Star Transportation Inc. is an irregular route, dry van truckload carrier headquartered in Nashville, TN. Founded in 1980, Star currently operates a fleet of 600 tractors. Star is registered to operate in the continental 48 states and Canada but primary lanes are east of Dallas, TX.
Star Transportation operates the main terminal from their corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional terminal locations are located in the following areas:
Contact a recruiter for a complete list of requirements regarding driving and criminal records. If you are disqualified at driver orientation for something you did not disclose ahead of time, you will be responsible for your own transportation home.
Star Transportation hires from the following areas:
While Star Transportation is licensed to operate throughout the United States and Canada, the majority of their freight stays in the Southeast, primarily east of Dallas, TX.
Driver training generally lasts 2 to 4 weeks long
Drivers can choose whether to join the solo or team division.
Star Transportation uses 53ft dry van trailers.
During training, students will receive 13cpm. Once you go solo, the starting pay is 28cpm with a raise to 30 cpm after 6 months and another raise to 31cpm after one year. You will then receive a 1cpm raise for each consecutive year you remain employed up to 45cpm.
NOTE - All companies pay a little differently. It's best to compare the payscale with other similar companies like:
After 90 days of employment you will be eligible to participate in the group discount dental, vision, health and life insurance plans as well as holiday pay. After 1 year, you will become eligible for 401k and paid vacation time.
Tuition reimbursement is not being offered at this time.
Drivers typically are home every other week and usually every weekend, but this can vary depending on your exact location.
Drivers are allowed to have approved riders in the truck with them and a pet is also allowed with a non-refundable pet deposit.
While Star Transportation doesn't have a large team freight division, team driving opportunities exist for those who desire to drive a team truck.
Drivers are not required to cross into Canada.
Star Transportation does not have NYC freight.
A hazardous materials endorsement is not required, but is strongly encouraged. Drivers receive additional pay for transporting hazardous materials which is less than 2% of freight.
30% of freight is drop and hook.
Company drivers are forced dispatched.
The main operating area for Start Transportation is in the Southeast United States. Those living in the Star hiring area can expect to remain regionalized the majority of the time.
On average, trucks are less than 2.5 years old.
10 speed manual transmissions.
The majority of trucks are set at 65mph.
Some trucks are equipped with APU's but the majority of trucks are not. Drivers may idle their trucks during rest periods.
The company is currently in the process of switching all trucks to electronic logs.
Remember, you should always explore as many options as possible before deciding on a company.