Hiring CDL-A
Owner Operators

CDL-A Owner Operators Earn

70% of line haul and fuel surcharge

Sign-on and Drive

Self-Dispatch available after 90 days

Load Board Access

Book up to 5 loads in advance

Next Step: Speak to Recruiter

*Pay varies by route, location, experience level, and performance.

Why Drive for

Why Drive for DB SCHENKER?

At DB Schenker, CDL-A Owner Operator truck drivers can count on outstanding support, plenty of freight and reliable pay. Why? Because we’re 100% committed to providing a positive driver experience and focused on offering top rewards to help you grow your business.


With extensive freight networks, load boards and steady pay, DB Schenker allows CDL-A Owner Operators like you to control the growth of your own businesses, letting you decide how and when to work!

Reliable Pay

  • Earn competitive pay: 70% of line haul and fuel surcharge. Talk to recruiting for details.
  •   Up to $1,500 in Down Payment Assistance for Lease Purchase.
  •   Retention bonus, up to $1,000, for Owner Operators bringing their own truck.

Owner Operator Freedom

  •  Self-dispatch available after 90 days; Be trusted to do the work an Independent Contractor knows how to do
  •  Book up to 5 loads in ADVANCE with exclusive access to our load board

Additional Benefits

  •  Paid Orientation
  •  Generous fuel discount program (up to $.60 cents per gallon off at select stops)
  •  No unexpected trailer fees or hidden fees
  •  Free E-ZPass
  •  Paid Lumpers, when needed
  •  We’ll help you start your business with base plates and permits covered, no charge-back

Owner Operator Teams

  • Part of an existing team? Maximize your earning potential!
  • Average gross: $10,000+ weekly per team
  • Run coast to coast, mostly western US

*Pay varies by route, location, experience level, and performance.

Wants YOU!

Driver Requirements

Owner Operator Contracting Areas

Copyright © 2023 DB SCHENKER
Privacy Policy