CDL-A Truck Driver Flatbed Freight – $5,000 Sign-On in Bellevue, WA
Koch Trucking is looking to hire professional CDL-A truck drivers to join our flatbed division. No flatbed experience? No problem, we provide additional training during orientation to ensure you are capable and confident. Our flatbed routes provide consistent, steady miles and familiarity with the customers you work with.
Koch Trucking is five divisions strong with plenty of opportunity for growth within our family: Dedicated, Super Regional, Marine, Flatbed and Specialized. Experienced company drivers, owner-operators, military veterans, and women are encouraged to apply. EOE.
No Flatbed Experience? No Problem!
Truck Driver Benefits:
- Starting pay: 58 cpm – 60 cpm
- Average annual earnings: $90,000
- Top performer earnings: $95,000
- Additional over dimension pay
- Additional stop pay
- Home time: Out 7-14 days based on location
- Sign-on bonus: $5,000
- 90% pre-loaded, no touch freight
- Van positions also available
- Paid orientation in a luxury hotel: Roseville, MN; Dallas, TX; Appling, GA
- Paid Weekly
- All Trucks are 2020 or newer
- PTO package – Start accruing PTO on first day in addition to three floating holidays each year
- Health, Dental, Vision Life and Disability Insurance
- Free iPad with data package to ensure you stay connected with family and friends
- Pet policy and rider policy
- 401K with company match
- 24/7/365 road service assistance
- $3,000 referral bonus
- Rolling Strong driver app
- Free drivers lounge benefits: soap, shampoo, towels, toothbrush, toothpaste, laundry soap, pizza, and sandwiches
Truck Driver Qualifications:
- Current CDL-A
- One Year of Driving Experience
- Living in the hiring area
Family owned for 40 years. Koch Trucking is “Family Owned, Driver Focused”, and we are confident you will experience what that means on your very first day!
Beyond the job benefits already listed above for truck driving jobs, there are several other appealing benefits for truckers living in Bellevue. With access to over 30 ports and the proximity to the US Canada border, there are a multitude of opportunities for truck drivers or anyone looking for a career in trucking.
Koch Trucking: Family Owned, Driver Focused
or call (855) 882-0088
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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.