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Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. Company Review

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. company logo

In 1961, Mose and Dorothy Higginbotham founded the company in Memphis, Tenn., as a regional LTL carrier. Ozark incorporated in 1967. Although adding customers each year, the company remained primarily a local carrier until the early 1980s.

Today, Ozark boasts a fleet of over 700 tractors. Equipped with satellite communications equipment, Ozark drivers deliver freight to customers throughout the United States.

Still owned by the Higginbothams, the company maintains its headquarters in Memphis, TN, and operates terminal facilities in Lebanon TN, Evansville IN, Springfield MO, Lenoir NC, and Oakland MS.

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Ozark corporate headquarters
3934 Homewood Road
Memphis, TN 38118
Phone: 1-800-264-4100
Website: Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Getting Hired At Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

Driver Qualifications:

  • Be at least 23 years of age or older
  • Have a good work history
  • Have NO felonies that are LESS THAN 10 years old from release date or end of probation
  • Must have a Class A CDL
  • Have a good driving record as reported on MVR including...
    • No DUI, DWI or Impaired in the last 7 years
    • No Reckless or Careless driving
    • No more than 1 chargeable accidents in the last 3 years
    • No more than 2 moving violations in last 3 years

Ozark now accepts drivers with less than 3 months experience, or graduates from truck driving schools. These 'New Entrant' drivers must enter a program to evaluate their skills to safely operate a tractor trailer, with the motoring public.

This program includes a combination of training methods consisting of some lectures, driving course and computer training modules. This is paid training, paid orientation and paid on-road training.

  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Potential drivers must have NO felonies that are LESS THAN 10 years old from release date or end of probation.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI, DWI or Impaired in the last 7 years.

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Ozark Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Most of Ozark's freight is carried within a 200 mile radius of Memphis, TN, and they hire drivers mainly from that area, as well.

Minimum Age For Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Ozark Minimum Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Ozark 23  
    .
  • Eagle 23  
    .
  • Hogan 21  
    .
  • Schneider 21  
    .
  • Hirschbach 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Ozark Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Hirschbach  12  
    .
  •  Prime
    No Experience Required
  •  Melton
    No Experience Required
  •  Watkins Shepard
    No Experience Required
  •  Ozark
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. Driver Pay

Solo pay increases $.01 per year, topping out at $.46.

Teams are generally only husband-wife couples, and pay depends on experience.

Ozark Average Weekly Pay

Ozark Average Weekly Pay:
$975 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • Dart  $1,100  
    .
  • May  $1,050  
    .
  • Ozark  $975  
    .
  • Melton  $961  
    .
  • Celadon  $850  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Ozark Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Ozark Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
39 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  40 cpm  
    .
  • Ozark  39  cpm  
    .
  • Millis  36 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  34 cpm  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  32  cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. Driver Benefits

After 60 days you qualify for individual or family medical insurance. Optional coverage available for disability and dental.

Other Benefits:

  • No Slip-Seating: Assigned late-model conventional tractors
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Credit Union available
  • No New York City - No Canada
  • 100% No Touch Freight

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • LTL

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Dedicated
  • Line-Haul
  • LTL
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Ozark Operating Area

Ozark operates all 48 contiguous states

Ozark Company Terminal Locations

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. terminal locations
  • Springfield, MO
  • Oakland, MS
  • Memphis, TN
  • Lebanon, TN
  • Evansville, IN

Ozark Yearly Revenues

Ozark: $146,261,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Averitt  $1B
    .
  • KLLM  $743.68M
    .
  • Celadon  $554.65M
    .
  • Paschall  $222.7M
    .
  • Ozark  $146.26M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Ozark Yearly Miles

Ozark: 83,153,513

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • US Xpress  616.6M
    .
  • R + L  291.99M
    .
  • Ozark  83.15M
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  70.55M
    .
  • Martin  57.2M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Ozark Driver Unload Percentage

Ozark: 5%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Ozark  5%
    .
  • Prime  5%
    .
  • May  2%
    .
  • Maverick  0%
    .
  • Melton  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Ozark Drop And Hook Percentage

Ozark: 95%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Ozark  95%
    .
  • Carter  80%
    .
  • US Xpress  65%
    .
  • K & B  50%
    .
  • SRT  30%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Ozark Company Policies

  • Ozark Home Time Options

    Ozark has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly

    Most drivers will be home weekly, a small percentage daily, depending on the route.

  • Ozark Rider Policy

    Rider must be at least 10 years of age. No more than two (2) riders at a time can accompany driver. Riders need not be members of driver's family.

  • Ozark Tuition Reimbursement

    Ozark does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Ozark Pet Policy

    Ozark does allow pets but no specific policy information was given.

Ozark Programs For Military Personnel

Ozark gives preference to military veterans when hiring.

Ozark Company Equipment

Ozark Number Of Trucks

Ozark Number Of Trucks:
727 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • NFI  2,098
    .
  • Paschall  950
    .
  • Tango  844
    .
  • Ozark  727
    .
  • Beelman  707
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Ozark Number Of Trailers

Ozark Number Of Trailers:
2,174 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Prime  10,000
    .
  • Ozark  2,174
    .
  • Koch  2,000
    .
  • Navajo  1,750
    .
  • Gypsum  1,637
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Ozark Governed Speed

Ozark Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • Transport America  64 mph
    .
  • TMC  62 mph
    .
  • May  61 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Ozark Tractor Brands

  • Ozark

  • Schaffer

  • Stevens

  • May

  • P&S

  • Jim Palmer

  • USA Truck

  • Dillon

  • Millis

  • Super Service

  • Knight

  • MVT

Ozark Transmission Types

Ozark has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • MTS
    • Hunt
    • May
    • SRT
    • Prime
    • K & B
  • Automatics
    • Averitt
    • Maverick
    • Dillon
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Koch
    • Carter
  • Mix Of Both
    • CRST
    • Trimac
    • Dart
    • Millis
    • Wil-Trans
    • Melton

Ozark APU Policy

Ozark has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Stevens
    • Celadon
    • Melton
    • Maverick
    • Wil-Trans
    • Carter
  • Without APU's
    • CT
    • Eagle
    • R + L
    • ABF
    • Cowan
    • May
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Ozark Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Ozark

    The training at Ozark will last approximately 4 weeks.

  • Ozark Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $375 per week during your training.

    Training pay is $0.15 cpm while with a trainer.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Ozark

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Ozark you will run solo after training.

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