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. Christenson Transportation values our Drivers and proves it by reinvented its Driver Pay Program! Just look at what our current drivers are saying about our new pay package.

We have a limited number of Owner Operator Lease/Purchase for OTR CDL Driver positions available. But we want motivated and professional drivers to join our Christenson Transportation family. 

Ready to join the crew? Get started with our online job application. Feel free to contact our Recruiting Department for more information.

Overview

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 own small business, create opportunities so they can provide for their families consistently, and provide long-term stability in an ever-changing industry.


Pay Package

This package is the same as the OTR Lease Purchase package
  • Starting Base pay $1.05 Per mile on loaded miles
  • Dead head paid after the first 50 miles at $1.15 Per Mile
  • Fuel Surcharge paid on all loaded miles. 
    • FSC formula based on the pump price ABOVE $1.245 per gallon & averaged at 7.0 mpg fuel economy.
  • Additional $.10 Per Mile (for a base rate of $1.15 Per Mile) East Coast pay.
    • for all loaded miles on loads which pick up AND deliver East of the Mississippi River
Additional Compensation:
  • Additional $.10 Per Mile (for a base rate of $1.15 Per Mile) East Coast pay.
    • for all loaded miles on loads which pick up AND deliver East of the Mississippi River
  • Orientation/Transition Pay of $250.00
  • Paid on first check, after completion of orientation and first load.
  • Layover Pay of $250.00 per night
    • If not assigned a load by 5 pm the day after unloading.
  • Extra Pick-up or Drop pay of $65.00
    • Excludes first pick-up and first drop.
  • Detention Pay of $40.00 per hour
    • Begins 2 hours after correctly reporting on-time arrival for an appointment, not to exceed $250 daily. Detention on FCFS deliveries will be paid $20 per hour after correctly reporting arrival, not to exceed $125 daily.
  • Referral Bonus of $500.00 & name entered into the drawing to win $4,000.00 after every 5 referrals hired.
    • $500.00 paid in 2 payments. The first is $250.00 after delivery of the referral’s load. The second $250.00 is at the time of the $4,000.00 drawing.
Christenson Transportation “STAY PAY” (Longevity Pay).
    • Completion of year 1 – Receive $1,000, paid out $250 quarterly & beginning on the yearly anniversary.
    • Completion of year 2 – Receive $2,000, paid out $500 quarterly & beginning on the yearly anniversary.
    • Completion of year 3 – Receive $3,000, paid out $750 quarterly & beginning on the yearly anniversary.
    • Completion of year 4 & above – Receive $4,000, paid out $1,000 quarterly & beginning on the yearly anniversary.
Other Benefits and Perks:
  • $1,000.00 annually to cover fixed expenses during downtime.
    • Paid to the truck & available yearly on employment date.
    • Cannot be rolled over.
  • Pre-paid legal plan
    • 100% paid for by Christenson. No cost to the driver.
  • Discounts
    • Receive 100% of Christenson fuel discounts, fuel discounts averaged $.52 per gallon in 2020.
    • Tires & Maintenance.
  • Paid Tolls
    • Christenson pays all tolls.

Feel free to contact our Recruiting Department for more information.


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