Interstate was founded in 1933 by Robert "Bob" McLean. Bob began with a partner and one truck that moved produce and lumber products regionally in the Northwest. As opportunities opened up, Bob was able to grow his fleet of trucks and expand the range of his business into the Western States. As soon as they were old enough, Bob's four sons joined him in various roles in the business, eventually taking the company over from their father in the 1980's. During the Deregulation years, the company grew quickly and continued its expansion across the lower 48 States.
In May 2011, Interstate was acquired by Saltchuk, a privately owned family investment company based in the Pacific NW. Saltchuk consists of diversified transportation and petroleum companies; the acquisition of Interstate gave Saltchuk their first "Trucking" company.
Regional drivers work around Interstate terminals in Tacoma, WA, Fontana, CA, Dallas, TX, and Nashville, TN, and hometime is 5-7 days out / 34 hour restart, 10-days out/ 34 hour restart to 2 days.
OTR jobs are 18-21 days out / 3 days home.
Interstate Distributor also offers part-time (Runs are 4 On/ 4 Off, 7 On / 7 Off, or 14 On / 7 Off) and on-call "casual" positions that take as little as 1 load per month.
Reefer jobs run the 11 Western states.
Canadian fleet schedule and home time is flexible, with weekly home time available. Drivers receive $50 additional pay for crossing the border each way. A current passport or enhanced driver's license is required.
Interstate operates all 48 contiguous states
Interstate has the following home time options available:
Interstate operates regional as well as OTR routes, so some drivers can get home weekly.
Riders are allowed, with permission. A small fee to cover the costs of an insurance policy that is provided to protect the rider.
Interstate allows a maximum of 2 pets in a truck. You will sign a Pet Agreement prior to having the Pet(s) on the truck. They do have space at our yards for your four-legged passengers to stay while you are inside completing business, rather than leaving them in the truck. There are restrictions on the pets that are allowed.
Interstate Distributor runs a fleet specifically to service Canada.
The Military to Commercial Driver training program is geared toward assisting military veterans transitioning from the military to the civilian work force, utilizing their military training and experience. The program will be used to assist veterans that have experience driving military vehicles but may or may not possess a CDL Class A.Interstate Distributor Military to CDL Details
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