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Health Insurance And Benefits

YRC Freight offers the usual medical, dental, vision plans, including family, but at no cost to the driver.

Additional Info About Benefits

How long until you qualify for benefits?

Drivers are eligible for benefits in 90 days.

What is the average cost of benefits?

There is no cost for benefits, including family.

What about vacation time?

2 weeks annually.

TruckingTruth's Thoughts About YRC Freight's Pay And Benefits

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YRC Freight offers not only exceptional pay for first-year drivers, but also is unique in that they also provide health insurance programs for both the driver and their family at no charge.

Dispatching Policies

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

YRC only runs terminal to terminal regional or team to the west, so most drivers will have regional jobs.

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


Additional Dispatching Policies

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

YRC Freight drivers are force dispatched, there are no options for loads.

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

Normally, YRC drivers will be out for 5 days or so, and off for 2 1/2 days weekly. Paid hotels, except for team/sleeper drivers. Pickup % delivery drivers are home nightly.

What percentage of freight is drop and hook?

100% of the freight is drop and hook.

YRC Freight Company Policies

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Do you allow pets?

Pets are not allowed.

What is the company’s rider policy?

Riders are not allowed.

YRC Freight Driving Opportunities

Do you have a leasing program, and will I be persuaded or incentivized to lease?

No, YRC does not have a leasing program.

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

Exclusively LTL freight dry van doubles.

TruckingTruth's Notes On YRC Freight Policies And Driving Opportunities

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YRC freight offers great home time opportunities, with a no pets/no riders policy, but also no NYC.

Opportunities through the YRC company-sponsored program are pretty straight-forward. Drivers will be based at the Chicago, IL terminal running regional linehaul routes.

YRC Freight Equipment

What kind of trucks do you have?

Mostly Volvo day-cabs. Some Peterbilt and Kenworth.

Do you run electronic logs?


What are your trucks governed at?

Trucks are restricted to 65 mph.

Do you have APU units?


TruckingTruth's view on YRC Freight's Equipment

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Because of the nature of the freight that YRC hauls, most of their tractors are day cabs, and most loads will be dry van doubles.

They don't yet use electronic logs, but drivers generally won't be in any danger of running out of hours with regular set routes.

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