Top 25 US Carriers to work for

RankCompany NameGlassdoor RatingAverage PaySafety Rating
#1Carter Express Inc.

4.2

$34/hr

4.5

Carter Express Inc. is composed of Carter Express and Carter Logistics. Carter Logistics has a network that spans the midwest, northeast, and southern regions of the U.S. and include services that extend into Mexico. Carter Logistics specializes in the Shared Milkrun. In a Shared Milkrun, freight is transported for multiple suppliers and multiple customers which allows for shorter, more frequent routes and higher efficiency. Carter Express offers CDL truck driving training programs in Anderson, Indiana and Paragould, Arkansas.

Once the trainees pass the driving exam and attain their CDL, Carter Express offers a six-week paid training program to prepare their trainees for their new career. Full coverage of tuition costs and a tuition reimbursement program are offered by partnered schools. Carter Express drives and sells freightliners and Volvo trucks, including the new VNL 760. Many of their conventional trucks include a sleeper cab for longer hauls. Drivers for Carter Express have many benefits including competitive pay-per-mile and frequent home time with guaranteed two days off and nightly.

#2Air Products & Chemicals Inc.

4.0

$33/hr

4.9

Air Products is the world’s leading supplier of liquified natural gas process technology and equipment. Various types of drivers are needed to transport industrial gases. Liquid Bulk Drivers deliver gases within a 250-mile radius of the plant with a steady schedule and an average of 12 work hours per day. They also benefit from being home daily. Air Products’ Team Truck Drivers deliver products across the country and into Canada. They also fill in for local deliveries when necessary. They have the option to work 5 days on and 2 days off or 6 days on and 2 days off.

Express Services (APEX) is a 24/7 operation providing gases or liquified gases. Drivers in this position will be required to travel both in and out of state with variable schedules. 40 hour pay is guaranteed. The position requires 10-20% driving and CDL Class A with tanker and hazmat. The other 80-90% of the work is in the role of a technician to maintain and operate equipment. Air Products is partnered with 11 colleges to train students for safety, product knowledge, and other relevant areas. Compensation for drivers includes a benefit package and the opportunity to drive new equipment.

#3Old Dominion Freight Line Inc.

4.4

$31/hr

4.6

Old Dominion Freight Line, Inc. is the “Official Freight Carrier of Major League Baseball.” Old Dominion advertises MLB branding on its tractor trailer fleet. They have 10 club partnerships within MLB: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Angels, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals and Texas Rangers. Old Dominion Freight Line serves the West Region, Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Gulf Region of the United States. Trucking positions available at OD are pick-up and delivery drivers and line haul drivers.

Employees may be eligible for OD’s health insurance program which provides medical, dental and vision insurance coverage that can be used nationwide. Coverage for eligible employees will begin after 60 days of employment. OD covers approximately 80% of medical costs for eligible employees. Eligible employees also receive paid time off that includes vacation days (based on years of service), holidays and sick/personal time as well as an additional paid “birthday holiday.”

#4Costco Wholesale Corporation

4.4

$30/hr

4.8

Costco is a membership warehouse club that specializes in wholesale with operations in eight different countries. They sell a variety of merchandise including wholesale food and brand-named items at a high volume for an affordable cost. Truck drivers are needed to transport goods to and from various Costco locations across the U.S. and into Canada. Drivers for business delivery centers located in California, Washington, Georgia and Arizona require at least a Class B or CDL license.

Drivers are expected to drive tractor/trailer combination trucks to deliver goods as well as drive hydraulic 5th wheel tractors in depot yards. Their duties include hauling empty trailers, trailers with pallets, and vendor loads. Drivers must have at least 3 years of tractor-trailer combination or related driver experience. Costco employees receive benefits such as life insurance, short-term disability insurance, employee stock purchase plan, and a 401(k) plan.

#5Pitt Ohio Express LLC

4.4

$30/hr

4.7

Pitt Ohio Express specializes in their Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) service in the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions. They also meet supply chain, small package, and truckload needs. Their truckload services cover all 48 states in the U.S. and stretch into Canada. Pitt Ohio Express offers a Professional Driver Apprenticeship Program which includes dock training, driver training and driver licensing. In addition to the apprenticeship program, they also offer a Driver/Dock Advancement Program. Through this program, Dockworkers can advance to Sprinter Driver or Class B CDL and Class B CDL may advance to Class A CDL.

Drivers who work for Pitt Ohio Express receive numerous benefits, including medical/dental insurance, vision insurance, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), paid holidays and paid vacation time. They also offer a 401(k) Savings Plan and life insurance. All Class A line haul drivers must have at least two years of on the road driving experience or 12 months verifiable on the road driving experience in addition to a diploma from an accredited driver training school.

#6Black Horse Carriers Inc.

3.8

$30/hr

4.7

Black Horse Carriers provides dedicated fleet services and private fleet replacement services in several industries including food and grocery, retail, bakery, dairy, consumer products, and automotive. The company has 80 terminals across the U.S. and provides drivers with opportunities to transfer to different locations. Black Horse Carriers has flexible scheduling with 4 to 5 work days per week available at most locations. Drivers also have predictable schedules which allow them to be home daily. The company does not operate sleeper teams.

Benefits offered by Black Horse Carriers includes detention pay for delays at backhauls and deliveries and quarterly and annual bonuses for safety and performance. Their power equipment include single axle, tandem axle, and straight trucks. All trucks include a Collision Safety System with active braking, trailer roll stability control, and Electronic On Board Recording devices (EOBR). Some truck include deer guards and lane departure warning systems.

#7Bulkmatic Transport Co Inc.

4.5

$29/hr

4.2

Bulkmatic Transport Company Inc. is a dry bulk carrier that services industries such as bulk food grade products, plastics, dry chemicals, and liquid chemicals/edibles. Bulkmatic has 10 transloading facilities and 3 warehouses located in Mexico. Trucking services by Bulkmatic include light-weight specifications, vacuum trailers, mobile sifters, high reach 5th wheels, tilt chassis, and high-cube dry bulk trailers. In addition, the company prepares international shipments for transport and export.

Drivers for Bulkmatic must have a valid CDL Class A license and at least 1 year of Class A tractor trailer experience within the last 10 years. Benefits include paid vacation and holidays, medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k with employer match, and life insurance. They offer a safety and training program called Bulkmatic University to equip drivers with the knowledge and tools needed to achieve product and driver safety and on-time delivery goals.

#8Barr Nunn Transportation Inc.

4.0

$29/hr

4.7

Barr Nunn Transportation primarily serves the East Coast region of the U.S. The company operates a fleet of 550 tractors. Barr Nunn Transportation’s equipment also include 53′ dry van trailers with tracking and cargo sensors and Freightliner Cascadia and International ProStar tractors.Drivers are offered several benefits including transition pay, safety bonuses every 40,000 miles, paid time off, short haul pay, detention pay after one hour delays, and hazmat freight premiums. They offer opportunities for solo drivers, team drivers, and owner/operators.

Requirements for drivers include at least 12 months of recent, verifiable tractor-trailer experience and no DWIs in the past 7 years. New drivers have to attend a 2-day orientation at one of the following terminal locations: Granger, IA (near Des Moines); Charlotte, NC; Columbus, OH; Manchester, PA (near York), or Jacksonville, FL. The orientation includes topics such as Human Performance Evaluation (HPE) (for company drivers only), a road driving test, safety protocols, and operational procedures and requirements.

#9Annett Holdings Inc.

4.2

$28/hr

4.2

Annett Holdings Inc. DBA TMC became Employee-Owned in October 2013. The company is based in Des Moines, IA. This means that all eligible employees are part owners at no cost to them through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). TMC’s fleet consists of Peterbilt tractors and air-ride, spread-axle aluminum trailers. All trucks include power steering & power windows; wingman collision warning system; 13 speed, 9 speed, and automatic transmissions; Cat C-15 475 horsepower engine and Cummins ISX15, and Qualcomm Satellite System with electronic logs.

Logistics managers are in charge of monitoring routes and lanes, tracking loads, and directing trucks and drivers on a 24/7 basis to make sure the load gets to its destination on time. TMC offers many benefits in addition to the ESOP, including an assistanance fund for employees who encounter a hardship situation such as natural disaster situations (fires, floods, hurricanes, etc.).

#10Pilot Travel Centers LLC

4.4

$26/hr

4.8

Pilot Flying J primarily delivers fuel to travel centers and transports crude oil to injection points and refineries. They serve trucking companies, professional drivers, RV drivers, and traveling motorists at their travel centers. The company is based in Knoxville, TN with 750 locations in 43 states across the U.S. and in six provinces within Canada. Their services include roadside assistance, and their truck care mobile units and quality service technicians come equipped with a compressor, welder, jump start, generator and a 35 gallon fuel cell for roadside assistance.

Drivers must have a Class A CDL, at least 2 years of driving OTR/Fuel, Hazmat, and Tanker trucks. Pilot Flying J offers various benefits for their employees. Drivers who meet and exceed safety expectations may receive Quarterly Safety Awards. Drivers also receive weekly paychecks and paid time off as well as medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.

#11United Rentals North America Inc.

4.5

$26/hr

4.2

United Rentals is an equipment rental company with more than 800 locations in 49 states across the U.S. and in Canada. They employ CDL A drivers whose responsibilities include pick-up and delivery for customers, operating heavy construction equipment such as manual transmission semi-trucks and trailers, maintaining a driver log, and operating boom trucks and cranes. Drivers should have knowledge of gross vehicle weights, winch operations, Hazmat transport, and OSHA familiarity training. In addition, they should have basic knowledge of trench safety construction equipment and a clean driving record.

United Rentals offers benefits such as medical, dental and vision insurance; auto, home, and pet insurance, and an Undergraduate Education Assistance program. United Rentals also offers opportunities to advance. Drivers may be promoted to roles such as Dispatcher, Logistics Manager, and Operations Manager. Compensation and merit bonuses as well as service award recognition for years of service are available for employees based on individual performance.

#12Praxair Inc.

3.7

$26/hr

4.8

Praxair Inc. specializes in sustainable development and industrial gases with locations in 50 countries around the world. Their services include gas supply and management such as bulk and microbulk delivery, pipeline, liquid containers and cylinders, and mobile nitrogen pumping services. Praxair hires tanker drivers and cylinder drivers. Tanker drivers must hold a CDL Class A with Hazmat & tanker endorsements. Cylinder/Hard Goods drivers must hold a CDL Class A or B with Hazmat endorsement. Cylinder drivers are not required to work nights or weekends and they have direct interaction with customers. Tanker drivers drive local routes or work in teams.

Benefits of working at Praxair Inc. include a retirement savings plan and a Healthy Living Program available to employees in their medical plan. THe Healthy Living Program includes a 24-hour Nurse Line, Lifestyle Management Programs, Health Risk Assessments, and a Personal Health Record. They also offer educational reimbursement and an Employee Assistance Program for employees dealing with personal or life issues.

#13Ward Trucking LLC

4.5

$24/hr

4.7

Ward Transport and Logistics offers Less than Truckload (LTL), Truckload (TL), Logistics (3PL) and Brokerage services in 25 states, Canada, Puerto Rico and Guam. They have direct coverage of the mid-Atlantic region and cover shipments through Truckload, Flatbed, Reefer, Expedied, and Containers. Drivers for Ward Trucking must have a CDL license and must pass a company road test. They must be certified with Hazmat and Tank endorsements. Preferable applicants have two years of tractor-trailer driving experience.

Benefits for drivers include medical, dental, and vision insurance, flexible spending accounts for employees and dependents, a 401K retirement program, life insurance, an Employee Assistance Program, and a Personal Health Partners (PHP) program to assist with medical questions, claims issues, and treatment options.

#14Melton Truck Lines Inc.

4.5

$24/hr

4.2

Melton’s trucks are equipped with 12 and 10 Speed transmissions or automatic transmissions, ISX Cummins, MX Paccar, and Detroit Diesel DD15 engines, and Omnitracs MCP 200 Systems with Electronic Logs. Drivers for Melton must have a Class-A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL-A). For those who do not have a CDL-A license, Melton has a Pre-Hire and Tuition Reimbursement Program to help students transition into their CDL certification program.

Melton welcomes recent CDL school graduates and drivers that have not had any over-the-road driving experience. New drivers are placed on the Driver Development Team to help them transition into the truck driving lifestyle. Benefits include medical, vision, and dental insurance; 401(k) plan; paid vacation, and short-term disability coverage.

#15Averitt Express Inc.

4.0

$24/hr

4.3

Averitt Express is a freight transportation and supply chain management providers. The company employs a variety of drivers. Regional flatbed drivers mostly travel throughout the South and Midwest hauling steel, lumber or building materials. Regional truckload drivers are CDL A drivers who work 5 days a week and are paid approximately $1,200 per week. Dedicated/supply chain drivers have predictable schedules and consistent customers. Averitt Express also employs city drivers and shuttle drivers. Shuttle drivers are home daily while sleeper shuttle and team shuttle drivers are home weekly.

Drivers for Averitt Express receive load/unload pay, stop pay, breakdown pay, and layover pay in addition to their weekly pay. Non-pay related benefits include a rider program for legal spouses and flexible spending accounts, as well as family and individual medical coverage, dental, vision, prescription card, and hearing benefits package.

#16Watkins & Shepard Trucking Inc.

4.0

$24/hr

4.1

Watkins & Shepard Trucking in partnership with Schneider offers various types of trucking, including On-the-Road (OTR), Team, Regional, Dedicated, Intermodal, Tanker, Part-Time, LTL, and Straight Truck. Their services include transporting home furnishings and over-dimensional goods including products from China, India and Canada. OTR drivers average 600 miles per haul and stay on the open road for much of their work days. In contrast, regional drivers stay close to home and dedicated drivers have consistent freight and routes. Tankers are responsible for liquid bulk transportation. Straight truck drivers have local deliveries and no Class A CDL license is required for this position.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance and paid time off. After five years of service with Schneider, driver associates are admitted into the Advantage Club, which allows employees to attend sporting events such as NFL games or NASCAR races and other unique opportunities with all expenses paid for by Schneider.

#17Hirschbach Motor Lines Inc.

3.7

$24/hr

4.6

Hirschbach offers refrigerated truckload services to 48 states across the U.S. and specializes on driving high-density lanes throughout the eastern U.S. Their services include Short, Regional, and Long Haul; Refrigerated, Dry, and Specialized Equipment; Private Fleet Conversion; Power Only; Expedited Services; Direct Store Delivery; Heavy Haul, and 3PL Logistics. Hirschbach also offers driving options as a Lease Purchase Operator or as an Owner Operator.

Each Company Employee Driver receives a free $10,000 life insurance policy and Voluntary Life and AD&D, short term disability, long term disability, accident, and critical illness. Company Employee Drivers get one week of vacation after one year, two weeks after three years, and three weeks after ten years.

#18New Prime Inc.

3.9

$23/hr

4.5

Prime services the retail, beverages, fresh and frozen food, pharmaceutical, construction, and food grade bulk industries. 75 percent of Prime’s trucks are refrigerated. Recent CDL graduates may be eligible for Prime’s tuition reimbursement program. Dedicated drivers have consistent schedules, pay, and frequent home time. They stay within a 300-mile radius.

Over-the-road drivers typically spend 3-4 weeks on the road at a time. Drivers must have at least 10 years of driving work history and a valid CDL. Employees at Prime receive an array of benefits, including full health, dental, life and vision insurance and a 401(k) plan. Independent contractors are eligible for long-term planning through Prime’s Rewards & Retention plan.

#19Maverick Transportation LLC

3.8

$23/hr

4.3

Maverick operates approximately 1,700 long-haul units across the U.S. and transport into Canada and Mexico. Maverick requires a CDL A license but no Hazmat endorsement is required. They offer flatbed training for drivers without flatbed experience and teach the proper securement techniques required for the job.

Their employee benefits include performance bonuses, passenger authorization program, health/dental insurance and prescription card, 401(k) plan and match, and paid life insurance policy. Regional Maverick flatbed drivers are home most weekends. Maverick Temp Control and Glass Division drivers are home every other week.

#20Dayton Freight Lines Inc.

4.4

$22/hr

4.6

Dayton Freight Lines is paired with LTL and DFXpedited services that consist of 24/7 online tracking, flatbeds, and intermodal/drayage services. Their ground services are offered through Straight Trucks and Tractor Trailers. Class A Drivers are responsible for transporting, loading and unloading freight in addition to properly documenting all freight control processes. To be employed at Dayton Freight Lines, drivers must have at least one year of commercial driving experience, a valid Class A CDL with Hazardous Materials and Tank endorsements, and a valid DOT Physical/Medical Card.

Benefits include Full-time pay beginning at $23.25 per hour for Local Drivers; full-time pay beginning at $0.570 per mile for Transportation Drivers, and overtime pay after 40 hours in addition to healthcare, vision, and dental coverage and paid vacation.

#21Fedex Freight Inc.

4.2

$22/hr

4.4

Drivers for Fedex Freight must possess a CDL-A license with double/triple, hazardous materials, and tank endorsements, and they must possess at least one year of experience within the most recent three years or complete FedEx Freight Driver Development Course. Their responsibilities include operation of tractor-trailer combinations, performing daily pre-trip and safety inspections on equipment, maintaining accurate daily logs, be ready to perform chaining of vehicle tires, and may be required to perform job duties of a city driver or dock employee.

Benefits include healthcare and dental coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off, holiday pay, and stock purchase plan.

#22Coca-Cola Bottling Company United Inc.

4.2

$22/hr

4.4

Coca-Cola Bottling Company United is involved in the production, marketing, sales and distribution of beverage brands under The Coca-Cola Company and Dr Pepper Snapple Group. Drivers for Coca-Cola are responsible for unloading and transporting products from the route truck to retail outlets; setting up merchandise and sales promotion displays; and collecting empty containers or rejected/unsold merchandise. To be hired as a driver for Coca-Cola, drivers must hold a Class A Commercial Driver’s License or acquire one within 90 days and must be able to operate a manual or motorized pallet jack.

Benefits for employees include Medical (including vision), Dental, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Group Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, among many others. They also have education benefits that include tuition reimbursement and a renewable undergraduate scholarship fund for dependents of employees.

#23Cintas

3.7

$19/hr

4.8

Cintas offers restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid, safety, fire protection products and services, and industrial carpet and tile cleaning with more than 400 facilities in North America. Shuttle Drivers are responsible for driving uniforms and floor mats from a processing plant to a branch location. Branch locations are facilities that do not have a production plant – their customer’s uniforms and floor mats are cleaned and sorted at a separate Cintas facility.

The company’s Shuttle Driver is responsible for accurately transporting soiled products to the processing plant and taking clean products back to the branch location in a van every day. They also are in charge of unloading soiled items from the shuttle and reloading clean products before driving back to the branch location. In addition to insurance programs, Cintas offers a Health Savings Account and Wellness Programs (such as Tobacco Cessation, Weight Watchers, NurseLine, and Future Moms Program).

#24American Tire Distributors Inc.

4.1

$17/hr

4.8

American Tire Distributors operates a fleet of 1,500 trucks across 146 locations in North America. Drivers are responsible for delivery and pickup of tires and products; ensuring that appropriate paperwork concerning delivery orders is available and completed; maintaining records required for compliance with state and federal regulations; and occasionally operating powered industrial vehicles such as forklift pallet jacks, order pickers, and other related equipment.

Benefits of driving for ATD include Group Health Insurance, a flexible spending account, an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, and a tuition reimbursement program. Drivers must hold a CDL-A license.

#25Aramark Uniform Services

4.3

$16/hr

4.6

Aramark serves Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, healthcare providers, educational institutions, and other locations in 19 countries around the world. They provide food services, facilities, and uniform services. Their CDL drivers are responsible for transporting goods by truck. Drivers work long hours on the road with a 10 hour minimum work day. They must have a valid CDL and previous experience in customer service is preferred.

Benefits for Aramark employees include healthcare, dental, and vision insurance; life insurance; paid vacation and paid time off.

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