Freedom Division

Van Owner-Operators/Contractors

Run Your Own Way!

The Freedom division for Van Owner-Operators/Contractors at HCT, Inc. lets you control your destiny with our help for the business and safety side of the operation.

We don’t have any direct customer commitments – This leaves us open to book you where you want to go. You tell your Freedom Assistant where you are looking to run and they will book loads based upon those parameters. You simply tell them where you want to run, what your PTA is and they go to work for you.

If you like running up and down the East Coast we can make that happen. If you want to run the Midwest we can make that happen. If you want to run long miles across the country we can make it happen. If you want variety we can make that happen! The market rates will vary based upon the lanes but you can decide for yourself if you want to run where the money is or if you like to stay in the same general lane.

Owner-Operators/Contractors: You know how your business should be ran. You are the best person at picking out the most profitable lanes and knowing how to run your business to make the most money. We have embraced that entrepreneurial spirit in the Freedom division at High Country Transportation, Inc. and we are here to assist you.

You can focus on running your business but we will assist you with booking loads at your direction so that you can drive while we find you the top selection of freight available where you want to run. We will provide your safety administration services to keep you legal and safe while you concentrate on producing revenue and controlling your costs. After 90 days of operating under the Freedom Assist program and successfully completing a load negotiation and booking training class, you can control your destiny and book your own loads directly*.

Here is how it works:

We provide:

  • 80% of Base Revenue (72% if you do NOT provide trailer)
  • We break out the fuel surcharge and pay you 100%*
  • We provide liability and cargo insurance
  • We provide the safety management and DOT regulation compliance
  • We pay you every Friday for loads turned in by noon on Tuesday
  • We make a fuel card available for your use with 100% of the discount to you.
  • 100% of collected detention, driver assist passed on to you
  • Tires, Parts and Maintenance Discounts passed on to you
  • Small Fleet Owners Welcome
  • We provide a DriveCam at no cost to the contractor.

Contractor Provides*:

You provide the tractor (lease purchase partner program available, click here for details)

You provide the trailer (trailer rental program available or use our trailer at 72% base pay rate)

You provide the fuel, maintenance, license, physical damage insurance, fuel/road taxes, tolls and all other costs to operate the tractor

You provide a mobile communications system with an e-log system that will work in conjunction with our transportation management system. Mobile App with communications and e-log option available at cost.

Contractor Requirements*:

Tractor must pass a D.O.T. Level 1 inspection

Driver must have 1 yr experience, 23+ yrs of age, acceptable driving record. Must be approved by High Country Transportation, Inc. per our insurance providers requirements.

Driver must be covered by an occupational accident or worker’s comp policy (based on state law) with at least $1,000,000 coverage. Certificate must be provided to High Country Transportation, Inc.

Copy of paid 2290 (Federal Heavy Vehicle Use Tax)

Base Plates for states in which you plan to operate (48 state base plates can be purchased through HCT, copy of title required)

*please call a recruiter for full details