Southern Refrigerated Transport Company Review

Southern Refrigerated Transport Company Overview

Southern Refrigerated Transport company logo

Southern Refrigerated Transport hauls temperature-controlled and dry freight throughout 48 US states and in Canada. Services include transportation of fresh produce from the West Coast to destinations in the Midwest and the Southeast.

The company is a subsidiary of Tennessee-based truckload carrier Covenant Transportation Group. Tony Smith, the president of Southern Refrigerated Transport, founded the company in 1986 and sold it to Covenant in 1998.

Southern Refrigerated Transport Corporate Headquarters

Map of SRT corporate headquarters
8055 Hwy 67 North
Texarkana, AR 71854
Phone: 1-888-778-8185
Website: Southern Refrigerated Transport

Getting Hired At Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Have a current Class A CDL License
  • Have at least 7 months OTR experience
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Have a good driving record
  • Pass DOT drug screen and physical requirements
  • No criminal convictions (misdemeanors including DUI's and DWI's) within the last 5 years. (Includes probation time)
  • FELONIES- Reviewed by Management
  • No more than 4 moving violations in the last three years
  • No more than 2 preventable accidents in the last three years
  • Must meet or exceed all federal, state, insurance and company policies, rules or regulations for qualification
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    FELONIES- Reviewed by Management

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No criminal convictions (misdemeanors including DUIís and DWI's) within the last 5 years. (Includes probation time)

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SRT Hiring Area

  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

General hiring area excludes Southern Florida

Minimum Hiring Age For Southern Refrigerated Transport

SRT Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Eagle 23  
    .
  • Ozark 23  
    .
  • Trimac 21  
    .
  • Super Service 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • SRT 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Southern Refrigerated Transport

SRT Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  12  
    .
  • Marten  6  
    .
  •  TransAm
    No Experience Required
  •  Super Service
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  SRT
    No Experience Required

Southern Refrigerated Transport Driver Pay

  • $0.29 per mile without endorsements
  • $0.30 per mile with hazmat endorsement
  • $0.31 per mile with hazmat and tanker endorsements for every mile you drive
  • Paid on a weekly basis
  • Paid tolls
  • Paid lumpers
  • Monthly Safety and Fuel Bonuses
  • $.02 cpm for all hazmat loads
  • $100 New York City pay
  • $100 pay for Canada loads
  • Detention pay
  • Layover pay
  • Multiple drop pay
  • Optional per diem company

Southern Refrigerated Transport Per Diem Pay

Optional per diem company.

SRT Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

SRT Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
29 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • K & B  45 cpm  
    .
  • Waggoners  40 cpm  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  40 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  34 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  31 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

SRT Starting Pay For Team Drivers

SRT Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
41 cpm

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  44 cpm  
    .
  • Wil-Trans  44 cpm  
    .
  • Decker  42 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  41 cpm  
    .
  • Trimac  40 cpm  
    .
  • CRST  33 cpm  
    .

Southern Refrigerated Transport Driver Benefits

  • Flex-Time- up to 7 days home time
  • Pet policy
  • Rider programs
  • Paid vacation
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • 401K
  • Driver referral bonus

Southern Refrigerated Transport Operations

Driving Opportunities At Southern Refrigerated Transport

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Refrigerated
  • Intermodal

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Intermodal
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SRT Operating Area

SRT operates all 48 contiguous states

SRT Company Terminal Locations

Southern Refrigerated Transport terminal locations
  • Texarkana, AR

SRT Yearly Miles

SRT: 114,588,754

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • SRT  114.59M
    .
  • May  94.3M
    .
  • Tango  85.99M
    .
  • MCT  52.58M
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  52.39M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

SRT Driver Unload Percentage

SRT: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Koch  20%
    .
  • Stevens  8%
    .
  • Ozark  5%
    .
  • Maverick  0%
    .
  • Covenant  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

SRT Drop And Hook Percentage

SRT: 30%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Ozark  95%
    .
  • Koch  80%
    .
  • Prime  50%
    .
  • SRT  30%
    .
  • Trimac  5%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

SRT Company Policies

  • SRT Home Time Options

    SRT has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Minimum 2 weeks out, 2 days home.

  • SRT Rider Policy

    $25 per month based on approved application.

  • SRT Tuition Reimbursement

    Paid $100.00 monthly on all miles driven in that month above 9,000 or if you stay with the company 2 years then full amount is reimbursed.

  • SRT Pet Policy

    $500 non-refundable fee, deducted $50 weekly.

SRT Canadian Policies

$100 pay for Canada loads

SRT Company Equipment

SRT Number Of Trucks

SRT Number Of Trucks:
1,147 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • ODFL  6,400
    .
  • Marten  2,660
    .
  • Western Express  2,570
    .
  • Maverick  1,200
    .
  • SRT  1,147
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

SRT Number Of Trailers

SRT Number Of Trailers:
1,700 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Knight  8,800
    .
  • FirstFleet  4,500
    .
  • Schaffer  2,800
    .
  • SRT  1,700
    .
  • Decker  1,164
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

SRT Governed Speed

SRT Speed:
65 MPH

65
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Lone Star  65 mph
    .
  • SRT  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Swift  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

SRT Tractor Brands

  • SRT

  • CalArk

  • Werner

  • Schaffer

  • Celadon

  • Covenant

  • Stevens

  • Wil-Trans

  • A&R

  • Marten

  • MTS

  • CT

SRT Transmission Types

SRT has standard transmissions

EATON 10-Speed transmissions

  • Standards
    • MTS
    • Schaffer
    • Hunt
    • May
    • Crete
    • Lone Star
  • Automatics
    • Carter
    • AAA Cooper
    • Averitt
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
    • Dillon
  • Mix Of Both
    • Trimac
    • CRST
    • Millis
    • Melton
    • Navajo
    • Jim Palmer

SRT APU Policy

SRT does not have trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Koch
    • Carter
    • Paschall
    • Celadon
    • Trimac
    • Hirschbach
  • Without APU's
    • Averitt
    • Quality Distribution
    • Rush
    • Central Transport
    • Martin
    • Super Service
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

SRT Company Training

SRT Company-Sponsored Training

SRT offers a full company-sponsored training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:

Learn More About SRT's Company-Sponsored Training

  • Length Of Training At SRT

    The training at SRT will last approximately 4 weeks.

  • SRT Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $450 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with SRT

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At SRT you will run solo after training.

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