CalArk Company Review

CalArk Company Overview

CalArk company logo

Established in 1975, CalArk is an irregular route, general commodities contract full truckload carrier, serving forty-eight states, Canada and door-to-door service in/out of Mexico via Laredo, Texas.

CalArk Corporate Headquarters

Map of CalArk corporate headquarters
12103 Interstate 30
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: 1-800-444-3399
Website: CalArk

Getting Hired At CalArk

CalArk Minimum Hiring Qualifications

Driver Qualifications:

  • Drivers need to be 21 years old
  • Six months verifiable experience (Similar Equipment)
  • Have a good driving record-MVR
  • Accidents reviewed-none of major cause or fatality
  • DUI, none in last 5 years (only one ever)
  • Felony: None recent, all reviewed
  • Must pass a DOT physical and substance test
  • Social Security card must have original, also birth certificate if possible
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Felony: None recent, all reviewed

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    DUI, none in last 5 years (only one ever).

[["State","Hiring"],["US-TX",1],["US-LA",1],["US-OK",1],["US-KS",1],["US-IA",1],["US-MO",1],["US-AR",1],["US-AL",1],["US-GA",1],["US-MS",1],["US-FL",1],["US-SC",1],["US-NC",1],["US-TN",1],["US-KY",1],["US-VA",1],["US-WV",1],["US-IL",1],["US-OH",1],["US-IN",1],["US-RI",1],["US-NY",1],["US-PA",1],["US-NJ",1],["US-DE",1],["US-MD",1],["US-NH",1],["US-MA",1],["US-VT",1]]

CalArk Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

Minimum Hiring Age For CalArk

CalArk Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Heartland 22  
    .
  • Transport America 21  
    .
  • Paschall 21  
    .
  • Southeastern 21  
    .
  • CalArk 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For CalArk

CalArk Minimum Experience:
6 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Salmon  12  
    .
  • Cowan  12  
    .
  • United Road  6  
    .
  • CalArk  6  
    .
  •  US Xpress
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

CalArk Driver Pay

  • Solo Pay Scale:

    • 1 year - 39 cpm
    • 2 year - 40 cpm
    • 3 year - 41 cpm
    • 4 year - 42 cpm
    • 5 year - 43 cpm

    Includes a $.02 per mile bonus on all miles once 11,250 miles are reached in a month

  • Team Pay Scale:

    • 1 year - 43 cpm
    • 2 year - 44 cpm
    • 3 year - 45 cpm
    • 4 year - 46 cpm

    Includes a $.02 per mile bonus on all miles once 19,200 miles are reached in a month

CalArk Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

CalArk Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
39 cpm

CalArk requires 6 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • Wil-Trans  40 cpm  
    .
  • Melton  40 cpm  
    .
  • CalArk  39 cpm  
    .
  • Averitt  37 cpm  
    .
  • Navajo   34 cpm  
    .
  • SRT  29 cpm  
    .

CalArk Starting Pay For Team Drivers

CalArk Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
43 cpm

CalArk requires 6 months experience

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
    .
  • Marten  52 cpm  
    .
  • MTS  44 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  43 cpm  
    .
  • CalArk  43 cpm  
    .
  • Celadon  42 cpm  
    .
  • CRST  33 cpm  
    .

CalArk Driver Benefits

Benefits:

  • Excellent Competitive Pay
  • Major Medical provided by Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Vision
  • Dental
  • 401k
  • Monthly Productivity Bonus
  • Driver Referral Incentive Program ($1,000 for each new hire)

CalArk Operations

Driving Opportunities At CalArk

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van

Route Types:

[["State","Hiring"],["US-AL",1],["US-AK",1],["US-AZ",1],["US-AR",1],["US-CA",1],["US-CO",1],["US-CT",1],["US-DE",1],["US-DC",1],["US-FL",1],["US-GA",1],["US-HI",1],["US-ID",1],["US-IL",1],["US-IN",1],["US-IA",1],["US-KS",1],["US-KY",1],["US-LA",1],["US-ME",1],["US-MD",1],["US-MA",1],["US-MI",1],["US-MN",1],["US-MS",1],["US-MO",1],["US-MT",1],["US-NE",1],["US-NV",1],["US-NH",1],["US-NJ",1],["US-NM",1],["US-NY",1],["US-NC",1],["US-ND",1],["US-OH",1],["US-OK",1],["US-OR",1],["US-PA",1],["US-RI",1],["US-SC",1],["US-SD",1],["US-TN",1],["US-TX",1],["US-UT",1],["US-VT",1],["US-VA",1],["US-WA",1],["US-WV",1],["US-WI",1],["US-WY",1]]

CalArk Operating Area

CalArk operates all 48 contiguous states

CalArk Company Terminal Locations

CalArk terminal locations
  • Taylor, MI
  • Laredo, TX
  • Hurricane Mills, TN
  • Shorewood, IL
  • Fontana, CA
  • Port Allen, LA
  • Sealy, TX
  • South Kearny, NJ
  • Springfield, OH
  • Stockbridge, GA

CalArk Yearly Revenues

CalArk: $134,225,000

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • Saia  $1.3B
    .
  • Cowan  $377.43M
    .
  • Navajo  $170M
    .
  • CalArk  $134.23M
    .
  • Hirschbach  $133.24M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

CalArk Drop And Hook Percentage

CalArk: 85%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • CalArk  85%
    .
  • Maverick  75%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • SRT  30%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  20%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

CalArk Company Policies

  • CalArk Home Time Options

    CalArk has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Home Time Weekly In:

    • AL
    • AR
    • IL
    • IN
    • KY
    • LA
    • MO
    • MS
    • OH
    • TN
    • East Texas
    • Parts of OK, GA, NC, SC
  • CalArk Rider Policy

    CalArk does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • CalArk Tuition Reimbursement

    CalArk does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • CalArk Pet Policy

    One small dog, with $300 pet deposit. Payable in installments.

CalArk Canadian Policies

CalArk does run service into Canada.

CalArk Company Equipment

CalArk Number Of Trucks

CalArk Number Of Trucks:
600 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Western Express  2,570
    .
  • Interstate  1,589
    .
  • CalArk  600
    .
  • Salmon  520
    .
  • Wil-Trans  200
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

CalArk Number Of Trailers

CalArk Number Of Trailers:
2,200 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • NFI  8,200
    .
  • CRST  7,300
    .
  • CalArk  2,200
    .
  • SRT  1,700
    .
  • CT  1,015
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

CalArk Governed Speed

CalArk Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • A&R  67 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • Ozark  65 mph
    .
  • Koch  64 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • CalArk  0 mph
    .

CalArk Tractor Brands

  • CalArk

  • CT

  • Koch

  • Millis

  • Smith

  • Watkins Shepard

  • Covenant

  • XPO

  • P&S

  • Paschall

  • Schaffer

  • Stevens

CalArk Transmission Types

CalArk has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Prime
    • May
    • K & B
    • Crete
    • Schaffer
    • SRT
  • Automatics
    • Averitt
    • Maverick
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Koch
    • Dillon
    • AAA Cooper
  • Mix Of Both
    • Jim Palmer
    • Dart
    • Ozark
    • Trimac
    • Melton
    • Schneider

CalArk APU Policy

CalArk has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Carter
    • Ozark
    • Celadon
    • Trimac
    • Wil-Trans
    • Marten
  • Without APU's
    • Crete
    • Smith
    • Super Service
    • Swift
    • Rush
    • Boyd Bros.
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

CalArk Company Training

  • Length Of Training At CalArk

    The training at CalArk will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • CalArk 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 CalArk

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At CalArk you will run solo after training.

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