The Independence and Support You Need To Grow Your Business

As a CDL-A owner operator, you need stable freight to fulfill the promise you made to yourself to succeed. What more could you want? CRST is the partner to help take your business where you want it to go. We support our independent contractors more than any other carrier, which resulted in record-low turnover rates for our Flatbed contractors in 2020.

  • $2.47 - $3.13 CPM
  • 74.5% of revenue, plus fuel surcharge
  • 100% of Fuel Surcharge, Detention, and Tarping
  • Choose your home time
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • No forced dispatch
  • Industry-leading parts & service program
As a flatbed owner operator, our independent contractors have access to a variety of programs to support their business:
  • Earn More: The top 25% average $2.50 RPLM or $235k per year and the top 10% average $2.61 RPLM or $269k per year.
  • Fuel Discount: Up to $0.18/gallon discount at Pilot/Flying J, TA and Love’s (Discount is based off of cash pump price).
  • Cash & Carry Parts Program: High-quality trailer parts, container/chassis components, and truck body parts.
  • I-CAP: Our unique cost-savings program provides best-in class maintenance support by extending current discounts at external service providers to our owner operators. 
  • Contractor Rewards: Earn points for service and performance to redeem thousands of rewards including travel, electronics, tools, apparel, and more!
  • Small Carrier Feel with Big Carrier Buying Power: We don't have dispatchers — you work directly with agents to get your loads. We have over 60 terminals throughout the country – you can choose to work out of one terminal or run the network!
Do More
CRST’s owner operators are not afraid to get their hands dirty—they are tough and committed to our extensive history that dates back decades.  We have built-in 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, over-dimensional and overweight freight, like roller coasters.
By offering more revenue plus lower expenses we can deliver maximum profits. Boost your potential earnings with CRST Flatbed, who is known for Strength, Stability, and Success.

Lease Purchase Options
  • Payments as low as $425 per week
  • Late Model Cascadias 
  • NO credit checks
  • Minimum 6 months of flatbed experience required 
  • $0 Down, $0 Interest
  • Bumper to bumper warranty & maintenance available 
Our Requirements
  • 6 months flatbed experience 
  • Valid Class A CDL License 
  • 6 months OTR experience 
Qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment pursuant to applicable federal, state, and local laws.