CDL-A Company Drivers in Altoona, PA
Join Hoffman Transport: Where Teamwork Pays!
Regional Home Weekly Runs: $2000 /week
Hoffman Transport is proud to have over 125 employees, a fleet of approximately 80 tractors, and over 175 trailers. The fleet handles a wide variety of refrigerated and dry freight. Vehicles are satellite equipped which provides an invaluable service for our customers as well as excellent communications systems for our drivers and driver managers not to mention the safety features and convenience it affords the drivers. A completely remodeled terminal, late model, well-maintained equipment, the latest technology, and our dedicated people make Hoffman a transportation leader in the industry.
Truck Driver Benefits:
- Solo Driver – Earn 23% of gross revenue for the 1st year of service, 24 % after 1 year of service, 25% after 2 years of service
- Regional Home Weekly Runs: $2000 /week
- Home Time to Meet Your Needs
- Regional Lanes
- Assigned Truck
- No Touch Freight
- Detention Pay
- Paid Holidays and Vacations
- Health/Dental Insurance
- Prescription Coverage
- Short Term Disability
- Class A CDL
- 2 years experience
- 23 years old
- Hiring from 100 miles of Greencastle, PA or 100 miles of Hagerstown, MD
Beyond the job benefits already listed above, there are several other advantages to truck driving jobs in Altoona. Those holding truck driving jobs and bound to or from New York and New England must pass through at least a portion of Pennsylvania to reach their destinations. Likewise, Pennsylvania is home to the petroleum and steel industries — two significant commodities that offer steady work for truckers in Altoona.
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What is Company Driver?
What are some personal characteristics helpful for Company Drivers?
What is Dry Van hauling?
Dry vans are likely the most basic type of trailer in the industry and the type beginning drivers are likely haul upon gaining their first jobs. A dry van is normally a 53-foot box-like trailers loaded with non-perishable good (think of the historical term of “dry goods store,” and the type of products they sold).
What are requirements necessary to haul dry van equipment?
Typically, dry vans can be hauled by anyone holding the appropriate classification of CDL.
What endorsements are need for dry van hauling?
If the cargo is considered hazardous or includes hazardous materials, an (H), Hazardous Materials, or (X), Hazardous Materials/Tanker endorsement is needed.
For more information about Dry Van Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
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.
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.