New driver wanting to get into flatbedding. I don't mind hard work and prefer some physical activity.
That being said I have narrowed the companies I want to work for down to TMC, Maverick, and McElroy. TMC being way above the other two. I would be based out of Tupelo, MS. Would like to know which would give me best runs, pay home time based on where I live? Which has best training for safety reasons? May seem stupid but which has best truck amenities? Important to me because it will be my home while on the road.
Lastly best benefits for family?
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TMC has the nicest equipment of those three, but I would figure McElroy would get you home the most often. You are on the route to Birmingham which is a plus, and you are near the steel mill in Columbus. McElroy is just across the border off Hwy 80 in Cuba, Alabama.DoubleK Thanks this.
Jordan Carriers in Natchez,MS has nice trucks and try to have drivers home weekends. They hire new cdl grads. Regular flatbed freight and can eventually move up to the big stuff, heavy haul, oversize, etc.
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ExOTR Thanks this.
Chinatown, do you know anything around the Tupelo area that would work for me? I have 2.5 years experience (some otr, most local). Also, I have double, hazmat, and tanker endorsements. Looking to stay somewhat local, but I'm ok staying out a night or two.
Southeastern Freight Lines
Old Dominion Freight Lines
Postal Fleet Services - mail hauling
MCH Transportation - home throughout the week
UPS Freight Truckload is hiring individuals to work as Full-time Flatbed Dedicated OTR Drivers. This position involves the driving of a tractor-trailer for the over-the-road delivery of freight to two or more locations. Dedicated drivers are primarily assigned to run freight for one customer, and may be assigned to an operation based at a specific customer location. These drivers are normally on the road from three to five days at a time. The term dedicated refers to the customer, not a particular lane or destination.(must apply online).
Milan Express - local/regional/OTR
Ashley Distribution Services - avg. $65K - home weekly or more often.
Styline Logistics -
- $1300 - $1500 Average Weekly Pay
- Our drivers average $68,000 per year
- Starting Pay 42 CPM
- Performance Bonus earn up to additional 4 ½ CPM (Avg. Quarterly payout $1300)
- Stop Pay, Backhaul Pick-up/Delivery, and Detention Pay
- Additional Bonuses: Sign-on, Recruitment, Safety & Clean DOT Inspection
- Weekly home time
- Paid Orientation (with company paid transportation & lodging)
- Weekly direct deposit pay
- Cell phone allowance
- Open-door management policy
Pilot/Flying-J has similar. I think you have to apply online for both companies. Gemini owns the Loves trucks and the paychecks may even come from Gemini, but not sure.
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If you are familiar with Jackson MS and it's problems then the Rock will not present too many difficulties for you. Unlike say Memphis...
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