R + L Carriers Company Review

R + L Carriers Company Overview

R + L Carriers company logo

In 1965, Ralph L. "Larry" Roberts I, was a teenager with aspirations of owning his own business. His dream became a reality with the purchase of a single truck he used to haul furniture. The business grew with the purchase of intrastate and interstate authority from Mayflower Moving and Storage, laying the foundation for the company now known as R+L Carriers.

The early 1980's brought deregulation to the trucking industry and opportunity to Larry Roberts, his family, and a team of dedicated employees.The company became incorporated in conjunction with the design of a new system that moved freight at unmatched transit times. The result was the birth of R+L TRANSFER, INC.

R+L now serves all 50 states plus Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and many Caribbean Islands. The company will continue to expand in direct response to our customers' needs.

R + L Carriers Corporate Headquarters

Map of R + L corporate headquarters
600 Gillam Rd
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 1-800-543-5589
Website: R + L Carriers

Getting Hired At R + L Carriers

R + L Carriers Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must have a CDL Class A with Hazmat, Tankers & Double/Triples endorsements
  • 1 yr driving experience with in last 3 years
  • Clean driving record
  • Must be able to bend, lift and stoop without difficulty
  • Knowledge of the area preferred
  • Previous warehouse & forklift exp in a fast paced, LTL environment preferred (for local P&D positions)
  • Minimum age 23
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI or DWI in last 5 years.

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R + L Hiring Area

R + L hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For R + L Carriers

R + L Minimum Hiring Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Estenson 23  
    .
  • R + L 23  
    .
  • NFI 23  
    .
  • Maverick 21  
    .
  • May 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For R + L Carriers

R + L Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Groendyke  12  
    .
  • R + L  12  
    .
  • Navajo  12  
    .
  •  Covenant
    No Experience Required
  •  Super Service
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

R + L Carriers Driver Benefits

    Healthcare Package: Major Medical, Dental, and Vision Short-term Disability Life Insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Paid Vacation Paid Holidays Paid Personal/Sick Days

Three free employee resorts established exclusively for R+L employees and their families.

Employee contests with cash awards and vacation packages based on performance criteria and teamwork.

R + L Carriers Operations

Driving Opportunities At R + L Carriers

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams

Freight Types:

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Line-Haul
  • Intermodal
  • LTL
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R + L Operating Area

R + L operates all 48 contiguous states

R + L Company Terminal Locations

R + L Carriers terminal locations

R + L has 155 terminals. Here is a partial listing:

  • Sauget, MO
  • Dayton, OH
  • Decatur, AL
  • Strafford, MO
  • Danville, IL
  • Richmond, VA
  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Odessa, TX
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Louisville, KY
  • Springfield, MO
  • Miami, FL
  • Roanoke, VA
  • Yoskum, TX
  • Paducah, KY
  • Charleston, SC
  • Pearl, MS
  • Columbia, SC
  • Pembroke Pines, FL
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Salem, VA
  • Iron Mountain, MI
  • St Petersburg, FL
  • South Bend, IN
  • Reno, NV
  • Vallejo, CA
  • Davenport, IA
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Flagstaff, AZ

R + L Yearly Miles

R + L: 291,986,818

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • ABF  343.23M
    .
  • R + L  291.99M
    .
  • Paschall  184.23M
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  66.67M
    .
  • Lynden  12.42M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

R + L Company Policies

  • R + L Home Time Options

    R + L has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly

    R&L Class A team drivers will be out for 5 days, and home for 2 weekly. Pickup & Delivery and Linehaul drivers will be home daily.

  • R + L Rider Policy

    R + L does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • R + L Tuition Reimbursement

    R + L does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • R + L Pet Policy

    R + L does not allow pets.

R + L Company Equipment

R + L Number Of Trucks

R + L Number Of Trucks:
5,735 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • R + L  5,735
    .
  • FirstFleet  1,900
    .
  • Schaffer  1,000
    .
  • Paschall  950
    .
  • Venture  579
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

R + L Number Of Trailers

R + L Number Of Trailers:
8,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • XPO  33,300
    .
  • Crete  12,000
    .
  • R + L  8,000
    .
  • Interstate  5,600
    .
  • Hunt  600
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

R + L Governed Speed

R + L Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • Covenant  65 mph
    .
  • CRST  65 mph
    .
  • Lone Star  65 mph
    .
  • TMC  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • R + L  0 mph
    .

R + L Tractor Brands

  • R + L

  • Knight

  • MVT

  • Smith

  • Ozark

  • CalArk

  • Millis

  • Watkins Shepard

  • K & B

  • PGT

  • TransAm

  • A&R

R + L Transmission Types

R + L has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Schaffer
    • SRT
    • MTS
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Lone Star
    • May
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • Averitt
    • Carter
    • AAA Cooper
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • XPO
    • Millis
    • Melton
    • Trimac
    • Jim Palmer

R + L APU Policy

R + L has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Lone Star
    • Navajo
    • Marten
    • Celadon
    • Koch
    • Ozark
  • Without APU's
    • United Road
    • JBS
    • Martin
    • J.B. Hunt
    • XPO
    • Watkins Shepard
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

R + L Company Training

  • Length Of Training At R + L

    The training at R + L will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • R + L Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with R + L

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At R + L you will run solo after training.

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