Just Announced: Destination-Based Compensation

Destination-based compensation will add additional compensation to ALL miles run by Teams and Solo Owner Operators based on applicable load-destination locations. 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.

Come discover for yourself that once you go Forward, there's no going back!

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The Opportunity

Sign On Bonus! Solo OOs: $4,000; Team OOs: $10,000 – PAID OUT IN THE FIRST YEAR!

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.

  • Teams earn up to: $2.03* / mile
  • Solos earn up to: $1.76* / mile

*Potential per-mile rate includes: Base Compensation rate, plus Destination-Based Additional Compensation rate (up to $.25 for Team or up to $.125 for solo), plus $.02 Additional Compensation rate for hazmat endorsement, plus $.02 Additional Compensation rate for truck 5 years or newer, plus FSC. 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.

The Difference Makers

A Fat Wallet (just don't sit on it)

  • Per-mile compensation in the top 10% of the industry
  • All miles paid, loaded or empty
  • All tolls, bridges, and scales paid or reimbursed

Miles To Go

  • Scheduled, expedited freight keeps you moving
  • Average of 5,500 miles a week for open board teams
  • 99.9% no-touch, drop-and-hook freight. Pull the pin and go.

Culture Without the Shock

  • Shared pride and camaraderie among our drivers as part of something big and exciting
  • Strong veteran support through our Operation Forward Freedom
  • Emphasis on safety with annual giveaways (including a Jeep) and monthly bonuses

Terminals That Aren't Terminal
(they're driver-friendly)

  • All runs between Forward locations—no outside pickups or deliveries
  • Guard shacks and docks that welcome you like a friend, not shun you like a stranger
  • Plenty of parking, plus showers and laundry at multiple locations

Lighter Loads

  • Most trailers between one and two years old
  • Average load weight of 26,000 pounds
  • Average fuel rebates between $0.40 - $0.60 a gallon

Outbound or Homebound Support

  • Dedicated 24/7 driver support team
  • Forward Ten4 app to manage your business on the go
  • Weekly home time for most domiciles, if wanted

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Why trust our Recruiters?

For starters, any recruiter caught giving bad information to a driver is forced to sing either Beyonce's "Single Ladies" or Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Free Bird" to the whole department. If it happens a second time, the offender gets a jail style tattoo of their boss on their bicep...
...we've never had a third offense.

Jokes aside, our team is laser-focused on helping you understand the real facts and advantages here at Forward. Drivers always find out the truth, so that's what we give them up front, and the truth is we've got a pretty sweet deal—sweet enough that our annual turnover is less than 30%. That's 60% better than the industry average, so we must be doing something right.

Give us a call. We'll shoot straight and won't steer you wrong.


  • Class A CDL required
  • Previous Driving Experience: 12 months in the last 36, 18 months in the last 5 years, or 24 months in the last 10 years
  • No more than 4 violations on the MVR in the past 3 years and no more in the last 5 years
  • Must adhere to all DOT requirements & regulations

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