CDL-A Owner Operator Jobs in Houston, TX
Star Freight is looking for owner-operators who are interested in working in a family environment. And because we’re structured like a family, our dispatchers get to know our drivers, taking time to understand what our drivers’ preferences and needs are. Our dispatchers know where in the country drivers like to operate, and they understand that there are times when drivers want to be closer to home and family.
Owner Operator Truck Driver Benefits:
- Our top drivers earn over $200,000
- Weekly Settlements with Direct Deposit
- No Up Front Costs & No Forced Dispatch
- Flexible Home Time
- 100% Fuel Surcharge Pay
- Fuel Card with Discounts
- Sign-On, Referral, & Clean DOT Inspection Bonuses
- Online Orientation
- Plate & Insurance Programs Available
Owner Operator Requirements:
- Two years recent OTR experience
- Minimum 24 years of age
- Class A CDL
If you’re ready to roll for an employer that can deliver an impressive paycheck while getting you to the places you prefer to drive, call Star Freight today at 888-892-9848
In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other advantages to truck driving jobs in Houston. Texas offers its truck drivers more than most other states. With three of the most populous US cities and its deep-water ports, the variety of freight shipped is unlimited. Texas is one of only four US states boarding Mexico, therefore Texas truck drivers benefit from the fact that Texas dominates the US Mexico border crossings and 85% of the trade between Texas and Mexico is handled by trucks. Texas’ central US geographic location allow truck drivers to reach almost any other part of the US within a short time from its borders.
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What is an Owner Operator?
What personal characteristics best serve Owner Operators?
What is Dry Van hauling?
Dry vans are likely the most basic type of trailer in the industry and the type beginning drivers are likely haul upon gaining their first jobs. A dry van is normally a 53-foot box-like trailers loaded with non-perishable good (think of the historical term of “dry goods store,” and the type of products they sold).
What are requirements necessary to haul dry van equipment?
Typically, dry vans can be hauled by anyone holding the appropriate classification of CDL.
What endorsements are need for dry van hauling?
If the cargo is considered hazardous or includes hazardous materials, an (H), Hazardous Materials, or (X), Hazardous Materials/Tanker endorsement is needed.
For more information about Dry Van Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
What is “reefer” or “refrigerated” hauling?
Refrigerated trailers are those most often hauling food products that must be kept at low temperatures to prevent perishing. Drivers of reefers may operation within a region, or they may travel cross-country routes in performing their jobs. Driving a reefer, as opposed to a dry van, requires additional skills and responsibilities. Monitoring temperatures within the trailer is a vital task of reefer drivers, as if they vary from a specific range as determined by the product carried. Drivers should be skilled in identifying problems with equipment and making minor repairs as well as calling and waiting for repair help. A reefer driver may make several stops along a route to offload products at grocery stores, convenience stores, and other retail locations.
What characteristics does a reefer/refrigerated driver need?
Along with the personality traits need for most driving positions, reefer drivers need to realize and accept the level of responsibility involved in hauling refrigerated products. Depending on the product, a reefer may carry products with a total value of hundreds of thousands of dollars to retailers that rely on a steady supply of refrigerated items to meet consumer demand. Delays in shipments hurt the carriers as well as the retailers.
Often, reefer drivers will be responsible for offloading a certain number of boxes or cargo at various locations. A level of strength and endurance is necessary, as is a conscious effort to protect the product from breaking, being crush, or otherwise damaged.
What endorsements are needed to haul refrigerated goods?Reefer drivers can typically perform their jobs with a CDL appropriate for the truck being driven. No specific endorsements are normally required unless the trailers use atypical refrigeration systems involving hazardous materials.
For more information about Reefer/Refrigerated Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.