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  • Orientation 2.5 days or online. If completing orientation online  within a day after arrival if drug screen & physical have been previously completed
  • Thursday is the deadline for a driver to complete their drug screen if doing online orientation and want to come in the following week
  • Orientation Pay $1000 paid in full first check – Payday is Fridays & pay cut off for each week is Thursday @ midnight
  • New physical and drug screen required if the old physical is more than one year old
  • Paid hotel & meals
  • Flight/train/bus travel preferred. Rental is the last resort, or the driver can book rental & and can be reimbursed for the cost of rental upon arrival with receipt. The flight would be into Pittsburgh and would be picked up and transported to the hotel in Altoona, PA. Reimbursement up to $85 for driving a personal vehicle to orientation
  • Medical through Cigna, along with dental and vision 1st of the month after 60 days
  • 401k first of the month after 6 months from the date of hire, the company matches $0.25 per $1.00 up to 3% of your gross earnings.
  • This is an employee-owned Company– all drivers will become part of an ESOP after 1 year of service. The driver doesn’t have to invest any money into and will see the benefit. After 6 years the driver is fully vested.
  • OTR runs E of I-35
  • All freight is about 70% drop and hook
  • No hazmat
  • No forced NYC, $75 extra if picking up a load in NYC or Long Island
  • Detention after 1 hr – $4 every 15 minutes (6 hour max)
  • Breakdown and Layover $96 after 24 hours, up to $150 depending on circumstances
  • Vacation 1yr – 1wk, 3 yr – 2 wk, 8 yr – 3wk
  • Immediate rider policy $22/calendar month, 8 years and older
  • No pet policy
  • Trucks governed at 65, 68 on cruise
  • Equipment – high rise, stand up condos, mostly double bunks, majority of trucks equipped with apus, all trucks equipped with fridges, majority of trucks equipped with 1500 watt inverter. The shop can install as high as a 2500 watt inverter if the driver supplies it. Trucks not equipped with CB’s but do have plugin if the driver supplies their own.
  • Mostly all autos, a few 10 speeds.
  • Freightliner Cascadia Evolutions/New Gens, 579 Petes Aerodynamic, 389 Petes Long nose, International LT’s (internationals have Cummins engines, no Maxxforce engines)
  • 2016 and newer, Smith doesn’t touch the horsepower on the tractors
  • Fuel card – Comdata
  • E log system – Omnitracs with GPS
  • Prepass plus – for scales & tolls