Commercial Truckload Division

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Upgrade your career and lifestyle through great pay, benefits, and a partnership with Atlas Logistics®. Be a part of our continued roadmap for success, founded in fairness and financial stability. 

Drivers Needed

Atlas is signing on Class A CDL Owner Operator solos and teams for the Commercial Truckload Division (CTD), a small fleet running coast-to-coast live load/live unload and drop & hook shipments of new products, household goods, store fixtures, office furniture, and trade show exhibits. 

Why DriveAtlas?


Owner Operator Fleet (lease purchase options available as well)


Our drivers averaged $1.93 per mile in 2023. This average includes both loaded and empty mileage pay and includes fuel surcharge. Fuel surcharge is paid on all dispatched miles!

Average miles per week: 
Single Operation- 2,200-2,500 miles per week
Teams- 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, household goods, office furniture, and trade show exhibits. 

Fuel Surcharge

Based on the weekly national average (as reported by the U.S. DOE), our fuel surcharge model often covers most of our drivers' cost of fuel. When combined with nationwide fuel discounts, drivers can cover all of their fuel costs or even make extra revenue from the fuel surcharge! See more on this below in the How is Fuel Surcharge Determined and Paid section. 

Discounted Fuel

The best nationwide 2023 average discount was $.66 per gallon off the pump price. Our drivers receive discounts from TA, Petro, Pilot, Flying J, Love's, Road Ranger, Casey's General Stores, Sapp Brothers and others.


An first-year annual mileage bonus is paid as an additional $.05 per mile on your weekly settlements for the first 65,000 miles, and a lump sum payment after the first year anniversary for any miles above 65,000. The mileage bonus also increases the longer you contract with Atlas! For example, annual bonus pay on miles above 65,000 in each year: $.12 in year 2, $.13 in year 3, $.14 in year 4, $.15 in year 5, and so on.


Apply Now  or call 800-525-3029


What our drivers like the most is this job is our shipments are primarily NO TOUCH and lightweight (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 in peak season, 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 more commonly transported by CTD include store fixtures, furniture, office furniture, electronics, and trade show exhibits. 


CTD is an owner operator fleet that runs all 48, coast to coast (with some operation flexibility) transporting truckload dry-van shipments. Average trip is between 1,100 to 1,400 miles.

Additional Route Options

  • Will consider your regional restrictions; contact us to learn more.

Driver Benefits

  • Fuel surcharge paid on loaded miles, Atlas tariff shipments
  • Nationwide fuel discounts
  • Flexible home time and no forced dispatch
  • Paid permits and Cargo Liability Insurance
  • Tolls paid nationwide (only two exceptions)
  • 2 Free truck washes per month (Blue Beacon account or will reimburse for other sites)
  • ComData Fuel Card (no hidden company charges)
  • Weekly direct deposit settlements
  • Free bobtail insurance 
  • Clothing allowance
  • Tablet provided by Atlas with unlimited data plan
  • 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
Apply Now  or call 800-525-3029

What is Included in Our Drivers' Mileage Pay? 

The mileage rate we advertise is based on the recent division average. We don't advertise the "up-to" or top pay in the division. We advertise the average to be most fair and transparent with our contractors. Here is a breakdown of what is included in that average:

  • Mileage Base Pay - We pay ALL dispatched miles, loaded and empty on Atlas tariff loads ($1.20 loaded and $.84 empty)
  • Percentage Base Pay - 80% of the gross revenue for any shipment not subject to an Atlas Tariff (Example: third-party brokerage loads).
  • Fuel Surcharge - Fuel surcharge is paid on loaded miles when hauling Atlas tariff shipments, and is calculated by the EIA reported national average and our corresponding fuel surcharge for that range. 
  • Tolls and Bridge Charges paid nationwide (Exceptions: IN I-90 & PA I-76 between exit 28 & exit 226)
  • Annual Mileage Bonus - You earn more the more miles you run, and your mileage bonus increases the longer you are operating with Atlas. Year 1 bonus on all miles is $.05 (miles 1 - 65,000 paid weekly; miles 65,001+ paid at one-year anniversary).
  • Additional Pay $75 Stop pay, $65/hour for detention, $35 for liftgate usage, up to $400 for truck order not used, $75 for equipment inventory and reset, and many more ways in which you are compensated.

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

Beginning in your second year, annual mileage bonuses apply and continue to increase over time. These bonuses are paid on all miles over 65,000 each year and as follows:

  • Year 1 - $.05 per mile 
  • Year 2 = $.12 per mile
  • Year 3 = $.13 per mile
  • Year 4 = $.14 per mile
  • Years 5 through 7 = $.15 per mile
  • Years 8 through 10 = $.16 per mile
  • Years 11 through 12 = $.17 per mile
  • Years 13 through 14 - $.18 per mile
  • Years 15 or more - $.19 per mile

How is Fuel Surcharge Determined and Paid?

Our owner operators benefit from fuel surcharge paid on loaded miles when hauling Atlas tariff shipments. Fuel surcharge is provided based on current D.O.E. National Average.

Recent Fuel Surcharge: $.51 per mile (5/29/2024)

Apply Now  or call 800-525-3029

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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?
4. Type of driver
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?