CDL-A Driver for FedEx Ground - Great Pay in Little Rock, AR!

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TJM Trucking
TJM Trucking
TJM Trucking is a well established FedEx Ground Contractor domiciled out of the Olive Branch, MS FedEx Ground Hub.

CDL-A Owner Operator Careers in Little Rock, AR

Independant Contractor for FedEx Ground looking for Full Time or Part Time,Team and Solo Drivers for the Memphis TN and Olive Branch MS Hubs.  You have the opportunity to work as much as you want with potential to earn over $100,000 annually. Don't have a partner for Team?  Thatss Ok we have one for you.  Teams are out 4 to 6 days weekly.

Driver Pay & Benefits:

  • AM Solo Pay is .50 CPM! Home Every Night
  • PM Solo Pay is .52 CPM! Home Every Day
  • Weekend Team Pay is .72 CPM Split
  • Holiday Pay
  • Paid Vacation after 1 year
  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Life Ins Available
  • Matching Retirement Plan
  • Yearly Bonus Program for you!
  • New Trucks that are well maintained and equipped 

Driver Requirements

  • Class A CDL with doubles & triples endorsement (T) 
  • 1 Year OTR within last 3 years, or 3 years within last 5 or 6 months with a FedEx approved driving school. 
  • Age 23
  • Good MVR
  • Clean background, pass drug screen

 

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