Our Drivers Drive Our Business

We are looking for owner operators in Houston and Dallas for Local or Long Haul.


Be more than a number, at a company that's about More Than The Move.

At Gulf Winds, we support our drivers. If we dispatch it, you’re paid for it. If there is an error in location or Gulf Winds is not paid, you will still be paid in full. We also pay the same for all miles, loaded or empty. That's no back haul's for you. Our dispatches are also pre-dispatched. This means no waiting in lines, hoping for work. With email dispatching we try to make doing business as easy as possible.

Our equipment is always properly maintained and kept current with quality inspections and necessary changes to tires and other parts of equipment as needed.

At Gulf Winds we take pride in being a big company with a small company feel. With the transparency, reliability and service you are looking for, we can ensure being an owner/operator with Gulf Winds will be a rewarding opportunity.


  • Family Is Important

    That is why drivers at Gulf Winds are home every night

  • No Forced Dispatches

    We Dispatch, we pay. Never get burned by bad information again

  • Haz-Mat Bonus

    Avilable to those who qualify

Driver Pay

Tired of being underpaid? Gulf Winds is dedicated to getting the most for our drivers. That’s why we offer top rates and reduced charge-backs. We also believe in taking responsibility for our loads. If we dispatch it, you’re paid for it. If we send you to the wrong location or Gulf Winds is not paid, you will still be paid in full.

  • 1.40 Gross + Top Fuel Surcharge Pay
  • No Pre-Pull Charges
  • No Back Haul, All Round Trip Pay. You shouldn’t be paid less just because your equipment is empty.
  • Paid Tanker and Hazmat Bonuses
  • $1,000 sign on bonus OTR/Local Owner Operators


Fuel Card

Gulf Winds offers Fuel Card Point-of-Sale Discounts at all Love's fuel stops. This means a 100% discount to you, the driver. With this offer, there are no Comdata/Fuel Card Fee's.



When you drive for Gulf Winds, you will be driving for the largest container drayage provider on the Gulf Coast. What comes with driving for a company like Gulf Winds are consistent volumes, Gulf Winds is not subject to seasonal fluctuations because of our wide range of goods. Gulf Winds offers something for everyone - providing Local, Regional, and OTR work. As an OTR driver, 95% of loads and empties are pick up - allowing you to maximize your driving hours. We hope to provide work that is able to fit in to your schedule.

Dispatching & Facilities

Gulf Winds has transportation terminals in both Houston and Dallas, with 24-Hour secured drop yards strategically located across Houston and Dallas / Fort Worth. 90% of our workloads are pre-dispatched, with emailed dispatching available. This means there will be no lost time waiting for dispatch information at facility printers. You can even get your information the day before in your email. We also employ bilingual dispatchers for your convenience.


Earn up to $2,000 for referring friends and family.

Driver Referral Program

Know someone that would be interested in working for Gulf Winds as an Owner Operator? Send them our way and tell them to let us know that you referred them. If they sign a contract, you could earn up to $2,000.

Refer A Driver



Gulf Winds has state of the art systems that monitor containers for availability and booking information. We make sure we have all the information right on the front end to reduce the chance of our drivers getting stuck or having to wait. Our transaction success rate from port terminals is better than 99%. Less than 1% of all transactions end up with a trouble ticket.


Gulf Winds
believes in being more than the move

Commitment to our Community and the World

Gulf Winds is a Christian environment and we strive to treat all of our employees and contractors with the utmost respect. We also believe that it is our duty to help others that have not been as fortunate as we have been. Because of this we have partnered with several local and worldwide charity organizations to donate, with the help of our employees and drivers, hundreds of thousands of dollars a year.

Several of our employees and drivers have ties to South America and because of that we have been very excited to partner with ICM (International Cooperating Ministries) to raise money for building churches and orphanages in places like Colombia and El Salvador in South America. For more information about Gulf Winds charity involvement, click here.

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