Oakwood, GA – Southeast Dedicated Container Hauls
NOW IT’S OUR JOB TO MAKE SURE WE DESERVE YOU.
That means industry-high, competitive pay. Health benefits and retirement plans are just the beginning. Through our Better Futures program, we’ll also send you or a dependent to school. We have reliable routes with hometime you can actually enjoy. At JBS, we believe you deserve the best, and that’s exactly what we offer.
$4,000 SIGN ON BONUS!!
|Years of Service with JBS||Cents Per Mile|
|Less than a year||$0.50|
|1 to 2 Years||$0.51|
|3 to 4 Years||$0.52|
|5 to 6 Years||$0.53|
- Detention Pay: Starts after 1 hour with a max of 10 hours
- Daily minimum pay when in training
Benefits and Bonuses
- Health Benefits: vision, medical, and dental coverage. Benefit eligibility begins after 60 days of employment
- Paid: sick leave and six company observed holidays
- 401(k) match of up to 50% on the first 4% of contributions. Company match begins at one year of service and follows a five year vesting schedule.
- Rider Policy: available after 3 months, No pets
- Simplified Orientation: Starts online and concludes at your local terminal
- Monthly safety bonuses
- Up to a $3,100 bonus per driver referral:
- $50 every week of your referred driver’s first year
- $500 bonus when your referred driver hits 3-months
Work and Route
- Dedicated Runs: 48′ overweight container. Each truck will be permitted for overweight. This may require running only on certain roadways at particular times
- Running Region: Primarily GA, could include SC & AL
- Typical Schedule: Up to 3-5 loads per week out of Gainesville, delivering to a drop point in Savannah or Savannah Port
- Start Time: Typically 2am to 7am with 10-12 hour work days
- Home Time: this new route provides daily home time with some overnight, Monday to Friday with occasional weekends
- Most Drop and Hook
- Equipment: Sleeper trucks
- Hiring Area: within 50 miles of Gainesville, Oakwood, Athens and Savannah, GA
- Must be at least 21 years old
- Valid Class-A CDL with 1 year of 53′ tractor trailer experience.
- Mentor programs are available for drivers with less than a year of experience
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 livestock truck driving?
As the name implies, livestock truck drivers are those who pull trailers of live animals between locations. Livestock can include cattle, goats, chicken, or other farm animals — even chickens. Also, some drivers working for fish farms or state game and fish agencies may haul tanks of fish, also a form of livestock, to stock lakes or ponds where the fish are catchable or grow into a marketable size and weight.
What characteristics do livestock truck drivers need?
The most important difference between drivers of other equipment carry other types of cargo and livestock drivers is the need to be skilled working around animals. Animals are unpredictable and present an “off road” safety concerns for both drivers and others handling them. Quality assurance programs are often required for livestock drivers under state regulations. To ensure the quality assurance standards are met, drivers need to have physical strength, endurance, quick to react, and able to work in adverse weather conditions.
Livestock drivers should be prepared to spend up to 25% of their working hours outside of the truck cab for duties related to caring for livestock and cleaning and sanitizing equipment. Attention to detail is important as livestock owners are very particular when it comes to who they allow to haul their livelihood to market and the equipment used to haul it. Livestock haulers also need to be familiar with animal welfare regulations on the states and communities the drive.
What endorsements do livestock truck drivers need?
A Class A license is normally the only requirement of a livestock driver.
For more information about Livestock 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.
Local Routes are shorter and cover a smaller (usually local) geographic area. Local Route drivers are home every night and have a regular daily route including several stops to offload cargo. Companies servicing restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and high-volume retail outlets are frequently included in a local route on a daily or semi-regular basis.