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Midwest Coast Transport Dispatching Policies

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Can a new driver run regional or dedicated right after school?

This depends entirely on a drivers home location. If a driver lives in a high freight area, generally a regional or dedicated position opens up early on. However, those who do not live in freight reliable areas may not ever get a regional or dedicated position.

Will there be any NYC? How soon would a new solo driver be expected to go there?

While MCT does have freight going to or from NYC, it is very rare and drivers going into NYC are paid extra.

Are you forced dispatch? Is the driver given any options for different loads?

Company drivers are forced dispatched. Lease drivers and owner operators are not forced dispatched.

Midwest Coast Transport Dispatching Policies

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How often can I expect to be home? For how long at a time?

Drivers earn 1 day off for each week out. Minimum time out while OTR is 3 weeks and maximum home time is 4 days. Most drivers at Midwest Coast Transport stay regionally and are home weekly or bi-weekly.

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

Approximately 75% of freight is drop and hook.

TruckingTruth's View On MCT's Dispatching Policies

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There isn’t much of a hometime policy at MCT because each driver typically receives a unique regional or dedicated position fairly quickly. OTR drivers, however, are required to stay on the road for a minimum of 3 weeks. This is very typical of OTR carriers. If you live near a major city, chances are you’ll be offered a regional or dedicated position fairly quickly once going solo.

Midwest Coast Transport Company Policies

Do you allow pets?

Yes, drivers can have one dog or cat on their truck under 40lbs. A $1,000 deposit is required and may be payroll deducted over a 6 week period.

What is the company's rider policy?

Drivers may have 1 rider at least 12 years of age or older.

TruckingTruth's View On Midwest Coast Transport's Company Policies

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Midwest Coast Transport is one of the few carriers that still has a pet policy. While the $1,000 deposit is a bit on the pricey side, they are one of the few carriers you can consider if having a pet is necessary for you. Please keep in mind, you will not be allowed to have your pet with you during CDL school or company training. A pet is only allowed after going solo.

MCT Company Driver Opportunities

MCT Company Driver Opportunities

MCT is a lease only company. If you do not wish to lease a truck, you may drive a truck owned by an owner operator with trucks leased to MCT.

What divisions do you have? (local, dedicated, regional, tanker, flatbed, reefer)

While the dry van fleet is the largest division, a refrigerated fleet also exists. In addition, there are quite a few dedicated and regional opportunities available, although local positions are rare.

MCT Equipment

What kind of trucks do you have?

A very wide variety of trucks are available from Volvo to Kenworth and Freightliner to Peterbilt. Company drivers will be assigned equipment while those who choose to lease can pick from a list of equipment.

Do you run electronic logs?

Yes, all drivers use electronic logging system.

What are your trucks governed at?

Trucks are restricted to 63mph.

Do you have APU units?

No, APU units are not installed on trucks but all trucks come with power inverters. Acceptable idle time is generally 40% of the total engine run time with exceptions for extreme weather conditions.

TruckingTruth's View On MCT's Equipment

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As with most companies of its size, equipment appears to be well taken care of and regularly replaced. However, since all trucks are owned by lease operators and owner operators, individual truck condition will depend on how well each individual O/O or L/O is taking care of the equipment.

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