My boss tells me my ads are too long so here's the TL;DR version:
Great equipment (like in the pictures) and new dry vans, usually 2 weeks out/4 days home give or take, family-owned and run company.
Will tell you more when we talk.
Dean 630-828-6327 or click to leave a message/number/time to call.
Ok, for everybody still with me, here's the rest.
We're a family owned & run company, we provide excellent equipment, our drivers are happy and make good money, and get up to twice the home time of most companies. Isn't that what we are all looking for in an OTR driving job? Turnover at most carriers is, what, 75-130% depending on carrier size and type? Our turnover rate in the teens.
Now, sure, since the ELDs went in, things have changed for OTR drivers, but companies that don't adapt end up selling their assets to companies like us. Recently, my boss had me write up a new policy instituting a new bonus putting more money in driver paychecks on Friday. That's ok, isn't it? If you don't want the extra money on Friday, tell me when we talk and I'll put you down for no extra money.
So here's the rundown:
(**IMPORTANT: SEE BELOW ABOUT HOW PAY AND PAY RATES WORK ON CRAIGSLIST ADS)
We pay .45/mile + achievable fuel and inspection bonuses. Our drivers are averaging about $1200-$1400 a week. Like all places, some work as little as necessary, some max out their hours and would work more if they could.
We provide great equipment, meticulously maintained in our own shop. You can see them in the pictures. One of the owners runs the shop and he doesn't let things get by him or his guys. The dispatchers intentionally seek out light loads to minimize wear and tear on both equipment and drivers.
We equip our units with a refrigerator, inverter, toll transponder, and bunk heater.
The trailers are new, food-grade dry vans. Most are equipped with Meritor tire inflation systems. Tandems slide frickin easy.
Our safety record is substantially better than the national average, which decreases your downtime and increases your likelihood of being green-lighted at weigh-stations. (We are First Class Carriers out of Illinois; Don't confuse us with the FCC out of Tennessee.)
Now, you'll need 36 months of verifiable experience, a decent MVR & PSP, and your prior employers should say reasonable things about you.
Call Dean during regular hours at 630-828-6327. If I'm on the phone with someone else, leave a message and I'll get back to you. Or click to leave a number and best time to call.
**A word about pay: I see several ads on CL offering higher cpm, but they're 1099 positions. A 1099 situation is terrible for most drivers. It sounds good, but you'll be legally obligated to file 4 tax returns a year instead of 1, and pay DOUBLE in FICA withholding. In regular W2 employment, your employer withholds half of your FICA withholding from your pay and contributes the other half via payroll tax. The recent increasing trend toward 1099 pay for drivers is to make the pay SEEM higher, but what they're doing is not paying the FICA withholding, which makes YOU responsible for ALL OF IT on tax day. But it certainly looks good, until the tax man cometh. Don't be hung out to dry by charlatans. AVOID the 1099 trap. The higher pay is a temporary illusion.
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