BTC (Builders Transportation Co)

(855) 244-3467

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  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Based on 9 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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Pros
New trucks, new trailers, higher tarp pay, great DMs (if you are lucky enough to get one of the very few that's been there awhile)
Cons
Home time isn't what it was before Daseke (shouldn't have to beg for 2 days off after being out for 2 weeks plus) tarp pay taken away at some shippers even though you have to secure tarp ( they droop it over load) most office personal has left in last 6 months due to Daseke

Was great company when family owned, not so much since Daseke bought them out. Keeping drivers happy so they stay isn't important to Daseke

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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It was ok company but the pay was not there. But I was a company driver that means, I was an employee. So I quit that 9 to 5 job started my own company, I quit driving a flatbed, started driving a refrigerated truck with my wife. Know I am o/o, I have no one to answer to but me, I take off when I want to, go on vacation when I feel like it, the message is stop being a company driver. Stop saying they are good people because that is sad way to think, maybe they are good people but business is business own your own stuff. It can be done , get the knowledge and you will win!!! Think Ownership not Company Driver, because if you stay a company driver , Us o/o will keep laughing at you when you keep getting them cash advances to help take care of your family because you cannot see nothing better for your self but to be a little Company Driver you are sacred to try!!! PS don’t lease to own a truck from them- go to lone mountain truck, you get better deal just a little knowledge at lease look into it you have nothing to lose but dead end job Love ❤️ from fellow Truck Driver

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This overall is a great company to work for. However, the management/dispatchers needs to be more attentive to those drivers who are risking their lives on the road away from their families for the company. I had a dispatcher who purposely would make sure that I did not get family time. In fact, one of the other dispatchers allowed me to review what was noted by this dispatcher who I never treated disrespectfully as some drivers would. When I tried to report it, they took the dispatchers side. Other than that, if that is reviewed more and monitored, this would be an excellent company to work for.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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Pros
Good money,good hometime,You can talk to the bosses any time.
Cons
68 mph (what do you expect ? It's a company truck)

This is a family operated company. I've driven there 20+ yrs. You can work on percentage or mileage.Take percentage. You are then chasing money and not miles. Work smarter, not harder.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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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..

Currently Employed at Company: No

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Pay
$75,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$700 per Week
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
TN
Currently Employed at Company: No
Pay
$82,500 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Flatbed
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
Memphis,TN
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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

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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