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Drivers are the backbone of our Company.

Cardenas Trucking believes owner operators are the back bone of the trucking industry because of the pride they take in their jobs, equipment, and safety of all others.

Come join a great team!

80 % from Load Pay + 100 % FSC and Detention


Owner Operator Recruiting


  • Semi-trucks 2000 or newer.

  • Aluminum flatbed trailer preferable (48x102) (Covered wagon or Conestoga)

  • Tractor / Trailer - neat in appearance and must pass DOT in our designated shop.

  • Acceptable securement equipment such as: Coil racks, Beveled wood, chains, binders, straps, etc.

  • Preferred incorporated drivers with own apportioned plates.


Compensation under our authority

  • 80% revenue with Truck and Trailer

  • Plus fuel surcharge  and Detention Fees ( when applies)

  • Weekly Pay

  • Fuel Card Available ( Discounts)

  • IFTA Provided by Cardenas trucking Inc

Insurance under our authority

  • Cargo and Liability Insurance covered by Cardenas Trucking Inc

  • Bob tail insurance provided by Owner/Operator

Commodities Hauled

  • 80 % of freight is Steel: coils, sheets, bars, studs, rods but also haul lumber, machinery, palletized material.


Traffic Lanes

  • Chicago Area (local),  IL, IN , MI , OH , WI  but we have availability in 42 states for the benefit of all of our Customers.


Pay / Settlement:

  • Payday is every Friday.


Minimum Securement Equipment needed:

  • Steel Tarps- 1 set (No holes and must be able to cover 48 foot long 4ft drop)

  • Straps 4” (12)

  • Straps 2”(2)

  • Chains and Binders (10)

  • Dunnage - 8 to 10 pieces of hardwood

  • Coil Racks (10)

Submit Application Online :

Application Process: 

  • Submit Application Online.

  • Paperwork review 

  • New Hire Medical Test.

  • Safety and Paperwork Training at the Office.

  • Set up for Electronic Logbook / Fuel Card 

  • Tractor / Trailer assign. 

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