If you're looking for a new trucking job or simply ready for a change of pace, holding a CDL means that you have tons of opportunities in front of you. Where should you apply first? The following are some of the top trucking companies to work for.
Schneider, which is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin, cares about more than just turning a profit. The company has a strong focus on reducing CO2 emissions, an effort it began back in the 1970s. In addition to caring about the environment, Schneider also cares about its employees and its communities. The Schneider Foundation has hosted events that promote community wellness and positive change.
You can expect to be treated well once you hop on board with Schneider. The company offers a generous signing bonus in addition to mile-based bonuses. Drivers can make up to $65,000 a year. According to Glassdoor, about 60 percent of Schneider employees would recommend the company to a friend.
J.B. Hunt Transport Services
J.B. Hunt is one of the leading transportation services in North America; it serves multiple Fortune 500 companies. When you work for J.B. Hunt, however, you're not just working for some corporate giant; you're working for a company that wants to accommodate your schedule and preferences. Jobs are available in 48 states, and you can choose between local and regional opportunities. You can work full-time or as a contractor. The company leases high-quality, late-model equipment to its contractors so you can be confident you won't get stuck with some old clunker.
Even if you're new to the truck driving industry, J.B. Hunt is willing to welcome you. Its website includes a listing of truck driving schools by state so you can embark on your new career as soon as possible.
Artur Express is a nationwide transportation services company that prides itself on delivering top-notch service to its customers. It also seeks to treat its employees well. W2 workers can expect to have a range of benefits, including a retirement plan, weekly pay, medical coverage, vision and dental, and short-term disability. All empty miles are paid, too.
If you would rather be a contractor or owner operator than a standard employee, you can do that with Artur Express, too. Job opportunities include local, regional, and OTR routes, so you can pick the one that best fits with your preferences. The company is always looking for talented drivers to contribute to its winning reputation. Past employees have remarked that Artur Express allows for a stable work-life balance and provides fair compensation.
As one of the 20 largest privately owned trucking companies in the country, Crete Carrier knows how to do business. One of the things that makes it stand out is that it pays based on practical miles rather than the mover's guide, which means that this company is one of the top-paying trucking companies out there. In addition to robust compensation, you can expect other benefits, including life insurance, a retirement plan, dental and vision coverage, paid vacation, and employee profit-sharing.
According to reviews on Glassdoor, Crete Carrier employees enjoy a fair amount of home time, a good work life balance, new equipment, and good pay. They've also mentioned that the office staff is respectful and the customers are friendly.
Of course, no business is perfect, but the above-listed are some of the best trucking companies to work for. If they don't have openings to fit your lifestyle, there may be smaller trucking companies closer to home that are also great to work for. You can also search job sites such as CDLjobs.com to find other trucking companies hiring in your area.