Frequently Asked Questions

General Information

Where are you located?

We are located at 1346 W. Main St. Auburn, KY 42206. Our terminal is 20 miles west of Bowling Green, KY.

What are the office hours?

Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. CST.

What are the shop hours?

Mechanic shop hours are Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST. A mechanic is on call 24/7.

What lanes do you run?

While we are able to service the 48 continental states, we currently run mostly east of the I35. We do not run to NYC or north of there. We have a variety of dedicated freight from our customers. 

What do you haul?

We haul palletized freight of all kinds, no driver unload. We are certified to haul Hazmat materials as well as liquor.

Equipment & Policies

What trucks and equipment do you run?

Our fleet consists of Kenworth (T600, T660, T680) and Freightliner Coronados. We pull 53 Ft dry vans. Truck availability is limited and all trucks are 13 speed manuals.

What is home and away time like?

Drivers are out one week at a time and home every weekend for a 34-48 hour reset.

What are the trucks governed at?

All trucks are governed at 70 mph. This speed is non-negotiable.

Do you hire SAP program graduates?

We are open to hiring graduates but would need to know the details of the DOT offense to decide on eligibility.

Do you conduct random drug tests?

Yes, we conduct random drug tests, per DOT guidelines. We do not decide who is chosen for these. If you have medication that has been prescribed by a doctor, which could impair driving or show positive on a drug screen, you must notify HR as soon as possible.

Do you have a pet policy?

Yes, while pets are allowed in trucks, we do have a standard of mid to small-sized, short-haired dogs. Dogs must have a non-aggressive temperament.

Do you have a passenger policy?

We allow passengers to ride in truck but require paperwork to be turned in to HR beforehand.

Driver Pay & Benefits

What’s your starting pay? (Hazmat and additional pay)

Base pay starts at .50/mile - .55/mile depending on if driver has 5 years of OTR experience. Drivers get .06/mile more on loaded miles going to east coast, and .03-.12/mile extra on short hauls. Hazmat endorsed drivers make .04/mile more on loaded hazmat miles. Drivers are given raises based on their annual performance reviews.

What are the benefits?

We offer Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance, which includes dental and vision. We also offer supplemental insurance, as well as life insurance. Drivers are eligible to enroll after their first 60 days.

We also offer a 401k plan with 2% matching, paid holidays, and paid time. We are a W2 company, so you never have to worry about being without workers comp or paying annual lump sums to the IRS.

See more benefits on our careers page!

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