R + L Carriers Company Review

R + L Carriers Company Overview

R + L Carriers company logo

In 1965, Ralph L. "Larry" Roberts I, was a teenager with aspirations of owning his own business. His dream became a reality with the purchase of a single truck he used to haul furniture. The business grew with the purchase of intrastate and interstate authority from Mayflower Moving and Storage, laying the foundation for the company now known as R+L Carriers.

The early 1980's brought deregulation to the trucking industry and opportunity to Larry Roberts, his family, and a team of dedicated employees.The company became incorporated in conjunction with the design of a new system that moved freight at unmatched transit times. The result was the birth of R+L TRANSFER, INC.

R+L now serves all 50 states plus Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and many Caribbean Islands. The company will continue to expand in direct response to our customers' needs.

R + L Carriers Corporate Headquarters

Map of R + L corporate headquarters
600 Gillam Rd
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 1-800-543-5589
Website: R + L Carriers

Getting Hired At R + L Carriers

R + L Carriers Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must have a CDL Class A with Hazmat, Tankers & Double/Triples endorsements
  • 1 yr driving experience with in last 3 years
  • Clean driving record
  • Must be able to bend, lift and stoop without difficulty
  • Knowledge of the area preferred
  • Previous warehouse & forklift exp in a fast paced, LTL environment preferred (for local P&D positions)
  • Minimum age 23
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI or DWI in last 5 years.

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R + L Hiring Area

R + L hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For R + L Carriers

R + L Minimum Hiring Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • P&S 23  
    .
  • Waggoners 23  
    .
  • Boyd Bros. 23  
    .
  • R + L 23  
    .
  • Hogan 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For R + L Carriers

R + L Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • R + L  12  
    .
  • Tango  12  
    .
  •  Roehl
    No Experience Required
  •  Prime
    No Experience Required
  •  Beelman
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required

R + L Carriers Driver Benefits

    Healthcare Package: Major Medical, Dental, and Vision Short-term Disability Life Insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Paid Vacation Paid Holidays Paid Personal/Sick Days

Three free employee resorts established exclusively for R+L employees and their families.

Employee contests with cash awards and vacation packages based on performance criteria and teamwork.

R + L Carriers Operations

Driving Opportunities At R + L Carriers

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams

Freight Types:

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Line-Haul
  • Intermodal
  • LTL
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R + L Operating Area

R + L operates all 48 contiguous states

R + L Carriers Terminal Locations

R + L Carriers terminal locations

R + L has 155 terminals. Here is a partial listing:

  • Panama City, FL
  • Sumter, SC
  • Kinston, NC
  • Tallahassee, FL
  • Dayton, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Gallipolis Ferry, WV
  • Strafford, MO
  • Tifton, GA
  • Memphis, TN
  • Roswell, NM
  • Mobile, AL
  • South Bend, IN
  • Springfield, MO
  • Greenwood, SC
  • Louisville, KY
  • Canton, OH
  • Charleston, SC
  • Tupelo, MS
  • Santa Rosa, CA
  • Washington, DC
  • Cordele, GA
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Sioux City, IA
  • Markham, IL
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Milton, FL
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Shelby, OH
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Yoskum, TX

R + L Yearly Miles

R + L: 291,986,818

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • US Xpress  616.6M
    .
  • Crete  539.06M
    .
  • Estes  425.56M
    .
  • ABF  343.23M
    .
  • R + L  291.99M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

R + L Company Policies

  • R + L Home Time Options

    R + L has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly

    R&L Class A team drivers will be out for 5 days, and home for 2 weekly. Pickup & Delivery and Linehaul drivers will be home daily.

  • R + L Rider Policy

    R + L does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • R + L Tuition Reimbursement

    R + L does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • R + L Pet Policy

    R + L does not allow pets.

R + L Company Equipment

R + L Number Of Trucks

R + L Number Of Trucks:
5,735 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • R + L  5,735
    .
  • TMC  2,417
    .
  • Stevens  2,150
    .
  • Rush  700
    .
  • Salmon  520
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

R + L Number Of Trailers

R + L Number Of Trailers:
8,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • US Xpress  22,000
    .
  • R + L  8,000
    .
  • Ozark  2,174
    .
  • Wilson  1,758
    .
  • CT  1,015
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

R + L Governed Speed

R + L Speed:
0 MPH

0
  • Millis  70 mph
    .
  • Covenant  65 mph
    .
  • Trimac  65 mph
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  65 mph
    .
  • PAM  64 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .
  • R + L  0 mph
    .

R + L Tractor Brands

  • R + L

  • Koch

  • CT

  • Lone Star

  • TransAm

  • Averitt

  • CalArk

  • Schneider

  • Paschall

  • Maverick

  • Carter

  • Wil-Trans

R + L Transmission Types

R + L has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • K & B
    • J.B. Hunt
    • MTS
    • Prime
    • May
    • SRT
  • Automatics
    • Koch
    • AAA Cooper
    • Averitt
    • Dillon
    • Carter
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Navajo
    • CRST
    • Dart
    • Wil-Trans
    • Ozark
    • Trimac

R + L APU Policy

R + L has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Koch
    • Carter
    • Navajo
    • Trimac
    • Maverick
    • Hirschbach
  • Without APU's
    • Falcon
    • Estes
    • Heartland
    • Roehl
    • JBS
    • Swift
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

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