Cassens Transport Company Company Review

Cassens Transport Company Company Overview

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In 1918, when Hans H. Wilkening's grandson, George Cassens, had his first opportunity to get involved with automobiles, the 38-year-old jumped at the chance and became a sub-dealer for John Brandes Garage in Marine, Illinois, selling a few of the new Reo automobiles to friends around Edwardsville, Hamel, and Worden. To help get through the Depression, George and his sons entered the trucking business by hauling milk for the Pevely Dairy. In 1931-1932, they expanded their hauling to include corn, apples and potatoes.

In 1931, the automobile dealers had to get their own cars from the manufacturers. George and his sons determined that they could save both time and money by having the automobiles shipped directly to them via trucks.

In 1957, Chrysler, who had purchased Dodge, was using 82 different automobile carriers and found dealing with that many haulers was cumbersome and inefficient. To remedy the situation, the automaker held a "Carrier Retention Meeting" to advise its carriers which of them would be retained for services and which would be released. Cassens was one of the lucky few that were retained.

In 1994, Cassens was selected as the carrier from the Chrysler Sterling Heights, Michigan, assembly plant. This required the addition of 150 new trucks to service the business. In 1999, Cassens continues its growth by adding two new shippers to its customer base by hauling for both Toyota from a terminal in Princeton, Indiana, and for Saturn from Wilmington, Delaware.

Cassens Transport Company Corporate Headquarters

Map of Cassens corporate headquarters
145 North Kansas
Avenal, NJ 07001
Phone: 618-656-3006
Website: Cassens Transport Company

Getting Hired At Cassens Transport Company

Cassens Transport Company Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must have a valid "A" CDL (Commercial Driver's License) from the applicant's state of residence.
  • Must have one year of truck driving experience with tractor-trailer equipment; or, be a graduate of an accredited truck driving school.
  • Must have a high school diploma, or GED.
  • Must meet or be able to meet all qualifications for drivers as enumerated in FMCSA regulations/
  • Must have no known record of a driving license suspension or revocation for more than 30 days during the 36 month period prior to the date of applicant's receipt of application for employment. Suspension must be a direct result of a conviction while operating a motor vehicle.
  • Must have no record of citation or conviction for the violations listed below during the 36 month period prior to the date of the applicant's receipt of application for employment:
    • - Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
    • - Refusal to take a test required by an implied consent of similar law(s).
    • - Violation of an "open container" or similar statute.
    • - Reckless homicide or involuntary manslaughter.
    • - Operating while under suspension or revocation.
    • - Leaving the scene of an accident or 'hit and run.'
    • - Use of a motor vehicle in the commission of a felony.
    • - Assault with a motor vehicle.
    • - Reckless driving or careless endangerment.
    • - Fleeing or eluding a police officer.
  • Must have no record of convictions for more than four motor vehicle violations (exclusive of those listed in requirement #7) during the 36 month period prior to the date of the applicant's receipt of application for employment. Two equipment (driver accountable) violations equal one moving violation.
  • Must have no record of convictions for more than two at-fault traffic accidents while operating a motor vehicle during the 36 month period prior to the date of the applicant's receipt of application for employment.
  • Must have no record of convictions in more than two at-fault moving vehicular violations, and more than two motor vehicle moving violations during the 36 month period prior to the date of the applicant's receipt of application for employment.
  • Must be able and willing to work a varied schedule during any seven day period; and, be able and willing to work 70 hours in any given consecutive eight day period.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Must have no record of citation or conviction for driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs during the 3-year period prior.


Cassens Hiring Area

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Missouri
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee

Minimum Hiring Age For Cassens Transport Company

Cassens Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Waggoners 23  
  • Lone Star 22  
  • Cassens 21  
  • Swift 21  
  • Gypsum 21  
  • Estes 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Cassens Transport Company

Cassens Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Venture  12  
  • A&R  6  
  •  Cassens
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Beelman
    No Experience Required
  •  CRST
    No Experience Required

Cassens Transport Company Driver Benefits

Cassens drivers receive full coverage Teamster health, welfare and pension benefits. We pay according to the Teamster's National Master Automobile Transporters Agreement.

Cassens Transport Company Operations

Driving Opportunities At Cassens Transport Company

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Car Hauler

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • Dedicated

Cassens Operating Area

Cassens Transport Company Terminal Locations

Cassens Transport Company terminal locations
  • Aurora, IL
  • Belvidere, IL
  • Hegewich, IL
  • Lafayette, IN
  • Princeton, IN
  • Kansas City, KS
  • Georgetown, KY
  • Annapolis Junction, MD
  • Detroit, MI
  • Warren, MI
  • Sterling Heights, MI
  • Claycomo, MO
  • Newark, NJ
  • Niagara, NY
  • Marysville, OH
  • Avon Lake, OH
  • Toledo, OH
  • Warren, OH
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Smyrna, TN

Cassens Yearly Miles

Cassens: 79,203,250

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • Werner  923.29M
  • Schneider  705.6M
  • Cassens  79.2M
  • K & B  78.32M
  • A. Duie Pyle  52.39M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Cassens Company Policies

  • Cassens Home Time Options

    Cassens has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly

    Average trip is 300 miles. Most drivers will be home nightly or every other night.

  • Cassens Rider Policy

    Cassens does not allow anyone to ride along.
  • Cassens Tuition Reimbursement

    Cassens does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Cassens Pet Policy

    Cassens does not allow pets.

Cassens Canadian Policies

Cassens does service Canada, with terminals in London and Windsor, Ontario.

Cassens Company Equipment

Cassens Number Of Trucks

Cassens Number Of Trucks:
1,371 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • Averitt  4,484
  • Central Transport  3,918
  • TMC  2,417
  • Cassens  1,371
  • Venture  579
  • Lynden  198

Cassens Number Of Trailers

Cassens Number Of Trailers:
1,160 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • Swift  70,802
  • Schneider  49,850
  • Werner  24,000
  • MVT  6,000
  • Cassens  1,160
  • Wil-Trans  300

Cassens Governed Speed

Cassens Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • MTS  68 mph
  • Ozark  65 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Swift  62 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Cassens  0 mph

Cassens Tractor Brands

  • Cassens

  • CT

  • TransAm

  • Carter

  • P&S

  • CRST

  • Gypsum

  • Watkins Shepard

  • K & B

  • Decker

  • Trimac

  • Lone Star

Cassens Transmission Types

Cassens has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Prime
    • MTS
    • J.B. Hunt
    • K & B
    • Schaffer
    • Hunt
  • Automatics
    • Averitt
    • Watkins Shepard
    • AAA Cooper
    • Millis
    • Dillon
    • Maverick
  • Mix Of Both
    • Jim Palmer
    • Dart
    • Schneider
    • TMC
    • CRST
    • Wil-Trans

Cassens APU Policy

Cassens has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Prime
    • Celadon
    • Koch
    • Wil-Trans
    • Paschall
    • Maverick
  • Without APU's
    • FirstFleet
    • Dart
    • Hunt
    • Venture
    • Groendyke
    • US Xpress
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

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