CDL-A Team Drivers in Portland, ME
Work Well. Live Well. Earn Well.
$5,000 Orientation Pay per team & $1,000 bonus per team with security clearance
NEW PAY INCREASE!
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Join the company that does the little things right! Boyle Transportation was recognized as the *Best Overall Carrier by Carrier’s Edge and Best Fleets* in the small-carrier category in 2020.
We are seeking teams from the eastern third of the US. Most teams take their tractor and trailer home with them when they take time off. We compensate our high-performing team drivers for quality and not quantity and provide them with $4,080-4,200 weekly per team.
*Most of our drivers enjoy 100 days off per year because you earn 2 days off for every 7 away from home. Most teams stay out for 3-4 weeks and take 6-8 days off.
Team Truck Driver Pay & Benefits:
- Teams start at $4,080-$4,200
- $2,040 to $2,100 per driver
- $5,000 team orientation pay
- $1,000 security clearance bonus for teams who already have clearance
- Minimum 5,500 miles Monday-Saturday
- 9 paid holidays 5 paid personal days and 10 vacation days (after the 2nd year)
- 2 days off per week
- 401K with 50% company match
- 99% of Freight is no-touch
- Operation centers staffed 24/7
- Trucks are equipped with refrigerators, inverters, CBs and Company paid XM radio
Team Truck Driver Qualifications:
- 1 year OTR driving experience
- Clean record
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Along with the job benefits already mentioned for truck driving jobs, there are several other appealing opportunities for truckers residing in Portland. Maine has a vital role in continuing the supply of a variety of products throughout the nation, primarily because approximately 15 percent of all trailers in the U.S. are registered in Maine. There is a continued need for new truck drivers and steady work for truckers living in Portland.
The information below provides insight into how working as a Team Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is a Team Driver?
A team driver is a driver operating with a partner who shares driving duties and other tasks with the other partner. Delivery is much faster than utilizing a single driver, as Hours of Service regulations can be met for one driver while the other is resting. Team drivers often consist of spouses driving together or partners in an owner-operator situation. Likewise, an owner-operator may hire on another driver for the sole purpose of serving as part of a two-man team.
In some cases, a team can be formed by two individuals who may own a truck together or when one works for the other driver. But more frequently team drivers are the result of carrier or company programs that pair up drivers to provide the benefits a team arrangement offers. Of course, these teams must be carefully selected and monitored. People do not get along for a variety of reasons. A team that gets along well, communicates, and has similar goals and expectations of the job is going to be far more efficient and productive than a team that does not like driving together.
What personal characteristics are need for Team Drivers?
There is nothing as important to team driving as the personal relationships built between the partners. Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Team Driver must be able to work day-in and day-out with a partner. You’ll likely recognize that a team driving arrangement complicates and trumps any other issue you may run into in terms of personal characteristics.
For additional information about Team Drivers, including what is a Team Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Team 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 “reefer” or “refrigerated” hauling?
Refrigerated trailers are those most often hauling food products that must be kept at low temperatures to prevent perishing. Drivers of reefers may operation within a region, or they may travel cross-country routes in performing their jobs. Driving a reefer, as opposed to a dry van, requires additional skills and responsibilities. Monitoring temperatures within the trailer is a vital task of reefer drivers, as if they vary from a specific range as determined by the product carried. Drivers should be skilled in identifying problems with equipment and making minor repairs as well as calling and waiting for repair help. A reefer driver may make several stops along a route to offload products at grocery stores, convenience stores, and other retail locations.
What characteristics does a reefer/refrigerated driver need?
Along with the personality traits need for most driving positions, reefer drivers need to realize and accept the level of responsibility involved in hauling refrigerated products. Depending on the product, a reefer may carry products with a total value of hundreds of thousands of dollars to retailers that rely on a steady supply of refrigerated items to meet consumer demand. Delays in shipments hurt the carriers as well as the retailers.
Often, reefer drivers will be responsible for offloading a certain number of boxes or cargo at various locations. A level of strength and endurance is necessary, as is a conscious effort to protect the product from breaking, being crush, or otherwise damaged.
What endorsements are needed to haul refrigerated goods?Reefer drivers can typically perform their jobs with a CDL appropriate for the truck being driven. No specific endorsements are normally required unless the trailers use atypical refrigeration systems involving hazardous materials.
For more information about Reefer/Refrigerated 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.
Regional Routes are routes within a specified geographic region. The region may be as small as a few counties in a state, a state itself, or a number of states. Regions are often divided geographically in typical ways including the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest Northwest, etc.