CDL A Owner Operators throughout Midwest Region
Company: Route One Specialized
Phone number: 800-411-5840
Driver type: Owner Operator
Equipment type: Dry Van
Job type: Over the Road

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About This Job at Route One Specialized

Route One Specialized is hiring CDL A Owner Operators throughout the Midwest Region. Founded in 2014 and based in East Dundee, IL, Route One Specialized provides trucking and distribution services to a variety of customers across multiple industries.

We are committed to quality performance. As an organization, and as individuals, we will continually seek out the specific needs of those who depend on us. We will then consistently satisfy those needs by doing everything right the first time. Route One Specialized has the most skilled and dedicated team of professional drivers on the road. With the stability of over 70 years in business, our drivers are our most valued assets and the reason for our growth and success.


  • Top Owner Operators average $8,000 - $12,000 gross weekly earnings
    • The owner is paid 88% of the gross
  • Additional Guidance:
    • Safety Bonus
    • Driver Referral Bonus:
      • For each driver referred, you earn 0.5% more added to your total % earned
        • This applies for the duration of your referral’s employment with Route One Specialized
  • Escrow / Security Deposit of $2,500 (charged $250 a week for first 10 weeks)
    • Will be returned 45 days after the last day worked (in the event driver quits or goes on an extended vacation)
  • Weekly settlements via direct deposit


  • Owners do not do road tests – your truck, your liability
  • Fuel Discount: 50 cents/gallon on average
  • Repair discounts at Tarp System (East Dundee, IL)
  • 24/7 Safety Monitoring
  • 5 trucks per dispatcher ratio
    • The majority of our dispatchers are former Owner Operators
  • IFTA filing fee: $75/quarter
  • Fuel Card: $6/month
  • Set up fee: $100 + Drug Test
  • Insurance Cargo/Liability: $245/week
  • Trailer rent: $325 - $495/weekly
  • Occupational insurance: $185/weekly
  • Pre-Pass: FREE
  • Logbook: Charge $20/weekly

Voluntary Programs:

  • If drivers are interested in insurance options, we have an advisor who can provide you with options
  • Plates available for purchase
  • Company helps cover permits

Home Time, Route & Schedule:

  • Home Time: 3 - 4 days home for every 2 weeks out
  • Schedule: Drivers will typically be out for 2 weeks at a time
    • Home time & may vary depending on the area in which you live
    • Drivers can stay out on the road longer at request
  • Route: Route One Specialized delivers freight throughout the lower 48 states
    • 80% of routes are within the Midwest
    • We operate Regional & OTR, Free Trip Pack, Free Pre Pass
  • Level of Touch: No Touch Freight!
  • Oversize and partial loads are available
  • New Trailers for rent: Dry Van, RGN, flatbed, step deck and conestoga


  • Must have your own truck that is DOT-compliant


  • Must have a valid CDL A License
  • Must have at least 18+ months of CDL A experience
  • Current DOT Medical Card
  • Owner Operators with arrest and conviction records will be considered pursuant to applicable federal, state, and local laws
  • Hiring Radius: Seeking Owner Operators throughout the Midwest Region and surrounding states
    • Drivers throughout the lower 48 states will be considered but routes and schedules may vary

This job search is being conducted by Drive My Way ( on behalf of Company.

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Driver Types Hired

  • Owner Operator

Equipment Types Hired

  • Dry Van

CDL Classes Accepted

  • Class A

Expediting Experience Required?

No, we do not require that applicants have expediting experience.

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DMV Record

Hire a driver who has had their license suspended or revoked: No
Hire a driver with a DWI or DUI: No
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