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Star Transportation Inc. Review And Profile

Star Transportation

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 Terminal Locations

Star Transportation operates the main terminal from their corporate headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. Additional terminal locations are located in the following areas:

  • Atlanta, Georgia
  • Knoxville, Tennessee
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Orlando, Florida

Star Transportation Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • Have a valid Class A CDL
  • Must have graduated from a qualified truck driving school within last 12 months (min. 120-hr curriculum) or have recent truck driving experience
  • Must be at least 21 yrs of age
  • Student applicants must have graduated from an approved truck driving school within the last three months.
  • Student applicants, if they have any OTR experience at all, should be less than three months.
  • No more than 3 moving violations in past 3 yrs (no reckless driving in past 3 yrs)

Star Transportation Hiring & Operating Areas

Star Transportation Hiring Area

Star Transportation hires from the following areas:

  • Alabama: North of I-20
  • Arkansas: East of US 49
  • Florida: East of Tallahassee & North of Tampa / Melbourne
  • Illinois: Chicago metro area
  • Mississippi: North of Hwy 82
  • North Carolina: West of I-95
  • South Carolina: West of I-95
  • Virginia: West of I-95
Operating Area

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.

Star Transportation Minimum Hiring Requirements Cont.

  • No more than 1 preventable accident in motor vehicle in last 3 yrs
  • No drug/violent felony convictions within past 10 yrs. No current parole or arrest warrants
  • No license suspensions in the last 12 months—no more than one in last 3 yrs
  • No speeding citations of 15 mph or above in last 12 months
  • No DUI, drug/alcohol-related motor vehicle incidents in last 5 yrs (no more than 1 total and none as a CDL-endorsed driver)
  • Must pass drug test, DOT/Covenant physical and Covenant Physical Aptitude Test and meet DOT driving standards

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 Training & Freight

Company Training Duration

Driver training generally lasts 2 to 4 weeks long

Forced To Team After Training?

Drivers can choose whether to join the solo or team division.

Type Of Freight

Star Transportation uses 53ft dry van trailers.

Star Transportation Driver Pay & Benefits

Star Transportation Truck

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.


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.

Star Transportation Policies

  • Tuition Reimbursement

    Tuition reimbursement is not being offered at this time.

  • Hometime Policy

    Drivers typically are home every other week and usually every weekend, but this can vary depending on your exact location.

  • Canada Border Crossing Policy

    Drivers are not required to cross into Canada.

  • New York City Dispatch

    Star Transportation does not have NYC freight.

  • Rider And Pet Policy

    Drivers are allowed to have approved riders in the truck with them and a pet is also allowed with a non-refundable pet deposit.

  • Team Opportunities

    While Star Transportation doesn't have a large team freight division, team driving opportunities exist for those who desire to drive a team truck.

Star Transportation Policies

Star Transportation Truck
Hazardous Materials

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.

Drop And Hook

30% of freight is drop and hook.

Forced Dispatch

Company drivers are forced dispatched.

Star Transportation Policies

  • Local / Regional / Dedicated Opportunities

    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.

  • Average Age Of Equipment

    On average, trucks are less than 2.5 years old.

  • Transmission Type

    10 speed manual transmissions.

  • Speed Of Trucks

    The majority of trucks are set at 65mph.

  • APU / Idle Policy

    Some trucks are equipped with APU's but the majority of trucks are not. Drivers may idle their trucks during rest periods.

  • Electronic / Paper Logs

    The company is currently in the process of switching all trucks to electronic logs.

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