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E.J. Stutzman

Today’s Job of the Day comes from E.J. Stutzman

E.J. Stutzman, Inc. is a family owned and operated company that’s looking for CDL A OTR drivers. We are a regional carrier running all 48 contiguous states and Ontario. We have a stock of forty aluminum spread axle 48’ & 53’ flatbeds and drop decks rounded out with Conestoga trailers to keep freight dry.  With 24/7 tracking and dispatch and a knowledgeable support staff, E.J. Stutzman, Inc. has the tools and equipment necessary to get the shipment where it needs to go.

E.J. StutzmanAs a Company Driver for our Flatbed division, you have the respect and support of an entire team behind you every step of the way! We make safety, respect, and teamwork a priority. E. J. Stutzman has resources available to help you reach your career goals. We put you behind the wheel of some of the newest equipment in the trucking industry and our sophisticated freight planning ensures driver friendly freight and reliable home time.

Currently, E.J. Stutzman is hiring CDL A OTR Conestoga Flatbed Drivers in Sugarcreek, OH.

Compensation

  • Pay is percentage based: Pay as high as $0.60 CPM for experienced drivers.
  • Average of 2,500 miles per week
  • Weekly mileage bonus starting at $0.03 per mile
  • Twice yearly safety bonuses based on accrued mileage
  • Stop-off pay, tarp pay, detention pay, break down pay
  • Vacation pay of 1 week after first year
  • Paid training — up to $100 per day

Job Highlights & Benefits

  • Home every weekend
  • Take Home Truck program available
  • Rider and Pet ride along program
  • Prefers to hire within 150 mile radius of Sugar Creek, OH
  • Manual – Late model Freightliner, Cascadia, Columbia
  • 1 outward facing camera, no inward facing and no audio

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Things to Know Before Becoming a Flatbed Driver

If you’re a truck driver looking for a challenge, some might say flatbed drivers have the most challenging jobs over the road. Others might even say it is the most dangerous trucking gig out there. But if you’re up for the adventure, flatbed trucking can be a great job. So, when thinking about becoming a flatbed truck driver, here are a few things to know before deciding.

1. Flatbed Driving: The Basics

Let’s start with the basics: to drive a flatbed truck, you need to have a CDL license. In most cases, that requires a Class A or B license. Once you have the license, companies hiring flatbed drivers typically prefer flatbed experience to get started, so finding a company that provides training would be helpful.

Flatbed drivers are in high demand and because of this, pay is typically more competitive than other driving jobs. The high demand for flatbed drivers is likely directly linked to the skills required to be a successful flatbed driver. Unlike dry van or reefer jobs, flatbed jobs often require more physical work to safely secure the loads with tarps.

Marian Kulostak Flatbed Driver

Marian Kulostak, Flatbed Driver

We talked to Marian Kulostak, a flatbed driver, and he shared his advice:

“Take your time, do it right the first time. Speed will come with experience. Ask questions, observe others, and then ask more questions!” shared Marian.

Learning how to become a successful flatbed driver takes time as well as experience on the job. Finding other drivers who are willing to help you learn and answer your questions is key to succeeding quicker.

2. Securing Your Cargo is Key

oversized flatbed load

Oversized Loads

While all flatbed drivers typically need to learn how to secure their load, hauling oversized freight requires even more skill. These flatbed drivers carry unusually shaped freight that does not fit inside the confines of a standard sized trailer. As such, these loads need plenty of support to keep them secure. Check out the handbook from the FMCSA to cover all of the topics of cargo securement.

Conestoga Trailers

Some flatbed drivers will have a conestoga trailer instead of a typical flatbed trailer. These trucks are unique and often make loading, unloading, and securing much more convenient for the driver as well as provide shelter for your freight without the need of manual tarping.

Weather Conditions

Brittney Mills Flatbed Driver

Brittney Mills, Flatbed Driver

Not only do the loads need to be secured, but flatbed drivers also need to make sure freight is protected from weather conditions. We talked to Brittney Mills, an experienced flatbed driver, and she shared her advice:

“Always check your securement. If you think you have enough straps or chains, add one or two more. You can never be too safe. Make sure your tarps are tight, loose tarps can cause it to rip or your load to get wet,” shared Brittney.

Securing freight during inclement weather not only protects the load, but it also protects other drivers on the road. Without this extra precaution, the tarps could fly up while driving, causing a major distraction and hazard to other drivers.

3. Additional Safety Tips

When it comes to loading, unloading, and securing, following specific safety tips is essential. It is highly recommended that drivers avoid attending to freight while on the side of the roadway. Taking time to secure loads while at a truck stop or in a parking lot will provide flatbed drivers with a much safer environment.

flatbed truck driverIn addition, wearing the right clothes as a flatbed driver is also key. Investing in shoes with a good, no-slip grip will be helpful, especially during rain or snow. Having something that covers your clothes can also be helpful, especially when loading and unloading freight that potentially has mud or other elements covering it.

Overall, flatbed drivers are one-of-a-kind and demand a very specific set of skills. Mastering these will not only allow drivers to flourish in the area, but also start to stand out from the crowd of other drivers.

EJ Stutzman is Hiring Flatbed Drivers

Hiring OTR Conestoga Flatbed Drivers

Looking to join a family-owned company? E.J. Stutzman is hiring CDL A OTR Conestoga Flatbed drivers 150 miles around Sugarcreek, OH.

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RJ Logistics

Today’s Job of the Day comes from RJ Logistics

RJ Logistics Assets provides customized transportation solutions throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. We are committed to being the industry leader and our success is built upon the foundation of customer service, lasting relationships, and a healthy culture. In this role, you will be generally running from Chesterfield, MI to Laredo, TX and prefer you live within a 150-mile radius of our terminal. Are you ready to partner with us?

Currently RJ Logistics is hiring OTR Conestoga Flatbed Company Drivers and Owner Operators in Chesterfield, MI as well as Owner Operators in Laredo, TX.

 

Owner Operator Job Highlights

  • Sign-On Bonus: amount depending on experience: average $2,000 paid out quarterly
  • 70% Gross Revenue (Increased % for Fleet Owners)
  • Potential to earn $3,000 – $6,000/week
  • Referral Bonuses: $1,500
  • 6-month $100 bonus for zero CSA score

Company Driver Highlights

  • Sign-On Bonus: depends on experience
  • Industry Leading Rate per Mile: start at $0.47/per mile depending on experience and will negotiate
  • Average weekly pay: gross $1,500/week
  • Health Benefits: medical, dental, vision: BCBS
  • Excellent Home Time: based on your needs and will accommodate
  • Every 6-months $100 safety bonus for zero CSA safety score

Owner Operator Perks & Highlights

  • Parts Discount Program
  • Fuel Discount Program
  • Tire Discount Program
  • Paid Cargo Insurance
  • Onsite Mechanics
  • No Forced Dispatch
  • No Trailer Rent
  • Driver Lounge
  • Healthy Culture
  • Respectful Team
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Advanced Technology

Company Driver Perks & Highlights

  • Driver Lounge
  • Healthy Culture
  • Respectful Team
  • Dedicated Dispatchers
  • Bi-weekly Direct Deposit
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bilingual Staff
  • Advanced Technology
  • Advanced Safety and Securement Training
  • Volvos – 2014 – 2017 automatics

Owner Operator Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum age: 23
  • No felonies past 7 years
  • No DUI’s past 3 years
  • Tractor needs to be year 2005 or newer
  • Valid cab card and bobtail insurance
  • Must meet all MDOT and FMCSA requirements
  • Pass DOT physical and drug screen
  • Current medical card
  • No preventable accidents within 1 year
  • Must be registered in new FMCSA Drug Clearinghouse
  • Good verifiable MVR and work history
  • Minimum experience: CDL Class A: 1 year
  • Must meet minimum experience requirements
  • Prefers a driver with flatbed experience
  • Reliable cellular communication
  • Runs under our authority

Company Driver Experience & Qualifications

  • Minimum age: 23
  • No felonies past 7 years
  • No DUI’s past 3 years
  • Must meet all MDOT and FMCSA requirements
  • Pass DOT psychical and drug screen
  • Current medical card
  • No preventable accidents within 1 year
  • Good verifiable MVR and work history
  • Must be registered in new FMCSA Drug Clearinghouse
  • Minimum experience: CDL Class A: 1 year
  • Prefers a driver with flatbed experience
  • Reliable cellular communication
  • Lease Purchase options available after 6 months as Company Driver

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loadtranz

Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from LoadTranz

LoadTranz believes in providing the best equipment, benefits and salary for their company drivers.

They are hiring for over the road positions based out of San Antonio, TX. The candidate will be expected to work as a valued member of OTR operations driving typically 10-14 days in a row. They get drivers home on a weekend or 4 consecutive days off. Also, a typical OTR assignment includes running flatbed conestoga trailers throughout the US from San Antonio/Laredo.

As a family owned and operated trucking company, they remain dedicated to providing the best quality of life for their OTR drivers. They pay a guaranteed minimum weekly salary. In addition, they always pay a gross take-home pay of $1,250 per week. They pay on actual, approved dispatch miles. They pay when the load is delivered, not when we receive the paperwork. No tarping involved.

In addition, they provide every OTR driver with the peace of mind of knowing what they earn each week. They are a results-orientated company that wants drivers who are professional and safe.

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