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Upon going solo, drivers start at $.28cpm. At 6 months drivers receive a 1 cpm increase, another 1 cpm increase a year after that and 1/2 cent increases each year thereafter. Various bonuses are also offered (see below).
Idle Time: Drivers are allowed to have a 30% idle time. Anything under 20% drivers receive a 1cpm bonus. 20 to 25% idle the driver receives 1/2cpm bonus. Over 25% no bonus. Idling over 30% is allowed with certain exceptions such as extreme weather.
Productivity bonus: 1cpm if a driver has more than 10,500 miles for the month.
Safety Bonus: $75 per quarter when training requirements are met (one in-terminal course and 2 online courses)
Medical/Dental/Vision is available to all full-time employees of Central Refrigerated Service, Inc. and their eligible dependents beginning 90 days after the start of company training (CDL schooling does not count toward the 90 day wait period).
After five (5) years of continuous, full-time employment, the Company pays 1/4 of the health insurance premiums. After ten (10) years of continuous, full-time employment, the Company pays 1/2 of the health insurance premiums.
Drivers earn 7 days off after 1 year and 14 days off after 5 years. Pay is based on their average weekly pay from the previous year.
Yes, you may elect to begin making salary reduction contributions to the plan after you have completed 90 days of service with Central Refrigerated.
You can view Central Refrigerated's website for details about employee benefits.
Overall, the pay and benefits are about average and comparable to most other trucking companies in the refrigerated sector. Vacation time, bonus incentives, and cost of benefits are also right on par with the industry average.