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We Hire Truck Drivers for Epes Transportation


Epes's Pay Range is .45 to .48 CPM Based on Experience and Type of Run




‪(931) 548-6610‬

 Accepted Experience Levels 
1 Year In the Past 3 Years or 2 Years In the Past 5 Years

All information is subject to change without notice but is valid to our knowledge at this time.


Minimum Age

  • At least 21 years of age

Minimum Experience (Tractor Trailer/OTR)

  • At least 1 year experience in the past 3 years

  • At least 2 years experience in the past 5 years

  • Experience must be with comparable equipment (48 foot or longer)

*  Local experience will count if the driver has been driving in the same states as regional position

* For more information on what they will accept for comparable experience, please see the tab on their needs sheet labeled "Comp Equipment"

* Driver must have CDL from their current state residence

Moving Violations (max in 3 year period)

  • No more than 3 in the past 3 years

  • No more than 4 in the past 5 years

Policy on License suspensions

  • No suspensions for longer than 30 days in the last 3 years

  • Suspensions for Failure to Appear, Failure to Meet Financial Responsibility laws, unpaid tickets, or non-moving violation convictions are excluded and will be reviewed

* Time frames are determined from the beginning of suspension


  • No more than 2 preventable accidents in the past 3 years

  • No more than 4 preventable accidents in the past 5 years

  • No preventable DOT recordable accidents in the past 5 years

  • Student Trainee Refresher Program - No preventable collisions in the last year

* At-fault DOT crash is a 5 year DQ

Maximum Major Moving Violation (in the last 3 years)

None in the past 3 years. No more than 1 in the past 5 years;

  • Speed exhibition, contest or drag race

  • Driving a CMV without obtaining a CDL

  • Operating a motor vehicle without the permission of the owner

  • Use of a cellphone while driving

  • Making improper or erratic lane changes

  • Following the vehicle ahead too closely

  • 15 mph above the posted limit

  • Speeding in school/work zone

  • No Reckless Driving in the last 5 years

Max. Number of Jobs- in the last 3 years

  • No more than 2 jobs in the past year

  • No more than 4 jobs in the past 3 years

  • No more than 8 jobs in the past 5 years

  • No Job-Hoppers!!! 

Policy Against Unemployment- even if it is accounted for

  • Less than 90 days - written letter/form acceptable

  • More than 90 days - wage and income transcript from IRS required

Terminated Applicants

  • If the driver was terminated from their last job please supply ample notes so a decision can be made. Do not consider the app if the termination was due to safety reasons.

Felony Convictions - How old must they be?
Based off the conviction date? What are the "silver bullets"?

  • Everything is reviewed on a case by case basis

* Go by conviction date

Misdemeanors- How old must they be?
Automatic DQ's?

  • Everything is reviewed on a case by case basis

* Go by conviction date

DUI/DWI/Alcohol - What is the max number and what
time frames do they need to fall outside of?

  • All convictions must be at least 8 years old

  • Only 1 in a lifetime

  • Never in a commercial vehicle

* Go by conviction date

Is Haz-Mat Required? Is there a grace period for
driver to obtain it?

  • Hazmat preferred, but not required

Reimbursed for Haz-Mat?

  •  Yes

Haz-Mat Pay Info

  • $75.00 for each Hazmat load hauled

DOT Physical Requirements

  • Every Driver is required to take a DOT Physical through Epes the first day of Orientation

Drug Screening

  • Urine

Other Automatic DQ's.

  •  Cannot currently hold an "Occupational" or "Restricted" license

  •  Violating a vehicle traffic law in connection with a fatal accident

  •  Violation for using a CMV to commit a felony

  •  Causing a fatality through negligent operation of a CMV

  •  Failing or refusing a DOT Drug or Alcohol test

  •  Failing or refusing a random Drug or Alcohol test



Sign-On Bonus

  • None at this time

Driver Types

  • Company Drivers

  • Owner Operator

  • Lease Purchase

Types of Runs

  • Dedicated

  • Regional

  • OTR

Type of Equipment

  • 2016 - 2020 models Freightliners

*** Average age of trucks is 2yrs old

*** Cameras - Front Facing - Event Only

Type of Freight

  • Dry Van

Transmission Type

  • Automatics

Is truck permanently assigned to the driver?

  • Yes, no slip seating

Truck Speed

  • 65 mph

Can truck be taken home for time off?

  • Drivers that live outside a 30 mile radius of an Epes terminal will be allowed to take the unit home

  • A driver must have a safe place to park the truck and trailer together.  Epes does not allow dropping if they take tractor home. 

Is truck equipped with Invertors / APU's?

  • We do NOT have APUs. Instead there is no idle restriction and we allow inverters up to 1500 watts

% of Drop and Hook

  • 65%

% of No Touch  

  • Depends on position

Pay Scale Solo/Team

  • See the Information sheet below for pay info on ALL open runs

Type of Driver Pay  

  • Mileage Pay

  • Rand McNally

When are drivers paid?  

  •  Weekly - Every Friday

How are drivers paid?  

Direct deposit is mandatory - 

  • Checking or Savings Account

  • EFS Card

Pay Increase

  • OTR - Annual increase of $.01 per mile up to $.48 per mile

Primary Running Areas

  • East of Mississippi, Texas and Oklahoma

Average Miles per wk. 

  • 2300 - 2600 miles per week (Depending on position)

Home Time / Days Out 

  • Depends on the position

  • Mostly home weekly unless the driver chooses to stay out longer

Driver Vacation Info  

  • After 1 year - 1 week

  • After 2 years - 2 weeks

  • After 10 years - 3 weeks

 * Cannot carry over vacations or vacation pay

How is Driver Vacation Calculated?  

  • Driver's average weekly pay

EZ Pass provided  

  • Yes

Pre-Pass Provided

  • Yes

Type of Fuel Card

  • EFS

Breakdown Pay

  • $15.00 per hour after 4 hours waiting time

  • 8 hour maximum every 24 hours

Layover Pay

 Maximum of $60.00 after the first 24 hours when driver is required by the Driver Manager to layover

  • Layover pay will not be paid due to inclement weather

  • Costs for Driver's lodging will be paid only when approved by Driver Manager

  • Weekend layover - $75.00

Dock Detention Pay

  • $15.00 per hour after 2 hours from the appointment time while waiting at the customer facility for loading and or unloading

  • Maximum 8 hours

Multi-Stop Pay

  • $35.00 for each intermediate stop for partial loading and/or unloading excluding the initial pickup and the final destination

New York City

  • $125.00 for delivering in NYC, the boroughs or the island


  • See "Driver Needs" - Available for some Local positions only

  • Regional and OTR Drivers can receive a monthly bonus based on truck utilization:

    Regional:  if they get 8,600 miles for the month, they get .02 bonus per mile.

    OTR: if they get 9,600 miles for the month, they get .02 bonus per mile.

    That bonus is tracked from the 1st day of the month to the last day of the month. It is paid in a separate check

Rider Policy

  • Employed for at least 30 days

  • No preventable accidents in the last 6 months

  • Must be at least 13 years old

  • No female riders upon pregnancy

  • May not operate equipment or assist in handling cargo

  • Cost is $21.80 per month

Pet Policy

  • No pets

Is there 24 hour dispatch?

  • Yes

Qualcomm Provided

  • Yes

Is per diem optional?

  •  Optional

Paid Orientation

  • $225 or $125 depending on if the driver completes all materials prior to arrival.  Paid after the first dispatch or first day of work

  • See Orientation Pay link below for more information

How long is Orientation

  • 1-3 Days

Orientation is held where?

  • Greensboro, NC (Regional Positions in NC are on hold until after June 15th)

  • Rockwall, TX

What day does orientation start / end?

  • Can start any day Monday - Thursday

Lodging Provided (Where will the driver be staying?)

 Private hotel accommodations provided;

  • Sleep Inn - Greensboro, NC Location

  • Comfort Suites - Rockwall, TX

Meals Provided (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Yes

Travel Provided (Bus / Plane /Car Rental)

  • Yes

Insurance Starts When?

  •  After 90 days of full-time employment

 * United Health - See Benefit Information below!

401 (k) Retirement Plan

  • Eligible after 90 days

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