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We Hire Truck Drivers for Transport America

 

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REAL TRUCK DRIVING JOBS

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‪(931) 548-6610‬

 Accepted Experience Levels 
6 months of Experience

Pre-Qualifications

Minimum Age

  •  Must be at least 21

Minimum Experience (tractor Trailer/OTR)

Students (Trainees)

  • Student is defined as a recent graduate (within the past 60 days) of a 120-hour course from an accredited truck driving school.

  • Students will require a minimum of 160 total hours of on duty not driving and driving time combined with 120 hours of the 160 hours must be on the drive line while training with a certified Transport America Driver Instructor.

  • Drivers with less than 3 months verified over the road (OTR) experience will be required to train with a Transport America Driver Instructor.

* Applicants with less than one month of OTR driving experience will be required to train the same amount of time as a student (160/120 hours as explained above)

* Applicants with one month or more but less than three months of OTR driving experience will train for a minimum of 140 total hours (on duty and drive time combined) with at least 100 hours of the 140 as drive time

 

 

Experienced Requirements

  • At least 6 months OTR experience outside of training experience.

 * Will consider local experience if Driver is applying for a local position

 

LP & O/O Requirements;

  • 1 Year experience 6-12 months OTR with a single carrier

  • Truck year cannot be older than 1998 due to inability of installing ELD devices Wheelbase 265

  • Pass our DOT inspection

  • Fifth Wheel height – 48” or less

  • Weight with 100 gallons of fuel must be less than 20,500lbs – 21,000 lbs

  • If owning your own truck must have Title (Front & Back), Bill of Sale, FHUT (2290)

*  If a Driver has less than 12 months they may need to go with a Trainer TBD.

* Time spent training at a school or previous employer does not count toward driving experience requirements

* Driving credit is given for regional and OTR experience. Trailer length must be ’48 – ’53

* Drivers with only local, oil field experience will be required to train with a Driver Instructor

* Military Experience will be considered IF they provide DD214 can give pay credit. .01 for every 4 years/or if driving POS then full credit .01/year

* Drivers with less than 1-year experience must provide training certificate & be on their list of approved schools

Moving Violations (max in 3 year period)

  • No more than 3 in the last 3 years 

Serious moving violations in the past 2 years that will be reviewed by safety;

  • Improper lane change

  • Following too close

  • Speeding 15MPH or more above posted

  • Fatalities

  • Violating state or local laws that are related to a traffic accident

  • Texting while driving

  • Handheld device usage while operating a CMV

  • Failing to stop for a RR crossing

  • Reckless or careless driving within the past 5 years

*** Violating an “out of service” order while operating a CMV within the past 3 years requires a written review by safety

*** Convictions or pending charges for leaving the scene of an accident within the past 7 years requires a written review by safety

*** This is not JUST what is on their MVR but any incidents or moving violations that a past employer might have reported

Policy on License suspensions

  • License suspension or revocation in the last 12 months does not qualify

Accidents

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

  • Any DOT reportable accidents in the last 3 years that are preventable do not qualify.  (roll over, u turn, run under, jack knife or lane change - some rear end accidents can be reviewed)

    *** This is not JUST what is on their MVR but any incidents or moving violations that a past employer might have reported 

Incidents (max in 3 year period)

  •  No more than 2 Non-DOT preventable accidents in the last 3 years

  • 3 Non-DOT preventable accidents that are "Off Highway" (parking lot incidents) are reviewable

Max. Number of Jobs- in the last 3 years

  • No more than 8 in the last 3 years 

  • Lease Drivers cannot have more than 4 jobs in the last 3 years

Policy Against Unemployment- even if it is accounted for

  • More than 12 months unemployment time in the past 3 years requires an operations review

Terminated Applicants

  • Any terminations within the past year requires a review (whether it was a driving job or not, and this includes "layoffs")

  • Terminations for safety, accidents or violence within the past 3 years requires a review

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

  • Misdemeanor(s) - One in the past 7 OR 2 in a lifetime will require a written review by safety/ops

  • A felony within the past 7 years will require written review by safety/ops

No charges in the past 7 years;

  • Eluding law enforcement 

  • Violent crimes

  • Sexual misconduct

  • Manufacturing or sales of drugs

* All others will be reviewed

* No pending court cases or pending tickets 

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

  • None in the last 5 years 

  • No more than 1 in a lifetime

* Any under the influence in a CMV or being in possession of drugs or alcohol in a CMV does not qualify

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

  • Some accounts require it, see account sheet

  • Endorsement needed at the time of application if required

DOT Physical

  • Will accept current physical as long as it does not expire within 3 months

  • For a new physical, Driver must pass DOT physical from TCA

*** Drivers MUST be physically certified to cross state lines. Their medical card must list NON EXCEPTED INTERSTATE.  (excepted intra state does not qualify)

Drug Testing

  • Both urine & hair follicle

Failed or Refused Drug or Alcohol Test

  • Lifetime DQ

 

Presentation

Sign-On Bonus

  • See Job Descriptions

Driver Types

  • Company - Solo

  • Company Team (pre-made only)

  • Owner Operators

  • Lease Purchase

Types of Runs

  • Local

  • OTR

Type of Freight

  • Dry Van

  • Reefer

Type of Equipment

  • Freightliner Cascadia’s

  • Kenworth T680’s

* Cameras: Front Facing - They do have cameras that face the driver but they are turned off (unless the driver has safety issues and is on a safety review, then they may be activated)  

Transmission Type

  • 90% auto's, dedicated local accounts only have day cab manuals

Average age of tractor

  •  3 years old

Is truck permanently assigned to the driver?

  •  Yes, except on local accounts & TA Choice

Truck Speed

  •  65

Is truck equipped with Invertors / APU's?

  • No APU's

  • Invertors are available, but not stock in the truck. The invertors are 1500 watts and available for purchase, about $230 (4 payments taken out of their check each weekend)

% of Drop and Hook

  • 90% 

% of No Touch  

  • 99%

% are Haz-Mat Loads 

  •  Depends on the account

Pay Scale (Solo)  

  •  See info file

Pay Scale (Team) 

  •   See info file

Type of Driver Pay  

  •  HHG

When are drivers paid?  

  •  Weekly

How are drivers paid?  

  •  Comdata, direct deposit

Pay Increase

  •  See Performance Bonus and MPG Bonus details

Primary Running Areas

  • OTR Team drivers are the only drivers who will potentially run all 48 states

  • OTR drivers will primarily run everything East of I35

Average Miles per wk. 

  • 2400-2600 OTR Solo

  • Up to 6,000 for OTR Teams

Average Length of Haul  

  •  600 OTR

Home Time / Days Out 

  •  Various home time depending on account

Average Weekly Pay  

  •  See account sheets

Driver Vacation Info  

  •  Yearly vacation

How is Driver Vacation Calculated?  

  •  Avg weekly gross

Layover Pay

  •  $75/day

Dock Detention Pay

  •  $16 after 2 hours

Multi-Stop Pay

  •  $20/stop outside the first and last. 

New York City

  •  $100

Rider Policy

  •  Yes, TA recruiter will provide details. Some variables in the program

Pet Policy

  •  Dogs only - Breed and weight restrictions

*** See Pet Policy on the info sheet

Is there 24 hour dispatch?

  •  Yes 

Is per diem optional?

  •  Yes $66/day, no charges or deductions for it

Paid Orientation

  •  $75/day

How long is Orientation

  •  M-W

Orientation is held where?

  • O/O go to Eagan, MN

  • Company drivers are in Indianapolis, IN and Birmingham, AL

Lodging Provided (Where will the driver be staying?)

  • Double occupancy

  • Driver can pay for their own private room if they’d like - It’s around $40/night and they need a debit or credit card

Meals Provided (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

  • Breakfast at hotel, lunch is provided, driver pays for dinner. 

Travel Provided (Bus / Plane /Car Rental)

  • Car Rental or Bus

Insurance Starts When?

  • 60 days

  • See Information sheet for information

401 (k) Retirement Plan

  • Yes

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