Interested in working with Christenson? You’re in the right place! We are looking to work with Company Drivers, Owner-Operators, and aspiring owner-operators through our Lease Purchase Program. Get more information about pay, benefits, and qualifications below. If you still have questions after reading this page, feel free to contact our Recruiting Department by calling 417-866-5993 and selecting Option 1. APPLY HERE!

At Christenson, we hire Company, Owner, and Lease Operators for all three of our fleets. The main difference between these roles is who owns the truck: Company Drivers drive our equipment, while owner-operators drive their own equipment and lease operators lease a truck and eventually own it. Each position comes with different pay rates, benefit costs, sign-on terms, and bonuses. We also allow drivers to become Lease Operators later on if they so choose. Some positions may be limited depending on the fleet so ask a Recruiter if you’re curious. You can learn more about each position below


Company Driver Snapshot:

  • Starting Base Pay – $.50 Per Mile

  • Starting Base Pay for teams – $.55 Per Mile

  • Additional $.02 per mile MPG Bonus for MPG of 7.75 or higher.

  • “Stay Pay” Longevity Bonus, AND MUCH MORE

  • Health, Dental, Vision and Life insurance options

  • Prepaid Legal Plan

  • 401K Program

  • Paid Vacation

  • Pet and Passengers allowed (conditions apply)

  • Access to our 24/7 Driver Lounge with showers, washer, and dryer, computer with internet, and more.



Lease-Purchase Snapshot:

  • A late-model Peterbilt or Kenworth tractor

  • No money down, no credit check

  • Sign on bonus from $3500 – $4500

  • Choice of regional or OTR fleets

  • Affordable financial support and leasing options

  • Access to fuel, maintenance, warranty and other vendor discounts

  • Well-established routes with miles from 2500 – 3200 weekly

  • Access Health, Dental and Vision Insurance

  • Driver’s Legal Discoun



Our partnership can provide you with:

  • Financing options to maintain your current truck

  • Financial assistance for an upgraded truck

  • Help on current insurance or maintenance

  • Access to vendor and company discounts

  • Average 2500 to 3200 miles per week

  • Well-established routes

  • Access to our long-term customer relationships

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Fast and friendly, we offer professional transportation services throughout the Strafford area. Our team is up for any job, from big to small. Strafford locals know that we stand behind our work, putting your satisfaction as our #1 priority. What really makes us stand out is our dedication, great prices and attention to detail. Contact us to learn more from one of our expert staff on how our professional team can help you!


We require all drivers to meet the following:

  • Must be at least 23 years old

  • Must have 2 years (within last 3 years) verifiable experience operating a Class 8 CMV

  • Must have a valid Class A CDL

  • Must have a valid DOT physical

  • Must pass a DOT pre-employment drug screen

  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language in accordance with FMCSR

  • Must either have or obtain a TWIC card

  • Stable job history for past 3 years

  • No convictions for a ‘serious or disqualifying traffic violation’ within the last 3 years including:

    • Excessive speeding of 15 mph or more over the posted limit.

    • Reckless driving

    • Improper or erratic lane changes

    • Following to close

    • Hit and run, failure to report, and accident

  • No more than 3 moving violations in the past 36 months, and no more than 2 in the previous 12 months.

  • No suspension/ revocations in the past 12 months

  • No DUI or DWI convictions within the past 5 years

  • No positive or refused drug tests within the past 5 years

  • No ‘preventable’ DOT reportable accidents in the past 3 years

  • No DOT accidents listed below:

    • Rollover

    • Lane change

    • Jack-knife

    • Rear-end

  • No more than 3 preventable ‘minor’ accidents/ incidents in the past 3 years

  • No misuse of company equipment or funds.