Forward Air

Forward Air Is Partnering With Owner Operators - $4,000 Sign On Bonus!

  • soloOwner
  • otr

Job Overview

Earn up to $1.76 per loaded mile | ALL miles paid, empty and loaded

JUST ANNOUNCED: Destination Base Compensation!

What is destination-based compensation? Simply put, destination-based compensation will add additional compensation to ALL miles run by Teams and Solo Owner Operators based on applicable load-destination locations.


Why would an Owner Operator consider leasing on to Forward Air’s OTR LTL program?


With competitive per-mile compensation rates, light loads that save on fuel and maintenance, and routes running exclusively between our nationwide locations, it's no wonder the average annual revenue generated by Owner Operators and Fleet Owners who do business with Forward is at the top of the charts.


Forward works hard to both negotiate the best rates with its customers and offer efficient, profitable loads to Owner Operators and Fleet Owners. In fact, Forward has been able to offer Owner Operators and Fleet Owners five rate increases in the last four years.


For a limited time, as we position ourselves to grow our fleet following several customer awards:

  • $4,000 Sign On Bonus for Solo Owner Operators
  • $10,000 Sign On Bonus for Team Owner Operators
  • Includes $$ after your first load to help offset transition costs.
  • Entire bonus is paid out in the first year


Destination Base Compensation:

  • Compensation:
  • Solos: Earn up to $1.76* per loaded mile
  • Teams: Earn up to $2.03* per loaded mile

PLUS potential other additional compensation items (e.g., layover, Fleet-Forward Incentive, etc.), – Ask your Forward Recruiter for more information about potential additional compensation items.

Expected Weekly Miles:

  • Solos Average 2,800+ miles / week
  • Teams Average 5,800+ miles / week


  • ALL miles paid, empty and loaded
  • 99.9% drop & hook freight
  • All Tolls, Bridges and scales are Paid and/or reimbursed
  • Run from Forward Air Terminal to Forward Air Terminal
  • Our Dedicated Driver Support Team has your back
  • Pet Friendly


  • Class A CDL required
  • Previous Driving Experience: 12 months in the last 36 months, 18 months in the last 5 years, or 24 months in the last 10 years
  • (*Rates are correct as of the original publication of this document (June 7, 2021) and subject to change at any time. Effective date of this program is July 4, 2021. Destination-Based Compensation will not apply to flat rate Dedicated Lanes.)

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