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trucking routesWhat many OTR and Regional drivers love most about their job is the freedom they’re given. A big part of that freedom is hitting the open road and seeing the sights our country has to offer. We talked with a few drivers who’ve been all over the country and asked what their favorite trucking routes are and why. Here’s what they had to say. 

West

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For a lot of drivers, out west, specifically Montana and the surrounding states, is their favorite region to drive in. The open air, mountains, forests, and rivers make for a beautiful and refreshing drive. The lack of congestion on these highways is another reason why so many drivers enjoy these trucking routes.

CDL driver, Jimmy had this to say about driving out west.  

“I enjoy I-90 through western Montana and into Idaho. There’s not a lot out there, but God’s handwork is amazing. The landscapes are unlike any other and really have to be seen in person. I’ve always told people that a lot of this country can’t be seen on tv or in pictures. You truly have to experience it. There’s not much traffic out there either, which is always nice, especially pulling oversize through the mountain passes.” 

CDL driver Matthew echoes the same sentiment,  

“Highway 200 across Montana is absolutely beautiful. Especially between Great Falls and Missoula. You go from plains and plateaus to mountains within minutes.”

Southwest

When most people hear the phrase, “road trip”, their mind probably goes to empty two lane roads dotted with mom-and-pop diners and motels, large rock structures, and huge sprawling deserts. There’s really no other place like it on earth. For many truck drivers, this is what makes the southwest their favorite region to drive through.   

CDL Driver Nick had this to say,  

“I’d definitely have to say, anything out in the southwest is my favorite. Every road out there is different, the views are never the same.”

CDL driver Christy is also a fan of the southwest.  

“New Mexico and Arizona are great. The scenery is beautiful️. Highway 15 through Nevada and Arizona too, really anywhere in the southwest.”

 

Here are a few photos that these CDL drivers sent in of their favorite routes. 

 

Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are a huge mountain range that span throughout North Carolina and Tennessee. The Smokies get their name from the natural fog that hangs over much of the mountains. From a distance, this fog resembles smoke.  

The mountain range is home to lush forests, unique wildlife, and breathtaking sights. This makes it a popular tourist destination for hiking and camping, but truckers love driving through the Smokies as well for the same reason.  

OTR driver Shawn told us,  

“The Smoky mountains are my favorite! It’s beautiful and you can hear the sound of jake brakes echo in the air.” 

Aside from the great sights on these routes, there’s an economic reason for drivers liking these trucking routes as well. Most truckers are paid using a “per mile” model, so the more miles, the more money.  

Another reason these routes are loved is because you’re likely to see less congestion. A study back in 2014 found that for most truckers, their least favorite routes are around the rust belt and the major cities in the east, like New York and Chicago. There’s a higher population density in these areas so you’re more likely to see more traffic, which slows truckers down and eats up their fuel. 

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What is Concert Trucking?

Concert trucking is a specialization in the trucking industry. It’s an OTR position where drivers haul stage and lighting equipment, instruments, and anything else needed for concerts and shows. Drivers will go on tour with bands or acts for a few months at a time to support an entire tour or a leg of it. Most tours will need a full team of drivers to work it, so as a concert trucker, you’ll be spending a lot of time with your fellow drivers.

We were able to speak with Cid, a CDL A Driver with Drive My Way client, Upstaging. Cid has been with the company since January of 2021. He shared what his day-to-day looks like, what he enjoys about being a concert trucker, and what it takes to do it.

“My average day starts with loading in around 6 am till 10 am, then I go to catering for breakfast or lunch, take a walk, sleep from 1pm to 9pm, load out and continue on to the next show,” shared Cid.

What Skills Does a Concert Trucker Need?

Concert trucking is a great and well-paying job, but there are a number of skills that a concert trucker needs to have to be successful.

The first is comfort with late night driving. While most OTR drivers have some experience with driving at night, for a concert trucker, it’s your bread and butter. That’s because right after a show wraps up, everything needs to get loaded on the trailers and hauled to the next stop. This means starting your route at 11 PM, midnight, or even 2 AM if a show goes that long.

“This is not your average trucking job. We work hard and have plenty of downtime. Each venue is different, and you’ll learn something new every day. You’ll need to adjust your sleep schedule, but once you’re on tour, you get into the rhythm (no pun intended). The camaraderie on these tours is like no other, we are truly one team,” shared Cid.

Leadership and organization are also needed skills as a concert trucker. In addition to driving, concert truckers (specifically Upstaging drivers) supervise the loading and unloading of equipment in and out of the trailers before and after the shows. These skills come into play when you’re on a time crunch trying to get a trailer loaded so you can hit the road and make it to the next destination on time.

When it comes to concert trucking, drivers need to make sure they’re getting into it for the right reasons. If you just want to meet musicians and hang out on the road, concert trucking isn’t the job for you. It’s fun and rewarding, but also takes a serious, dedicated and experienced driver to do it.

Benefits of Concert Trucking with Upstaging

concert trucking“Salary, plus per diem, plus hotel buyout are a few of the perks of working with Upstaging. They lead the industry in driver pay as well. Plus, being a part of a moving project is very satisfying. These shows can’t make the next destination without us,” shared Cid.

There’s a number of benefits to working as a concert trucker, specifically with Upstaging. Here are just a few of them.

Paid by the Day

No more adding miles and calculating things like detention. Upstaging drivers are paid by the day. In other words, if you’re out on a 3-month tour, you’re getting paid for every day of that tour, even days off.

Designated Truck Parking

Also, there’s no need to worry about truck parking as a concert trucker. You won’t need to be parking overnight at a lot, you’ll be parking in an arena or outdoor venue where spots will already be reserved for drivers.

No Touch Freight

Upstaging drivers don’t load and unload their trailers themselves. Instead, they supervise while the crew does it.

Team Atmosphere

Working as a concert trucker means working with a team. You’ll be forming bonds with other drivers and workers you’re on tour with, which is much different from your typical OTR position. Doing your part to put on a show that thousands of people will enjoy is definitely a perk, and one that Cid enjoys.

“When you’re transporting entertainment for thousands and thousands of fans, it’s nice to be part of team working together to achieve a perfect outcome,” shared Cid. 

Additional Benefits

There’s many more quality-of-life benefits to being an Upstaging driver, including:

  • New Tractor Trailers (None older than 4 years)
  • Built-in Fridge
  • Custom Designed Sleeper for Extra Space
  • Catered Meals
  • 28 days PTO per year
  • Schedule-based hotel allowance

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can truck drivers carry guns
Aside from what’s on the road, truck driving can be a dangerous profession even when drivers aren’t behind the wheel. That’s why many truck drivers choose to carry a firearm in their truck for their own personal protection. Drivers, especially those who run OTR and Regional, find themselves all over the place, and sometimes those places are less than reputable. Combine this with a lack of safe and available parking nationwide and you can see why many drivers choose to carry. 

But as important as it is for drivers to protect themselves, it’s equally important to understand the laws surrounding carrying firearms while on the road. This is especially important for drivers who travel across state lines, as they need to know the laws for every state they drive through. Here’s what to know about carrying as a truck driver. 

Can Truck Drivers Carry Guns?

Truck drivers are allowed to carry a firearm, but it needs to be unloaded and kept out of reach of both the driver and any passenger with the ammunition stored separately. This means that keeping your firearm in the glove box is not allowed since it’s easily accessible from your driver’s seat. The best bet is to keep it in a locked box.  

Can Truck Drivers Get Their Concealed Carry?

While some drivers may be fine with the above arrangement, it’s understandable that many drivers who carry aren’t. It’s unlikely that if you’re ever in a situation where a firearm is needed, you’ll have the time to unlock a box, retrieve your firearm, and load it. That’s why many drivers opt to have their concealed carry permit instead.  

A concealed carry permit allows drivers to carry a firearm on their person while in their truck. Every state can issue you a concealed carry, but the requirements are different state by state on how to obtain one. It’s important to familiarize yourself with the requirements before attempting to get your conceal carry. Plus, there are a number of states known as “may issue” states. This means that you could meet all the requirements to receive your concealed carry permit and still be denied, as the state works on a case-by-case basis. 

Can Truck Drivers Carry Across State Guidelines?

Even after you’ve received a concealed carry, it’s important to be aware of the laws and regulations surrounding  carrying; the most important being carrying across state lines. As of right now, legislation has been introduced to the House of Representatives that would make a concealed carry permit obtained in one state valid in all others. This is known as reciprocity. The bill would first need to pass the house and then be picked up by the senate and passed there.

A similar bill was introduced and passed the house in 2017, but the senate did not act on it. As of right now, it’s unclear when the legislation will pass, if at all. This is why drivers shouldn’t wait around for congress to act, and instead familiarize themselves with concealed carry laws state by state.  

You can view this map to see which states your concealed carry permit is valid in. Simply select the state that you have your concealed carry registered in and you’ll be shown all the states that honor your permit and the states that do not. This means that before you cross over into a state that doesn’t honor your concealed carry permit, you’ll need to unload the firearm and store it in a locked container away from the ammunition, just like you would if you didn’t have your permit. 

What About Carrier Rules and Guidelines?

Also, be aware that just because you’re legally allowed to carry a firearm in your cab, this doesn’t mean that your carrier allows it. This is no problem for Owner Operators, but company drivers should be aware of all company rules and guidelines regarding firearms before carrying in their truck.  

While carrying a firearm is a measure that many drivers choose to take, it doesn’t have to be the only thing that drivers do to stay safe on the road. Making sure to park only at safe and legal stops along with pre-planning your routes to avoid stopping in any dangerous areas are precautions that should also be taken by truck drivers. 

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If you were to ask truck drivers to list their biggest grievances about their job, there’s no doubt that parking would be at the top of that list. In fact, drivers were asked, and truck parking was number 5 on ATRI’s Top Industry Issue’s poll for 2021. It’s become such a pervasive issue in the industry that legislation has been introduced to congress urging them to act on the problem. While it may fly under the radar nationally, but the issue of truck parking is nothing new.  

What’s Causing the Truck Parking Issue?

Truck parking has been an issue for many years, but with the increased demand for freight and more trucks on the road than ever before, the situation is only getting worse. In short, there are just not enough safe and reliable places for drivers to stop while they’re on the road. 

How is it Affecting Drivers?

Although the issue of truck parking affects everyone, including management and customers, it’s the drivers who feel it worst of all. They’re often faced with the decision to either stay on the road well past when they should have turned in or park somewhere unsafe and possibly illegal. Aside from that, it’s also turning into a financial issue for drivers as well. All that time spent looking for parking is time that could be spent driving, which means less miles and less money at the end of the day. The issue is becoming so large that it’s beginning to turn some drivers off from the industry altogether.  

What’s Being Done to Stop it?

The Truck Parking Safety Improvement Act was introduced to the House of Representatives in March of 2021. If passed, the act would authorize the Department of Transportation (DOT) to disburse funding for more truck parking throughout the US highway system. Unfortunately, the house hasn’t acted on the bill, and it now sits dormant in congress.   

Additionally, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act initially allotted over $1 billion in funds to truck parking, but that part of the bill was dropped before it was passed. In the private sector, companies that already offer truck parking try and expand their current offerings but are often met with resistance from state and local government red tape and citizen pushback.  

What Can Drivers Do to Combat it?

All these things unfortunately put the burden of figuring out truck parking on the drivers themselves. Drivers have been relying on parking apps like Trucker Path for the better part of 10 years to find available parking while on their route. Millions of drivers have downloaded the app and use it daily to try and find nearby parking. While it’s certainly not ideal, it’s much better than just winging it and hoping you’ll find a spot when it’s time to shut down for the night. 

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CDL A Owner Operator, Larry

But, as many drivers will tell you, the best thing you can do is to plan ahead for parking and get a start on it early. Just take it from Larry, a CDL A Owner Operator, 

“Plan where you’re going to stop, and pay for parking if necessary. Never park on the side of the road or on an on ramp. That’s very dangerous. Planning is a very big part of knowing where to park. Remember, if it seems sketchy, it probably is! Keep it moving,” shared Larry.

While the truck parking shortage looks to be here for a while, the good news is that it’s becoming more and more widely known outside of the trucking industry. As long as drivers, carriers, and all those affected continue to speak out against it, there’s hope that the parking shortage will become a thing of the past.  

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Midwest Refrigerated Services

Today’s job of the day comes from Midwest Refrigerated Services

MRS logoMidwest Refrigerated Services (MRS) is hiring CDL A drivers to haul fresh and frozen temperature-controlled freight. Family owned and operated for more than 60 years, Midwest Refrigerated Services is a growing leader in LTL refrigerated transportation and storage. Our team takes pride in the role we play in putting food on the table for millions of Americans every night. Our team of professional drivers represent our customers well, set high standards for themselves and are safe, confident, and independent. Discover the MRS difference!

Currently, Midwest Refrigerated Services is hiring CDL A OTR Company Drivers and Owner Operators in most states; Full time Local Drivers in Milwaukee, WI and Pleasant Prairie, WI; and Local Part-time Drivers in Milwaukee, WI.

Company Drivers

Midwest Refrigerated ServicesCompensation:

  • OTR Drivers
    • Average weekly pay: $1,400 – $1,680 gross per week; depending how you like to run
    • Mileage pay and a weekly minimum guarantee of $1,200 as long as you are available for 5.5 days of work
      • Base $.50 CPM practical miles with an average of 2,000 – 2,500 per week
      • All miles paid, loaded and unloaded
      • $240 for each day worked beyond 5.5 days
      • Opportunities for Drop and Pick and Detention Pay
    • OTR Bonuses:
      • Sign-on Bonus: $4,000; paid upon completion of service – $500 after 90 days, $750 after 6 months, $1,250 after 9 months, and $1,500 after 12 months.
      • Recruiting Bonus: $1,500 ($500 at 30 days, $500 at 60 days, $500 at 90 days)
      • Clean Inspection Bonus: $50

Benefits & Perks:

  • Great company benefits, eligible the 1st of the month after 60 days:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • $50,000 Life Insurance Policy – Free!
    • Short and Long Term Disability Coverage – Free!
    • 401(k) with 3% company match; eligible after 1 year of service
    • 8 Paid Company Holidays; eligible after 90 days
    • Paid Time Off (PTO)and Paid Vacation
      • See job post for details!
  • Paid Orientation!
  • Perks:
    • IPass provided
    • Personal Cell Phone Bill Credit: $46.16 per month
    • Weekly Comdata card supplied: $300
    • Headquarters terminal with brand new driver amenities: drivers lounge, TVs, pool table, kitchen, new washer and dryers, mailboxes, copier, showers, etc.
  • Rider Program:
    • Spouse or companion: 18 years or older
    • Child: under 18 years old, approval required
    • Pets: No breed or size restriction; $500 security deposit required
  • Take The Truck Home Program; approval required (OTR & Regional)

Home Time, Route, and Schedule:

  • Home Time:
    • OTR Drivers can be home weekly (34 hr. reset at home) or choose to stay out (earn 1/4 day off for each day on the road)
    • Regional Drivers will be home 2-3 nights per week
    • Local Drivers will be home every night
  • Level of Touch: Varies by position
  • Route: Varies by position

Equipment:

  • Late model 2019 & 2020 Freightliner Cascadias
  • All automatic transmissions with a fridge, APU, inverter, dinette, heated/cooled driver’s seat, tv hook-up, and free SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Governed speed: 65 mph

Owner Operators

midwest refrigerated servicesCompensation

  • No Forced Dispatch!
  • Consistent steady outbound lanes; driver manager coordinates backhaul
  • Paid 85% of your gross line haul revenue when pulling your own 53 foot reefer trailer
  • Paid 75% of your gross line haul revenue when pulling a MRS company trailer
  • Additional Pay:
    • Drop Pay: $100 per drop, after the 1st drop
    • Detention Pay
    • Layover Pay
    • Lumper or driver unloaded – all paid!
  • Bonuses:
    • Recruitment Bonus: $1500, $500 at 30 days, $500 at 60 days, $500 at 90 days.
  • Competitive fuel surcharge schedule: see post for details
  • Fuel tax calculated by MRS and credited or deducted monthly
  • Weekly pay settlement via direct deposit or check

Benefits & Perks

  • Discounted MRT Group insurance offered
  • Perks:
    • Fuel cards with huge fuel discounts; all fuel discounts passed through to Owner Operator
    • Base plates & Permits: IFTA Permit, NY HUT, and other permits supplied
    • Washout and spotting charges are reimbursed
    • Company paid inspections
    • $400 Weekly Comdata card for advances, lumpers

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home Time: Home weekly
  • Route: Over the road across the lower 48 states
  • Level of Touch: 50% drop and hook, 50% load and unload. Lumper or driver unloaded; Live unload

Job Requirements (All Positions):

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Must have a valid CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience; minimum of 1 year refrigerated experience is preferred
  • Must be capable of driving extended periods of time, up to the maximum allowable times, safely, under a variety of conditions, including night driving, mountain driving.
  • No DUI/DWIs or reckless driving charges in the last 5 years
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
  • Hiring Radius: Varies by position

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US Cargo TruckingToday’s job of the day comes from US Cargo Trucking

US Cargo Trucking is hiring CDL A Dry Van Regional and OTR Drivers and Conestoga Flatbed Drivers in various locations.

US Cargo TruckingUS Cargo Trucking, LLC is seeking 1099 Company Drivers to haul freight to customers in various locations. Drivers will be pulling 53 foot dry-van trailers or Conestoga flatbed trailers with no touch freight primarily on out and back lanes and will be home regularly!

CDL A Dry Van Driver

  • OTR Locations:  Northeast | Southeast | Midwest
  • Regional Locations: Northeast | Southeast | Midwest
  • Average gross weekly pay: $1,500
  • Base up to $ .55 CPM practical miles with an average of 3,000 – 3,300 miles weekly
  • Drivers are paid based on years of experience and safety record
    • 2+ years experience with a good record – $.55 CPM
    • <6 months experience – $300 per week for 3 weeks of training, followed by $.45 CPM
    • 6 months – 2 years experience with a good record – $.50 – $.52 CPM
  • Additional Pay: Layover pay ($100 per day), Extra Stop Pay
  • All miles paid, loaded and unloaded

CDL A Conestoga Flatbed Driver

  • Hiring Nationwide
  • Average gross weekly pay: $1,700
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly
  • Base up to $ .55 CPM practical miles with an average of 3,000 – 3,300 miles weekly
  • Drivers are paid based on years of experience and safety record
    • 2+ years experience with a good record – $.55 CPM
      Additional $150 stop for each additional load after the first load in the same day
    • <6 months experience – $300 per week for 3 weeks of training, followed by $.45 CPM
    • 6 months – 2 years experience with a good record – $.50 – $.52 CPM
  • Additional Pay: Layover pay ($100 per day), Extra Stop Pay
  • All miles paid, loaded and unloaded

All Positions

  • Safety Bonus
    • Driver Referral Bonus – $300
    • Clean Inspection Bonus – $100 per inspection
    • No violations in 6 months – $300
    • No violations in 12 months – $1,000

Benefits & Perks

  • Paid training for drivers with less that 6 months experience
  • Cargo and Liability insurance coverage, driver deductible is $1,000
  • Take your truck home program

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home Time:
    • Home every weekend for Regional drivers
    • Home every 2-3 weeks for OTR drivers
  • No slip seating
  • Schedule: Monday – Friday schedule – no weekends!
  • Dispatch: 8 am  – 5 pm daily
  • Route: up 600-730 miles per day
  • Level of Touch: No Touch Freight; bumping docks only

Equipment

  • 2019 – 2020 Freightliner Cascadias and Volvos
  • Entire fleet has all automatic transmissions
  • Governed speed: 70 mph
  • No cameras

Experience & Qualifications

  • Must be at least 22 years of age
  • Must have CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 1 year verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience
  • No DUI/DWIs or reckless driving charges in last 3 years
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen and a new DOT physical
  • Hiring radius varies by location. See job postings for details.

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Bridge transportation corporation

Today’s Job of the Day is from Bridge Transportation Corporation

bridge transportation corporation logoBridge Transportation Corporation is seeking CDL A OTR Dry Van Solo and Team Drivers East of 35.  Come join our team and start enjoying competitive pay and great benefits!

Compensation

  • Solo Drivers: Average annual pay: $120,000
    • Base $0.70 CPM with an average of 3,500+ miles weekly
  • Team Drivers: Average annual pay: $240,000 per team
    • Base $0.75 CPM per team with an average of 6,500+ miles weekly
  • Additional Pay: Detention Pay after 2.5 hours and Layover Pay
  • Break down and inclement weather pay
  • Paid practical miles (address to address)
  • Bonuses:
    • $500 Referral Bonus paid out after 30 days
    • $2,500 Sign on bonus
    • $250 Quarterly Safety Bonus
    • Variable Communication bonus paid weekly
    • Variable Equipment bonus paid weekly
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly

Benefits & Perks

  • Great company benefits starting 30 days:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Disability Insurance
  • Paid orientation – $150 for the day
  • Dedicated dispatcher maximizing strategic routing and maximum compensation
  • Upward mobility leading to managerial career opportunities
  • Up to $200 weekly advances options
  • Veterans program and spousal employment opportunities
  • Perks: fuel cards and wellness programs
  • Rider program: pet and spouse/partner with appropriate paperwork
  • Take your truck home program
  • Slip Seating: No

Home Time, Routes & Schedule

  • Home Time:  Out 2 weeks with 2 ½ days at home. No home delays
  • Route: Typically running east of 35 lanes, apportioned all 48 states
  • Level of Touch: No Touch Freight – no tailgating

Equipment

  • Freightliner and Volvo sleeper tractors
  • Automatic
  • Governed speed: 75mph

Qualifications for Company Drivers and Owner Operators

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Drivers must have CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 1 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience with no more than 3 preventable accidents in the last 3 years
  • No DUI/DWIs in the last 10 years
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Drivers must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
  • Must have valid medical card, long-form
  • Hiring Radius: Drivers east of interstate 35 or be willing to relocate for this position
  • States East of 35 include: WI, IL, MO, AR, MI, LA, AL, TN, KY, IN, MI, OH, WV, VA, NC, SC, GA, FL, PA, MA, CT, RI, NH, VT, NY, MD, DE, NJ, ME

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Bridge Transportation Corporation is seeking CDL A OTR Dry Van Solo and Team Drivers East of 35.  Drivers enjoy good pay and benefits! Join their team!

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Cold World Storage trucks

Today’s Job of the Day is from Cold World Storage

Cold World Storage is hiring CDL A OTR Refrigerated/Dry Van Company Drivers and Owner Operators in Greensboro, NC.

Are you looking for a driving position that pays well, provides reliable equipment, and offers a friendly work environment? Look no further than Cold World Storage!

We are currently hiring company drivers to haul refrigerated loads from our Greensboro, NC terminal. We offer the perfect balance of steady work, great pay, and plenty of home time. Drivers earn competitive mileage pay, benefits, paid time off, and most weekends home.

This is a great opportunity for drivers with a solid work ethic who want to work with a successful and established trucking company – Cold World Storage is celebrating our 20th year in business.

Company Drivers

Compensation

  • Average weekly pay range: $1,000 – $1,600
    • Base range $0.48 – $0.52 CPM with an average of 2,500 miles weekly
    • Additional Pay: stop, layover, detention
    • All miles paid
    • $300 Referral Bonus
    • Up to $200 per month in Safety/Performance Bonuses
  • Paid via direct deposit on the 6th and 21st of each month

Benefits & Perks

  • Great company benefits with Blue Cross Blue Shield starting after 90 days:
    • Medical, Prescription, Dental, and Vision Insurance
    • $25,000 Life Insurance Policy (paid for by company with additional coverage available for purchase by employee)
    • Disability Insurance (LTD paid for by company; STD available for purchase by employee)
    • Paid Company Holidays
    • Paid Time Off
  • Perks: fuel cards provided
  • Companion rider policy
  • Take your truck home program
  • No Slip Seating

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Home Time: Mostly every weekend with some exceptions
  • Route: East of Colorado and into the Northeast
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday. Weekend work optional
  • Level of Touch: No Touch Freight, bumping docks only.

Equipment

  • Various model trucks are available (some pre gliders) – 2005 and later
  • Automatic or manual with amenities (fridge, mattress, etc.)
  • Governed speed: 72 mph
  • Forward-facing cameras

Owner Operators

Compensation

  • 75% of Gross Revenue
    • Average weekly pay range: $5,500 – $7,500 Gross
  • Paid via direct deposit every Friday

Perks

  • Fuel Card with discounts
  • National Tire Account with 35% discount
  • Road service
  • Mechanics available
  • We are a Direct Freight Customer

Home Time, Routes & Schedule

  • Home Time: Mostly every weekend with some exceptions
  • Route: East of Colorado and into the Northeast
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday. Weekend work optional
  • Level of Touch: No Touch Freight, bumping docks only.

Equipment Required

  • Any year make/model truck
  • Must pass annual inspection

Qualifications for Company Drivers and Owner Operators

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Drivers must have CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience with a clean driving record (no points).
  • No DUI/DWIs in last 5 years
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
  • Company drivers must live within NC, SC, VA, TN, or OH
  • Owner Operators must live in the following states: NC, SC, VA, TN, OH, WV, and FL

Join the Cold World Storage Team!

Cold World Storage is hiring CDL A OTR Refrigerated/Dry Van Company Drivers and Owner Operators in Greensboro, NC. Drivers enjoy competitive pay and great benefits!

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Transportation Logistics ServicesToday’s Job of the Day is from Transportation Logistics Services

Transportation Logistics Services, LLC (TLS) is seeking CDL A OTR Reefer Company Drivers to haul refrigerated freight to customers throughout the Northeast (eastern OH, PA, NY, MA, CT, ME, VT, NH), and Mid-Atlantic (Washington, DC, MD, VA).

Transportation Logistics Services logoDrivers will be pulling 53 foot temperature controlled trailers with primarily dairy, produce and other refrigerated food. We have loads to accommodate your needs and desired home time. We work with every driver to design your own schedule to fit your needs, not only when you want to be home, but also where you want and don’t want to run. TLS is where you can build a career around your changing needs.

Transportation Logistics Services is hiring CDL A OTR Reefer Company Drivers throughout the Northeast.

Compensation

  • $0.48 start for all driver with 5 years verifiable experience and .02 CPM increase after 6 months with an average of 1,800-2,500 miles weekly
    • Average gross weekly pay: $1,200. Average gross pay: $52,000-$53,000
    • Guaranteed pay $150 a day that your available for dispatch.
    • All miles paid, loaded and unloaded
  • Additional Pay: Layover pay ($150 per day), Extra Stop Pay ($25 per stop)
  • Bonuses include:
  • Safety Bonus based on hub miles for no DOT safety violations, accidents and no log violations
    • 0-1year employment .01 CPM
    • 1-2 Years employment  .015 CPM
    • 2+ Years employment  .02 CPM
  • $500 after 6 months and $1000 at 1-year Anniversary with no FMCS moving violations
  • $75 passed all DOT inspections
  • Unlimited Driver Referral Bonus – $500 after 6 months
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly on Fridays

Benefits & Perks

Health insurance available starting after 90 days:

  • Platinum Plan (Medical, vision and prescription drug coverage)
    • 0 Deductible
    • Company Contributions
      • $500 on all other family Plans
      • Half the cost for individual
  • Paid vacation: All major Holidays immediately.
  • 7 days off after your first year figured on a 3 months rolling average.
  • Pet Rider program available and upon approval may be options for riders as well
  • Options for take your truck home program

Home Time, Routes & Schedule

  • Home Time: Home time is based on your choice – We will do our best to work with to meet your needs and desired home time
  • No slip seating
  • Schedule: Sunday  – Friday afternoon schedule – no weekends if desired! (Or out until you want to come home)
  • Average Route: up 300-350 miles per day
  • No Forced Dispatch to New Jersey or Delaware
  • No New York City runs
  • Level of Touch: No Touch Freight
  • Some lanes are drop and hook and some bumping docks

Equipment

  • Fleet is 2018 or newer, including 2021 LT International trucks; 2020 Volvos VNR 640/670
  • Entire fleet has all automatic transmissions
  • Governed speed: 75mph
  • No Inward /outward facing cameras

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Must have CDL A license
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years of verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience
  • Be able to understand how to use modern electronics (mobile platforms such as Apple and Android)
  • No DUI/DWIs or reckless driving charges in the last 3 years
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen and a new DOT physical

Join the Transportation Logistics Services Team!

Transportation Logistics Services is hiring CDL A OTR Reefer Company Drivers and Owner Operators throughout the Northeast. Join their team!

Reefer Drivers

BP FreightToday’s Job of the Day comes from BP Freight

BP Freight, Inc. is hiring a CDL A OTR Refrigerated/Dry Van Driver in Hollywood, FL and Muskogee, OK.  The driver will haul dry and refrigerated products throughout the continental U.S.  BP Freight focuses on paying competitively, providing reliable home time, and offering like new equipment.  Come and join the family today!

BP Freight, Inc. is hiring a CDL A OTR Refrigerated/Dry Van Driver in Hollywood, FL and Muskogee, OK.

Compensation

  • Average weekly pay: $1,500 – $2,100
    • Pay ranges from $0.55 to $0.65 CPM
    • Additional pay:
      • Stop Pay: $25 additional stop
    • All miles paid – practical, paying loaded and unloaded
    • $1,500 Weekly Guaranteed Pay
    • Bonuses include:
      • Referral: $500
      • Performance: Clean DOT Inspections ($500 Level I, $200 Level II, $100 Level I)
  • Paid weekly via direct deposit
  • 1099

Benefits & Perks

  • Perks: PrePass, SunPass, iPass, Cash Advance provided.
  • Rider program
  • Take your truck home program
  • No slip seating

Home Time, Route, & Schedule

  • Minimum 3-4 weeks on the road, one week home. Longer on the road, longer home time.
  • Route: Throughout the continental United States 48 states (No NYC)
  • Level of Touch: No touch freight

Equipment

  • 2013-2021 Volvo and Freightliner trucks
  • Automatic and Manuals available
  • Governed speed: Up to 72 mph

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have CDL A license
  • Drivers must have a minimum of 2 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience
  • Must have no DUI/DWIs or Controlled Substance violations in last 5 years
  • Must have no more than 1-2 moving violations in the past 2 years
  • Drivers must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
  • Drivers should live within 300 miles of Hollywood, FL or Muskogee, OK.

BP Freight TruckJoin the BP Freight Team

BP Freight, Inc. is hiring a CDL A OTR Refrigerated/Dry Van Driver in Hollywood, FL and Muskogee, OK. Start your next job with BP Freight!

Hollywood, FL Muskogee, OK