Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. Company Review

Ozark Motor Lines, Inc. Company Overview

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.

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 Hiring Age For Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Ozark Minimum Hiring Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Ozark 23  
    .
  • Heartland 22  
    .
  • Dart 21  
    .
  • Hirschbach 21  
    .
  • CalArk 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Ozark Motor Lines, Inc.

Ozark Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Southeastern  12  
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  3  
    .
  •  Western Express
    No Experience Required
  •  Schneider
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Ozark
    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  
    .
  • TMC  $1,250  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  $1,154  
    .
  • NEMF  $1,000  
    .
  • Ozark  $975  
    .
  • Maverick  $900  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Ozark Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Ozark Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
39 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  40 cpm  
    .
  • Wil-Trans  40 cpm  
    .
  • CalArk  39 cpm  
    .
  • Ozark  39  cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  34 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 Motor Lines, Inc. 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
    .
  • XPO  $5.81B
    .
  • Western Express  $463.45M
    .
  • Melton  $217.33M
    .
  • Ozark  $146.26M
    .
  • CalArk  $134.23M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Ozark Yearly Miles

Ozark: 83,153,513

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Celadon  290M
    .
  • Trimac  125M
    .
  • SRT  114.59M
    .
  • Ozark  83.15M
    .
  • A&R  76.81M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Ozark Driver Unload Percentage

Ozark: 5%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Koch  20%
    .
  • Stevens  8%
    .
  • Prime  5%
    .
  • Ozark  5%
    .
  • Wil-Trans  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Ozark Drop And Hook Percentage

Ozark: 95%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Ozark  95%
    .
  • CalArk  85%
    .
  • Millis  55%
    .
  • SRT  30%
    .
  • Melton  15%
    .
  • 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
    .
  • XPO  12,100
    .
  • Central Transport  3,918
    .
  • Ozark  727
    .
  • JBS  600
    .
  • Gypsum  512
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Ozark Number Of Trailers

Ozark Number Of Trailers:
2,174 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • ODFL  19,400
    .
  • Trimac  5,000
    .
  • Ozark  2,174
    .
  • Oak Harbor  1,842
    .
  • Beelman  815
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Ozark Governed Speed

Ozark Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • Millis  70 mph
    .
  • J.B. Hunt  65 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • K & B  65 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Ozark Tractor Brands

  • Ozark

  • USA Truck

  • Melton

  • Watkins Shepard

  • Lone Star

  • Smith

  • Covenant

  • Gypsum

  • PGT

  • Decker

  • A&R

  • Transport America

Ozark Transmission Types

Ozark has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • May
    • MTS
    • J.B. Hunt
    • K & B
    • Hunt
    • Schaffer
  • Automatics
    • Millis
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Averitt
    • Carter
    • Maverick
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • XPO
    • Dart
    • Melton
    • Jim Palmer
    • Trimac
    • Wil-Trans

Ozark APU Policy

Ozark has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Koch
    • Prime
    • Jim Palmer
    • Hirschbach
    • Wil-Trans
    • Maverick
  • Without APU's
    • MCT
    • Boyd Bros.
    • USA Truck
    • Transport America
    • G & P
    • Venture
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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