Owner Operator Truck Drivers

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Halvor Lines is seeking owner operators to meet customer demand across the U.S. and Canada. As an owner operator leased to Halvor Lines, you have access to a long list of tools and services to support you in managing your independent trucking and transportation business.

Expand your truck driving business with Halvor Lines – a Best Fleets to Drive For Hall of Fame winner and one of the best owner operator companies to sign onto!

Owner operator benefits:

Solid earnings – solo owner operators in the top 10% of Halvor’s fleet all earned gross revenues over $200,000 in 2020. The average was $222,500. Team owner operators averaged $316,800 in gross revenue in 2020. The highest-performing team earned over $423,000 in gross revenue.

Industry-leading pay ($1.24 – $1.34 per mile, plus fuel surcharge)
Percentage pay options for flatbed and refrigerated freight

  • Fuel network discounts and optimized fuel solutions — we doubt you will pay less for fuel anywhere else; Halvor’s entire discount passed through to you
  • Fuel card (fuel is deducted from settlements)
  • Discounted tire repair and replacement
  • Discounted shop rates at Halvor’s maintenance facilities
  • Access to Halvor’s Road Service team
  • Discounted rates at repair facilities across the U.S.
  • Optional escrow program for repairs
  • Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) provided free of charge
  • Tolls paid in full for mileage-based owner operators
  • BestPass/Horizons and PrePass provided at no charge
  • Fuel tax reporting
  • Professional and personal insurance available at group rates
  • Safety bonus

Job Requirements:

  • CDL- Class A License
  • Must be 21 years or older
  • Current DOT medical card
  • Safety history that meets Halvor guidelines
  • Own your truck or lease one through Halvor Lines*

Driver must meet Halvor’s leasing guidelines

Owner operator job FAQs

Below you’ll find common questions and answers about our owner operator jobs at Halvor Lines. If you don’t see what you’re looking for or would like to find out more, contact our recruiters. Phone: 833.4.HALVOR Email: recruiting@halvorlines.com.

What does it mean to be an owner operator in trucking?

Owner operators are licensed truck drivers who operate as an independent small business. Drivers purchase a truck and then either contract with a trucking company like Halvor for work or run freight through brokerage services like Halvor Logistics.

How do I become an owner operator?

Most owner operators begin their careers working as a company driver for a trucking company like Halvor Lines. Once they have gained some over-the-road experience, they purchase a truck and move to owner operator status.

Because trucks are a significant expense, many drivers take advantage of lease purchase programs like the one offered through Halvor Lines. This allows drivers to benefit from lower prices down payments than they would likely get on their own.

There are two ways to work as an owner operator:

  • Contract with a trucking company and run the company’s dispatched freight
  • Obtain a federal Motor Carrier (MC) number and find work through job boards and brokers like Halvor Logistics

How do owner operators get paid or earn money?

Truck drivers who are owner operators typically get paid one of three ways:

  • A per-mile rate for every mile goods are transported between a shipper and receiver
  • A percentage of the overall costs incurred by the broker or trucking company managing the load; or negotiated rates with a broker like Halvor Logistics (for owner operators with their own Motor Carrier (MC) number

Do owner operators need an Electronic Logging Devices (ELD)?

Yes, if they are interstate, long-haul drivers. Drivers who contract with Halvor Lines are provided ELD equipment at no charge.

Do owner operators pay for fuel?

Yes. Because owner operators are self-employed, they are responsible for covering fuel costs. Owner operators who contract with Halvor Lines have access to Halvor’s national fuel network and associated discounts. They also receive a list of the most economical fuel stops along each route – though the ultimate choice of where to fuel remains with the owner operator.

How do owner operators find loads?

Halvor Lines takes care of all of that when you drive for us. We handle all of the sales, dispatching, and billing, so you can focus on driving.

What does the ideal owner operator candidate look like for Halvor Lines?

Our ideal candidate is at least 21 years of age and has:

  • A CDL- Class A License
  • Current DOT medical card
  • Safety history that meets Halvor guidelines
  • Their own truck or will be leasing one through Halvor Lines*

*Driver must meet Halvor’s leasing guidelines

Does Halvor Lines have a lease-purchase program?

Yes! After driving for Halvor Lines for 6 months, we will work with you to make your dreams come true. Learn more about our owner operator lease-purchase agreement.

How often do owner operator truck drivers get home?

Because they are self-employed, owner operators have a great deal of control over their home time. That said, many drivers who choose to become owner operators do it for the opportunity to earn more money – and that means they choose to be on the road more than they are at home. Newer owner operators also tend to be making lease payments on their truck, so they want to drive enough miles to cover the lease payments, along with other business and living expenses.

An owner operator truck driver who contracts with Halvor Lines pictured with his son.

Do owner operator truck drivers get to take family members and pets along for the ride?

Owner operators contracting with Halvor Lines are welcome to bring family members and pets on the road with them. We have one of the best pet and passenger programs in the industry. We do require owner operators to notify us when they have pets as guests, and we work to make sure that pets meet our vaccination requirements and passengers are insured.

If you would like to find out more, contact our recruiters. Phone: 800-579-2114 Email: recruiting@halvorlines.com

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“Here I’m not a number. They make me feel like family. I can walk into somebody’s office and they say ‘hey Dawn, how are you doing? How’s your day going?”

Dawn H.
new owner operator