Why Drive for Cowen? - Cowen Truck Line

Why Drive for Cowen?

Cowen Truck Line drivers are the face of our business. We understand the unique needs of those who work on the road and strive to make driving for Cowen a fulfilling career for every member of our team. 

More than half of our drivers have been with us for over a decade. They find Cowen to be the kind of place they are valued and heard, from dispatch all the way up to the president of the company.

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No one wants to be away from home all the time, especially when that means missing milestone events like birthdays, weddings, and holidays. At Cowen, we work hard to reduce downtime and layovers—so you can be home on time for the moments that matter.



The fact is, a big part of this career means working on the road—and Cowen Truck Line wants your truck to be the best "home away from home" possible. 

  • Get your own truck, outfitted for comfort with mini-fridge, microwave, and inverter
  • Use top-of-the-line equipment, maintained and in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Safe Stat Rating standards
  • Drive one of our fleet of modern, late-model Kenworth T-660's, T-680's—all top quality and among the best maintained in the industry today

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By being an active partner in initiatives such as United Way and the Ashland County Community Foundation, Cowen Truck Line cares about improving the communities in which our employees live and work.


Company Drivers

We offer our employees competitive compensation, a full benefits package, and ample home time. You choose your load, and we offer limited touch freight. At Cowen, you never have to worry about slip seating. 

  • Local, Regional, and Long Haul dispatch
  • Home daily and weekends
  • $3,000 sign-on bonus
  • Paid vacation
  • Bereavement pay
  • Meal allowance
  • Life insurance
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • AFLAC benefits
  • 401-K
  • Disability insurance
  • Referral bonus
  • Safety bonus
  • Tenure bonus
  • Miles per gallon bonus
  • Log bonus
  • Limited passenger policy
  • Multiple stop pay

Owner Operator Drivers

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

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

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To drive for Cowen, you must be at least 23 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 requirements:

  • Present a clean, well-groomed, professional appearance
  • Have no more than one preventable accident within three years
  • Have no more than four moving violations within three years
  • Consent to pre-employment drug screening
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Pass a DOT physical/drug test
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If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of working with Cowen contact us for more information, or apply today!

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We look forward to having you on board!



Cowen Truck Line, Inc.
2697 State Route 39
PO Box 480
Perrysville, OH 44864

Phone: 1-800-537-1669
Local: (419) 938-3401
Logistics: 1-800-552-1669
Fax: (419) 938-5491

Member of the National Association of Small Trucking Companies

Ohio Trucking Association Member

SmartWay Transport Partner


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