Our Regional Fleet is comprised of drivers making deliveries in some of our biggest markets. This fleet is focused in the lower eastern US and spans as far north as Pennsylvania and as far west as Missouri. Drivers in this fleet are based in cities like Atlanta, GA and Lebanon, TN which are located in the heart of this fleet's service area. While the Regional Fleet is made up of Company Drivers as well as Lease/Owner Operators, there are limited LP/OO positions available.


Must meet minimum Christenson Qualifications includes

  • Must be at least 23 years of age

  • Must have a valid Class A CDL

  • At least 2 years verifiable over-the-road experience within the last 3 years

  • No convictions for “serious or disqualifying traffic violations” in the last 3 years

  • DOT violations subject to review

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What to Expect

  • 5.5 day work weeks with reasonable home time for everyone.

  • Drivers based in Atlanta, GA, and Lebanon, TN near our terminals are able to head home more frequently than drivers based in other locations.

  • The same quality equipment is used for all drivers at Christenson.

  • Perks like Drivers’ Lounge access, pets, and passengers.

  • Company Drivers have benefits options as well.

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  • Upon approval of your online application, you should receive a call from one of Recruiters who will collect any missing information, schedule a drug screening, lock in a start date, and arrange transportation to your orientation.


  • There are different pay packages depending on what kind of driver you are. Company Driver pay is the same for our Regional Fleet as it is for Over the Road Operators.

Lease Purchase & Owner Operators

  • Starting Base pay $1.05 Per mile on loaded miles

  • Deadhead paid after the first 50 miles at $1.15 Per Mile

  • Fuel Surcharge paid on all loaded miles. 

  • FSC formula based on the pump price ABOVE $1.245 per gallon & averaged at 7.0 mpg fuel economy

  • Additional $.10 Per Mile (for a base rate of $1.15 Per Mile) East Coast pay.

  • for all loaded miles on loads which pick up AND deliver East of the Mississippi River.

Company Driver

  • 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.


Additional Compensation

  • Orientation – $50 – Paid upon completion of trial trip

  • Extra Picks/Drops – $25 Each – Excludes final stop and dedicated loads. Dedicated loads are $10 each.

  • Layover – $50 First Night/$100 Each Additional Night-Provided if not assigned to load by 5pm the day after unloading – excludes Saturday and Sunday.

  • Detention – $20 per hour/$5 per quarter hour– Begins 2 hours after an on-time and correctly reported delivery*
    *2 hour wait begins at the end of FCFS window of time or at the scheduled time if no window provided.

  • Long Island – $125
    -Either pickup or delivery on the island – not both.



  • Leather Seats

  • Refrigerator

  • Inverter

  • APU

  • Bunk Heaters

  • Double Bunks on most trucks


Our Regional Fleet drivers will receive the same quality orientation as all other Christenson drivers. Orientation takes place at our headquarters in Strafford, MO. It lasts 2-3 days and includes meeting your fleet manager and other staff, choosing your truck, signing any necessary paperwork, learning about safety, maintenance, and operations policies, and getting the things you need to get on the road.

If this sounds like a good fit for you, we would love to review your application. Please submit your Intelliapp today and one of our wonderful recruiters will get in touch with you. If you have any additional questions please give us a call at 417-866-5993 and choose option one for Recruiting.