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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, 2015, 2016 and 2017!
  • $500 Orientation Pay
  • Career Transition Pay
    • Minimum $800/week through your first full payroll!
  • Base Pay 30% of total Line-haul(up to 35% through advancement and tenure)!
  • Detention 25%
  • 50% Tarp Pay
  • McLeod Mobile Driver App
  • Pre-planned Loads
  • Flexible Home Time
  • Paid Time Off and Holidays
  • Referral, Roadside Inspection, Safety and Fuel Economy Incentives through our Driving for Green rewards
  •     program.

  • $60 Per Month Cell Phone Reibursement
  • Individual or Family Health Insurance options
  • Retirement Plan
  • Late Model Western Stars
  • Pedigree Technologies E-Logs - we have more than 3 years of expirience!
    • Every driver will be provided a tablet and in-cab printer/scanner
  • Prepass/I-Pass
  • Excellent Safety Rating
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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, four years running!!
  • Base pay 75% of billed linehaul pulling your trailer.
  • "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
  • 100% Tarp Pay
  • Fuel Discount Program (Avg. $0.35 Per Gallon)
  • Generous Daily Fuel Allowance on Comdata Fuel Card
  • Direct Deposit
  • Line-haul Advances
  • Paid Permits
  • Base Plate Prgram
  • Pedigree Technologies mobile resource management
    • All drivers are provided a tablet and printer/scanner at NO COST!
  • McLeod Mobile Driver App
  • Weekly Settlements
  • Tire, Equipment and Maintenance Discounts
  • No Forced Dispatch
  • AFLAC Insurance Program
  • PrePass
  • Excellent Safety Rating
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    Frequently Asked Questions (Specialized Company Drivers)

  • How old do I have to be to qualify?
    • You must be, at least, 25 years old for our Specialized Division!
    • If you're, at least 23 and have 2 years of Class A experience, check out our Flatbed Division!
  • How much experience do I need?
    • You must must have a minimum of 3 years of Class A experience with at least 1 year of flatbed/open-trailer experience for our Specialized Division
  • How much money can I make?
    • In 2017, Company Drivers in this fleet averaged $68,500 Gross.
      • On a rate/mile basis, these drivers earned $0.70/mile (all miles)
  • How often will I be home?
    • Every 2 - 3 weeks within our primary hiring area.
  • Do I have to tarp?
    • Yes, the majority of our loads will require tarping
  • What kind of trucks do you have?
    • Late model 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 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?
    • Yes. Company trucks are set to 68 mph
  • Do you have fuel cards?
    • Yes, Comdata Cards
    • The daily fuel limit is $750
    • Comdata’s FleetAdvance app allows you to find fuel within our network as well as nationwide hotel discounts with CLC Network!
  • 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”?
    • Yes. 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.
    • *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 additional incentives?
    • Yes! All drivers are eligible for our Driving for Green rewards for categories such as safety, driver referrals, and customer service!
      • Paid Time Off and Paid Holidays
      • Health, Dental and Vision Insurance options
      • Company-Provided Life Insurance with additional voluntary options
      • Aflac Supplemental Insurance Options
      • SIMPLE IRA Retirement Savings program
  • Do I have to find my own loads?
    • No, our group of Agents and Account Managers work in front of you continually to offer or preplan your next load. However, 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.
  • 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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    Frequently Asked Questions (Specialized Owner-Operators)

  • How old do I have to be to qualify?
    • You must be, at least, 25 years old for our Specialized Division!
    • If you're, at least 23 and have 2 years of Class A experience, check out our Flatbed Division!
  • How much experience do I need?
    • You must must have a minimum of 3 years of Class A experience with at least 1 year of flatbed/open-trailer experience for our Specialized Division
  • How much money can I make?
    • In 2017, Owner-Operators in this fleet averaged $164,000 Gross.
      • On a rate/mile basis, these drivers averaged $2.55/mile (all miles)
  • How often will I be home?
    • Every 2 - 3 weeks within primary hiring area.
  • Do I have to tarp?
    • Yes, the majority of our loads will require tarping
  • 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 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, Comdata Cards
    • The daily fuel limit is $750
    • Comdata’s FleetAdvance app allows you to find fuel within our network as well as nationwide hotel discounts with CLC Network!
  • 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 additional incentives?
    • Yes! All drivers are eligible for our Driving for Green rewards for categories such as safety, driver referrals, and customer service!
  • Do I have to find my own loads?
    • No, our 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?
    • YES! Owner-Operators have the option to Direct Deposit their settlements through the Comdata FleetAdvance app!
  • 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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