General Lease Information for

Prospective Owner Operators: Flatbed Operation



Thank you for considering Mitchell Bros. Truck Line, Inc. Mitchell Bros. is a premier flatbed company based out of Vancouver, WA (just across the river from Portland, Oregon). We represent a fleet of Owner-Operators that we believe are the finest in the industry today. Mitchell Bros. is a flatbed carrier that consistently provides profitable work. Our Owner-Operator compensation program is among the best in the industry.

If you want to be associated with the best, we encourage you to fill out our pre-qualification paperwork and submit back to Mitchell Bros. at your earliest convenience. As you will see, Mitchell Bros. is providing you with complete information to help you make an informed decision. We want to be up front and honest with you right at our front door. We don't want you to experience any surprises on your settlement check after you sign on with us. Our goal is to work hard to keep you as a long term contractor.

Mitchell Bros. pays you the following

            Note: Must have 4-axle tractor assigned to our local Heavy Haul Fleet to pull our trailer.  If you

            have a 3-axle tractor assigned to our Over The Road Fleet you will be expected to provide your

            own trailer.

Ask company representative for most recent revenue amounts.

Note: Mitchell Bros. works hard to have a reputation as an honest, up-front company based with integrity. For this reason, we feel it is important to issue this statement regarding rate quotes and settlement pay.

Please be advised that all rates quoted by Mitchell Bros. personnel to contractors at the time of dispatch is often a preliminary/estimated quote of anticipated revenue. Despite our best efforts to relay accurate rate information at the time of dispatch, it is sometimes difficult to factor in all the variables that can affect or change a rate. Such variables may include: different customers, equipment, traffic lanes, prior movement of cargo by other equipment, etc. Settlement pay is issued based on your contractual percentage rate and the amount of charges eventually agreed to between Mitchell Bros. and our customer.


You Pay the Following Expenses

Mitchell Bros. provides the following services

Vehicle Requirements


Escrow Fund Requirement

An escrow deposit of $2500.00 is required by Mitchell Bros.  A minimum cash deposit of $500.00 will be expected from the operator before Mitchell Bros. will initiate the licensing and registration of the tractor.

The balance of the fund can be achieved through $200 deductions per settlement check.  Talk to company representative if you are unable to make the minimum cash deposit to see if an exception can be made.

$500 SIGN ON BONUS! Mitchell Bros. will credit your escrow fund $500 after 90 days of performance. You only apply $2000.00 to your escrow fund account. SIGN UP NOW TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LIMITED TIME OFFER. Note: To be eligible for SIGN ON bonus, this must be first time to lease equipment to Mitchell Bros.


Cash Advances

A $200 weekly advance is available automatically off EFS card. Any additional cash advances must be approved by an authorized representative of Mitchell Bros.   All advances are subject to a 5% fee charged by Mitchell Bros.  In addition, an EFS nominal transaction fees (approximately $1.25) shall be charged back to the owner-operator.   Note: Personal advances are not to be confused with a pre-established “Maintenance Fund.”  There shall be no 5% charge if an owner-operator is withdrawing funds from his maintenance fund. However, if funds in maintenance fund are insufficient, then the difference shall be considered a personal advance and will be subject to 5% fee charged by Mitchell Bros.


Special Weekly Advances

If you need money sent home while you are working on the road then this program is meant for you.  For a nominal fee of $40 per month Mitchell Bros. will issue you a cash advance of $100 for every 500 miles of work performed.  This advance amount will be calculated on a weekly basis and a check will be mailed to your home address.  To qualify for this program, owner-operators must turn in trip paperwork on a timely basis and other accounts must be in good order.

Maintenance Fund

Owner-operators can set up an interest earning maintenance fund.  Ask company representative for more details.

Pay Days

Mitchell Bros. issues settlement checks on the 15th and the last day of the month. If the scheduled "pay day" falls on a Sunday or Monday is a national holiday then the settlement check shall be issued the following business day.  Typically, loads hauled between the 1st and the 15th are paid on the last day of the month.  Loads hauled between the 16th and the last day of the month are paid onthe 15th of the following month.  A calendar showing "cut off" dates will be issued to you at orientation.

Health Care Coverage Referral Information is Available

Mitchell Bros. does not have a health care plan for our contractors. If you desire health care coverage for yourself and/or family, you will need to secure this coverage on your own.  If you need a referral for a health care provider, ask a company representative for information packet for your area.

Direct Deposit Available

Simply supply us with a voided copy of your bank deposit slip at the time of orientation and you can have your settlement checks sent directly to your bank.  With direct deposit a settlement statement will still be mailed to your home or place of business.

Workers' Compensation Insurance

If you hire an employee to operate your tractor you must supply proof of workers' compensation coverage.

Referral Bonus Pay

You can earn extra money if you refer a qualified company driver, owner-operator or lease purchase operator that we sign on.  For complete details, ask company representative.


Master Business License Requirement

If your equipment (i.e. tractor or trailer) is licensed (or to be licensed) in the State of Washington then  Mitchell Bros. is required to obtain a copy of your Master Business License - otherwise referred to as your Unified Business Identifier (UBI).  You can apply for your State Of Washington Master Business License online at or you can call 800-451-7985.


We will provide the experience and support for you to become a successful independent-contractor.

The information, policies, and benefits described here are subject to change.

Owner-Operator Applications

If you would like to submit your application for review, either fill out the online form using the link below or you may print out an application using the PDF link below and fax or mail it. You may also come into our office and fill out one in person.

Online application

PDF download

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