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CDL-A Independent Contractor

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Ascend has CDL-A lease and lease purchase truck driver opportunities for Independent Contractors that connects your business dream to business reality!

Why choose to partner with Ascend?

We offer dedicated support and state-of-the-art equipment to keep your career as a truck driving business operator running smoothly and growing strong. Our goal is to connects your business dream to business reality!

As One Team, Ascend strives to be the most reliable, predictable, and trusted partner to our CDL-A lease purchase truck drivers. Our mission is to foster a work culture that rewards and retains excellent drivers through safety, integrity, trust, teamwork, and fun!

What sets the Ascend lease and lease purchase programs apart?

Ascend protects our business partners from the spot market by avoiding percentage pay. Offering compensation per miles allows our drivers increased financial stability! PLUS, we recently had a HUGE RATE INCREASE!


  • 20% compensation increase in rates!
  • $1.30 per loaded mile
  • $1.05 per empty mile
  • Well maintained 2017 – 2020 trucks
  • Lower Truck payments - $550 weekly
  • Improved Stop Off Pay & $0.02 Productivity Incentive Pay
  • Monthly Bonuses
  • 1-Day Paid Orientation


  • 29% compensation increase:
  • $1.50 per loaded mile
  • $1.15 per empty mile
  • Improved Stop Off Pay & $0.02 Productivity Incentive Pay
  • Monthly Bonuses
  • 1-Day Paid Orientation
  • Drive a 2023 Freightliner Cascadia, 2023 Peterbilt 579 Ultraloft or 2023 Volvo VNL 860
  • Drivers can pick their desired build, road ready immediately following orientation
  • 33-month long ownership program
  • $800-$1,000 depending on type of equipment
  • Payment deducted weekly via payroll settlements

CDL-A Independent Contractor truck drivers who partner with Ascend also enjoy:

  • Stable, Consistent, SCHEDULED Home Time You Can Count On!
    • Leave Out Sunday – Be Home Friday
    • Leave Out Monday – Be Home Saturday
  • Choose your home time!
  • No Forced Dispatch
  • No NY Or West Coast Driving
  • 70% Drop & Hook Freight
  • 100% No-Touch Freight
  • Deep fuel discounts
  • Now offering health insurance to all ICs through UTBA!
  • Newly implemented trailer tracking
  • Strong positive culture with dedicated Driver Retention Team and experienced dispatchers

Learn more about Ascend’s CDL-A Lease and Lease Purchase Programs - We make it our business to support your business!

CDL-A Independent Contractor truck driver requirements:

  • At least 21 years of ag
  • Valid CDL-A
  • At least 6 months over the road experience, otherwise willing to go with Trainer.
  • No more than 3 moving violations in last 36 months
  • No more than 2 incidents or accidents in last 36 months
  • Must be able to meet and pass all medical/DOT requirements

LeadFlex Job ID: 23620

Worklist ID: Lease Purchase

Post Date: 09/15/2023

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