Join The Canal Cartage Driving Team!

We offer:

  • Excellent pay
  • Great fuel surcharge
  • We pay all chassis splits
  • Paid authorized bobtails
  • Additional pay for haz mat and heavy loads
  • 100% contractor based (no company truck competition)
  • Weekly settlements
  • Direct Deposit
  • No force dispatch
  • Bilingual dispatch
  • Comdata fuel program (discounts)
  • Tire purchase program
  • Large fleet of company owned chassis and dry vans

We Require:

  • Minimum age of 23 years old
  • Class A CDL
  • 2 years verifiable tractor trailer experience
  • No more than 2 moving violations on your MVR
  • TWIC Card

Jumpstart Your Driving Career

Driver Application
Drive with Canal Cartage
Email What Type Of Work Are You Looking For?
What Are You Applying For?
Are You Over The Age Of 23?
Please apply again when you are of age.
Do you have 2 years of verifiable tractor trailer experience?
Please apply again when you have 2 years of driving experience.
Do you have more than 2 moving violations in the last 3 years?
Please apply again when you have 2 years of violation free driving experience.
How did you hear about Canal Cartage?

Owner Operator Focused Growth

Thank you for your interest in Canal Cartage. We are currently looking for Owner Operators for our Local fleet out of Houston. We are a Houston based carrier and have been in business since 1983.  Safety is our top priority and the safety of our contractors, employees, and the general public is of paramount importance.  We always take that extra step to insure our customer’s freight is delivered on time and safely. We are extremely busy and have a lot of work available and the potential for additional business is just around the corner.  

   Here is just a little bit of what we have to offer:  

  • Paid Chassis Splits  
  • Paid authorized Bobtails  
  • Additional pay for Hazardous Material loads  
  • Additional pay for Heavy Loads  
  • Large fleet of company owned Chassis  
  • Paid waiting time at Customer and Port  
  • Non-force Dispatch  
  • 24/7 Dispatch available  
  • Excellent fuel surcharge  


Our requirements are as follows: 

  • Minimum age of 23 yrs old  
  • No more than 2 moving violations on the MVR  
  • Valid Class A CDL (X endorsement preferred, but not required)  
  • Valid TWIC card  
  • Valid Medical Card  
  • Criminal Background and Driving Record Approval  
  • Zero tolerance for drugs and alcohol  
  • 2 years of verifiable Class A DOT experience  
  • Current Registration  
  • Current Annual DOT Inspection  
  • Be able to pass a company inspection  

We Pay Fuel Surcharges

Our owner operators get discounts at select fuel stations. We pay weekly.

Extra Pay for Heavy Loads

Extra compensation is paid to ensure their over-axle and over-weight permits stay valid, and we operate legally.

Fleet of Chassis and Trailers

We have a fleet of chassis and trailers for owner operators. This eliminates wasted time, waiting for equipment repairs.

24/7 Dispatch

Your time is valuable. Owner operators can get in touch with us if they are looking for work or if they need assistance.

Great Compensation

We pay ALL chassis splits. Our pay rates show how much we value our owner operators.

Extra Pay for Hazardous Material Loads

Owner operator drivers are compensated extra, for Hazmat loads.

Se Habla Español

Our dispatch team provides services for our owner operators, in English and Spanish.

Coffee and Refreshments

Enjoy fresh coffee, bottles of water and snacks every day in our Safety Department.

Owner Operator APPRECIATion

We love to celebrate holidays with our owner operators over food and holiday gifts.

See For Yourself! Get Started Driving For Canal Cartage.

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