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Interstate Distributor Co. Company Review

Interstate Distributor Co.

Interstate Distributor Co. company logo

Interstate was founded in 1933 by Robert "Bob" McLean. Bob began with a partner and one truck that moved produce and lumber products regionally in the Northwest. As opportunities opened up, Bob was able to grow his fleet of trucks and expand the range of his business into the Western States. As soon as they were old enough, Bob's four sons joined him in various roles in the business, eventually taking the company over from their father in the 1980's. During the Deregulation years, the company grew quickly and continued its expansion across the lower 48 States.

In May 2011, Interstate was acquired by Saltchuk, a privately owned family investment company based in the Pacific NW. Saltchuk consists of diversified transportation and petroleum companies; the acquisition of Interstate gave Saltchuk their first "Trucking" company.

Interstate Distributor Co. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Interstate corporate headquarters
11707 21st Avenue CT S.
Tacoma, WA 98444
Phone: 1-800-374-8348
Website: Interstate Distributor Co.

Getting Hired At Interstate Distributor Co.

  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Interstate does not allow any DUI's
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Interstate Hiring Area

Interstate Distributor Co. Driver Benefits

  • Medical and Pharmacy - We have a national network of medical providers and hospitals, as well as a local network that tailors to your home town’s best providers.
  • Extensive pharmacy network that includes big box stores as well as local and national pharmacies.
  • Healthcare Advocacy and Concierge - We offer a confidential 3rd party service to help you navigate the complexity of your health care benefits.
  • Employee assistance program that provides counseling and support services to associates and their family.
  • Benefits begin the first of the month following 30 days of hire.
  • Wellness Program - Associates get a discount on their monthly health care premium by participating in a wellness program.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan
  • Supplemental Coverage
    • - Life Insurance
    • - Accidental Death & Dismemberment
    • - Short Term Disability
    • - Long Term Disability
    • - Employee Assistance (financial planning, legal consultation, stress management, etc.)
    • - Flexible Spending Account
    • - Health Reimbursement Account
  • On-Site Gym - Available at our Tacoma, Fontana and Lebanon Terminals

Interstate Distributor Co. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Interstate Distributor Co.

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Refrigerated
  • LTL

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
  • Part Time

Interstate Distributor Co.'s Driving Opportunities In Detail

Regional drivers work around Interstate terminals in Tacoma, WA, Fontana, CA, Dallas, TX, and Nashville, TN, and hometime is 5-7 days out / 34 hour restart, 10-days out/ 34 hour restart to 2 days.

OTR jobs are 18-21 days out / 3 days home.

Interstate Distributor also offers part-time (Runs are 4 On/ 4 Off, 7 On / 7 Off, or 14 On / 7 Off) and on-call "casual" positions that take as little as 1 load per month.

Reefer jobs run the 11 Western states.

Canadian fleet schedule and home time is flexible, with weekly home time available. Drivers receive $50 additional pay for crossing the border each way. A current passport or enhanced driver's license is required.

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Interstate Operating Area

Interstate operates all 48 contiguous states

Interstate Company Terminal Locations

Interstate Distributor Co. terminal locations
  • Tacoma, WA
  • Dallas, TX
  • Lebanon, TX
  • Fontana, CA

Interstate Yearly Miles

Interstate: 151,206,028

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Interstate  151.21M
    .
  • PGT  81.19M
    .
  • Decker  78.09M
    .
  • Eagle  61.91M
    .
  • Gypsum  45.33M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Interstate Company Policies

  • Interstate Home Time Options

    Interstate has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Interstate operates regional as well as OTR routes, so some drivers can get home weekly.

  • Interstate Rider Policy

    Riders are allowed, with permission. A small fee to cover the costs of an insurance policy that is provided to protect the rider.

  • Interstate Tuition Reimbursement

    Interstate does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Interstate Pet Policy

    Interstate allows a maximum of 2 pets in a truck. You will sign a Pet Agreement prior to having the Pet(s) on the truck. They do have space at our yards for your four-legged passengers to stay while you are inside completing business, rather than leaving them in the truck. There are restrictions on the pets that are allowed.

Interstate Canadian Policies

Interstate Distributor runs a fleet specifically to service Canada.

Interstate Programs For Military Personnel

The Military to Commercial Driver training program is geared toward assisting military veterans transitioning from the military to the civilian work force, utilizing their military training and experience. The program will be used to assist veterans that have experience driving military vehicles but may or may not possess a CDL Class A.

Interstate Distributor Military to CDL Details

Interstate Company Equipment

Interstate Number Of Trucks

Interstate Number Of Trucks:
1,589 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • USA Truck  2,649
    .
  • Stevens  2,150
    .
  • Interstate  1,589
    .
  • PTL  950
    .
  • Martin  950
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Interstate Number Of Trailers

Interstate Number Of Trailers:
5,600 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Schneider  49,850
    .
  • Estes  24,592
    .
  • Dart  8,000
    .
  • Interstate  5,600
    .
  • KLLM  2,400
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Interstate Governed Speed

Interstate Speed:
63 MPH

63
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • Lone Star  65 mph
    .
  • SRT  65 mph
    .
  • Interstate  63 mph
    .
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Interstate Tractor Brands

  • Interstate

  • A&R

  • Swift

  • Smith

  • Navajo

  • Lone Star

  • J.B. Hunt

  • Hunt

  • Trimac

  • Prime

  • SRT

  • Eagle

Interstate Transmission Types

Interstate has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • May
    • SRT
    • K & B
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Schaffer
    • Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Dillon
    • Koch
    • Averitt
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
    • Carter
  • Mix Of Both
    • Navajo
    • Jim Palmer
    • Millis
    • Melton
    • Schneider
    • Wil-Trans

Interstate APU Policy

Interstate has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Celadon
    • Ozark
    • Melton
    • Carter
    • Wil-Trans
    • Hirschbach
  • Without APU's
    • Jack Cooper
    • Estenson
    • CR England
    • Roehl
    • A. Duie Pyle
    • Rush
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Interstate Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Interstate

    The training at Interstate will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Interstate 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 Interstate

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Interstate you will run solo after training.

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