By the Numbers – Illinois Based Flatbed Company Reports Record Growth Heading into 2018

Carrier One is offering exciting opportunities for Owner Operators and Lease Purchase drivers.

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Chicago, IL – To be known as the country’s fastest growing, 100% Owner Operator-driven flatbed trucking company is an impressive feat by any standards but it’s even more remarkable for Carrier One considering the challenges associated with finding and keeping professional drivers in a niche driver market. Carrier OneCarrier One’s Director of Recruiting and Retention Lane Williams said, “Not only are we competing in one of the hardest driver markets in the industry – flatbed- we also have significant driving experience requirements.” Williams went on to add this is not the only challenge Carrier One faces, “We are also an exclusive Owner Operator company, which makes recruiting even more challenging when you put all of these elements together.”

Despite these hurdles, Carrier One is being recognized for their incredible growth and recent success. “Between January 2016 and December 2017, we experienced nearly 200% fleet growth,” added Williams. This is noteworthy by any carriers’ standards in today’s driver market. Carrier One“If our contractor package wasn’t one of the best and most attractive out there, there’s no way we’d be seeing these growth numbers. Our extremely low turnover rate absolutely helps us sustain this growth and we are proud of what we’ve done to attract and retain Carrier One-grade professional drivers over these last several years.”

Williams broke down some of the other numbers that are driving Carrier One’s continued growth and success which include:

100% Flatbed100% Owner Operator
$260k Gross revenue solo contractors average annually with many drivers beating this number every year.$5,000 Gross revenue average weekly for each solo contractor
80% Percentage of revenue paid to the boss: the Contractor! This number increases by .5% every year until 82% is hit (see inset graph)25 to 1 Carrier One’s Fleet Manager-to-Driver ratio, blowing away mega-carrier ratios from 60 – 100 drivers per board.
Health InsurancePurchase options through partnership with UTBABase PlatesCan be provided by Carrier One


For more information regarding opportunities with Carrier One as an Owner Operator or Lease Purchase driver, please visit www.drivecarrierone.com or call 888-997-1082. You can also visit their Facebook page here.

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