first lease, but have eyes for another truck? We’ll help you get the truck of your dreams – no problem! With some of the highest tenure in the industry, many of the owner operators with Christenson Transportation are now on their third or fourth generation of equipment.

Owner Operators

Join the Christenson team and bring your own truck! We are committed to helping you achieve your desired success in the trucking industry.

Our partnership can provide you with:

  • Financing options to maintain your current truck
  • Financial assistance for an upgraded truck
  • Help on current insurance or maintenance
  • Access to vendor and company discounts
  • Average 2500 to 3200 miles per week
  • Well-established routes
  • Access to our long-term customer relationships

Our goal is to help all truck drivers transition into and maintain their small business, create opportunities so they can provide for their families consistently, and provide long-term stability in an ever-changing industry.

Get more information on compensation and benefits here.

Check out our Truck Check List or fill our Truck Survey here to see if you qualify! Feel free to contact our Recruiting Department for more information.

Are you ready to join the Christenson Crew? Get started with our online job application. Don’t hesitate to contact our Recruiting department with any questions or concerns you may have. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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