Got What It Takes?

Flatbed to heavy haul — Established in 1964 Trans-United, Inc is a top ranked specialized carrier with a reputation for providing superior service and the ability to manage diverse shipping needs.

Our drivers see good paying freight from direct customers who care about us and our success. Having a loyal customer base has been a part of Trans-United’s longevity plan that has kept us a Top 50 Specialized Carrier in North America as recognized by American Crane & Transport.

We are TRUCKISMO – Truckismo is our motto of how we see the world, the creed that our family of drivers live by. As a result, our drivers are tough, honest and always ready to get the job done right. Our CSA scores are strong and a direct reflection of Truckismo drivers along with our commitment to execution and doing a the job right the first time.

Trans-United, Inc. is looking for Owner-Operators and Company Drivers for expanding operations. We operate in 48 states, Mexico and Canada.

Contact us to discuss an opportunity or apply below.

Call: 877-762-3111 x 235 OR Email:


Company Drivers

  • Starting 28%-32% up to 35% of Line-Haul
    • Flatbed Fleet – 28% starting.
      • Averaging $.75 per mile to the driver!
    • Specialized Fleet – 30% Starting.
      • Averaging $.98 per mile to the driver!
    • Superload Fleet – 32% Starting.
      • Averaging $2.84 per mile to the driver!
    • Orientation Pay – $500
    • Guaranteed $1,100 minimum the first 2 full weeks
    • 50% of Tarp Fees
    • Weekly Advances
    • Comprehensive Benefits Package
    • Highly-Rated Fleet Managers!
    • Guaranteed Home-Time
    • Opportunity to Advance – Learn how to move the big stuff!
    • Required minimum 3 years of Class A experience.
    • Never done open deck work? WE WILL TRAIN YOU!
    • Late Model Western Stars – 4900 SB (Fully Optioned)
      • Stratosphere sleeper (largest sleeper available)
    • Family owned and operated, our family is dedicated to enabling you to take care of yours!





  • 76% – 78% of Line Haul pulling your trailer
  • 66% – 68% of Line-Haul pulling our trailer
    • Flatbed Fleet – 66% starting.
      • Averaging $2.39 per mile to the driver!
    • Specialized Fleet – 67% Starting.
      • Averaging $3.77 per mile to the driver!
    • Superload Fleet – 68% Starting.
      • Averaging $5.67 per mile to the driver!
  • Add 10% to linehaul percentage when pulling your own trailer. 
  • Flatbed, Stepdeck, RGN, Conestoga, Stretch Trailers.
  • Orientation Pay – $500
  • 100% of Fuel Surcharge
  • 100% of Tarp Fees
  • Detention Pay Mirrors Linehaul Percentage
  • Weekly Settlements and Advances
  • Paid IFTA Permits
  • Online Load board
  • Tire, Securement Equipment, and maintenance discounts. 
  • Paid Plate Program
    • $2,300 Reimbursement Cap
  • Customer Freight
  • FREE E-Log Equipment
  • Best Mobile Tools to Run Your Business
  • 100% of Nationwide Fuel Discounts
  • Full-service Shop and Office Support
  • Family owned and operated, we are dedicated to your success!

Cost of Operating a Truck with T-U

  • License Plate: T-U will order your plate if needed at $300 deposit and proof of paid 2290. The
    remaining cost is deducted through settlements.
  • Escrow $1,500 @ $50/week until paid off at 30 weeks
  • Verizon Service (ELD) $20/month
  • OCC-ACC insurance $183/month
  • Physical Damage Ins. TBD – we have good rates based upon value of truck (.0474 x value/12)
  • Bobtail/Deadhead Ins. Usually included in Physical Damage – if separate $41/month
  • Internet Truckstop $39/month (optional)
  • Pre-Pass $15/month – $100 deposit required
  • I-Pass (tolls) is responsibility of driver

Our Trucks

Late model Western Star tractors

500 HP Detroit motors – APU – Headache Rack

Inverter – Refrigerator – Location for TV mount.

Fully adjustable, air ride seats

One free truck wash per month provided by T-U









Driver Service Map

Although we service the entire United States, Mexico and Canada our focus for our drivers is to keep them on the Eastern half of the country. This focus is strategic to our sales team and agent base that is focused on providing customer direct freight so we can run low deadhead and ensure the truck is running loaded miles efficiently. The best way to do this is have good customer relationships that keep us off of the load boards.


  • Where do we run?
    • We run the continental USA, Canada and Mexico. Our goal is to keep our trucks strategically located on the Eastern half of the U.S. which is where our customer base is located and keeps the trucks operating at a high level of efficiency.
  • What type of freight do you haul?
    • We haul freight that ranges from LTL’s, Steel plate/poles, fabrication, machinery, modular buildings, and tanks.
  • What is your home time like?
    • Our goal is to load drivers home every two weeks. Some drivers like to be out longer than others so we work with every driver to make sure they meet their home time needs.
  • What kind of experience is needed?
    • We require 1 year minimum verifiable open trailer experience.
  • What does my safety record have to be?
    • No accidents for 12 months and no DUI for 5 years.
  • What do we pay?
    • We pay a % of the line haul of each load. Based on your verifiable experience, we will give you a qualification and your qualification will reflect your starting percentage. Percentage increase is available with tenure and qualification advancement. Additional pay includes tarp, and detention pay.
  • What type of trucks do we run?
    • We run Western Star trucks. They are 4900 SB models with 3 axle and 4 axle options
  • Do we offer benefits?
    • Company drivers can get health, vision, dental insurance along with a life insurance option, and more.
    • Owner Operators have the option to get supplemental Aflac insurance.
  • How long have you been doing this?
    • We have been in business since 1964!
  • What is the best thing about Trans-United?
    • The “truckismo” culture!
      • We promote living out an All-American, get it done kind of attitude. Life will always come at you hard; however, with a Truckismo attitude you can do anything.
  • What’s the best way to see if I am good fit for Trans-United?
    • The best way to see if we are a good fit for you is to apply through the Apply Now button above or give us a call at 219-762-3111 x235.

Contact us today for more information

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3rd Quarter Safety Meeting

June 24th, 2021 @ T-U (1123 N State Rd. 149 Burns Harbor, IN 46304

Food and Prizes available for all Class-A CDL drivers!

Trans-United Specialized Hauling