Indian River Transport, Co. - Winter Haven, FL.?

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  1. rwings

    rwings <strong>"Jet Force"</strong>

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    They have a terminal in Clovis NM and haul milk out of this area. They always have adds in the paper and on the radio looking for drivers. It seams like they have a hard time keeping drivers. I am curious if anyone has heard good or bad info about this company or the terminal in Clovis. I would appreciate any info on them.:wave:
     
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    I don't know anything about Clovis but here's info on the company courtesy of a friend of mine, Carlo:

    INDIAN RIVER TRANSPORT (2 years O.T.R. required w/HAZMAT)
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    Starting Mileage Pay (Short Miles):
    0-1 year: .32
    1-2 years: .33
    2+ years: .34

    Monthly Incentive/Bonus Pay (Must run minimum of 12,000 miles monthly to qualify):
    12,000 miles: +.04 All miles.
    13,000 miles: +.06
    14,000+ miles: +.08

    Per Diem Pay:
    .08 of your mileage pay is NOT TAXED.

    Layover Pay (after 48 hours, then retroactive to first 24 hours):
    $50.

    Vacation Pay:
    $500.
    1 week after 1 year.
    2 weeks after 5 years.

    Timeoff:
    2-3 weeks out, 2-4 days in.

    Rider Program (after 90 days):
    Spouse only.

    Insurance (after 30 days)
    Health Insurance:
    Single plan $40/week.
    Family plan $80/week.

    Dental and Life Insurance:
    Single plan $5/week.
    Family plan same.

    Vision insurance:
    Not available.

    401k plan (After 1 year):
    Company will match $1,000 to the first $2,000 driver contributes.

    Operating Area:
    Florida to California, Florida to the Northeast, Florida to Canada, California to the Midwest, California to the Northeast, Midwest to the Southeast, Midwest to the Northeast, Northeast to the Southeast.
     
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    TheNomadRhodes Bobtail Member

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    Do they hire drivers right out of School?
     
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    Truckertwotimes works for them...check him out on You tube YOu can see the equipment and he talks a little about them. He seems happy there. He is a big time driver....He is really cool
     
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    Was Indian River Transport Caught Hauling Dirty Water And Then Started Hauling Milk Without Cleaning The Tanks????
     
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    hes a character allright he seems tired though that means he must be makin money.:biggrin_25524:
     
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    here it is wanna of my fav you tubers
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    Yea he is something else.
    My favorite is the Why I like southern Michigan. I cant link yet. But it is great. His you tube stuff is great!
     
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    I highly doubt it. There is a culture in food grade companies that would not ever permit something lik this to happen. And very rarely will a food grade producer load your trailer without the wash ticket that proves that the trailer has been cleaned. No tickee, no shirtee!!!

    I can't imagine a company taking that sort of risk, since if there is a food contamination, the total costs can run up into millions of dollars easily.

    Could there have been a screwup and this happened? Yes, but I can't see it being done intentionally.
     
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    I can't see an intentional dirty load either. A mistake, okay. But this is a company who runs out of FL and that state has checks on so much of its agriculture products it seems completely unreasonable for a successful company to do anything like this.