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Shama Express

Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from Shama Express LLC.

Shama Express is always hiring as they remain committed to growing, giving them the ability to offer more incentives to drivers. In addition, Shama provides the best experience for drivers, resulting in low driver turnover. Also, Shama makes sure drivers receive pay on time, interact with friendly dispatchers, and get home frequently.

Currently, Shama Express LLC is hiring OTR Dry Van Drivers out of Grafton, OH. The drivers haul general freight w/ 53′ Dryvan Trailers. Shama offers a take home truck program, newer equipment, the option to spend time at home weekly, and much more. In addition, Shama pays all miles, including deadhead miles, guarantees layover pay, and offers unlimited referral bonuses.

Highlights of the position include:

  • Hauling General Freight w/ 53′ Dryvan Trailers (Only)!
  • Take Truck Home!
  • Newer Equipment (Late Model Volvos and Freightliners)! Both Automatic & Manual Transmissions!
  • Home Every Week (optional)!
  • ALL Miles Paid (including deadhead miles)!
  • Mileage pay .43 – .50 cpm. This range is based on years of experience and MVR.
  • 2,500 – 3,200 Avg. Miles /week!
  • Guaranteed Layover Pay (if any)!
  • Unlimited Referral Bonuses!
  • Unlimited Clean DOT Inspection Bonuses!
  • Direct Deposit Available (optional)!
  • Drivers Paid Weekly!
  • Cash Advance Available!
  • Optional On-Road Training and Training Pay!
  • We’re ELD (AOBRD) Compliant! Tablets Included!
  • 1099 Position

Finally, Shama asks that CDL A applicants are at least 21 years old and require less than a year minimum work experience.

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maybach international group

Today’s Job of the Day comes from Maybach International Group

Maybach International Group is a Chicagoland-based logistics company that delivers thousands of goods across the country to local communities. Their goal is to do their best in strategic problem solving to get products moved safely and cost-effectively. Since they established, they maintained an open and transparent relationship with their staff and drivers. They want to be fair when it comes to booking loads and getting the best possible rates for our hardworking drivers.

They provide each employee with training to maximize their skills before they start. At Maybach, they form relationships with brokers and customers to deliver on time, cost-effective services with a smile. Also, they understand that being compliant and following the rules and regulations of the road can bring them a long way.

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OTR Drivers & Team Drivers Owner Operator & Lease Purchase

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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Today’s Job of the Day comes from Chermak Cartage

Chermak Cartage is a growing family-owned and operated carrier based out of Northern Illinois. They are a core transportation carrier for many top pharmaceutical, manufacturing, and retail companies.

chermak cartage

Chermak Cartage believes that their drivers make their company as they are the most valuable asset. Also, they bring on safe, experienced drivers and reward them with great pay and professional respect.

Chermak provides the tools drivers need to be safe on the road. In addition, they offer a variety of driving job options to fit any drivers’ needs and goals. Overall, Chermak created a competitive compensation package that ensures guaranteed pay and incentives to increase weekly pay. From short-haul routes to long-haul routes, drivers stay on the road with the miles they want. In addition, Chermak services the Midwest, South, and Southeast routes. No downtown Chicago, East, or West Coast routes.

Currently, Chermak Cartage is hiring CDL A Dry Van OTR Drivers in Cary, Illinois.

The position includes the following highlights:

  • $75,000+ Or More Per Year
  • Guaranteed Weekly Pay Based on 2500 mi and Weekly Pay Accelerator for 2500+ mi
    • All miles paid loaded & unloaded. Also, paid detention after 2 hours
  • Short Haul Supplement for Shorter Runs
  • Flexible Home Time on Weekends
  • 2016 or Newer Freightliner Cascadia
    • 72” Sleepers with DD15 Engine
    • DDT12 Automatics or Eaton 10 Speed
    • Trucks Governed at 68 Cruise, 73 on Pedal
    • ParkSmart Parked HVAC System with Opti-Idle
    • All Trucks Equip with Power Invertor, Fridge and TV
  • Healthcare benefits after 30 days
  • W2 or 1099 options

In addition, Chermak requires candidates meet these minimum requirements:

  • 1+ Year of Verifiable OTR Experience
  • Clean MVR with a valid medical card. Also, clean background preferred

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Today’s job of the day comes from Stevens Trucking

Founded in 1979, Stevens Trucking has been operating in Oklahoma and the contiguous 48 states for 40 years. We operate over 1,000 trailers and over 300 tractors between our oilfield-flatbed and dry freight divisions.

stevens truckingStevens Trucking is a family-owned and operated business. When he founded Stevens Trucking, Kenney Stevens, set out to provide rapid, reliable delivery service for the oilfield industry. As the business has grown, a family member has stepped up to take on each core aspect of the business.

Currently, Stevens Trucking is hiring CDL A drivers in the following locations:

OTR Dry Van Driver: MI, IL, MO, OH & OK & TX & OTR Lease Purchase Drivers

  • Avg $1,100-$1,500 per week + bonus
  • Home weekly
  • Excellent benefits
  • No Touch Freight

On-Call Flatbed Driver: Oklahoma City, OK

  • 1-Ton and Tractor-Trailer Equipment
  • $5,000 Sign-On Bonus + weekly pay
  • On-Call schedule: Home most nights
  • Great benefits

Stevens requires 2 years of verifiable experience for those drivers looking to get straight to work, a minimum hiring age of 22 years old, an excellent driving record, and a CDL Class A certification.

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Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from Pohl Transportation

Pohl Transportation is a family-owned and operated company, hiring out of OH, IN, IL, PA, NJ, KY, TN.

pohl transportationPohl offers $.48-50/mile, depending on experience. Pohl drivers can expect to average 2,300-2,800 miles per week and get home weekly for a minimum of 34-48 hours. In addition, their dry van freight is 98% no-touch and 55% drop and hook.

Also, Pohl offers per diem, annual safety bonuses, layover, holiday, vacation, detention, breakdown, and longevity pay. Group health insurance starts after 90 days.

In addition, they offer a full time rider program and pet policy. Lastly, Pohl provides a $4000 sign on and referral bonus!

Currently, they are hiring the following CDL A driver positions:

Overall, Pohl asks that candidates have a valid CDL class A with minimum 1 year verifiable experience, be at least 22 years of age, and can pass a DOT physical and drug screen.

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national express carriers

Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from National Express Carriers

Since 2013, National Express Carriers has been servicing the transportation industry in all 48 states. With their focus in dry, refrigerated, and LTL truck loads, they integrated their services in multiple sectors of the industry.

Their main focus is to provide outstanding customer service for clients in the field. By utilizing the newest and up to date equipment they provide outstanding results in quality of work along with on-time service guaranteed.

Currently National Express Carriers seeks OTR Dry Van CDL A Drivers nationwide. They offer competitive pay, a great benefit package, and top equipment.

The trucks include refrigerators, inverters, and APU units, and drivers take trucks home during home time.

In addition, they launch a new facility in July with lounge, beds, showers, a full kitchen, and laundry.

Also, they ask that applicants are at least 25 years old with a CDL A license and a minimum of 1 year of experience.

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Today’s Job of the Day comes to us from Fort Transfer.

Fort Transfer provides the trucking industry with superior quality service and reliability. As a family owned and operated company, Fort Transfer meets the needs of their customers with terminal locations in the South and Midwest.

fort transfer

In addition, Fort Transfer leads in specialized services of liquid bulk and operates one of the largest liquid bulk storage facilities in the Midwest. Also, by continually looking for new ways to add value to their customers, they exceed the competition in the industry.

Currently, they seek the following CDL A owner operator positions:

Fort Transfer offers great pay for their owner operators. The average driver earned $220,000 last year. In addition, drivers are typically out 10-14 days for drivers near the terminals.

Overall, they ask that applicants have a Tanker endorsement. They prefer Hazmat and TWIC endorsements, but these aren’t a requirement. Lastly, they require 1 year CDL A with 6 months tank experience.

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Apply: TX, LA, and GA Apply: Morton, IL

OTR truck driver

Working as an OTR truck driver is radically different from other trucking jobs. These hauls are the longest, taking you coast-to-coast and likely away from home for lengthy periods of time. You would basically be living out of your truck, but if your company has invested in fleet amenities, it’s not a bad deal. You’ll spend many hours driving and few hours resting. But what about everything else?

Here’s a look at the typical day in the life as an over the road truck driver to get a better sense of how they go about their daily routine.

OTR truck driverSleep

Most OTR truck drivers wake up early. Depending on your delivery schedule, you may have to adjust your sleep habits so that you sleep earlier at night at wake up before dawn. If you’re not an early bird, you’re either going to struggle a bit with the schedule, or you can try your luck asking for jobs where you don’t have to start early. Sometimes OTR drivers time their departures based on expected traffic patterns at certain hours. Most OTR semi-trucks have a twin-size bed that will pull down from the wall. In extreme weather, many truckers will choose to stay at truck stops, rest areas, or motels, to avoid losing sleep.

You’ll likely spend over 10 hours of the day driving, so you don’t want to skimp on rest. If you’re sleeping in the semi-truck and in a parking area, try to find a parking space away from other trucks and loud noises.

Using foam earplugs is also a smart choice so you can block out sounds which will be disturbing.

Make sure you set three different wake-up alarms- you don’t want to be late and miss your delivery window! Remember you’ll need some pre-drive time to run a safety inspection on your truck before leaving. Another tip veteran OTR drivers give newbies is that they should avoid caffeine during the second half of the shift, to ensure a restful night of sleep.

otr truck driverShowers

Maintaining good hygiene while driving over the road can be tricky. Most OTR truck drivers end up taking showers at truck stops. You can purchase a shower use while at a truck stop- they’ll give you a receipt with your number and security code. Bring your shower caddy with soap and shampoo and whatever else you need.

It’s just important is to bring and wear shower shoes- you don’t want to be stuck with toe fungus.

Sometimes OTR truckers will get a free shower with a fuel purchase, so these can add up. If you’re short on shower credits, its not uncommon to politely ask other drivers if they can spare a shower credit. Then you can pay it forward in the future.

If you’re showering at the truck stop, your best times to take a shower are early morning or late night. If you wait till the showers are the least busy, you not only save time with a shorter wait, but are likely to encounter a much cleaner and sanitized shower. If you’re not a fan of truck stop showers, you can consider purchasing a portable shower kit. This is a common practice with campers, since it allows you to take a shower wherever you are. This is a good solution for those driving in rural locations or if you’re facing a tight deadline.

otr truck driverMeals

We’ve written before about meals and cooking on our blog. That’s because meals are an essential part of lifestyle which OTR truck drivers cannot afford to neglect! Unfortunately, too many truck drivers find few options for meals while driving, and then stop by at diners or fast food joints to grab a quick bite. Veteran drivers will tell you that this is fine every now and again, but you shouldn’t rely on restaurants as the only option.

If you’re always eating out, eventually it will add up in terms of dollars, not to mention calories.

Your waistline will thank you if you invest in healthier (and cheaper) eating habits. Unfamiliar restaurants are unreliable too, and you may end up spending $20 on a really mediocre burger.

Many OTR drivers have embraced cooking! If your truck has a few amenities, then you can make some simple but hearty meals while on the road. If nothing else, invest in a crockpot. This handy device can help make hundreds of different means in a very quick and convenient fashion. You can share recipes with your family and other drivers as well. Smart snacking has also helped truck drivers who are looking to stay in shape. If you’re interested in finding good eateries, use apps like Yelp to search for quality restaurants which won’t break the bank.

Parking

Parking can be notoriously difficult for OTR truck drivers. Ideally, you’d be stopping at a truck stop and parking there. However, there are limited spaces and the later you arrive the fewer chances of finding a parking spot. Truck drivers also try parking at the location of the shipper or receiver. If there is a dock door, you can sometimes park right next to that. It will help to call ahead of time and get their permission to park there. While it is not ideal, sometimes truckers park near hardware stores or grocery stores. If doing so, make sure to check with the business owners. Often they won’t mind and will let you park there, or can direct you to the nearest truck parking

If you’re trying to park at a truck stop, plan ahead of time. Consult a truck stop directory and try to arrive early. Wherever you park, make sure it is a less congested area with no traffic.

When in doubt, ask business owners, local authorities, or the shipper/receiver about nearest truck parking

Don’t forget that safety is a big issue when it comes to parking, so check everything with dispatch. Check out some cool apps that help you find truck parking spots across the country.

Relationships

Have no doubt about it, OTR truck drivers maintain a tough schedule. You’ll be on the road for more than a week before going home and getting a break. This takes a toll on home time, especially on family and relationships. The trade-off is that you may have more days at home with family before the next job takes you out again.

Keeping in touch with family while over the road can be tough, but not impossible.

There are many things you can do to stay connected with loved ones while away. Come up with some innovative ways to connect beyond just phone calls.

Many couples share recipes and plan to have the same meal together at the same time. Chatting on Skype or FaceTime allows you to have a virtual date despite the miles between you. Share a Spotify playlist or other music platform and you’ll know your partner will be listening to some of the same tunes during the day. Many truckers take photos of interesting sights they see across the country to share with their partners. You don’t need the latest technology to connect. Play a game of 20 questions or other ways to pass time with your partner. You’ll be surprised about how many new things you can learn about each other regardless of how long you’ve been together!

Over the road trucking isn’t for everyone since it takes you away from home for a long time. Still, many truckers enjoy the experience because they get the chance to travel, see the country, and meet interesting people. Keep these daily habits and helpful tips in mind whether you’re a veteran OTR truck driver or a novice deciding whether OTR is for you.

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kgz transport

Today’s job of the day comes from KGZ Transport

KGZ Transport is a transportation company based in Lockport, IL, operating for over 5 years. They provide both OTR and local trucking services that assist customers across the nation with their freight needs. In addition, they service 48 continental states and specialize in full truckload Dry Van, Reefer, TL and LTL transportation. Also, KGZ Transport remains one of the most reliable truckload carriers in Chicago area and aims for continued expansion.

kgz transportKGZ’s core values are to remain honest and accountable, which is essential in the transportation industry. In addition, their employees are trustworthy and dependable, committed to transporting freight safely and efficiently.

Overall, our values at KGZ TRANSPORT drive our performance, and have been proven by industry statistics and our satisfied customer base.

Currently, KGZ Transport is hiring CDL A OTR Dry Van Drivers nationwide. They offer competitive pay at $0.65 cents a mile and drivers average 3,000 miles per week, which averages to $1,950 per week. Drivers receive pay weekly via direct deposit. In addition, truckers drive newer and new equipment: automatic Volvos.

Additional benefits for this position include:

  • 24/7 roadside assistance
  • EFS- fuel cards
  • Pre-pass
  • Electronic logbook
  • Tablet
  • Parking and mechanic shop
  • Clean inspection bonuses
  • We cover travel coast when you come to IL for orientation
  • 1099 and W2 options available
  • Home time every two weeks
  • We hire from all over USA

In addition, KGZ requires applicants to have their CDL A license, a clean driving record, 1 year of experience, and be 23 years of age.

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