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Why TU

 

Specialized Company Drivers Receive:

  • STABILITY! T-U has more than 50 years in business
    • T-U was named one of ACT's TRANSPORT 50 in 2014 and 2015!
  • Base Pay 27% of Linehaul (based on 100% of Linehaul billed)
    • T-U Specialized Company Drivers earned $73,000 on average in 2015. This is an equivalent of $0.99 per mile (all miles)!
  • Draw Program option after 90 days.
  • Detention 25%
    • T-U's top earning Company Driver earned more than $1,300 in detention pay in 2015!
  • 50% Tarp Pay
    • T-U's top earning Company Driver earned nearly $4,000 in tarp fees alone in 2015!
  • Per Deim Pay
  • Pre-planned Loads
  • Flexible Home Time
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Referral, Roadside Inspection, Safety and Fuel Economy Incentives
  • $80 Per Month Cell Phone Reibursement
  • Individual or Family Health Insurance options
  • Retirement Plan
  • Late Model Peterbilts & Western Stars
  • Pedigree Technologies mobile resource management
    • Every driver will be provided a tablet, in-cab scanner and in-cab printer
  • Prepass/EZ-Pass
  • Excellent Safety Rating
  • Driver-friendly Lease-Purchase program eligibility at 180 days.
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    Specialized Owner Operators Receive:

  • STABILITY! T-U has more than 50 years in Business
    • T-U was named one of ACT's TRANSPORT 50 in 2014 and 2015!
  • Base pay 75% of billed linehaul (up to 78% when pulling your trailer).
    • T-U Specialized Owner-Operators earned $182,000 on average in 2015! This is the equivalent of $2.03/mile (all miles)!
  • "Driving for Green" rewards program with thousands of brand named items from which to choose.
  • T-U Trailer Rental at Percentage of Linehaul (Depends on # of Trailer Axles)
  • Stopoff and Detention Pay
  • 100% Fuel Surcharge
    • T-U Owner-Operators earned more than $27,000 on average in 2015!
    • Our Top earning Owner-Operator earned almost $34,000 in 2015!
  • 100% Tarp Pay
    • T-U Specialized Owner-Operators earned nearly $5,000 on average in tarp fees alone in 2015!
  • Fuel Discount Program (Avg. $0.35 Per Gallon)
    • As a company, our drivers saved more than $250,000 in 2015 by fueling within our network!
  • Generous Daily Fuel Allowance on T-Chek Fuel Card
  • Linehaul Advances
  • Paid Permits
  • Base Plate Prgram
  • Pedigree Technologies mobile resource management
  • Weekly Settlements
  • Tire, Equipment and Maintenance Discounts
  • No Forced Dispatch
  • Referral, Roadside Inspection and Safety Incentives
    • Our TOP earning Owner-Operator earned nearly $5,000 in safety incentives alone in 2015!
  • AFLAC Insurance Program
  • PrePass
  • Excellent Safety Rating
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    Frequently Asked Questions:

     

    Specialized Company Drivers

     

  • How much money can I make?
    • Our goal is $4,000 line-haul per week with potential for more
      • T-U's top producing Specialized Company Driver earned nearly $83,000 in 2015!
      • On a rate/mile basis, our top producing Specialized Company Driver hit $1.50/mile (all miles) in 2015!
  • How often will I be home?
    • Normally every 2 - 3 weeks

  • Do I have to tarp?
    • Yes, the majority of our loads will require tarping
      • Our top earning driver earned over $11,000 in tarp fees in 2015 as a Specialized driver!

  • What kind of trucks do you have?
    • Our Company Specialized Division drivers run late model Peterbilts and Western Stars
  • How much “sitting” is there?
    • As little as possible, we strive to have all units preplanned for their next move.

  • Where do you run?
    • Our Specialized Division runs 48 states and Canada

  • Do you have electronic logs?
    • Yes, All Drivers are required to use electronic logs.

  • Do I have to go to Canada or Mexico?
    • Mexico, No. Canada, No, although doing so may present potential for increased earnings.

  • Are the truck speeds governed?
    • Company trucks are set to 65 mph

  • Do you have fuel cards?
    • Yes, T-Chek Cards
      • The daily fuel limit is set to 250 gallons or $800.00 whichever comes first

  • Can I get an advance?
    • Yes, Company Drivers can receive $150 per week

  • Do I have to haul “Superloads”?
    • No! This division does not haul “Superloads”

  • Do you have a “Rider” program?
    • Yes, for $22.00/month you can have a passenger older than 14 years old. See Safety to sign up.

  • Is it “Forced Dispatch”?
    • Company Drivers are preplanned.

  • Do you have customer freight?
    • Yes, our focus is customer freight. We have been around since 1964 and have a large customer base.

  • Do you have a “Pet program”?    
    • Yes, Company Drivers require a security deposit of $1000.00
    • *Note - We do a lot of work for the Department of Defense as well as freight pickups from the ports. Keep in mind that these customers, among others, may not allow pets on-site

  • Do you have benefits?
    • Yes, all drivers are eligible for safety, recruiting and our Driving for Green incentives, among others. Company drivers receive paid time off, health insurance assistance and a retirement program.
      • One of our safest Company Drivers earned almost $7,000 last year in safety incentives alone!
      • T-U issued the equivalent of more than $33,000 in Driving for Green points in 2015!

  • Do I have to find my own loads?
    • No, our growing group of Agents and Account Managers work in front of you continually to offer or preplan your next load.  However, “A RESOURCEFUL DRIVER IS A SUCCESSFUL DRIVER”. If you have access to freight, we are not opposed to exploring other possibilities.

  • Do you have Direct Deposit?
    • Yes, Company drivers are paid by Direct Deposit or check.

  • How often will I get paid?
    • Company drivers are paid every other week, as long as paperwork is received by each Monday 8am
  • Will I have an opportunity to progress in my qualification level?
    • Yes. All drivers will be evaluated periodically and given the opportunity to develop skills necessary to advance.
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    Specialized Owner Operators

     

  • How much money can I make?
    • Our goal is $4,000 line-haul per week with potential for more
      • T-U's top producing Specialized Owner Operator earned over $235,000 in 2015!
      • On a rate/mile basis, our top producing Specialized Owner Operator hit $3.17/mile (all miles) in 2015!
  • How often will I be home?
    • Normally every 2 - 3 weeks

  • Do I have to tarp?
    • Yes, the majority of our loads will require tarping
      • Our top earning driver earned over $11,000 in tarp fees in 2015 as a Specialized driver!

  • How much “sitting” is there?
    • As little as possible, we strive to have all units preplanned for their next move.

  • Where do you run?
    • Our Specialized Division runs 48 states and Canada

  • Do you have electronic logs?
    • Yes. All drivers are required to use electronic logs.

  • Do you have a requirement for model year of tractor?
    • Yes. All tractors (engine) must be model year 2000 or newer.

  • Do I have to go to Canada or Mexico?
    • Mexico, No. Canada, No, although doing so may present potential for increased earnings.

  • Do you have fuel cards?
    • Yes, T-Chek Cards
      • The daily fuel limit is set to 250 gallons or $800.00 whichever comes first

  • Can I get an advance?
    • Yes, Owner Operators can receive 5% of line haul after loading.

  • Do I have to haul “Superloads”?
    • No! This division does not haul “Superloads”

  • Do you have a “Rider” program?
    • Yes, for $22.00/month you can have a passenger older than 14 years old. See Safety to sign up.

  • Is it “Forced Dispatch”?
    • No

  • Do you have customer freight?
    • Yes, our focus is customer freight. We have been around since 1964 and have a large customer base.

  • Do you have a “Pet program”?
    • Yes, for Owner Operators it is your choice at no cost.
      • *Note - We do a lot of work for the Department of Defense as well as freight pickups from the ports. Keep in mind that these customers, among others, may not allow pets on-site.

  • Do you have Benefits?
    • Yes, all drivers are eligible for safety, recruiting, and Driving for Green incentives, among others.
    • Owner-Operators can also participate in supplemental insurance as well as fuel and equipment maintenance discounts.
      • One of our safest Owner-Operators earned nearly $5,000 last year in safety incentives!
      • T-U issued the equivalent of over $33,000 in Driving for Green points in 2015!

  • Do I have to find my own loads?
    • No, our growing group of Agents and Account Managers work in front of you continually to offer or preplan your next load. However, “A RESOURCEFUL DRIVER IS A SUCCESSFUL DRIVER”.
      • We encourage T-U Owner-Operators to invest in and learn to use load boards to maximize the success of their businesses!

  • Do you have Direct Deposit?
    • Not at this time. Owner Operators can have compensation put on their fuel card or can be paid by check which can be picked up at the Burns Harbor, IN terminal or can be mailed.

  • How often will I get paid?
    • Owner Operators are paid each Friday as long as their paperwork has been received by 5pm the Monday before settlement day.

  • Will I have an opportunity to progress in my qualification level?
    • Yes. All drivers will be evaluated periodically and given the opportunity to develop skills necessary to advance.
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