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Independent Contract Truckers

Are you an independent contractor looking for truck driving career opportunities? If you meet the following qualifications, we encourage you to apply for a truck driving career at BTI Special Commodities today!


  • 2 years verifiable experience
  • Pass a pre-employment physical
  • Pass a pre-employment drug test
  • Stable work history
  • Minimum 23 years of age
  • Valid CDL

May NOT have:

  • A DUI * DWI or Open container in the past 5 years
  • A chargeable accident in the last 12 months
  • More than 2 moving violations in the last 12 months
  • More than 5 moving violations in the last 3 years
  • Suspensions of any nature in the past 12 months

Pay Scale:

  • 79% of total revenue with a 1 ½ week hold back
  • Independent contractors receive 100% of additional pick-ups and stop-offs
  • Independent contractors receive 100% of fuel surcharge
  • BTI has a guarantee line haul of $.82 per book mile


  • DOT Inspection
  • $50.00 will be paid to an Independent Contractor who completes a no violation DOT inspection. A copy of the inspection report must be returned to the safety department.
  • Rider Policy
  • Passengers must be least 11 years of age and an immediate family member.
  • Tractor-Trailer Insurance
  • Insurance is available through BTI at 3.5% of the insured value of the tractor-trailer
  • Bobtail insurance costs $39.00/month


  • Automatic Deposit: Automatic deposit is available to the bank of your choice with all settlement paperwork being sent to your home.
  • Emergency Fund: An emergency fund has been established at the Affinity Credit Union to aid drivers faced with a family emergency. The fund is voluntary and is deducted at $2.00/week. THIS IS A NON-REFUNDABLE PROGRAM.
  • Driver Referral Bonus: A $1000.00 bonus is paid to the current BTI driver when a driver referral is qualified, finishes the orientation program and takes dispatch on his/her first load.
  • Orientation: A new recruit can expect to spend 3 days completing the orientation process. The recruit will receive $75.00 per day during orientation.

Independent Contractor Requirements:

  • Copy of the title
  • Copy of Federal Road Use Tax (2290)
  • Proof of insurance
  • Copy of bill of sale for the driver file
  • Federal ID#

 Independent Contractors Must Have Their Own Equipment:

  • Lumber Tarps (8 foot drop) – 1 set
  • Steel Tarps – 1 set
  • 4 ‘Straps (14)
  • Winches (14)
  • Chains and binders (10)
  • Dunn age – 6 to 8 pieces of hardwood
  • 2” straps (2)
  • Coil racks (8)


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