Apply to Drive at Cowen Truck Line

At Cowen Truck Line, we invest in our drivers, both financially and in terms of their quality of life. We have both Company Drivers and Owner Operators. We offer an excellent compensation package, benefits, and bonuses.

Our Freight Lanes
Cowen Truck Line runs primarily in the Midwest and southern States with very few east coast deliveries. We have local, intermediate, and long haul driving positions.

Truck in the maintenance shopOur dispatch personnel will keep you moving with limited downtime.
At Cowen, 95% of our business is no touch freight. You will be paid additional for all stop offs and pickups. We also pay per diem and layover pay. 

Our Trucks are Your Trucks
At Cowen, we don’t do slip seating, and you get your choice on loads. You’ll get your own truck, outfitted for comfort on the road with mini-fridge, microwave, and inverter. Our equipment is top-of-the-line, maintained and in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Safe Stat Rating standards.Our fleet of modern, late-model Kenworth T-660's, T-600's and T-2000's are top-of-the-line and among the best maintained in the industry today.

Our Dispatchers are Experts in Logistics
Our dispatchers are experienced and know the ins and outs of running a truck line. They understand what it’s like to be on the road, and they know how important home time is. We consider our dispatch team to be experts in the field. With over 50 years combined dispatch experience Cowen dispatchers understand what it takes to operate a tractor/ trailer. 

To learn more about driving for Cowen and to apply, visit our team page. We look forward to hearing from you!

Driver inside the cabDriver Qualifications
To drive for Cowen, you must be at least 25 years old and hold a valid Class A CDL. You’ll need a minimum of two years on the road with tractor-trailer driving experience over the last three years. Additionally, you must meet the following standards:

  • Present a clean, well-groomed, professional appearance
  • No more than one preventable accident within three years
  • No more than four moving violations in three years
  • Must be able to pass a DOT physical
  • Must consent to pre-employment drug screening
  • Must pass a criminal background check
  • Must pass a DOT physical/drug test

Company Driver Benefits
Our company drivers receive an excellent compensation package including full benefits and ample home time. You choose your load, and we offer limited touch freight. At Cowen, you never have to worry about slip seating.

  • Regional and long haul dispatch
  • Home most weekends
  • Paid vacation
  • Bereavement Pay
  • Meal allowance
  • Life insurance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • 401-K
  • Disability insurance
  • Safety bonus
  • Tenure bonus
  • Miles per gallon bonus
  • Log bonus
  • Limited passenger policy
  • Multiple stop pay

Owner Operator Driver
Our owner operator drivers receive excellent compensation with bonuses and other amenities.

  • Drop pay
  • Fuel Surcharge
  • Monthly revenue bonus
  • Safety bonus
  • Log bonus
  • Paid permits, after the first year
  • Mileage information and assistance available for IRP registration

If you're interested in driving for an elite truck line that invests your career and your quality of life, click here to apply or visit our team page. We look forward to hearing from you!

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