1100 Jenkins Blvd. Akron, OH 44306 PO Box 7727 | | 800.678.6055


owner operators
  • 2500 - 3200 Miles/Week

  • $1900 - $2500+ Net/Week

  • Weekly Hassle Free Pay

  • 100% No Touch Freight

  • Plates & Insurance Available

  • Dry Van - Company Trailers - No Fee's

  • IFTA Stickers Furnished

  • Company Files & Pays Fuel Taxes - No Chargeback

Owner-Operator Jobs in Akron, Ohio

General Transport was founded in 1985 and is based in Akron, Ohio, in the heart of transportation industry. We are a truckload dry van, no touch general freight carrier, relying on our owner operator fleet to provide quality service to our many customers.

It goes without saying that owner operators are a huge part of our business. For years, we have partnered with independent drivers. They handle much of our load, delivering freight in countless areas safely and efficiently. Our owner-operators enjoy a clear job description that indicates their responsibilities.

Currently, we have owner-operator jobs open in Akron, OH, which includes the following tasks:

  • Acquire all necessary requirements, like a commercial driver’s license and insurance for the truck
  • Work with the General Transport team to determine the loads that the driver would haul
  • Pick-up and deliver cargo to their destination using the driver’s truck
  • Follow the right schedule and the right destination for each cargo
  • Follow traffic laws and all the regulations set by the Department of Transportation
  • Stick with the travel instructions provided by the General Transport team
  • Report to the General Transport team after every route
  • Take charge of the maintenance and inspection of the truck to ensure good working conditions

Owner operators run a very distinct triangle service area. Customer locations are in Ohio, Eastern Texas and Central Florida. These hauls provide consistent points for loading and unloading along consistent freight lanes. Company regional drivers operate within a 500 to 600-mile radius of Akron, OH traveling to NC, SC, GA, IN, VA, TN, KY and back to Ohio. There is no travel to the east coast or Canada.

Take Control of Your Career with General Transport

Trucking is a challenging job. That’s why the country is seeing a shortage of people willing to spend long hours on the road. It comes as no surprise, therefore, that owner-operators are wanted in Akron, Ohio.

It’s imperative that companies take care of their drivers and advocate for their safety and professional development.

This is what drives General Transport to hire owner-operators. As an integral part of our company, they receive competitive compensation and are treated with respect. We create a safe and engaging working environment you’ll want to work in.

Consistent Processes

General Transport has a clear and consistent process. No confusing protocols and complex instructions; just a standard set of tasks that covers all bases.

Clear Communications

General Transport understands that clear communication and honesty is the key to success and safety. That’s why we maintain open communication lines. We use cell phones for communication and pride ourselves for answering phone calls and providing accurate information. You have a direct line to the dispatch, not an automated answering system that ends up in somebody’s voice mail.

A Great Safety Record

Our safety record is a sign we’re taking safety seriously. General Transport provides continuous safety training and promotes a culture of safety, to keep owner operators alert and careful. We also monitor your route closely and respond immediately to any unforeseen circumstances through a 24/7 communication line.

Pay and Benefits

General Transport provides a competitive compensation package to our owner operators, and we walk you through the details. No hidden fees or deductions.

We all know how confusing it can be to compare pay packages from different companies. My advice is to look at the “Take Home Pay.” The bottom line or net pay is the figure that you’ll receive, which you could use to manage your financial situation. Why, then, do so many carriers tell you about the gross pay and confuse you with the deductions later? Perhaps they failed to explain the fine print of their payment system.

General Transport is a financially strong operation that has a straight forward pay system utilizing weekly direct deposit.

The Golden Rule

Treat people the way you want to be treated is a philosophy practiced throughout the General Transport organization. This two-way, mutual relationship helps provide satisfaction and success for everybody. After all, without drivers nobody has a job. And the more you succeed, the more we succeed.

Treating drivers and customers with respect is the secret to our low driver turnover and consistent customers.

Interested in applying? Complete and submit the application, so we can consider you for the job.

If you have inquiries about our owner operator vacancies and our services, explore our website. You can also call 888-678-6055 or email Rick Sumser or Sandi McKenzie.