Superior Bulk Logistics (Superior Carriers)

(800) 210-2174

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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Based on 6 Reviews

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Salary

The Indeed.com average salary for drivers at Superior Carriers is $53,460 per year.


Superior Carriers offer the following benefits per forum discussions:

Health

·      Dental

·      401 k company match

·      Profit Sharing

·      8 Paid Holidays 8 hours a day

·      Two weeks paid vacation after 1 year of service paid 48 hours

·      2 sick days to start with and you accrue them as you go. I think I'm up to 4 after a year with the company. Also paid 8 hours

Reviews Review this Company

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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Large company small feel company at home terminal.
Cons
Work a lot of weekends to make money.

Have good truck fleet now. Well maintained tanks.Trucks get DOT. inspection every 3 months for safey. Very small sleepers on trucks and only 65 mph.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Great training, home time, and you're treated like family.
Cons
Governed at 65 mph. Small sleepers.

Excellent company to work for. You can stay out 2 months or just two weeks and then have home time. Two weeks vacation per year. We have had yearly raises since I've been here (3 years). Trucks are mainly Mack Pinnacles and a few Peterbilts. All the new trucks now are automatics. I like how we safely keep the hoses on the trailer instead of fiddling around with them way up high on the tractor like other companies. Dispatchers are great at getting you home when needed and keeping you away from storm weather areas. We have our own mechanics and tank washes at many of our terminals.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Home time policy. Yearly pay above 60K on 5 day per week average(265 days). Paid hourly for non driving work.
Cons
Small sleepers

Outstanding company if you are looking for work/home time balance. This is not the place for someone who wants to live in a truck as they will dispatch you towards the house as soon as you get out into the system and if freight is slow deadhead you home to avoid paying $160 per day layover. Each terminal has its own personality that you need to learn. Good people for the most part.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Dispatchers and managers really look out for you and appreciate you
Cons
Equipment always has one little nagging issue but I'm the new man on the block that will probably change once I get a newer truck

Great mix of otr and hometime work 7-10 days get a few off you get paid for everything you do including sleeping you will always have a decent check

Currently Employed at Company: Yes
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  • Home Time
  • Equipment and Maintenance
  • Dispatchers and Managers
Pros
Friendly people and easy to work with.
Cons
Annual salary. Staying busy.

Good miles when you get out in the system. The problem is when you get home you sit for a week waiting for dispatch at the Pasadena terminal.

Currently Employed at Company: Yes

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Pay
$72,400 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Tanker
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
High Point NC
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$60,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Refrigerator
Years of CDL Experience
6-11 Months
Location
Houston tx
Pay
$70,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Tanker
Years of CDL Experience
3 Years
Location
Morrow, GA
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$65,000 per Year
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Tanker
Years of CDL Experience
5+ Years
Location
NC
Currently Employed at Company: Yes
Pay
$1,250 per Week
Position
Company Driver
Trailer Type
Tanker
Years of CDL Experience
1-5 Months
Location
Augusta,Ga
Currently Employed at Company: Yes

Discussion


jdiesel3406
Philly area tanker outfits. Venezia, A&R, Highway, etc.

I work for Superior in Georgia. I've been to the Pedricktown terminal often. Great company! They pay you for everything. I easily gross over 1300 a week. My best week has been 2100 gross.

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Thermos Bottle
Company Driver to IC

For the first two settlements I'm seeing $1.64 - $1.97 with FSC. It's busy right now but I'm currently down until late next week. 
My first run out had some set backs that will cost me some money and time but overall it's been good. Up until yesterday when I needed to get home I was running about 92% loaded miles, so very little deadhead. The invoicing week is a bit different for the IC's than company drivers and I can understand why some guys time their fuel purchases differently. My second week I had $1000 in fuel charges but only two loads totaling 1000 miles billed for the week, even though I only had one day of layover. 

As a company driver I would have grossed around $1700 per week running over 2000 loaded miles weekly, so far as an IC I've netted $3500 for two settlements. But because the settlement period is different and I've only received two settlements its not an equal comparison. My second settlement the net was $800 because it only included two loads. Those two loads were billed for a full week, even though it was a Friday to Saturday, and Saturday to (what ended up being) Tuesday. I also picked up my next load that Tuesday but it will be on the next settlement. 

From 05/09 to 05/26 I ran a total of 7200 miles, paid $447.45 in tolls, $3077.57 in fuel (before discounts), and $17 for parking. That works out to $0.49/mi running costs before any discounts are applied. Going off my settlements, the fuel discount looks to bring the price down to $2.39. The most expensive tolls were NY but I now have my ezpass with them so that will discount the thruway and the bridges.

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wsyrob
System adventures with the ducky

Here is a little pay info for any prospective drivers looking to come on with Superior. Just checked my ytd gross for January and February. So far I have grossed $11,256.83. That works out to $1407.10 average gross per week for the first 8 weeks of 2016. 

I have been home every other weekend with 3 days off each time. Typically go out on a Monday and run 10-11 days then come home. 

I did not go through and add up all the miles but I can tell you average is 1500-2000 per week. You don't have to kill yourself here to do alright.

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Thermos Bottle
System adventures with the ducky

Q: The generic policy of sending "system drivers" back towards there home terminal, confuses me... can anyone clarify it's purpose?

A: They want family men. That is the best way I can put it. Its really not a bad thing if you want home time. This is not a company for people who want to live in the truck. The chemical tank biz has peaks and valleys, busy and slow times. They will keep you out when its busy but send you home when its not. It costs a terminal $160 a day in layover to let a driver sit out in the system so when freight is slower they send you home.

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rubberducky68
System adventures with the ducky

I can testify to this. Superior is definitely a family friendly company. I have never had an issue getting home for family events or holidays. I don't want to live in a truck so this is perfect for me. Sometimes even 10-11 days gets to be too long, lol.

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Arpoc
New start at Superior Carriers

Starting pay is $100 for the fist 8 hours then $13 per hour after. Once you go on your own, all drivers make the same so you'll be making the same as a 20 year veteran. Right now they are paying $.50 loaded and $.40 unloaded plus you get lots of extra pay for things like loading, unloading, layover, etc. They even pay you $10 if you have to sleep in your truck. Healthcare is PPO Blue but I don't use it as my wife's is better so I'm not sure of the cost. I want to say that it's $75 per week but don't quote me on that. Maybe one of the other drivers on here could give you a better answer.

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76cb550
Superior Carrier Springfield, MA

Q: What all was involved in the dexterity test? I'd appreciate as much detail as possible

A: Do you live in Massachusets?
Physical tests are similar, but some places may run few more tests than others. The place I went for was a Fitness/muscle rehab/personal trainers place, this place run more tests than I ever did before . I forgot the name of the place.
First, they check ur BP, H Rate, muscle movements, you can stretch before starting your test, you rest between sets to take a BP. Wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
- step up and down in a 2 foot box, rotating feet to step up and to step down, 6x reps each feet.
- raise a crater box from waist height table w/ 25 lbs x3 over your head, then 50 lbs x3 again
- walk/carrying 60lbs 10 feet and back 1 x each hand, they used a bucket.
- raise one leg and place your feet above your knee in a ladder step and raise ur body using this leg, you will use hands and other leg, x3 each leg. is same movement you would do climbing a ladder, but placing your feet on a higher step to climb.
- squat and walk sideways under the ladder/table and back, 3 x each side, carrying weights.
- walk forth and back on a soft bean placed on the ground .
- raise crater box with weights from the ground to a table, squat down grab box and place on the table, then back down, 3x - 40 then 60 lbs.
Women may have different weights, my guess. but, this place was not the usual place that run the tests for Superior, there was some mistake the day I did my drug test I was to do the dexterity in the same place and day, so they send me to this place where I met the Ronda Rousey of personal trainers and not a sweet nurse the day I did my drug test, lucky me.

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76cb550
Superior Carrier Springfield, MA

The terminal is small, the people are cool, respectful and relaxed, there is work from this terminal the little I noticed. The terminal is old, but the cleaning lady, I was told she cleans daily, and she does an excellent job. There is a shower in the bathroom, newer sofas in the driver room would help a lot. There isn't much near the terminal, but u can find things like restaurants, Walmart in a 3 miles radius.

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76cb550
Superior Carrier Springfield, MA

Hello,
It has being a while since last time I wrote here, I am still at SPCR. I got busy from the hiring process, then training, till today. I am always busy on the road or at home.
Good news, or bad for some of you?  got a new Mack, yes is an auto. got pros and cons feelings, is a good truck the Macks. I am still trying to find out how manually select gears, but some drivers and mechanics told me you can't. But I like this Mack, pulls good uphill, is comfortable, inside espace is not great, I am thinking in doing some customizing to have a little more storage, this may be my next tread here. The auto transmission, well is love/hate daily thing, but I am starting not minding it, till the snow hits the ground!
My beginning was slow, didn't see much work, got a little frustrated about, but after spending so much wait time be to hired and training, I decided to ride the storm a little longer, now things a getting a little better, hopefully it will keep pointing up on my chart.
Others drivers, most at least are awesome, and like any other working place, the few odds are there, but most are not bad, is just the customary way that they meet people, u know, but 99% are really helpful and friendly.
I'll be back tomorrow, my dm told i will go in Ok, but winds change direction in trucking sailing.
well thanks y'all
and have a good weekend, be safe.

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HauntedSchizo19
Houston/Pasadena, TX terminal

It's the biggest terminal that I know of. Showers and laundry are available. Houston is a big time chemical city, so I can only assume that there are plenty of loads. They have late night mechanics and a tank wash. The dispatch staff there has always been nice to me. My runs out of there have always been good, like 700+ miles. It takes a while just to get out of TX.

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Hoot67
Greer, SC

A: Phil is a good guy and Greer is a good terminal. They just built a new tankwash there and it houses the company hazmat training school where all new drivers spend a week.

 

A: You will have the same, short runs out of Greer. You will then be routed directly back to Greer, as the terminal makes more money if their domiciled driver is pulling it. You will make $50,000- $55,000 your first year there. If you want to earn $70,000 a year, you won't do it out of Greer.

Greer dispatch does not allow the majority of their drivers into the system. They are routed back to Greer as soon as they reach their inbound terminal. There is a group of drivers there that are allowed out in the system, but that list is limited to five drivers, who do ALOT better annually than the majority. The terminal is payed more per load if a domiciled driver is pulling it, therefore Greer makes sure they have their drivers home within 6-7 days. Sucks, but that is the game there.

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Birdman803
Superior Carriers Pay/Benefits Inquiry

They don't offer tuition reimbursement because they usually don't hire new grads. They will train you for like 2 months or so though. I was very lucky to get hired there out of school. I went to a community college, and after tuition, endorsements, twic, etc, I spent about $2600 total. But the pay will more than make up for it. Superior pays more than Schneider, but I'm not familiar with CTL's pay. Most drivers at Superior make $60K-$80K, depending on your terminal and home time.

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wsyrob
Superior Carriers Pay/Benefits Inquiry

Another thing to consider is Superiors benefits are pretty darn good. They offer low cost health, 401k, low cost supplemental life insurance. About 10 paid holidays a year, vacation. Hometime is plentiful and they ALWAYS get you home when you request, most time a day early. 


Your not going to do much better than Superior. Definitely a family friendly company.


In addition to your mileage pay you get paid for everything else you do as well. Load/unload pay, layover, breakdown pay, sleeper berth pay.

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wsyrob
Superior Carriers Pay/Benefits Inquiry

To sum it up quickly...you would be a fool to turn down Superior for Schneider or CTL.

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Birdman803
Superior Carriers Pay/Benefits Inquiry

Superior is the only choice. That $10 per night sleeper pay adds up. Superior will also provide a hotel room when laid over/re-setting near a terminal.

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rubberducky68
My new career with Superior Carriers begins!

One of Superiors strengths is also one of its weaknesses. Its a fairly large company with 600+ trucks but is managed at the local terminal level. That gives the company more of a small company feel. Your TM makes decisions on layover pay, hotel reimbursements etc and not all terminals pay the same or allow the same things

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HauntedSchizo19
Superior Carriers Question

i worked for Superior Carriers for two years out of Wilington NC. Great company to work for, if your open to just moving south, I'd try the High Point, NC terminal. Always has great loads. When Wilmington was slow they would send me to work out of there. Never really dealt with the Kingsport terminal but I know it's a smaller terminal. Also the Terminal in SC was nice.

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