Looking for a new career with a great company who values their drivers?

We work with our owner operators to offer competitive pay with opportunities to earn extra. No trailer rentals fees, you receive 100% of any fuel surcharge billed to the customer and we offer competitive shop rates and parts discounts. Check out our Careers section for more details.

Southland Transportation is one of the South East’s top trucking companies offering both the opportunity for drivers to make a comfortable income and enjoy time with their families as they are home weekly.

Family owned and operated, when you work with Southland you get the best of both worlds: a company that’s big enough to provide the technology and service your needs, but small enough that we know you by name. Our drivers enjoy the benefits of a financially stable and secure company that is committed to providing their drivers with the support they need to succeed on the road while balancing miles and home time.

Pay & Benefits:

  • Mileage or Percentage Options Available
  • Fuel Network & Fuel Card provided
  • Primary Limited Liability Coverage Provided
  • Cargo Insurance Provided
  • Non Owned Trailer Insurance Provided (No Fees)
  • Cargo Insurance Provided• Primary Limited Liability Coverage Provided
  • Workers Compensation Insurance Provided at low cost
  • Non-Trucking/Bobtail Insurance – Required (Optionally Provided)
  • Physical Damage Insurance – not required but can be optionally provided
  • Frequent Home Time
  • 24/7 Support Team
  • No Forced Dispatch
  • Repairs available in our in house diesel shop. $75/hr labor rates
  • Bi-Annual Truck Inspection
  • 100% No Touch Freight
  • No Hazmat Loads
  • 100% Fuel Surcharge Paid
  • 100% Deadhead Mileage Paid
  • Daily Advances
  • Detention/Layover Paid (if billable to customer)
  • Base Plates & Permits Program
  • Fuel Tax Program
  • Discount programs on breakdown services/fuel/maintenance/parts & tires
  • Daily Advances
  • Detention/Layover Paid (if billable to customer)
  • No Trailer Rental Fee

Documents & Escrow Required:

  • Proof of payment of Federal Highway Use Tax (Form 2290) *Assistance Available
  • W-9 with Federal Tax ID# or SSN
  • Valid Cab Card
  • Copy of Bill of Sale
  • Copy of Title
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Truck must pass DOT inspection & verified by our maintenance department as safe & reliable
  • Required escrow of $1,000 for fuel card, repairs and accident deductible taken out at $50.00 per week
  • Accidental escrow is optional. This escrow account is your money for repairs, taxes, tags, etc. You determine the amount.

Truck Qualifications:

  • Wheel base of 265 or shorter
  • Tractor Weight of 20,000 lbs or less full of fuel
  • Wired for ABS Trailer Brakes (pigtail has hot center pin)
  • 13’4″ Minimum Stack Height
  • Ability to scale 45,000 lb loads
  • 5th Wheel Height 48″ maximum

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years Class ‘A’ CDL OTR driving experience
  • No DUI/DWI/Reckless Driving charges in the last 7 years
  • No major preventable accidents in the last 3 years
  • Must be able to verify last 10 years of employment