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 - $180,000 Annual Average

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

More than just mileage pay. We compensate you for the additional costs of driving, so it’s like you’re pulling our trailers at no cost to you.

  • Pay for detention, loading and unloading, lumpers, stops, and deliveries to New York City
  • Paid base plates and permits
  • Excellent fuel surcharge
  • Reimbursements for company trailer expenses (including washouts and reefer fuel)
  • Referral bonuses

Equipment Other Fleets Envy


  • Pulling our Utility refrigerated trailers with SmartTruck UT6 aerodynamics means a smooth, stable ride with great fuel economy.

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. Showing friendliness and respect is just the way we work around here. 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.
  • Easy contact. Day or night, you can always reach someone with our 24/7 dispatch and onboard satellite communications.

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