Open Deck Owner Operators – Earn 75% at Mercer

The Load Coordinators at Mercer Transportation make your job easier as an Open Deck Owner Operator, helping you minimize downtime and deadheading. We've built an impressive network over the past 40 years, serving more than 12,000 customers.

Instead of competing with company trucks, Owner Operators carry all the open deck freight at Mercer Transportation. You can pick your open deck loads from an online board or work through your load coordinator to line up runs. The Quick Pay Program settles payments fast, right after paperwork is submitted. You’ll also have discounts on tires, fuel, and insurance.


Owner Operators enjoy many benefits at Mercer Transportation:

  • 75% of line haul revenue (minus 1% surcharge for insurance)
  • Zero sign-on fees to join with Mercer
  • Quick Pay after each load 
  • Use a personal Load Coordinator or browse thousands of loads
  • Save on diesel with Mercer fuel card (we file and pay fuel taxes)
  • Major discounts on tires, insurance, and essential gear
  • Bonus credits for revenue, safety, and years-of-service
  • Access to driver lounge and open-door offices in Louisville

Even though we’re one of North America’s top carriers, Mercer still has the friendly, supportive atmosphere of a “mom and pop” company. We’re dedicated to the success of your business as an Owner Operator. Our large service area and network provide more stability than smaller companies can offer, but you aren’t lost in the shuffle of truck numbers. We're a 100% Owner Operator company, and we rely on them to serve shippers across the country. It’s because of professional, committed drivers that we’re able to maintain our reputation for quality service and on-time delivery.

Still Going Strong After 40+ Years

Join Mercer Transportation - The Owner Operator Company!

Call a Mercer Recruiter at (844) 767-9899 for More Information

Or Apply Online Today!  


Minimum Requirements for Owner Operators: 

  • 25+ years old with Current Class A CDL and DOT Physical
  • Clean driving record (accidents, traffic violations, etc.) 
  • One year of recent interstate trucking experience
  • 6 months open deck experience in the last 3 years
  • Must have a smartphone
  • Willing to install forward facing dashcam
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)

Apply at Company Web Site