Transport America Announces Owner-Operator Contractor Pay Increase

Transport America, recognized as one of the fastest growing carriers by Transport Topics, recently announced a significant pay increase for its owner operators. This pay change will allow all of the company’s independent contractors to make $1 per mtransport-americaile.

“Every single person from top to bottom here at Transport America is working together to provide a great experience for our drivers,” said Mike Bash, director of recruiting operations for Transport America. “We’re invested in our drivers’ careers as much as they are and they understand that we’re able to provide them with the support and opportunities needed for success. This pay increase for our owner operators is just a small piece of the large vision we have for our drivers’ futures.”

The pay increase, which goes into effect July 1, eliminates the difference between hazmat and non-hazmat base pay. With the increased pay, all Transport America owner operators will earn $1 per mile in addition to accessorial reimbursements. This mileage pay increase comes just after another announcement of additional pay package enhancements, which went into effect May 1. These changes included improved fuel and DEF discounts. In addition to the top pay at Transport America, owner operators can also expect multiple lease options, base-plate bonus, $2,000 sign-on bonus with own truck, no forced dispatch, $1,000 referral bonus and consistent miles as well as the respect, quality assistance with insurance, maintenance and dispatch, and the great all-around driver experience the company is known for. Transport America currently has job openings for solo drivers, teams and owner operators for regional, dedicated and OTR routes. For more information on Transport America’s career opportunities, please call 877-218-5342 or visit 


About Transport America

Since 1984, Transport America has been a leader in the transportation industry offering outstanding careers and excellent service. The company is committed to maintaining its presence as one of the most successful providers of the highest quality in transportation and logistics services in North America. Transport America provides a work environment for drivers that exceed their needs and those of their family.