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As an owner-operator, CRST offers industry-leading discounts and benefits and a network of more than 30,000 third-party providers.

  •   Choose your home time without forced dispatch   •   Get support you can trust   •   The ability to choose your routes   •   Opportunities to get paid by the mile or based on revenue 

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What you Drive

Top 25% Average


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Top 10% Average


Per Year

Up to $6,000 sign-on bonus – starting with a $1,000 transition bonus on your first paycheck.

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At CRST, we offer excellent options for team and solo drivers with multiple freight types. Find the route right for you and earn record-breaking revenue.


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Specialized drivers

Our specialized drivers get the opportunity to haul high-value products, such as beautiful museum exhibits, advanced technology and more. Begin in our HighValue Products Fleet and work your way up to one of our Specialty Fleets. We offer a unique compensation package that combines competitive mileage pay, including fuel, and pay for handling freight.

In CRST’s Specialized Transportation division, we have an incredibly low turnover rate and the average driver tenure is 10 years. We also have the best team, so you’ll always feel supported. The top 25% of our solo drivers gross approximately $4,200/week or more.


  • Valid CDL-A License
  • Minimum 6 months OTR Experience
  • Trucks cannot be more than 10 years old


  • Up to $4,000 Sign-On Bonus!
  • Industry Leading Contractor Support Teams
  • Fuel Card with competitive Fuel Discount
  • Paid by the mile (all miles paid, both loaded and empty, no deadhead)
  • Stable miles – freight available and increasing 
  • Handling Pay – taking care of your freight puts more money in your pocket
  • Pre-Pass Transponders
  • Tolls & Bridges – each truck is issued an EZPass
  • Cash & Carry Parts Program
  • I-CAP: Cost-Savings Program
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Flatbed drivers

CRST’s owner operators are not afraid to get their hands dirty-they are tough and committed to building on our extensive history that dates back decades. We have mutual trust; they’re free to drive how they want. Now, you can be free, too. Choose the lanes and routes that work best for you. Our flatbed freight includes metal products, building construction products, machinery, and over-dimensional and overweight freight, like roller coasters.

Boost your potential earnings with CRST Flatbed, known for strength, stability, and success.

We now offer one week of flatbed training!
No experience is needed to take the one-week Flatbed Securement Certification Course. Flatbed contractors can earn up to $325,000/year!”


  • Valid CDL-A License
  • Trucks cannot be more than 20 years old
  • Up to 100% fuel surcharge


  • Line Haul Rates – Up to 75% of the linehaul
  • Load Board
  • 100% of Fuel Surcharge, Detention & Tarping Pay
  • No Forced Dispatch
  • Choose Your Home Time
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Dry Van

Dry Van

Check out our team-driving opportunities and get the chance to average $200,000/year as an expedited team and solos can earn up to $150,000/year. 

Our freight is almost entirely No Touch and Drop and Hook. It’s also mostly single pick-up, single delivery, and customer-handled. This means you will spend the majority of your time behind the wheel, earning more money!


  • Valid CDL-A License
  • Minimum 6 months OTR Experience
  • Trucks cannot be more than 10 years old


  • Up to 70% of linehaul
  • Up to 97% Fuel Surcharge
  • Earn an Additional $0.04/mile for Haz-Mat Placarded Loads
  • Majority No-Touch Freight
  • Majority Drop-and-Hook Freight

*All rates and average earnings are estimates and subject to change based on market conditions and negotiated customer rates. CRST holds the right to adjust rates and averages without notice. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! We accept trucks no older than 20 years in the Flatbed Division and no older than 10 years in the Specialized Division. Our Capacity Dry Van Division will accept trucks that are 2013 and newer.

Competitive fuel discounts provided; price/gallon varies by division.

OTR is at the discretion of the contractor, NON-forced dispatch. Capacity Van and Flatbed utilize a load board, and Specialized contractors utilize a dispatcher.

Percentage-based 1099 revenue for Capacity Van and FlatbedAll mileage + handling & safety incentives for Specialized.

Flexible home-time based on home domicile, division, account, or lane.