Elite isn't just a flashy catchphrase.

It's a commitment. A commitment from our drivers, our management, our team.

It's a commitment from NCI.

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Owner Operator Pay & Benefits


Pay That Gets You Ahead. $165-175k average annual revenue.

More than just mileage pay. Generous fuel surcharge, automatic detention, stop pay, paid plates and permits, scales, washouts - plus zero trailer expense to you.

Steady year-round freight, on our regional or OTR routes.

Equipment Other Fleets Envy

  • Trailers. Experience a smooth haul pulling our Utility refrigerated trailers with SmartTruck UT6 aerodynamics.

Coverage to Keep You Whole

  • Company-paid cargo and liability insurance
  • Great rates for physical damage, occupational accident, bobtail, and passenger insurance

Business That’s Personal

  • Welcoming workplace. Our drivers are known by name and get the support they deserve from dispatch to management.
  • Dependable home time. Steady freight doesn't just mean reliable work and pay; it means reliable home time.
  • Rider and pet policy. Bring your loved ones and pets to make those miles pass faster.*

Owner Operator Requirements


  • CDL A
  • Minimum Age: 23 years
  • Minimum Experience: 6 months
  • DWI Convictions: Must be 5 years ago
  • Moving Violations: Only 3 last 3 years
  • Preventable Accidents: Only 3 last 3 years

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NCI delivers everything you'd expect from an elite carrier

National Carriers® is searching for committed individuals who own their equipment and wish to lease on as owner operators.

The National Carriers® Owner Operator fleet offers contract lease options with both Regional and 48 State opportunities. Whether an Owner Operator wants to stay close to home or see the entire country, we can offer an option to meet his or her needs.

NCI was nominated For
TCA 2016 Best Driver Fleet Nominee