Independent Contractors


At TanTara Transportation Corp. we’re more than a company; we're a family. In fact, we’ve treated our team members like family for more than 34 years.

TanTara Transportation is not your average trucking company. At TanTara we treat you with respect and dignity. Our family- friendly environment is what attracts drivers and what makes them want to stay. Our dispatchers will know you by name when you call and even recognize you by your voice. As an independent contractor at TanTara Transportation Corp., we’ll treat you like the business owner you are. We’ll do our best to help your business succeed along with ours.

We have a knowledgeable management staff that will help you to obtain information about regulations and other business-related issues. We also have a full-service maintenance shop staffed by professional tractor/trailer technicians who have more than 90 years of combined experience. TanTara Truck Repair can perform all of your service needs at discounted and reasonable rates.

To inquire about becoming an independent contractor at TanTara Transportation, please fill out an online application here or call us at 800-650-0292.

Contract Provisions for
Independent Contractors

  • Competitive percentage-based pay for gross linehaul revenue
  • 100% of fuel surcharge is given to the independent contractor
  • Independent contractors may run their own base plates OR Iowa base plates can be purchased through TanTara with a weekly deduction
  • 100% of your fuel tax is paid by TanTara

Insurance Programs


TanTara offers insurance programs for the following coverages at reasonable rates:

  • Physical damage insurance
  • Bobtail insurance
  • Occupational accident insurance

Benefits for independent
contractors

  • No trailer use fees
  • One free D.O.T. annual inspection per year
  • Quarterly inspections
  • T-Chek fuel card
  • Qualcomm at no cost
  • EZ Pass (optional)
  • PrePass available
  • Direct deposit
  • Performance bonus
  • Referral bonus
  • Fuel Discounts

Time Zones

Pacific Zone

11:28 PM

Mountain Zone

12:28 AM

Central (home)

1:28 AM

Eastern Zone

2:28 AM