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A Partnership Business Built On Success

As an owner-operator, you have the freedom to control your own business. Our owner-operator program is built to allow drivers to take the next step in building their business their career and maximize their business’ profitability earning potential. From unique earnings and profit opportunities bonus programs to flexibility, we feel that our owner-operator program offers a great platform for business owners that share the same values as we do.


Owner-Operator Program Details:

  • $1.07/mile loaded & empty
  • Increased to $1.12/mile loaded and empty after 6 months of continuous service
  • Transition pay
  • $250/month retention bonus after the final month installment of the transition pay
  • Fuel surcharge paid (loaded & empty)
  • Paid base plates & permits
  • 100% lumper reimbursement
  • No hazmat
  • $40 Stop Pay (after 1st stop)
  • Paid reefer fuel & paid tolls
  • Free Transflo remote paperwork processing
  • Passenger plan
  • Optional Discount Fuel Network
  • Optional Fuel Optimization


Business Earnings Opportunities:

Transition Pay

We understand that changing jobs or starting a new career can be a challenge. At TransAm, we offer Transition Pay for new drivers. This is paid in four installments after completing 30, 60, 90, and 120 days.

$500 – First 30 Days Under Contract Program

We understand that the first 30 days of your contract are important. That's why we want to reward your dedication. If you voluntarily elect to make your tractor available for the first 30 days of your agreement, we will pay you $500.

$500 – Calendar Month Program

Why only be compensated for your hard work and dedication for the first month? If you voluntarily elect to make your tractor available every day for a calendar month, we will pay you $500.

$0.01 Per Mile – Rate Increase Eligibility

We get it. Homework is something you never thought you would want to do again. But if it means getting extra money, it might be worth it to you. If you voluntarily take all 4 quarterly safety classes during your contract year in addition to the Ethics and Technique class, we will give you a $0.01 per mile rate increase.

$250 – Monthly Retention Bonus

After the final month installment of the transition pay, Independent Contractors will receive a $250 retention bonus every month they are contracted with TransAm.



  • Valid CDL-A
  • Minimum 21-years-old
  • No DUI convictions in last 2 years
  • No more than 1 preventable accident in the last 6-month period
  • No more than 2 preventable accidents in the last 12-month period
  • No more than 3 moving violations in 3-year period
  • No reckless driving violations in the last 5 years
  • DOT physical & drug screen required
  • Required to take the tractor and trailer home during home time and must have a secure place to park the equipment at home location

All amounts stated herein represent gross pay and are subject to change, and may be subject to authorized deductions. Nothing contained herein is any warranty or guaranty of the amount that an owner-operator will actually earn. There are many factors that can significantly affect the amount an owner-operator will actually earn and the success of an owner-operators business. TransAm Trucking is an Equal Opportunity Employer and expects the same of its owner-operators with respect to their own employees.