Owner Operators

 

Grand Island Express is an ideal partner for independent driving professionals! We keep you loaded and earning while still making regular home time possible and practical.


Owner Operators enjoy:

  • No forced dispatch

  • Mileage on all dispatched miles (loaded and empty)

  • Lumper and Drop pay

  • 950 miles average run

  • Personalized dispatch

  • Passenger policy

  • EFS fuel card available

  • Fuel surcharge

  • Insurance coverage at group rates

  • Maintenance Escrow Account available

  • Weekly settlements for previous week's work

  • Free Xata communication system

  • Shop facilities at terminal

Plus you can boost your earnings with great bonus opportunities:

  • New freight customer bonus

  • Referral bonus (Company or O/O)

  • East Coast Bonus

Grand Island Express will provide contractor with in-cab mobile communications FREE of charge!


Flexible Dispatch Policy: Drivers select their outbound loads; Average 2700-3200 miles per week; Runs to the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest.


Passenger Program: Rider authorization; Limited authorization for dependents 10 years old or older; pet policy.


Orientation

All approved applicants attend a two-day orientation class. Grand Island Express pays for your bus ticket to orientation and provides lodging and meals. You will also receive $150 per day while attending orientation.


During orientation you will:

  • Take a road test

  • Receive a DOT physical or have proof of current physical

  • Take a physical assessment

  • Take a Pre-employment drug screen

  • Receive Classroom training

 

 

Contract Terms

Tractor Specification

  • Tractor can be no more than 7 years old

  • 260" maximum wheel base

  • Must weigh no more than 18,500 lbs with half tank of fuel

  • 47" maximum fifth wheel height

Insurance/Escrow

Grand Island Express offers the following types of insurance for each contractor:

  • Bobtail Insurance
  • Physical Damage Insurance
  • Workmen's Comp Insurance

Each contractor may purchase the above insurance from the carrier of their choice or may purchase insurance from GIX at our fleet rates. Grand Island Express requires each contractor to deposit $1,000.00 into an escrow fund at the beginning of the lease agreement.


It’s time to start the best part of your career at Grand Island Express! APPLY NOW!