Independent Contractor – WEL Companies

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Independent Contractor

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Be your own boss.

Our Lease Purchase Program provides the flexibility that comes with owning your own truck, and includes our support and resources. This utilizes our late model (average 2.5 years) fleet consisting of Kenworth and Peterbilt tractors. As an Independent Contractor you’ll reap the benefits of owning your own business while building it with a company that is behind you 100%. You decide!

Great things are in your future!

Owner Operator

We love your entrepreneurial spirit. And, we’ve built a reputation for developing mutually respectful and beneficial business relationships. Independent contractor drivers elevate revenues and have more control and independence.

Independent contractor benefits:

  • 69% invoiced linehaul
  • Detention/layover pay
  • Reimbursement for approved lumper fees
  • BestPass Toll transponders available

*The tractor is subject to approval under company and DOT regulations.

Lease Purchase Program

Take the next step to profitability and independence. Through our Lease Purchase Program, you get the benefits and flexibility of owning your own truck, and you still receive incredible WEL Companies support and resources. We’ll help you leverage the inherent risk involved with reduced deadhead miles, negotiated discounts, and provided trailers.

Path to ownership benefits:

  • No hidden fees
  • Plates and permits included
  • Invoiced linehaul
  • Detention/layover pay
  • Reimbursement for approved lumper fees
  • BestPass Toll transponders available
  • Title transferred upon completion lease

Lease Purchase Terms

  • No Down Payment
  • No Balloon Payment at End of Lease
  • No Credit Check
  • Weekly Payments

Benefits

  • No Touch Freight
  • National Fuel Discount
  • Available Deadhead and Bobtail Insurance
  • Available Occ/Acc Insurance
  • Available Physical Damage Insurance
  • Discounted Toll Transponder
  • Maintenance On-Site at Major Terminals
  • Peoplenet In-Cab Communication
  • 24/7 Breakdown/Road Side Assist
  • Optional Group Benefits through UTBA (Universal Trucking Benefits Association) with Settlement Deduct
  • Discounted On-Site Wellness Clinic (Corporate Office)
  • Discounted Hotel Rates
  • Rider Program (bring your friends, family, or even your dog along!)
  • 24/7 Driver Amenities at Company Terminals
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Showers
    • Personal Transportation at Corporate Office

Compensation

  • First Dispatch Bonus
  • 69% Gross Revenue
  • 86% Gross Fuel Surcharge
  • 100% Company Paid Reefer Fuel
  • Weekly Settlements
  • Direct Deposit
  • Comdata Card
  • Driver Referral Bonus
  • Accessorials
Dave McGowan

Dave McGowan has been a member of the WEL Family since May 1989. He is a husband and father of two children. Dave is also a U.S. Army veteran and served in Vietnam in 1971-1972, and he attended driving school soon after he was released from the military in 1974.

While he found it difficult to get his foot in the door with a trucking company initially, his persistence paid off. Dave has driven approximately six million miles so far in his career. He was an owner/operator for 22 years, and also worked as a driver trainer with WEL Companies. He continues to be a friend, mentor and positive role model for other drivers in the company.

Dave has received numerous safe driving awards and has also been recognized as a finalist in the TCA Driver of the year three times.

We are proud to call Dave a member of the WEL Companies family.

Philip Keith

During his career with WEL, Phil has worked as a driver, dispatcher, terminal manager and customer service manager. He says he always was a driver first, though non-driving jobs taught him financial management that helps him as an owner-operator.

“Being a driver helped me in the office with having the driver’s perspective,” he says. “I was able to take my experience in customer service from the office out onto the road to help build relationships with customers.”

Phil was named the 2017 Owner-Operator of the Year. The award recognizes safety, efforts to enhance the industry’s image and contributions to the community. To be eligible for the contest, one of the criteria applicants had to have had is one million consecutive accident-free miles.

Phil, leased to WEL Companies, has driven more than 5 million accident-free miles.

“I’m proud to share the road with my fellow professional drivers,” he shares. “And I hope to inspire other drivers to be more like us.”