Drive with Wave Express

If you’re looking for a family-like, professional atmosphere, you’ve found the right place.


Why Drive

Just a few of the benefits of being a contractor at Wave:

  • Online load board
  • 24/7 Pick up
  • No Pull-Out Fees on loads under 300 miles
  • Pay: $1.30 (Non-CDL) $1.45 (CDL) - See Details
  • Driver discounts at Fuel stops, hotels, auto part stores, and more
  • CDL Bonus
  • Recruiting Bonus
  • Washing not required
  • Mobile App (Coming Soon)

Become a contractor


Must be at least 23 years or older.


  • 25,000 verifiable miles of over-the-road combination hauling experience
  • Class A CDL preferred. Operator’s license is acceptable to drive commercially.
  • No more than one ticket within the last three years. Within the last 10 years, no DUI, OWI, DWI, DWI-E, and more. Contact us for complete list.
  • Good MVR and CSA score
  • A complete 10-year work history including accounting for any employment gaps including retirement, self-employment and/or unemployment.


Wave Express requires you pass:

  • Company road test during orientation
  • DOT Physical
  • Drug test


  • Wave Express requires all contractors to have a $1,000,000 Unladen Insurance Policy. We do not accept bobtail or Non-Trucking Liability.
  • $1,500 Refundable Damage Deposit – Wave will establish an account for you as a CSA (Contractor Savings Account). 10% of gross is deducted from each trip and held in escrow in a non-interest bearing account (CSA) until it accrues to $1,500.  The money is held in lieu of damage claims as a security deposit. It is yours, you can take it with you if you leave or retire as long as there are no damage claims.

Contact us for complete requirements.

  • ¾ or 1-ton pickup truck (SUVs and Vans are not permitted)
  • Current, completed DOT Inspection of truck
  • Must be clean with minimal rust. No dents in the body of the truck. No cracks in the windows of the truck.
  • Class III Hitch or better mounted to the truck frame and rated 10K or higher. No bumper-mounted hitches permitted.
  • Standard 8-foot bed preferred
  • Extended or extendable mirrors
  • Fire extinguisher mounted and readily accessible from the driver’s seat.
  • Full-Width Rear mud flaps that drop to no more than 4” from the ground and standard wheel well mudflaps
  • If pulling fifth wheels, no fixed objects in the bed of the truck that extend above the bed rails
  • (Optional) fifth wheel hitch rated at least 20K
  • Transporter plates rented from Wave Express for $10/m
  • Activated Smartphone (iPhone or Android) with voicemail set up

Rate per mile

Origin 34′ & Under Over 35′
Indiana $1.30 $1.45
Indiana to AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, TX, OK, NM, AZ, CA $1.23 $1.38
Idaho/Oregon $1.24 $1.24
Idaho/Oregon to TX, OK, NM, AZ, CA $1.17 $1.17