Carter Express has three medical health plans to choose from, life insurance, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, 401k retirement savings program (with company match), paid holidays and paid vacations.
Drivers are eligible for benefits in 90 days.
Employee medical coverage runs from $30 to $59 per week.
The starting pay is a little bit on the lower end, but still not terrible, and drivers will get a hefty raise after 12 months. Carter Express also has several bonus programs which will help driver pay.
The benefits offered are average for most companies, nothing out of the ordinary.
It depends on the terminal. In some terminals, a new driver will typically start with regional route assignments. However, we have some terminals where all drivers in the terminal deliver dedicated routes.
Carter Express does not go to NYC.
Carter Express drivers are force dispatched, there are no options.
Carter Express guarantees every driver will be home a minimum of 2 days per week; however, as their drivers deliver regionally, the average driver makes two round-trip loads per week. Drivers are usually home once or twice during their five day work week.
About 80% of the freight is drop and hook.
Pets are not allowed.
After 90 days, a driver is allowed to take a passenger in the truck. The passenger must be 12 years of age, or older. A passenger accident/medically policy must be purchased by the driver. Cost is $25 per week.
Yes, a company driver must have 9 months, or more, of longevity with the company to be eligible for lease-purchase consideration. They do not offer a lease-purchase program to a brand new driver. A driver’s history helps determine the success rate for company drivers converting to independent contractors.
Local, dedicated, regional and reefer.
Being more of a regional carrier, Carter Express can offer excellent home time opportunities, though you will have to be living near enough to a terminal to be able to take advantage of employment with them. The other policies and opportunites are average, and Carter Express does not allow pets on their equipment.
Carter Express also does not push, and in fact does not allow, new drivers to enter into a lease agreement without first having the benefit of experience.
Freightliner and Volvo tractors. All have automatic transmissions.
Yes, 100% of the fleet is on electronic logs.
Trucks are restricted to 68 mph.
Yes, Carter Express trucks are equipped with APU's.
Noteworthy of Carter Express equipment is that all of their tractors have automatic transmissions, and are governed at a NASCAR-like 68 mph. They are also all equipped with APU's.
Like most companies this size, expect newer, well-maintained equipment. Carter Express is very proud of their safety record and youth of their truck fleet.
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