How much do drivers earn?

  • National OTR drivers start at $.50 to $.53 per practical mile for dry van (Crete), $.51 to $.56 per practical mile for refrigerated (Shaffer), depending on experience. The top 25% of Crete drivers average $80,300 per year. Pay on dedicated and regional fleets varies. You can call a recruiter for details or search for jobs in your area from our home page to find specifics on pay.
  • Drivers are also eligible for a quarterly safety and productivity bonus.
  • The company also provides an annual profit-sharing contribution for retirement.

What are practical miles?

  • Practical miles are measured from the downtown of the starting point to the downtown of the destination. Many carriers use Household Movers Guide (Short Route) miles. This method measures miles from city limit to city limit. Practical miles are 4-5 percent greater than Short Route miles, meaning drivers get paid for more miles.

What type of benefits are offered?

  • Drivers and their families are eligible for excellent health, dental and vision insurance with competitive premiums and deductibles. Basic life insurance and short term disability coverage are provided by the company.
  • We offer a 401k plan with a partial match on contributions. Dependents of employees may apply for company-sponsored college scholarships.

What kind of home time is available?

  • We have a variety of fleets offering weekly home time or even more frequent in some cases. National OTR drivers earn 1 day off for every 6 out.

Are riders and/or pets welcome?

  • We have a free rider policy which includes children, and a pet policy.

What type of tractors do you use?

  • Our newest tractors are Kenworth T680 and Freightliner Cascadia. We also have some International ProStar tractors in our fleet. Tractors are a mix of manual and automatic transmission. Tractors in our fleet have an average age of 2 years.

Do you provide CDL training?

  • We do not have a CDL school and do not pay for CDL training. We do hire graduates of our approved schools, which you can find in the Student Driver section. Less experienced drivers are placed with trainers to gain valuable experience before going solo.