How Can Forward Air Help Your Trucking Career?

Posted on: May 12th, 2021 11:55 am

A career in trucking is no different than other careers – it provides opportunities for growth and advancement as a professional. If you’re looking for a change, Forward Air can help take your trucking career to the next level.

Over-the-Road Opportunities

Owner Operators – Teams & Solos

Why would an Owner Operator consider leasing on to Forward Air’s OTR program? Simple, we pride ourselves in the individual success and retention of our drivers. Enjoy top industry compensation on all miles (yes, you heard that right – empty and loaded!) when you drive Forward. Not to mention our per-mile compensation is in the top 10% of the industry with our just announced new rate program!

NEW Rate Program!

Solo Owner Operators

Earn in excess of $207k/year @ $1.20 per mile + FSC

Team Owner Operators

Earn in excess of $483k/year @ $1.44 per mile + FSC

Consistency is Key

Forward Air understands the importance of keeping you moving. When you drive Forward, you’re running from Forward Air location to Forward Air location (and parking for our drivers is a priority at our terminals). Plus, 99.9% of our freight is drop & hook, which saves you time and keeps you moving Forward.

Solo Owner Operators

Average 2,500 – 3,000 miles / week

Team Owner Operators

Average 5,500 – 6,000 miles / week

A Support System Unlike Any Other

Outbound or homebound, our 24/7 Dedicated Driver Support Team is here for you. Forward also understands the importance of spending time with the ones you love, and we will get you home regularly. (Did we mention that our annualized driver turnover is over 60% lower than the industry normal?) Come find out for yourself why Owner Operators who start with us, stay with us!

If you’re not an Owner Operator but would like to explore your growth opportunities, we can help! Forward Air has lease-purchase opportunities available through third-party vendors. Let us help get you in your own truck and on the road.

Fleet Owners – Fleet Forward Program

What if you’re looking to bring on an additional truck as a first-time fleet owner? How about a fleet owner with multiple trucks running? Don’t worry, Forward can help you, too! Fleet Forward is a compensation package that allows fleet owners with more than one truck to receive additional compensation relative to the number of trucks leased to Forward Air. This monthly payment is cut directly to the fleet owner and pays an additional rate per-mile (that escalates based on the number of trucks you have seated), for all miles ran by your fleet that month. Ask us for more information!

Company Drivers

Not quite ready to leap into truck ownership just yet? We have opportunities for you, as well! Depending on location, Forward Air has opportunities to bring on over-the-road Company Drivers. Connect with a recruiter today to learn about openings in your area. Did we mention we raised our Team Company Driver rate as well?

New Team Company Driver Rate

Earn in excess of $87,000 – $108,000 / year @ $0.72 – $0.75 per mile + Perdiem

Local Opportunities

Forward Final Mile – Appliance Delivery & Installation

Forward Final Mile is one of the Forward Air local divisions, which provides timely and accurate white glove delivery of home appliances. These opportunities are geared toward Independent Service Provider driving teams (driver and helper) with a 24 – 26ft box truck with lift gate. Depending on location, opportunities for Company Drivers and helpers may be available. Reach out to one of our local recruiters today to learn about opportunities available in your area.

Local Pick-Up & Delivery

In addition to our Final Mile division, Forward Air also offers local pick-up and delivery for a variety of customers. These local pick-up and delivery routes may involve customer required loading and unloading of freight. Connect with our recruiters to learn about openings local to you.

So, if you are looking for an opportunity that will have you turning your truck into a revenue-generating machine, look Forward. Your path to future success starts today. Reach out to us for more details. We hope you decide to drive your future Forward!


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(855) 256-0629

6431 Alum Creek Drive, Suite J
Groveport, OH 43125

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