Carter Express, Inc. Company Review

Carter Express, Inc. Company Overview

Carter Express, Inc. company logo

Carter Express was founded in 1983, supplying transportation services to our customers in an efficient, economical, and timely manner- and to accomplish this while being a great place to work.

Carter Express provides truckload service to the Continental United States and Eastern Canada. Carter was rated 1st in the nation for safety from 2009-2010.

Carter Express, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Carter corporate headquarters
4020 West 73rd Street
Anderson, IN 46011
Phone: 1-800-738-7705
Website: Carter Express, Inc.

Getting Hired At Carter Express, Inc.

Carter Express, Inc. Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must have a Class A Commercial Driver License in state of residence.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Must be able to verify 3 years of background and work history.
  • Felony or misdemeanor convictions may preclude employment
  • No alcohol related driving offenses in the last 5 years.
  • Must not be addicted to, sell, deal or transport controlled substances of any kind.
  • No more than 2 moving violations in the last 1 year
  • Alcohol related driving offenses reviewed on an individual basis
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Felony or misdemeanor convictions may preclude employment.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No alcohol related driving offenses in the last 5 years. Alcohol related driving offenses reviewed on an individual basis.

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Carter Hiring Area

  • Arkansas
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Carter Express operates mostly regional routes, so drivers will normally need to live in the vicinity of a terminal.

Minimum Hiring Age For Carter Express, Inc.

Carter Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Martin 23  
    .
  • Hunt 22  
    .
  • Lone Star 22  
    .
  • XPO 21  
    .
  • Carter 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Carter Express, Inc.

Carter Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Oak Harbor  12  
    .
  • Boyd Bros.  3  
    .
  • Lynden  1  
    .
  •  Knight
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Carter
    No Experience Required

Carter Express, Inc. Driver Pay

Carter Express offers 2 bonus programs that average an additional 3 cpm.

Carter Average Weekly Pay

Carter Average Weekly Pay:
$1,000 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • K & B  $1,125  
    .
  • May  $1,050  
    .
  • XPO  $1,000  
    .
  • Carter  $1,000  
    .
  • Melton  $961  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Carter Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Carter Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
32.5 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • K & B  45 cpm  
    .
  • Lone Star  40 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  33  cpm  
    .
  • Carter   32.5 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  31 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

Carter Express, Inc. Driver Benefits

Three medical health plans to choose from, life insurance, dental, vision, short term disability, long term disability, 401k retirement savings program (with company match), paid holidays and paid vacations. Eligible after 90 days.

Carter Express, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Carter Express, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Refrigerated

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Dedicated
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Carter Operating Area

Carter operates all 48 contiguous states

Carter Company Terminal Locations

Carter Express, Inc. terminal locations
  • Anderson, IN
  • Paragould, AR
  • Laredo, TX
  • Romulus, MI
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Dayton, OH

Carter Yearly Revenues

Carter: $208,000,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Heartland  $582.26M
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  $293M
    .
  • Carter  $208M
    .
  • May  $188M
    .
  • Gypsum  $106M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Carter Yearly Miles

Carter: 80,727,703

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • R + L  291.99M
    .
  • Gardner  125.15M
    .
  • Super Service  116.09M
    .
  • Carter  80.73M
    .
  • G & P  65.14M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Carter Driver Unload Percentage

Carter: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Stevens  8%
    .
  • Dart  0%
    .
  • Maverick  0%
    .
  • Wil-Trans  0%
    .
  • Carter  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Carter Drop And Hook Percentage

Carter: 80%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Ozark  95%
    .
  • Carter  80%
    .
  • K & B  50%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • Wil-Trans  20%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Carter Company Policies

  • Carter Home Time Options

    Carter has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly

    Guarantee every driver will be home a minimum of 2 days per week; however, as drivers deliver regionally, the average driver makes two roundtrip loads per week. Drivers are usually home once or twice during their five day work week.

  • Carter Rider Policy

    After 90 days, a driver is allowed to take a passenger in the truck. The passenger must be 12 years of age, or older. A passenger accident/medically policy must be purchased by the driver. Cost is $25 per week.

  • Carter Tuition Reimbursement

    Carter does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Carter Pet Policy

    Carter does not allow pets.

Carter Company Equipment

Carter Number Of Trucks

Carter Number Of Trucks:
700 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Schaffer  1,000
    .
  • Decker  745
    .
  • Beelman  707
    .
  • Carter  700
    .
  • Jim Palmer  200
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Carter Number Of Trailers

Carter Number Of Trailers:
1,300 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • Schaffer  2,800
    .
  • Ozark  2,174
    .
  • Melton  1,600
    .
  • Carter  1,300
    .
  • Hirschbach  1,200
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Carter Governed Speed

Carter Speed:
68 MPH

68
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • K & B  65 mph
    .
  • SRT  65 mph
    .
  • Melton  65 mph
    .
  • Swift  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Carter Tractor Brands

  • Carter

  • Super Service

  • Knight

  • Koch

  • Eagle

  • CT

  • CRST

  • Werner

  • Southeastern

  • USA Truck

  • Jim Palmer

  • Hunt

Carter Transmission Types

Carter has automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • May
    • MTS
    • Prime
    • Schaffer
    • Crete
    • Covenant
  • Automatics
    • Averitt
    • AAA Cooper
    • Maverick
    • Koch
    • Dillon
    • Watkins Shepard
  • Mix Of Both
    • Schneider
    • XPO
    • Dart
    • Navajo
    • Jim Palmer
    • Millis

Carter APU Policy

Carter has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Jim Palmer
    • Ozark
    • Maverick
    • Navajo
    • Paschall
    • Wil-Trans
  • Without APU's
    • MCT
    • Western Express
    • Knight
    • Wilson
    • Beelman
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

Carter Company Training

Carter Company-Sponsored Training

Carter 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 Carter's Company-Sponsored Training

  • Length Of Training At Carter

    The training at Carter will last approximately 10 weeks.

    CDL school will be 3-4 weeks, company training is about 6 weeks.

  • Carter Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $400 per week during your training.

    For Week 1 - $350; For Weeks 2 thru Week 6 - $400 per week

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Carter

    Trainer/trainee runs as a solo truck. The driver trainee drivers while the trainer observes from the passenger seat. The trainer never drives.

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Carter you will run solo after training.

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