Owner Operators

Owner Operators

Owner Operators are the life line of the trucking supply chain in North America.

We take pride in making life as easy as possible for the owner operator by providing tools to save money and time as well as the opportunity to pull customer direct freight and service entire projects while being non-force dispatch.

Our owner operators have the opportunity to pull company trailers for a percentage of linehaul pay. These trailers are flatbeds, step decks, RGN/double drops, stretch and multi axle combinations up to 10 axles. Our drivers are always vetted on safety and experience make sure they are a good fit for the trailers they pull ensuring they can be successful and make the most money possible.

Trans-United, Inc. is looking for Owner-Operators to serve our customers.

Contact us to discuss an opportunity or apply below.

Call: 877-762-3111 x 235 OR Email: recruiting@transunited.com



  • 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 $234,203 gross
        • $2.96 per mile, all miles
  • 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: You can run your own license plate or we can order your plate for a $300 deposit and copy of paid 2290. The
    remaining cost is deducted through settlements prorated until the renewal.
  • 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 – rates are 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)
    • Use Internet Truckstop to book your own loads if desired.
  • Pre-Pass $15/month – $100 deposit required
  • I-Pass (tolls) is responsibility of driver
    • We often charge the customer for tolls so some money will come back for tolls but this is not always possible.

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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

Trans-United Specialized Hauling