This depends entirely on a drivers home location. If a driver lives in a high freight area, generally a regional or dedicated position opens up early on. However, those who do not live in freight reliable areas may not ever get a regional or dedicated position.
While MCT does have freight going to or from NYC, it is very rare and drivers going into NYC are paid extra.
Company drivers are forced dispatched. Lease drivers and owner operators are not forced dispatched.
Drivers earn 1 day off for each week out. Minimum time out while OTR is 3 weeks and maximum home time is 4 days. Most drivers at Midwest Coast Transport stay regionally and are home weekly or bi-weekly.
Approximately 75% of freight is drop and hook.
There isn’t much of a hometime policy at MCT because each driver typically receives a unique regional or dedicated position fairly quickly. OTR drivers, however, are required to stay on the road for a minimum of 3 weeks. This is very typical of OTR carriers. If you live near a major city, chances are you’ll be offered a regional or dedicated position fairly quickly once going solo.
Yes, drivers can have one dog or cat on their truck under 40lbs. A $1,000 deposit is required and may be payroll deducted over a 6 week period.
Drivers may have 1 rider at least 12 years of age or older.
Midwest Coast Transport is one of the few carriers that still has a pet policy. While the $1,000 deposit is a bit on the pricey side, they are one of the few carriers you can consider if having a pet is necessary for you. Please keep in mind, you will not be allowed to have your pet with you during CDL school or company training. A pet is only allowed after going solo.
MCT is a lease only company. If you do not wish to lease a truck, you may drive a truck owned by an owner operator with trucks leased to MCT.
While the dry van fleet is the largest division, a refrigerated fleet also exists. In addition, there are quite a few dedicated and regional opportunities available, although local positions are rare.
A very wide variety of trucks are available from Volvo to Kenworth and Freightliner to Peterbilt. Company drivers will be assigned equipment while those who choose to lease can pick from a list of equipment.
Yes, all drivers use electronic logging system.
Trucks are restricted to 63mph.
No, APU units are not installed on trucks but all trucks come with power inverters. Acceptable idle time is generally 40% of the total engine run time with exceptions for extreme weather conditions.
As with most companies of its size, equipment appears to be well taken care of and regularly replaced. However, since all trucks are owned by lease operators and owner operators, individual truck condition will depend on how well each individual O/O or L/O is taking care of the equipment.
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