Heavy Machinery, Pipe and Equipment Haulers up to 200,000+ lbs.




The oilfield isn’t easy, but working with your trucking family should be. American Eagle, a division of Bennett Motor Express, LLC seeks safe, conscientious owner operators who want to do oilfield trucking right. For safety-minded, courteous truckers who maintain their equipment, American Eagle offers consistent freight from a select list of loyal customers in the oil patch and beyond.


If you run under your own authority, or for a carrier that doesn’t treat you with respect, consider the American Eagle Difference. Our operations team focuses on the details so you can focus on the road. Our first-call process distributes freight opportunities fairly throughout our terminal and driver network so you never starve looking for your next load. Our fast-pay program pledges the fastest possible application of settlements to your EFS® Card. From billing to collections, insurance to convenient safety inspections, American Eagle is the partner you need to run a profitable trucking business.


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Owner Operator Qualifications

  • Must be 23 years of age
  • License for type of truck driven
  • Able to pass federal DOT physical and drug screen
  • Verifiable Class A experience/ 1 Year OTR of same vehicle type in the past 5 years
  • 1 year of flatbed experience in the past 5 years
  • TWIC card, Safeland certification (preferred)
  • No rear-end accidents in the past 3 years
  • No more than the following on Motor Vehicle Record.
    • 3 moving violations or
    • 2 accidents and 1 moving violation or
    • 1 accident and 2 moving violations
  • Satisfactory work history (all terminations reviewed for safety related issues)
  • Clean criminal background screening
  • Clean Clearinghouse background check

Tandem Equipment Requirements

  • Model year 1995 or newer
  • Headache rack or header board on trailer
  • Current annual DOT inspection, drivers license, physical
  • Permanent ELOG mount (if required)
  • Tires – steer – minimum 6/32 tread depth
  • Tires – all other tires – minimum – 4/32 tread depth
  • Window tint – 70%
  • Mounted 10BC fire extinguisher
  • Triangles in a sealed container
  • PPE – steel toe boots, hard hat, FRE clothes, safety vest, ear plugs, impact resistant gloves, safety glasses
  • Measuring tape
  • First aid kit
  • 2 orange cones
  • Spare fuses
  • 12 – 4 in. straps
  • 8 – 3/8″ chains (Grade 70) / ratchet binders
  • Hammer/nails pry bar
  • 16 chocks
  • 1 set of 4 Hazmat placards – mounted on truck – mounted on front of truck, both sides of trailer, rear of trailer
  • 12 – 4″x4″x8′ boards


Dennis Falcon

Broussard, Louisiana. Terminal 56

Dennis owns a 2003 Peterbilt with 1.2 million miles and a 48′ Fontaine trailer that stretches to 80′. Having been trucking since 1978, Dennis has been OTR and run the oilfields. In his 8 year stint with American Eagle has has mainly run back and forth between Louisiana and Texas. His favorite work is keeping his winch truck busy. The 61 year old has driven nearly 4 million miles in his career. He loves his wife and his two sons, one in the USAF, and the other attending college at Louisiana Tech. He says, “I’ve been around the block quite a few times. You gotta find a company you can tolerate. American Eagle has been great to me. I love my dispatcher.”

Tim Broussard

Broussard, La. Terminal 08

Since starting in trucking in 1987, Tim has traveled over 3M miles. Whle his current truck, an ’05 Peterbilt with 1.3M on the odometer has been great, it’s the diversity of trailers he owns which keeps him loaded. An ’09 Fontaine stretch-float, plus a 53′ drop deck and a 40 ton RGN ensure’s Mr. Broussard can haul practically anything his dispatcher throws his way. His favorite though, is hauling the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns’ football equipment trailer to away games. He has seen some amazing places he would never have gone to without his relationship to American Eagle.

Bo Whatley

Odessa, TX. Terminal 57

Bo has been with American Eagle in West Texas since its inception in 2011, and with its predeccessor companies before that. For Bo, it is a family affair having worked with Pat Eilers and her son Caleb Eilers since he and his best friend were young. Bo runs a 2000 Freightliner Classic with a “Kitty Cat” engine, that he keeps busy running all 48 states. When he isn’t working, Mr. Whatley knocks down his “honey-do” list from his wife of 14 years and tries to keep up with his two boys and daughter. He says, “I really like the spiritual commitment and prayer calls since joining the Bennett Family of Companies.”

Richard Pease

Odessa, TX. Terminal 57

“The grass ain’t always greener on the other side of the fence.  And if it is, it’s fertilized with bull#@%&.” That sums up why Richard left American Eagle 2 years after joining the company in 2011 to try to make it under his own trucking authority.  Now after returning to the Bennett Family of Companies driving his girlfriend’s truck, a 2001 Peterbilt 379 with a ‘Yellow Nightmare’ under the hood, he says it’s like being home.  His terminal manager, Pat Eilers handles all the invoicing and billing and he gets to simply cover the loads.

Ivory Christian

Odessa, TX. Terminal 57

The H.G. Bissinger book, Friday Night Lights, was written about the football team 45 year veteran truck driver, Ivory Christian’s linebacker son played for in Odessa, Texas.  Ivory Sr.’s custom 2001 Peterbilt 379 was bought in a different time, but could be nicknamed after the book with all of its chicken lights and custom headlamps.  Ivory has been working for Miss Pat since 1992 and says simply, “I could work for anybody, but when you are with people who treat you right, why would you go anywhere else?”


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