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Drivers in the Western Flatbed Fleet average $84,500 annually. We are committed to providing you with the most reliable equipment, best support team available 24/7, competitive pay & bonus structure and FLEXIBLE HOME TIME
Immediate Openings – Flatbed Drivers in the Western States, based in SLC
Talk to your recruiter about lanes throughout the following states: WA, OR, ID, NV, CA, UT, CO, WY, AZ, NM
Pay & Bonuses
- Base CPM is based on your overall driving experience
- Fleet Average – $1,625 weekly
- $5,000 Sign-On Bonus
- Competitive Mileage Pay – based on previous experience
- Performance Bonuses – mileage, idle, and fuel efficiency
- Longevity Bonus – Quarterly $0.03 CPM bonus after one year of employment
- Accessorial Pay – detention, drop, and layover
- NEW Flatbed Seasonal Tarp Pay Policy
- Effective immediately, all tarped loads that deliver on or after December 15th through March 15th, and all loads that deliver on or after June 15th through September 15th, will be paid at $100.
- All tarped loads that deliver before or after these seasonal time frames, will be paid at the normal rate of $80.
Road & Home
- Regional Western Lanes – deliveries as far north as Washington and as far south as New Mexico. Most runs are along I-15/84, I-5, I-10, and I-70.
- Dependable Home Time – two days weekly – at least 2,500 miles per week
- Rider Policy – after 3 months with Andrus' permission
- Pet Policy – pets are allowed from your first load
Equipment & Support
- New Automatic Trucks – Freightliners and Volvos no older than 3 years
- Fully Loaded – with premium interiors, ELSs, Prepass, Qualcomm, and Transflow
- Personal Fleet Manager – you'll be known by name at Andrus and have support where ever you are and whenever you need it
- Insurance Coverage – medical, dental and life insurance
- Paid Time Off – vacation, six paid holidays, and sick leave
- 401(k) Retirement Plan
- 1 year OTR Flatbed Experience
- Load Securement Knowledge
- Valid Class A CDL
- At Least 23 years old
- NO DUI, DWI, or Reckless driving charges within the last 5 years
- Hazmat Endorsement or Willingness to Obtain Hazmat within 90 days of Hire ( we pay for background screening)
In addition to the job benefits mentioned above, there are several other advantages to truck driving jobs in Barstow. California is a gateway in and out of the US to most anywhere in the world, including Mexico. Of the western states, none has a greater impact on the US economy than California and, likewise, you won’t find more quantity or variety of truck driving jobs anywhere else. With a large population and some of the top industries, California is a conduit for freight coming and leaving its 11 deep water ports (two of which are the busiest ports in the US), Silicon Valley, and points up and down the west coast and inland.
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The information below provides insight into how working as a Company Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is Company Driver?
Company Drivers are employed by specific companies that maintain its own fleet of trucks. Company Drivers are can be separated into 2 categories: (1) drivers working for trucking carriers that exist for the sole purpose of transporting freight of others, or (2) drivers working for companies that carry its own freight to support its own company’s product or service. Company drivers are in high demand, particular among large carriers.
What are some personal characteristics helpful for Company Drivers?
Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Company Driver can be representing a company with thousands of workers in the US and internationally. Therefore, it is helpful for a Company Driver to keep a happy, helpful demeanor both to the general public and customers. Likewise, reliability, honesty, integrity, and self-motivation is necessary since you won’t have anyone looking over your shoulder or directing your every move. No one will tell you when to get out of bed in the morning or when to take a break or stop driving for the day (except the NMCSA, of course!).
For additional information about Company Drivers, including what is a Company Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Company Drivers, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.
What is flatbed hauling equipment?
Flatbed trailers are essentially exactly what the name implies — a base of steel or similar material mounted on a frame with axles and wheels. Flat beds often haul oversized load that cannot fit in an enclosed trailer.
What are driver requirements for hauling flatbed equipment?
Aside from the appropriate CDL, drivers of flatbed equipment need to be adept at securing cargo with tarps, “come-a-longs,” chains, strapping, or other types of devices. Before leaving the location of loading, drivers must make sure the cargo is securely held on the trailer and unable to move in any direction during events up to and including collisions, jackknifing, or to the extent possible, rollovers. Securing cargo on flatbed trailers is not a one-time check-and-go responsibility and must be rechecked and adjusted as needed.
Another important point of flatbed hauling concerns oversized loads. If cargo is wider or taller than a trailer would otherwise carry, the trailer must include large notations indicating “Oversized Load.” In some cases, oversized loads will be accompanied by pilot vehicles who alert the truck drivers of potentially dangerous barriers ahead and often pull into the left lane to prevent other vehicles from passing until safe.
What endorsements are needed for flatbed hauling?
Endorsements for flatbed hauling depend on the type of cargo secured to the trailer. In cases where hazardous materials are being hauled, an (H) or (X) endorsement is needed. Also, if a tank of liquid, hazardous or not, is placed on a flatbed, for hauling purposes the trailer becomes a tanker. In such cases, it is best to hold endorsements for (N) Tankers, (H) Hazardous Materials, and/or (X) Hazardous Materials/Tanker combinations.
For more information about Flatbed Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Over the Road (OTR) Routes are likely those that most people with minimal knowledge of the trucking industry envision drivers working. OTR routes can be regional with occasional outside of region assignments or they may be cross-country to make one delivery or several along the way. OTR drivers are generally paid by the mile and are on the road for much of the year with limited home time.