Headquartered in Wakarusa, Indiana, Horizon Transport specializes in the transport of RVs. The company has been in business since 1984, and to this day, they remain a family owned business. Over the years, Horizon has seen considerable growth. They now deliver 80,000 vehicles each year and have a network of more than 1,500 drivers who work as independent contractors.
Horizon RV Transport Jobs
Horizon Transport relies on independent contractors to deliver RVs and other vehicles. Contractors are not employees of the company, but still must adhere to the company’s rules.
All contractors are required to:
Complete at least 1 trip within a 30-day period.
Maintain a professional appearance. Drivers must wear ankle-length pants and a collared shirt or blouse.
Have an active and working cell phone.
Avoid smoking in any vehicle delivered by Horizon. If you violate this policy, Horizon will stop using your services.
Drive approximately 500 miles per day, depending on weather conditions and available hours.
There are three divisions in Horizon.
The tow away division uses contractors that provide trailer delivery service. As a driver, you will be required to supply your own pick-up truck or other similar vehicle transport RVs to all 48 states and Canada.
Because you will be operating as an independent contractor, you will be responsible for all of your truck’s expenses, including registration, fuel and insurance.
Tow away is the company’s largest and busiest division. Horizon offers:
Mobile app with access to a load board
To work in this division, you must meet the following requirements:
Be at least 23 years of age
Have a for-hire license equal to a Chauffeur license or higher (Class-A CDL preferred)
3/4-ton truck or bigger
Clean DOT record
10-year work history
Pass a company road test
Pass a DOT drug test
Pass a DOT physical
Have at least $1 million in Unladen Liability coverage
Your truck must also meet certain requirements and must be approved prior to driving. Some of the many requirements include but are not limited to:
Class III receiver
Full-width mud flaps
Electric brakes control
Emergency triangle kit
Drivers in the flatbed division haul one unit on the deck and tow a unit behind. This unit offers the greatest opportunity for growth, with drivers enjoying:
The highest pay opportunities
The most reload opportunities
Although this division offers great opportunities for growth, it also requires a much greater level of skill. You will be hauling up to three loads at a time. Basic requirements for driving in the flatbed division include:
Class A CDL
Clean DOT record
1-ton dually or larger
50,000 miles of towing experience
53’ flatbed trailer with a center rail system
The drive away division is ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to invest in a truck right now. This division specializes in the transport of drivable RVs. Tow your car behind, or just hop in the motorhome and start driving to its destination.
The drive away division offers:
A low upfront investment
Access to a mobile app with a load board
A variety of loads
Requirements for this division include:
Class B CDL or higher
20,000 miles of experience with a CDL
50,000 miles of experience without a CDL
Clean DOT record
These are the main divisions at Horizon. All drivers will have access to the company’s mobile assistant app, which allows users to:
Upload photos and documents directly to the company
Store load information
View payment history
Make check calls
Self-dispatch from the app
How Much Does Horizon Transport Pay Transport Drivers?
Horizon offers ample opportunities for independent contractors, but how much can you expect to earn?
According to Horizon’s website:
Flatbed drivers are paid $2.30+ per mile
Drive-away drivers are paid $0.75-$1.20 per mile
Horizon Transport Pay Rankings
Data from Indeed.com shows that drivers earn a median salary of $46,002 with a range between $26,869/year and$65,135/year.
Those who work with Horizon are happy to be working as independent contractors, which gives them more freedom while being able to travel the country.
As a contractor, you will not enjoy the benefits of health insurance, life insurance or retirement options. However, you have the opportunity to work as your own boss and earn as much (or as little) as you want – as long as you meet their minimum requirements.