The Indeed.com average salary for drivers at Indian River Transport is $1,196.00 per week.
Indian River Transport offers its employees the following benefits:
Drivers are well-treated and not micromanaged. The company is run efficiently without management acting like Ferengi. Needs and wants of drivers are not ignored. The breakdown department is also well run and responsive to drivers who require assistance.
Been with the company almost 2yrs now. Great pay and mileage,if you're willing to put the work in. Wonderful equipment.
Not perfect but maybe as good as it gets. I marked home time with 5 star where a lot of reviews clearly have issues with this. If you live within a 100 miles of a terminal there likely is zero issue. I like to take a week for myself after a 4 week tour of North America. I think if you work here and market yourself with Hazmat, TWIC, passport and are a strong winter driver you can write your own ticket. Dispatch is on orders to keep you moving so just push back. 8 years with IRT.
Good OTR company that has the freight to keep you busy. Terminals throughout the US. Trucks are new and the trailers typically well maintained. Dispatch turnover rate is high since most come with attitude and even bigger egos. 7 years with IRT
OTR has its challenges but with good communication and hard work you do very well here. My current employer for the past 7 years.
I'm in my second week with irt. I'll give you my impressions so far, good and bad. I came here having never pulled a tank.
So far the bad outweighs the good.
The company as a whole seems very disorganized. a week after starting, I received several emails requesting I verify my application. Getting ahold of dispatch is near impossible, unless it's after hours. Truck messages are never replied to. Payroll is only available between 1300-1500. Not very convenient, especially when you wake up Friday to realize your pay wasn't deposited. Orientation is minimal to say the least. No training on tanks or procedures for shippers/receivers. Always giving a specific pickup/delivery time when a lot of times it's open. Was given an older prostar, not a newer Pete. No problem, it's in good running condition, however, it smells like someone urinated on everything and mostly in the air vents. Supposedly, they'll get me into a newer truck very soon. The customers seem to have 0 respect for irt, often making us wait while loading/unloading others ahead of us, even if we were there first or have appointments. Double check directions to customers. They've been incorrect 3 out of 4 times so far. The trucks do go 70, which is a plus. Maintenance is great from what I've seen so far. The terminal in winter Haven is huge, not cramped like some companies. Nice drivers lounge but no showers. They will allow you to bobtail pretty much whenever the trailer can be dropped securely, such as at a customer or while you are at a terminal. This comes in handy at times. They don't bug you at all if you're doing your job. No apus in trucks, but also no idle policy. If I can think of more, or answer questions I will post more.
Update..just found out pay is deposited after 1630..again, not convenient considering if you're pay is incorrect you'll wait til Monday to fix it, because payroll is only available mon-fri 1300-1500. Also, anytime you call any department for anything, don't expect a friendly helpful voice. You'll be treated as if you're interrupting them and you're a nuisance. I didn't make a ton of $ at Boyd Bros, but they treated us like family- always kind and helpful.
Just finished day 1 of IRT orientation. So far I'm happy with the way they don't waist time getting you the info you need, road test, physical, paperwork, bennifits, videos all done and still got outta there by 1600. Was pleased to learn the bonus is still going on. 750/30-750/90 works for me. Not sure what trucks they will offer. Have seen a lot of Pete 579 on the road but there's a mixture of all sorts in Winter Haven terminal so there's no telling......I'm still gonna ask for the 579 though. All they can say is no. The FL are nice too, shifts good. The Internationals I saw looked worn out but heard they pull good. Not so much concerned about how they pull just wanna be comfortable if I'm gonna be out 3-4 was at a time. All have fridges due to tank samples that need to go to customers. So far I like it, ready to get my dispatch and get moving.
I just started with Indian River Transport today. The people seemed nice. There were no surprises. I know about the wait times with these guys loading and unloading but I still found some drivers that were happy. I figured I would give it a try.
I was given a 2014 freightliner with only 60k miles on it. Its a very nice truck.
I am sitting here at TG Lee in Orlando waiting on my first load. The load is going to Murray KY.
I have pulled tanks hauling chemicals just never food grade. This is going to be a new adventure.
I have been on this forum before just thought I would come on here and tell you how my journey with Indian River goes.
Maybe I should go take a nap it might be a while on this load. Thats fine it doesn't deliver until 21:00 Sunday in Murray KY.
I will give you good and bad as it happens.