Once you go Forward, there's no going back

Forward has been able to offer Owner Operators and Fleet Owners five rate increases in the last four years. Teams earn in excess of $483,000 / year or Solos earn in excess of $207,000 / year with our new per-mile destination-based compensation.

Plus, we now accept drivers with 6+ months of experience!

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Sign On Bonus! Teams: $10,000 & Solos: $4,000; – PAID OUT IN THE FIRST YEAR!

Teams earn in excess of $483,000 / year

Solos earn in excess of $207,000 / year

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

Average 5,500 miles a week

  • Scheduled, expedited freight keeps you moving
  • 99.9% no-touch, drop-and-hook freight. Pull the pin and go.

Forward Terminal to Forward Terminal

  • 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

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

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

Now Offering Leasing!

  • Purchase option pricing with in-house financing
  • Provides a path to ownership, if interested
  • Ability to participate in trade-equity when upgrading
  • NOT a walk-away lease!

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  • Class A CDL required
  • 6+ Months Experience
  • 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

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.

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Per-Mile Destination-Based Compensation Details

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

Destination Based Compensation Live Map

*Potential per-mile rate includes: Base Compensation rate, plus Destination-Based Additional Compensation rate (up to $.25 for Teams), plus $.02 additional compensation rate for hazmat endorsement, plus $.02 additional compensation rate for truck 5 years or newer, plus FSC. *Rates are current as the original publication of this document (June 7, 2021) and subject to change at any time.

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