Now Hiring Owner Operators
Highest Compensation in the Nation, Weekly Pay, Consistent Freight Network
Contact a Recruiter today at 406-728-5510
Why Davis Transport?
At Davis Transport we pride ourselves on the strength of our customers and our employees because we believe that quality people make a quality company.
With limited resources and unbridled enthusiasm, Don Davis started his business dream in 1960 in Missoula, Montana.
From a single truck operation with limited authority, Davis Transport has grown to be a nationwide provider of flatbed service with general commodities authority. Operating across the continental United States and Canada. Davis Transport continues to expand both its customer base and its supply of safe, qualified Drivers. Today, Davis Transport provides Drivers with multiple different driving opportunities. Whether a Driver is looking for an Owner Operator, Lease Purchase or Company Driver opportunity Davis has a solution in place.
For more than 50 years, Davis Transport has been providing excellence in flatbed transportation services throughout the continental United States and Canada. We take pride in being a close knit team where our Drivers and Customers continue to share the common goals of Service and Safety
Joe and Glenda Stafford
“Davis Transport, Inc. is a great place to work. They make it easy to run your business your way.
Safety is priority # 1 with Davis Transport, Inc. Here you can run legal and still make a nice living for you and your family. With a non-forced dispatch and an open door policy with anyone in the company, you can concentrate on what you need to do to run your business.
The lease purchase at Davis Transport, Inc. is very fair. The rates are good and with good knowledge of the industry and the desire to work, you can and will own your own tractor and trailer. We have already paid off our trailer and will have our tractor paid off in 16 months.
I have been in the trucking industry for 25 years, the last two with Davis Transport, Inc. We couldn’t be happier. This is the company we plan on retiring from.”
“To say that Davis Transport, Inc. is unique and a great company to work with would be an understatement. They have a knowledgeable and dedicated staff that takes your success personally. Their work ethic and core values are a rarity in the transportation industry.
I have been driving for over 15 years. I have been in the Lease Purchase program with Davis Transport, Inc. for the last 2 years. These last 2 years have been the best of my career so far. I walked into Davis Transport, Inc. with a promise to join the lease purchase program. I received a smile and after signing the contract I walked out with the American dream. I am looking forward to many more successful years at Davis Transport, Inc.
Thank you everyone at Davis Transport, Inc. for making that possible.”
“I have been an Owner Operator with Davis Transport, Inc. since 1971. Their honesty and above board policies have always been the greatest asset for an owner operator. I have never missed a paycheck for any load that I have hauled. They treat everyone like you are Family. All they ask is that you do your part.”
“I am very pleased with Davis Transport, Inc. I am profitable and part of that is due the support of the Davis Transport, Inc. family. It does not matter what the issue is, they will lend their support and make you feel at home.”
“I found a place for me! After working at places where I found layoffs were just the normal business procedures, I turned towards the ads and billboards found around the Spokane, WA area.
At only 22 years old, I wanted to start building my future, not just settling for odd jobs to get me by. I brought up the idea of truck driving to my Mother and she liked the idea. We visited the Post Falls, Idaho Sage Truck Driving School. While we were there, we visited the school’s manager, found out about financing, companies they worked with and how the program worked. That is when we decided, “I am going to become a Trucker”.
During my four weeks at Sage, a handful of companies had sent recruiters in to talk to the students. I had in mind that I wanted a company that pulled flatbeds, allowed me to take my tractor home and MOST of all, treat me as a person, not a number! While the other future truck drivers were fillings out applications, I only filled out one. A recruiter from Davis Transport drove the 180 miles to Post Falls, ID to meet with us. After the recruiter told us about the company, I knew I made the right choice. I personally handed the recruiter my application and said to the recruiter: “See you in a month”. (Continued)
Tim Herkimer (Continued)
After the pre-application process, I was approved for orientation and started my decade long relationship with Davis Transport, Inc. on the 2nd of January 2002.
Since my start at Davis Transport, Inc., I’ve been treated like a friend by everyone of the office personnel. The “open door policy” of Davis Transport, Inc. really makes it family orientated. I have never had a thought of leaving this company.
I was a company driver for 5 years before deciding to make the big jump into being an owner operator. I have now paid for my tractor and trailer and racked up almost 2,000,000 accident free miles. I was Driver of the Year in 2004 and Independent Contractor of the year in 2011.
I wake up many mornings saying to myself “I love my job.” My wife and I know that it has a lot to do with the people behind me. I know at 34 years old I have a lot of time before retirement, but if you need to find me, there is a pretty good chance I’ll be right here at Davis Transport, Inc.”
Davis continually strives to be the best in safety, customer satisfaction and a leader in technological advancement within the industry. Growing your business at Davis is on your terms with our owner operator opportunities or our lease purchase program. Choose the loads that match your needs and business ideas. Go home when you want and stay as long as you want. Then head out and start earning money again. Because your pay is percentage pay you get the benefit of earning more as rates move up.
Owner Operator Benefits
We Are Here For Our Drivers
Quality Drivers Build A Quality Company
Owner Operators partner with Davis Transport to begin working with a leader in the transportation industry. If you don’t already own your own truck, contact our recruiter to hear more about our Lease Purchase Program. Davis Transport, Inc. has one of the highest levels of compensation in the industry for flatbed/refrigerated freight.
- Top percentage pay in industry – 80-85% gross line haul
- General commodities authority in lower 48 states
- Strong freight network in Pacific Northwest and 11 Western States
- Weekly Settlements with direct deposit options
- Fuel card through company with discounts
- No forced dispatch – turn down freight without consequences
- Weekly orientations – start making money fast
- Shop discounts at Missoula, MT terminal ($50/hour shop rate)
- Company paid insurance premiums for cargo & liability
- Run completely legal with Rand McNally e-log system
- Strong back office support with decades of experience to help you run your business efficiently
- PrePass, Norpass and BestPass Transponders in trucks
- Referral bonuses for recruiting owner operators to Davis Transport ($1,500)
- Yearly Safety and Driver of the Year Awards
- Clean Inspection Bonus System
- Company handles all licensing and permitting if you wish
- Consistent home time and regional lanes depending on where you live
- $1,500 sign on bonus* (conditions apply, inquire within)
- 100% owner operator company – don’t compete with company trucks for freight!
Visit www.davistransport.com for more information and to fill out an application. Call a recruiter today at 406-728-5510
LEASE PURCHASE PROGRAM
Your Success is our Business.
We are here to help you meet your goals.
We have late model tractors available for Lease Purchase. Our Lease Purchase rates are very competitive. We are constantly sourcing new equipment.
Davis Transport Lease Purchase
- Percentage Pay
- Extended Warranties
- National Fuel & Tire discounts
- Accounting, Maintenance and Operational Support Teams
- Same Percentage Pay as Independent Contractors
- Late Model Equipment – 2012 to brand new 2016 tractors. Our financial strength is passed on to you with great equipment.
- Start-Up Equipment – We will can supply your tarps, chains, binders, headache rack, straps, tarp boxes and other gear to get you going and let you pay that back over time.
- Lightest Tarps – If you need tarps you will have access to the lightest most durable tarps in the industry when you join Davis Transport.
Q How often will my business be compensated for services?
A Owner-operators and fleet owners receive weekly settlements.
Q Do you require uniforms?
A No, uniforms are not required at Davis Transport.
Q How do I build my business with Davis Transport?
A Growing your business at Davis is on your terms. Choose the loads that match your needs and business ideas. Go home when you want and stay as long as you want. Then head out and start earning money again. Because your pay is percentage pay you get the benefit of earning more as rates move up
Q What areas does Davis Transport operate in?
A Davis Transport operates in the contiguous United States, Alaska, and most provinces of Canada.
Q Do you have forced dispatch?
A Absolutely not. Our Owner Operators can choose their loads as well as their availability to work without penalty.
Q What type of freight does Davis haul?
A General commodity, oversize, and overweight, specializing in machinery of all types.
Q How many miles would I expect weekly?
A Depending on the equipment you pull, our fleet averages approximately 2,500 miles per week. This includes multi-axle lowboys, flatbeds and step decks.
Q What if my truck is disabled?
A Repairs and replacements are your responsibility as an independent contractor.
Q Do you have a wheelbase restriction?
A No, but we do approve all acts of consideration prior to leasing your equipment.
Q Do you have an age restriction?
A Within State and Federal regulations.
Q How often can I get home?
A Some operators work locally. Our long-haul operators are typically out no more than three weeks at a time. This decision is left primarily up to you, though we typically wouldn’t want to see you out for three weeks.
Q How much tarping will there be?
A We tarp 99% of everything we haul. We haul large quantities of building supplies, including lumber, sheet rock, pipe, shingles, etc.
Be your own Boss!
Davis Transport is a company that was built for Drivers and Customers. We believe that quality people make a quality company.
We Are Here For Our Drivers
Quality People Make A Quality Company
If you don’t already own a truck, see our Lease Purchase Option or Company Driver Option. Davis Transport, Inc. has one of the highest levels of compensation in the industry for semi-tractor-flatbed combinations.
- Highest percentage pay in the industry.
- General commodities authority in 48 states.
- Settlements. Direct deposit option.
- Fuel and cash cards with access to fuel discount program.
- No forced dispatch.
- National tire accounts.
- Insurance Programs.
- Annual award programs and cash incentives.
- Customer referral bonus.
- Independent Contractor and Lease Purchase Contractor referral bonus.
- Credit for licensing based on longevity and mileage.
Ready to Apply? Fill out the Full Form Online
Davis has been delivering freight across the Continental United States and Canada since 1960. Our employees are passionate about what they do and work tirelessly to meet the needs of our customers by providing the highest level of customer service.
Flatbed Step Deck
Expedited & Emergency
Temperature Controlled Trucking
Davis Transport is a company that was built for Drivers and Customers
216 Trade St, Missoula, MT 59808
|PRINCIPAL ADDRESS:||216 Trade St
Missoula, Montana 59808
|TELEPHONE NUMBERS:||(406) 728-5510| Fax: (406) 728-5877|
|TYPE OF CARRIER:||Common #MC136605 (sub.169)
Contract #MC136605 (sub.170)
|GENERAL SCOPE OF AUTHORITY:||General commodities excluding A&B explosives and household goods – between points in the United States (except Hawaii)|
|TYPE OF FREIGHT:||Full service carrier specializing in full truckload & partial (LTL) flatbed freight.|
|YEARS IN BUSINESS:||Since 1960|
|CARRIER:||Davis Transport, Inc.|
We are an Award Winning Company
Truckload Carriers Association National Awards
2009 Division II, 1st Place
2005 Division II, 2nd Place
1999 Division III, 3rd Place
American Trucking Association
2003 Outstanding Achievement in Highway Safety
Motor Carriers of Montana
2013 Safety Award, 2nd Place
2012 Safety Award, 1st Place
2011 Safety Award, 1st Place
1999 Safety Award, 1st Place
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