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Commercial Truckload

Owner Operators - No Touch Freight



Atlas is signing on CDL-A Owner Operator solos and teams for the Commercial Truckload Division, an owner operator fleet that runs all 48 (coast to coast and regional options) transporting truckload dry-van shipments. What our drivers like the most is our freight is lightweight (typically 15,000 – 25,000 lbs. of new products, office furniture, store fixtures or trade show items), which is easy on an owner operator’s rig and fuel budget! The freight is no-touch, which means you deliver the trailer and others do the work to load and unload.

Why DriveAtlas?


$1.​​51 - $1.63 per mile division average and $163,000 - $215,000 average annual gross (January 2018 average) - The division average is $1.51, and the top earners in this division average $1.58 - $1.63 per mile. The division also averages 2,200 - 2,500+ miles per week or more (teams average 3,100 - 4,000 miles per week).


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


Current sign-on bonus of $3,250! And additional annual mileage bonus averages $2,250+ in the 1st year (averages $4,000+ in the 2nd year and continues to increase based on years of service). Sign-on bonus is paid as an additional $.05 per mile on weekly settlments (which means you don't have to wait months at a time for your bonus to be paid out in installments). 

Discounted Fuel

Average $.​38 per gallon off the pump price in 2018 (actual savings can be three times the national average or more). Our drivers receive discounts from TA, Petro, Pilot, Flying J, Love's, Roady's and others.


Owner Operator Fleet


Apply Now  or call 800-525-3029

Driver Benefits

  • Fuel Surcharge paid on all dispatched miles
  • Nationwide fuel discounts
  • Flexible Home Time
  • Over the Road or Regional 
  • Paid Permits and Cargo Liability Insurance
  • Tolls paid nationwide (only two exceptions)
  • Free PrePass
  • Free Blue Beacon Truck Washes
  • ComData Fuel Card (no hidden company charges)
  • Direct Deposit Settlements (weekly)
  • Bobtail insurance is included in contract
  • Clothing Allowance
  • Cell Phone reimbursement up to $50.00 per month
  • Orientation pay and free hotel stay during orientation
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Optional Benefits

  • Health, Dental, Life Insurance available
  • BestPass for nationwide toll discounts
  • Maintenance program with 24/7/365 road service assistance
  • National Tire Account
  • No Cost Year-Round Rider Program (18yrs or older)
  • Most pets allowed

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What is Included in Our Drivers' Mileage Pay? 

The per mile earnings we advertise is based on a recent 12-month average. We don't cherry pick from the most profitable month of the year. 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
  • Stop pay on all stops when shipment is loaded or unloaded (includes extra stops for partial unload!)
  • On special commodities, you are paid by commodity type for your time at the shipper. 
  • 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 LTL pay - 30% of the total linehaul is paid on additional LTL shipments while already loaded with a truckload shipment.
  • Additional Pay includes: in-van equipment count/reset pay, detention, 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 pay sign-on bonuses in installments (90 days, six months, a year, etc.), we pay a mileage-based sign-on bonus that starts from the first mile and pays out every time our drivers receive a check! On weekly settlements, new drivers receive $.05 per mile on all miles until they reach 65,000 miles in the first year, and then at the end of the first year, they receive $.05 per mile on all miles from 65,000+ and until their one-year anniversary of signing on with Atlas.

Annual mileage bonuses apply every year thereafter, and continue to increase. 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: $.38 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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Orientation Policies

  • Daily per diem is paid while at Atlas for orientation
  • Will pay up to seven nights hotel charges while in orientation
  • Drivers are responsible for travel costs from home to Atlas

Owner Operator Obligations

  • Base Plate – O/O supplied plate is allowed or Atlas supplied plate with settlement deduction
  • Class A CDL License required with 1yr OTR experience


Fuel Discount Program

Our drivers enjoy a fuel discount program with reductions comparable or better than large fleet carriers. They can easily see an average savings at the pump of $75 - $100 per fill up, all depending on the size of their fuel tank and how much they are putting in. In some cases, they see discounts as high as $200+ on a single fill up​! This amounts to huge savings in operational cost​.


Do you know another driver?

Refer a driver now and receive a $500 payment when the driver qualifies.
Call 800-525-3029 or Write to jobs@driveatlas.com

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