Intermodal drayage contractors

Consistent freight volumes, industry-leading rates, and major fleet discounts make XPO the perfect fit.

As one of the largest and fastest growing intermodal providers in North America, we’re continually seeking to expand our network of independent owner-operators and fleet owners. We know that you have choices when it comes to how you spend time behind the wheel; our goal is to reinforce your choice of XPO with every container you move. We look for hardworking, experienced, safety-conscious professionals with a strong commitment to customer service and on-time performance to join the most valued owner-operator fleet in the industry.

We’re contracting with quality independent operators for drayage service at key rail ramps and ports throughout the United States.

Independent Contractor Qualifications

XPO is looking for contractors for local, regional and port drayage. Please apply if you meet these minimum requirements:

  • Minimum 24 years of age
  • Minimum eighteen (18) months of verifiable experience within the previous five years
  • No more than three moving violations within the past 36 months
  • No more than one preventable accident within the past 36 months


Alabama: Mobile
California: Lathrop, Los Angeles, LA / Long Beach Ports, Oakland and San Diego
Florida: Jacksonville, Miami and Winterhaven
Georgia: Atlanta, Dalton and Savannah
Illinois: Joliet and McCook
Indiana: Indianapolis
Kentucky: Louisville
Louisiana: New Orleans
Massachusetts: Worcester
Michigan: Detroit
North Carolina: Charlotte and Wilmington
New Jersey: Newark
New York: Rochester
Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati
Oregon: Portland
Pennsylvania: Chambersburg and Philadelphia
South Carolina: Charleston and Greer
Tennessee: Memphis and Nashville
Texas: Dallas, Houston, Laredo, San Antonio, El Paso and Freeport
Virginia: Norfolk
Washington: Tacoma and Seattle


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As an independent drayage contractor to XPO, you’ll be eligible for programs that can boost your profitability and save you money:

  • Great home time
  • No forced dispatch
  • IRP base plate and IFTA program/fuel discount programs
  • Sign-on, upgrade and referral awards
  • Industry's best CSA scores, pre-pass available
  • Standardized fuel surcharge on every load
  • Weekly settlements and direct deposits
  • Fuel discount program
  • Competitive insurance program, including physical damage, non-trucking liability, occupational accident and deductible buyback
  • National emergency breakdown service and towing
  • Driver-friendly dispatch and communications


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Driver Programs:

  • Weekly settlements
  • Fuel surcharge paid on all runs
  • Dedicated, local, regional and long runs available
  • Strong safety program
  • Competitive rates
  • Paid drug testing and vehicle inspections
  • Direct deposit
  • No-touch freight
  • Paid detention
  • 100% independent owner operator fleet
  • Sign-on bonus at select locations
  • Most drivers home every night
  • Owner-operator choice whether to accept dispatch
  • Comdata® cards


  • Minimum two (2) years tractor trailer driver experience
  • Minimum age 24 years
  • Three-axle tractor
  • Full compliance with DOT physical and drug testing
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Meet current FMCSA inspection criteria
  • No DUIs within past ten (10) years
  • No speeding 15 mph or above within past three (3) years