CDL-A Flatbed Owner Operators earn 70-80% gross revenue in Saint Louis, MO

95% no tarp
RJ Logistics

Class A CDL Flatbed Owner Operator Jobs in Saint Louis, MO

Earn 70-80% Gross Revenue $5,000 Sign On Bonus

At RJ Logistics, we’re always looking for new and innovative team members to help us improve the current issues that revolve around the transportation industry. Our team has been able to identify solutions to problems such as poor communication, late pick-ups/deliveries, shady interactions, and carriers with faulty equipment. We’re well known by our customers because of our ability to maintain meaningful relationships, provide exceptional services, and give real-time updates on their commodities when requested.

RJ Logistics has built a network of vetted professionals who want to see everyone on our team be the best versions of themselves. Our culture is to assure that there is always open communication so that there is room for constant improvement. When you join our team at RJ Logistics, we want to see you succeed. Not only for us, but for yourself.


Pay & Benefits

  •  $5,000 Sign On Bonus
  •  70-80% of Gross Revenue
  •  95% No Tarp
  •  Large Fleet of Conestoga trailers (new and well-maintained)
  •  Fuel Discounts
  •  Paid Cargo & Liability Insurance
  •  Shop Services Available
  •  No Forced Dispatch
  •  No Trailer Rental Fee
  •  Long Haul & Regional Lanes
  •  Knowledgeable Bilingual Dispatch Team
  •  Safety Bonus Program
  •  Quick Orientation
  •  Mobile App Dispatching System
  •  Paid Tolls



  • Current CDL-A
  • At least 23 years of age
  • 3 years of flatbed experience
  • Own your own truck

In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other general advantages to truck driving jobs in Saint Louis. Missouri is centrally located in the US and is a major cross-country thoroughfare to and from the eastern and western parts of the US. Missouri’s eastern border is the Mississippi River, therefore river ports are plentiful which expands even further the product options for truck drivers to haul.

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RJ Logistics provides customized transportation solutions throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. The company takes pride in building a team that has tremendous work ethic, a can-do attitude and a shared vision for success.
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Owner Operators

The information below provides insight into how working as an Owner Operator (also referred to as an Independent Contractor) may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.

What is an Owner Operator?

At its most basic level, an owner-operator (OO) is exactly as it sounds — a driver who owns the truck he or she operates as an independent business. For many truck drivers, becoming an OO means you have reached the pinnacle of the truck driving industry. You own, or have financed, the costs of your own truck in your own name. You decide who you will contract with, when you will contract, where you will drive, and the cargo you are willing to carry.

An OO is a "free and clear" small business owner. Likewise, those searching for freight shipment often prefer to deal with OOs and will pay more when the opportunity is exists. The fact that an OO, by definition, means the truck's owner and driver are one in the same removes the financial burden of a carrier or company hiring, training and maintaining extra drivers when demand sinks to normal or below normal levels.

What personal characteristics best serve Owner Operators?

Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, an OO needs to have the knowledge and ability to operate within the industry and maintain mutually-beneficial relationships with clients. These client relationships must be developed to a level beyond that of any other type of driver. As an OO, you have reached the top of the heap when it comes to truck driving. There are no shortcuts, and through experience, you need to know how to react in virtually all situations ranging from personal interactions to truck repairs to working with your accountant if you are subject to an audit.

For additional information about Owner Operators, including what is a Owner Operator, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Owner Operators, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.

Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.

What is flatbed hauling equipment?

Flatbed trailers are essentially exactly what the name implies — a base of steel or similar material mounted on a frame with axles and wheels. Flat beds often haul oversized load that cannot fit in an enclosed trailer.

What are driver requirements for hauling flatbed equipment?

Aside from the appropriate CDL, drivers of flatbed equipment need to be adept at securing cargo with tarps, “come-a-longs,” chains, strapping, or other types of devices. Before leaving the location of loading, drivers must make sure the cargo is securely held on the trailer and unable to move in any direction during events up to and including collisions, jackknifing, or to the extent possible, rollovers. Securing cargo on flatbed trailers is not a one-time check-and-go responsibility and must be rechecked and adjusted as needed.

Another important point of flatbed hauling concerns oversized loads. If cargo is wider or taller than a trailer would otherwise carry, the trailer must include large notations indicating “Oversized Load.” In some cases, oversized loads will be accompanied by pilot vehicles who alert the truck drivers of potentially dangerous barriers ahead and often pull into the left lane to prevent other vehicles from passing until safe.

What endorsements are needed for flatbed hauling?

Endorsements for flatbed hauling depend on the type of cargo secured to the trailer. In cases where hazardous materials are being hauled, an (H) or (X) endorsement is needed. Also, if a tank of liquid, hazardous or not, is placed on a flatbed, for hauling purposes the trailer becomes a tanker. In such cases, it is best to hold endorsements for (N) Tankers, (H) Hazardous Materials, and/or (X) Hazardous Materials/Tanker combinations.

For more information about Flatbed Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.

Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.

Over the Road (OTR) Routes are likely those that most people with minimal knowledge of the trucking industry envision drivers working. OTR routes can be regional with occasional outside of region assignments or they may be cross-country to make one delivery or several along the way. OTR drivers are generally paid by the mile and are on the road for much of the year with limited home time.

Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.

Regional Routes are routes within a specified geographic region. The region may be as small as a few counties in a state, a state itself, or a number of states. Regions are often divided geographically in typical ways including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest Northwest, etc.