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Owner-operators and Independent Contractors

Owner Operators / Independent Contractors / Small Fleet Owners

Our independent contractor partners are an important part of our business and, although they maintain their independence, they play a crucial role in our day-to-day business. We offer an exceptional package for independent owner operators that work with us. Find out what it’s like to be a part of a committed, helpful team of people.


Owner-operators and Independent Contractors are a valued resource at Buchheit Logistics. There are primarily two means by which an owner-operator, independent contractor or small fleet owner can associate with Buchheit Logistics:

  • Leased Independent Contractor (I/C), running under Buchheit Logistics authority and permits;
  • Dedicated Owner-Operator (D.O.O.), regularly running our freight under your authority and permits;


Leased Independent Contractor opportunities include:

To join our award-winning team; have a Class A – CDL with verifiable experience, and a safe driving history. Buchheit Logistics offers no forced dispatch, regular home time, steady year-round work, and much more.

  • Settlement checks direct-deposited every week!
  • Company provided fuel cards and access to our network of discounts!
  • Base Plate, and Insurance options available.
  • Passenger Program day 1, with rider insurance options.
  • PeopleNet ELD solution provided.
  • Access to the PrePass program.
  • Home most weekends!


Bulk Fleets (Hopper-bottom and End-dump), and Flatbed:

  • 88% of Freight Charges pulling your trailer!
    • Company-owned trailer lease options available.
  • + 100% of fuel surcharge paid weekly.

We strive to ease the challenges of the dry-bulk world. Our late model bulk trailers have electric tarps and ultrasonic vibrators; our Hopper trailers even include electric-operated hopper doors!


Dry-van Fleet (Tractor-only):

Buchheit now offers a  very competitive pay program for Power only Dry-van operators!

  • Mileage paid per dispatched mile (loaded AND empty).
  • Get an additional $0.05 per mile on placarded HazMat/HazWaste loads.
  • + 100% of fuel surcharge paid weekly.


Dedicated Owner Operator opportunities include:

  • 88% of Freight Charges pulling your trailer!
    • Company-owned trailer lease options available!
  • 100% of all fuel surcharges.
  • Settlement checks direct-deposited every week.
    • 24-hour quick-pay options available.
  • Multiple fleet options.


We invite Independent Contractors, Owner-Operators and Small Fleet Owners to consider joining our team!

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