BTC (Builders Transportation Co)

(855) 244-3467

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  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Based on 5 Reviews

Profile

BTC now offers OTR and Regional Opportunities with Weekly & Weekend Home Time in some areas!

Since our start in 1961, BTC has continued to develop into an industry-leading carrier, providing phenomenal service to a wide variety of producers and consumers. Known as a family owned and operated carrier for over 55 years, BTC is committed to truck driver safety and quality treatment.

Salary

Earn We have a new pay increase! CDL-A flatbed truck drivers with 2 years of flatbed experience can now earn $.60 CPM or 29% of freight revenue (average of $.72 CPM) starting pay.
Don’t have 2 years of flatbed experience? We require a minimum of 3 months flatbed experience and those drivers earn $.55 CPM starting pay!

  • We doubled our TARP PAY to $50! 
  • $10,000 Sign-On Bonus
  • Seniority program – earn up to $.65 CPM or 32% of Freight Revenue
  • Quarterly performance bonuses
  • No out of pocket money for Orientation + $1,000 Orientation Pay!
  • Rental car, paid meals and paid single room options for orientation!
  • 1st week solo drivers will see another $1,000!
  • PrePass Elite
  • Major medical / dental / vision insurance after 60 days
  • 401k after 1 yr.
  • $8,000 Driver Referral Bonus
  • Late-model conventional tractors
  • Paid vacation
  • Rider policy
  • Qualify for 68 MPH trucks

How does your experience pay off at BTC? 
  • 3-12 months: 55 CPM / 27% freight revenue
  • 1-2 years: 58 CPM / 28% freight revenue
  • 2+ years: 60 CPM / 29% freight revenue

Reviews Review this Company

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  • Equipment and Maintenance
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Pros
Percentage pay.Tarp, layover, breakdown and detention pay. The owners are always available to talk with you if need be.
Cons
it's a flatbed company..Be prepared to tarp, chain and strap..

This is a family owned company where you are a name, not just another number. Drivers have the choice of being paid cpm or %..Take the %. Good home time and equipment..As with any company, communication is the key..

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Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Wore out trailers, no pay for extremely high mileage deadheads for % drivers and low deadhead for mileage drivers? Idle those trucks or get APU’s It’s so hot !!!!

It’s a decent place to work. But tarp pay is at industry low end $25. Percentage drivers have no minimum deadhead pay And have had upwards to 600 mile deadhead. While mileage paid drivers have low DH runs.Go Figure? Trailers are at best wore out and the rising CSA scores are reflecting it. You can make decent money there but seems like you could make more if allowed to. Trucks will not idle from 70 deg. To 30 deg. They do have bunk heaters but no APU’s. HOT

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Pros
Family Owned,Good home time and benefits.
Cons
After 30 yrs of trucking I'm not a young man anymore. a conestoga trailer would be nice.

I have 30 yrs OTR and 20 of that has been w/ BTC.The driver has a choice to be paid mileage or percentage . I work on percentage. Unlike mileage pay there is no ceiling to how much you can earn. This company is family owned and you are a name ..not a truck number.

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Pros
Family owned. You have a problem or a question? There's always one of the owners there to talk to you.
Cons
Rain,snow, tarp. chains..Hey its flatbed.

I worked there 20 yrs. This is a family owned company. Drivers have the option of working on mileage or percentage. I worked on percentage because when a driver is on mileage pay,there is a built in ceiling to your earnings. You can only drive X miles in one week. There is no ceiling on percentage. I had no trouble getting home when I wanted. There were plenty of instances where I ran 2-3 wks out (MY choice) because I was offered a load to run over a weekend that paid me $1K. I've had a death in the family and deadheaded 850 home and told to take off as long as I needed.

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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Home time and percentage pay
Cons
It's Flatbed. :) tarps chains and straps..

Excellent family owned company. You can work on percentage or mileage. They stand by their word. I have had family emergency and dead headed from IA.to PA. and was told to take off as much time as needed.

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Pay
$50,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Memphis,Tn.
Currently Employed at Company: No
Pay
$50,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
48' Flat
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Memphis,Tn.
Currently Employed at Company: No
Pay
$48,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
York,Pa.
Currently Employed at Company: No
Pay
$50,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
York,Pa
Currently Employed at Company: No

Discussion


Beene07
Builders Transportation Company "BTC"

Yes i have recently went back to btc. I made a good paycheck here, the equipment is well maintained, they treat you good and talk to you with respect. With less than 1 yr exp you'll get 48cpm or 27%, @1yr you'll see 49cpm or 28%, 2yr you'll see 50cpm or 29%. For insurance you'll see 2 options. The cheapest costs around 130 a week for a family plan, the better coverage costs about 218 a week but has significantly better coverage. Both plans are through bcbs tennessee. The Phillips family are good people and on site daily. The old man goes out and talks to the drivers all the time. He used to drive and from my understanding still has his cdl. The equipment we have are 2011, to 16 mack pinnacles with mp8 engines, 2012 international prostars with maxxfarce, and 2016 cascadeas with dd15. We are starting to transition over to automatics with all the 2016 trucks are autos. While in orientation they will talk to you about precede or mileage with our without perdiem. They will give you the no bs explaination on both. They don't try to fill you will the bs answer that so many do on the perdiem. They do try to sell you on it, but if you ask the right questions they won't lie to you about it. One thing i do like here is they will tell you the bass #### you don't want to know. They will tell you rates are down, across the board, that mileage pay might be better off, but rates are starting to rebound some so percentage can still be good. One thing about their percentage pay, you do not get paid for bounce/deadhead miles. Some places like tmc pay you for deadhead over 150 miles. Btc doesn't pay for any.

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Ridin_ful
Question about BTC

I drive for BTC and love it. Pay starts at 27% or .48/mile.

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Ridin_ful
Question about BTC

Bad company, don't let a Black Shirt coax you into driving. Trailers are old, 6 years plus, and you need to repair them often, trucks are pretty junkie, you don't get home time when you want or need it, dispatch is forced, SAFETY has the King 's Right to destroy and put illegal stuff on your DAC-- blackshirts and trainers get favorites a and you only get scraps. You will be driving through state of emergencies, floods, they do not care.

Oh, and you pay for any equipment you break, and most of the equipment is maintained poorly.

 


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Ridin_ful
Question about BTC

Yes, the trailers are old. Ain't denying that. However, the shop does the best they can to keep everything maintained. It comes back to the driver letting them know there is a problem so it can get fixed. The shop cannot fix an issue they don't know about (the crystal ball broke a few years back, amd finding a replacement has turned out harder than they thought it would be). As far as getting home, I have personally seen dispatch go completely nuts trying to get drivers home when they needed to be there. Heck, being in the office now like I am, the most stressful days I've had have been trying to get guys home for a family emergency or something. Dispatch doesn't care WHY you need to be home, just the fact you need home is the primary concern, and we bust tail to get you there. No, we cannot deadhead you 1,000 miles just to get you home for the weekend. We are a business, and we do need to watch our expenses or we won't be in business much longer. But that doesn't mean we won't work as hard as we can to put you on your front porch as soon as possible.

Safety DOES NOT put anything illegal on anybody's DAC. If a driver bashes a truck, yes. We will report that. If a driver has a clean record, then that is what we report to DAC. 

No, we do not force drivers to operate in conditions they don't feel safe in. If I call dispatch and say "Screw it, the roads are too bad to drive on, I'll dealwith them after the road crews have been out to clean'em off", the response has been along the lines of "Keep us updated so we can move your appointment times". As far as favorites getting the good loads and everyone else getting the scraps, again false. The driver that is available gets the load that is available. The driver who gets emptied in the morning has more load availability than the driver who slept in all morning and didn't get unloaded until midafternoon. That's the truth at any carrier you work for. As far as charging the drivers for damaged equipment, I'll have to check into that. I don't go to Memphis anymore, and I'm not sure what the new policies are on equipment damaged by drivers is.

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paryki
BTC reviews

I've been at BTC since January of this year. So far it has been pretty good. 

The Macks are great trucks and USUALLY don't have many issues.

They are very serious about safety and load securement. If you want to half ### stuff this isn't the company for you.

Miles have been very good for me as I'm averaging 2000 or more a week.

I think in July they are allowing you to chose percentage or mileage. Pay is also getting a boost also.

You can usually get home every weekend if you want, but this is trucking and #### happens.

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