Mileage: Your wage will vary based on experience. You will get paid the base zone pay in the states of OH, IN, NC, SC and an additional amount to run outside of those areas. Mileage is paid by PC Miler point-to-point zip code on practical settings.
Stops: The number of stops for a driver per week will vary, depending on job assignment.
Handling: Currently less than 5% of all shipments require hand unloading, however securing and unsecuring cargo is done frequently. We have customers that secure equipment with blocks requiring drivers to pull blocks and nails at delivery to unsecure and place blocks and nails to secure if loading. For any driver that hand loads or unloads cargo or that blocks or unblocks cargo, they are paid $1.00 per 1000 lbs in addition to stop pay. As an example, if you have a 40,000 lb shipment of material handling equipment, and knock out blocks and pull nails you will be paid an additional $40.
Average: Based on your availability a local driver can earn $78,000 annually, Regional Plus $83,000 annually, Regional $93,000 annually and OTR $100,000 annually.
We have a wide variety of benefits available to full time coworkers at the 1st of the month following 60-days of employment. Our Full Benefits program provides employees a $15,000 life insurance policy and Short Term disability at "No Cost". We offer a choice of healthcare benefits through Group and Pension Administrators including our Basic Plan, which is also a Health Savings Account (HSA) qualified, Buy Up Plan (80/20) and a $300 Cash-Out option if you have other healthcare coverage. Each plan has different deductibles, co-pays, out-of- pocket and contribution levels. Included in our offering is a wide variety of voluntary insurance benefits - Dental, Vision, Long Term Disability, Life and AD&D, Accident, and Critical Illness.
Yes there is a 401K plan. We offer a full complement of low cost funds from the Fidelity Investments. Eligibility is at 60-days of service and you can make deferral changes quarterly thereafter. The company will match 50% of the first 4% of your contributions. After 10 years of service the company will match 75% of the first 4% of your contributions.
We have several dedicated runs however we frequently assign drivers to run regular trips into certain regions. We currently have 50% of our driver’s home daily on dedicated runs. Although not guaranteed, when a driver does particularly well in one region or the other, we will do our best to keep the driver in that lane. Ultimately as customer needs arise, operations may seek drivers to service this area.
A typical work schedule would depend on the driver assignment.
Local - Drivers are home every day.
Regional Plus - Drivers can leave out on Sunday or Monday and can expect to be home at least one night per week and on the weekends.
Regional - Drivers may leave out Sunday, Sunday night or Monday depending on your assigned load and the location of your first delivery. Naturally if you have a long trip say TX or FL you may have to leave earlier. Those trucks with their first delivery within a short distance from their home terminal could leave early morning Monday. Drivers are typically home every week and depending on where you live and the route you are assigned home time could be more frequent. We are proud to say that the majority of our drivers are home every week. Depending on delivery schedules, length of haul, break downs, delays, weather, hours-of- service, etc. some load assignments may require extended time out.
Over the Road - Out multiple weeks at a time based on driver preference. You choose your hometime.
Local drivers will have their trucks set to 68mph and Regional/OTR drivers will have trucks set to 70mph.
Trucks: International, Freightliners, Peterbilt and Kenworth with autoshift transmissions, walk-in sleepers, electric APU and power inverter.
Trailers: The majority of loads are on 53’ dry vans. Only 10% of our trailer fleet are flatbeds, lowboys and drop-decks for specialty shipments.
Yes, drivers are assigned to trucks. Slip seating only if we encounter breakdowns or equipment shortages or if on a dedicated assignment.
Drivers living close to a terminal are required to leave the truck at their assigned terminal with the exception of in route shipments with dispatch approval where you can take trucks home. If hired away from our terminal areas and in an active lane, drivers are permitted to take trucks home providing they have a safe and secure parking area.
If you drive out of our Fort Recovery, OH or Greer, SC terminals the trucks are serviced while you are at home. If you drive out of one of our other facilities, the maintenance may be contracted to outside garages but, when possible, trucks are routed through one of the terminals for quality service and maintenance.
Yes, we do require a HazMat and Tanker endorsement and for maintaining proper HazMat credentials, you will be paid $0.04 per mile premium for transporting placarded shipments. When you renew your HazMat endorsement with the TSA fingerprinting and background checks, the company will reimburse you the cost for Fingerprints.
We use the Comdata system for fuel purchases. We have fuel agreements with Pilot and Flying J but prefer drivers to fuel as much as possible at our terminals.
Yes we have Pre-Pass Plus which works at all EZ-Pass tolls and Pre-Pass scale bypass programs.
Preferred routing is provided, and drivers are expected to travel the safest shortest practical truck route and to avoid tolls wherever possible.
Less than 3% of our shipments go into the boroughs of NYC or Canada. Drivers have the ability to opt out of going to these locations.
Fuel consumption has become a very critical issue. We believe that a driver should limit idling whenever possible to keep the long term idle to a minimum. We do track idle time on the trucks and will follow up with drivers that habitually have above average idle time. Sleeper trucks will have an electric APU to heat or cool the cab with the engine off.
Yes, we have a rider program for immediate family (13 years+) only available to drivers with at least 90-days of service and a satisfactory safety record. All riders must be pre-approved by the Safety Department.
Yes, we want drivers to be neat and professional in appearance. We do provide company logo shirts and identification badges to be worn at customers and terminals. Drivers should maintain proper hygiene and maintain hair and beards and keep them neatly trimmed, other clothing should be clean and in good repair and for safety wear heavy leather footwear when working in trailers or at customer's facilities.
Earn 2 weeks of vacation in 2 years! Recently enhanced vacation schedule to give employees more time off at a faster rate!
*You Control Your Pay*
Vacation pay is paid at an average of your gross earnings from the prior year. So as an example a driver earning $80,000 a year will have roughly $1,538.46 for their vacation check after 1 year.
Knowing the demands of our profession, we are very aware of the home time and family needs of our drivers. We provide easy access to personal time off with instant approval under certain circumstances. Instant approval occurs with proper notice (7 days) and previously submitted times off requests for the day from our total driver roster does not exceed 5%, and you have days available.
Safety is one of our priorities. We frequently communicate with drivers on safety issues via our mobile communications systems, newsletter and targeted training programs. We closely monitor all driver and equipment violations, and engage in retraining when appropriate. We monitor Hours of Service compliance, including the use of ELD’s on all of our tractors.
Our entire fleet is equipped with Samsung Phones. The phones provide access to:
Absolutely! We have an Open door policy where you have access to the management team via email, phone or walk-in. All of our decisions are made taking into consideration our Vision, Mission and Values.
Vision: Create and Enhance Business relationships that are safe, enjoyable and rewarding.
Mission: Provide value to our customers by moving freight with unusual characteristics.
Core Values: Safety, Flexibility, Family First, Sustainability
All employees will have access to our 24/7 Company Employee Portal. On here you have access to Payroll information, Personal CSA Driver reporting, Special Events, Compliance Information, Safety Source Newsletter and our Company Uniform Store.