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Owner Operators

GDS Express is a strong, profitable company that will treat you with the respect you deserve. We’re seeking successful, business-minded owner operators. If that describes you, we look forward to welcoming you to our growing team.


GDS is a family-owned trucking company. As an owner operator, you’ll have an assigned dispatcher who knows you by name, dedicated lanes that meet your needs and excellent home time. We also offer a maintenance program and outstanding fuel and tire discounts.


  • 100% “No touch”
  • 70% drop and hook
  • All dry freight (no hazmat)


  • 3,500 miles per week (singles)
  • 5,500 – 7,000 miles per week (teams)


  • 2.8% fleet average

Transflo Scanning

  • Scan your bills from any Pilot, Love’s or Flying J, and they are received within minutes.


  • All permits are provided

No Upfront Costs

  • Baseplates and insurance are available at competitive rates.


GDS operates under a no-hold-back policy. If all your paperwork is in on Wednesday, your paycheck will be direct deposited on Friday.

West Coast Dedicated Teams (5,000 – 7,000 miles per week)

  • $.96 - .98 cents per mile, plus fuel surcharge, safety bonus and performance bonus.

Regional Dedicated (OH, IN, MI, NJ, PA)

  • $1.10 per mile, plus fuel surcharge, safety bonus.

Safety Bonus

  • A safety bonus is awarded monthly for no chargeable accidents or CSA points. Bonus is $.01 per mile for your first six months, and $.02 per mile after six consecutive months of no accidents or CSA points.

Performance Bonus

  • A performance bonus of up to an additional $.10 per mile is awarded monthly for qualified loaded and delivered miles. To qualify for the bonus, singles need 12k miles per month. For teams, it’s 18k miles per month.

Savings Account

  • For every loaded mile you run GDS Express will put an additional $.01 per mile into an account for you to use for whatever you need. (Personal or Job related)

Contact Mike at (800) 782-6038 x212 or with any questions about the GDS recruitment process. Or, apply online now!