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Things You Should Look for in a Trucking Company

Things You Should Look for in a Trucking Company

If you are a new truck driver or are looking to switch companies as a truck driver, you might be wondering what kind of qualities or characteristics you should look for in a company. Finding the right trucking company is extremely important because it will determine what kind of job you have and how you are able to work and make money.

Always make sure the company matches your priority and ensure that you are able to grow with the company and flourish.

A good pay scale

otr vehicle transportation 18 wheeler big rig whit 2021 08 26 22 38 09 utcSome trucking companies offer employees’ salaries based on the miles driven while others will pay per hour. Usually, the hourly positions go to employees who are more experienced, but you may be able to find a position like that if you find the right company.

You can also get paid per practical mile or short route mile. Practical miles often pay more than short route (HHG) miles. Sometimes as much as 5.5% or more. This can make a huge difference in your paycheck.

If you find a company that only pays HHG miles, try to get your foot in the door with them if they offer you a position but try not to stay with them for too long. You will always want to make sure you are getting the highest paycheck possible.


Remember that you will basically be living in the truck rather than being at home every night. The truck you’re driving will need to be in good condition. Newer trucks will provide more comfort and will make the entire experience much easier.

Make sure the trucking company takes good care of their equipment. They should regularly service them and let you know of any safety features or problems going on with the truck.

Tuition reimbursement

Many trucking companies offer some sort of tuition reimbursement program whether it be full or partial. There is often a limit though, so you will need to make sure you are not exceeding the limit. Try to only complete a school program that the limit will cover so you don’t have to worry about paying for school later. Keep in mind that most tuition reimbursement programs will start once you have reached a certain number of miles driven or a certain time of employment.

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Any trucking company’s federal safety score can be found online. You should read the rating of each category and the overall score. This will show you how seriously or not seriously the company takes its safety measures.

Keep in mind that trucks are heavy and serious pieces of equipment. Working for a company that doesn’t have minimum safety requirements could seriously put your life at risk.

Work with Logisticize- a great trucking company

If you are considering becoming a CDL driver, you can apply now with Logisticize. We offer great rates and benefits. We also have options for Flatbed drivers and can drivers. See how you can be part of our growing company today. Contact Us Today!


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