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Commercial Truckload Division

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Atlas is signing on Class A CDL Owner Operator solos and teams for the Commercial Truckload Division (CTD). CTD is an owner operator fleet that runs all 48 (coast to coast with some operation flexibility) transporting truckload dry-van shipments. What our drivers like the most is this job is primarily NO TOUCH and moving lightweight shipments (typically 15,000 – 25,000 lbs.), which is easy on an owner operator’s rig and fuel budget! 

Atlas is widely known for household moving. But while the CTD transports household goods, these drivers are moving full truckload shipments (not lumping boxes or furniture) from dock to dock, yard to yard and primarily in the summer. Other goods transported by CTD include store fixtures, office furniture, electronics, and trade show exhibits. 

Why DriveAtlas?


Atlas recently increased our driver pay! Currently $1.80 per mile average. 
Commercial Truckload Drivers are also averaging:
Single Operation- 2,700-3,200 miles per week
Teams- 3,500-4,200 miles per week


Dry Van Truckload Shipments - Light loads typically 15,000 - 25,000 lbs. and common commodities include new products, store fixtures, household goods, office furniture, and trade show exhibits. 


Annual mileage bonuses are paid as an additional $.05 per mile on your weekly settlements (which means you don't have to wait months at a time for your bonus to be paid out in installments). The mileage bonus also increases the longer you contract with Atlas!

Discounted Fuel

Average $.​38 per gallon off the pump price in 2021 (actual savings can be three times the national average or more). Our drivers receive discounts from TA, Petro, Pilot, Flying J, Love's, Sapp Brothers, Roady's and others.


Owner Operator Fleet (lease purchase options available as well)


Apply Now  or call 800-525-3029

Driver Benefits

  • Fuel surcharge paid on all dispatched miles
  • Nationwide fuel discounts
  • Flexible home time and no forced dispatch
  • Paid permits and Cargo Liability Insurance
  • Tolls paid nationwide (only two exceptions)
  • 2 Free Blue Beacon Truck Washes/ month
  • ComData Fuel Card (no hidden company charges)
  • Weekly direct deposit settlements
  • Free bobtail insurance 
  • Clothing allowance
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Orientation pay and free room and board during orientation

Optional Benefits

  • Health, Dental, Life Insurance available 
  • National tire account
  • Maintenance program
  • 24/7/365 road service assistance
  • Travel service available
  • No cost year-round rider program for adult riders 18 yrs or older
  • Pets allowed

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What is Included in Our Drivers' Mileage Pay? 

The mileage rate we advertise is based on a recent 12-month average. We show you a true average of what our drivers are making in a full year, including the highs and the lows. And this is what is included in that average:

  • Mileage Base Pay - we pay ALL dispatched miles, loaded and empty
  • Fuel Surcharge - paid on ALL dispatched miles, loaded and empty
  • Tolls paid nationwide
  • Commodity-based load/unload pay - You are paid for your time at the shipper, regardless of the commodity type and while others load or unload the trailer.
  • Stop pay, detention, and in-van equipment inventory and reset pay
  • Mileage bonus - In addition to base pay, you earn more the more miles you run, and your mileage bonus increases the longer you are operating with Atlas.
  • Additional Pay includes: lift gate usage pay, truck order not used pay.

While many drivers are accustomed to being paid a percentage, our per mile model ensures you never have to be concerned about whether or not the freight you are hauling will provide you the revenue you need to be profitable. By combining our fuel surcharge with the huge discounts received nationwide, your income is stable regardless of fluctuations in fuel pricing. Likewise, your income is steady even when freight transportation costs plummet.

What Are the Mileage Bonuses?

While most companies lean on sign-on bonuses, paid out at different points throughout the year, we pay a startup mileage bonus of $.05 per mile in the first year, which is in effect for each weekly settlement for the first 65,000 miles you put in. After that, our annual mileage bonus program kicks in and applies to the rest of the miles you accrue for the year.

Annual mileage bonuses apply yearly and continue to increase over time. These bonuses are paid on all miles over 65,000 each year and as follows:

  • Years 2 - 4 = $.10 per mile
  • Years 5 - 9 = $.13 per mile
  • Years 10 - 14 = $.16 per mile
  • Years 15 and beyond = $.19 per mile

How is Fuel Surcharge Determined and Paid?

Our owner operators benefit from fuel surcharge paid on ALL MILES (loaded and deadhead), and our fuel surcharge increases faster than most (every $.05 instead of every $.10 like most carriers).

Current Fuel Surcharge: $.43 per mile

Fuel surcharge is provided based on current D.O.E. National Average, and we have consistently had the highest surcharge for van type operations in the industry.

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1. Are you currently at least 22 years old?:

2. Do you have a valid Class A CDL?:

3. Do you have more than 1 year experience OTR?:

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5. Do you have any moving violations in the last 3 years?:

6. Have you been involved in any accidents or incidents in the last 5 years?:

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