Premier Transportation Company Review

Premier Transportation Company Overview

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Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Premier Transportation is an Irregular Route Common and Contract Carrier which specializes in providing integrated transportation and logistics solutions to the retail and consumer products industries nationwide.

Premier Transportation Corporate Headquarters

Map of Premier corporate headquarters
323 Cash Memorial Blvd
Forest Park, GA 30297
Phone: 1-800-927-6460
Website: Premier Transportation

Getting Hired At Premier Transportation

Premier Transportation Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Have reached their 22nd birthday
  • Be able to read and speak the English language
  • Pass a driver's D.O.T. physical
  • Successfully pass a controlled substance test in accordance with the FMCSR..
  • Be physically able to assist with loading and/or unloading freight.
  • Have no positive test result for a controlled substance or alcohol test required by Part 382 of the FMCSR, or violated the "prohibitions" contained in Subpart B within the previous 5 years..
  • Have no more than 2 moving violations in the previous 12 months, or 3 in the previous 36 months.
  • Have not been convicted or forfeited bond for Reckless Driving in the previous 36 months.
  • Have not been involved in a preventable rear-ended accident in the previous 36 months
  • Have not been involved in more than 2 preventable accidents in the previous 36 months.
  • Not have a license suspension, revocation or denials for moving violations within the previous 36 months.
  • Possess only one current, valid, non-restricted (other than glasses, hearing aid) Class A CDL.
  • Have not been involved in a preventable rollover accident in the previous 36 months.
  • Provide documents as to the nature, cost, and extent of any injury to be considered if involved in a preventable D.O.T. reportable accident within the previous 36 months.
  • Not have any felony convictions within the previous 10 years. Any other criminal convictions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • Must not be addicted to or use narcotics of any kind.
  • Have no disqualification (or convicted of violations identified in the FMCSR Part 383.51 Disqualification of Drivers) from driving commercial vehicles in the previous 36 months. However, there are some disqualifications in Part 383.51 that may render the applicant ineligible for consideration if having occurred within the previous 10 years and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
  • HAVE MINIMUM EXPERIENCE: 6 months within the previous 5 years of verifiable experience operating a Class A (combination tractor/trailer) commercial motor vehicle with GVWR of 80,000 pounds or more. Experience Credit may be given for receiving certification from an approved driving school and/or defensive driving course. Successfully complete Driver Orientation Programs.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No felonies within the past 10 years. Any other criminal convictions will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Have not been convicted of any substance or alcohol related offense within the previous 5 years.


Premier Hiring Area

Minimum Hiring Age For Premier Transportation

Premier Minimum Hiring Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Lone Star 22  
  • Premier 22  
  • Tango 22  
  • Gypsum 21  
  • Melton 21  
  • Swift 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Premier Transportation

Premier Minimum Experience:
6 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Premier  6  
  •  MCT
    No Experience Required
  •  Werner
    No Experience Required
  •  Super Service
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  CR England
    No Experience Required

Premier Transportation Driver Pay

First-year Premier drivers average $950/week. Tenured drivers average $1150/week.

Premier Transportation will guarantee new company drivers $875/week in wages for the first 3 months of active employment. This begins the first full week following the week in which an employee pulls their first load.

Premier Average Weekly Pay

Premier Average Weekly Pay:
$950 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
  • Lone Star  $1,200  
  • Watkins Shepard  $1,154  
  • Dart  $1,100  
  • May  $1,050  
  • Premier  $950  
  • Covenant  $780  

Premier Transportation Driver Benefits

  • Detention Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Stop Off Pay
  • Comprehensive Insurance: Medical, Dental, Prescription, Life
  • Optional Insurance: Disability, Extra Life
  • Generous 401K matching
  • $1,000 - $5000 Sign-on Bonus (**Bonus depends on location)
  • $1,000 Annual Longevity Bonus
  • $100 Clean Inspection Bonus (Unlimited)
  • $100 Monthly Safety Bonus
  • $130 per quarter (up to $520/yr) Wellness Program
  • $500 Driver Referral Bonus (Unlimited)
  • Entrance into Safe Driver of the Year Drawing of $10,000

Premier Transportation Operations

Driving Opportunities At Premier Transportation

Driver Types:

Freight Types:

Route Types:


Premier Operating Area

Premier Transportation Terminal Locations

Premier Transportation terminal locations
  • Mulberry, FL
  • Cedar Hill.TX
  • Wilson, NC
  • Nashville, TN
  • Grove City, OH
  • Madison, AL
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Monroe, MI
  • Fisherville, VA
  • Newnan, GA
  • Franklin, KY
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Nashville, TN
  • Evansville, IN
  • Bloomfield, CT
  • Lacey, WA
  • Lugoff, SC
  • University Park, IL
  • Montgomery, AL
  • Frankfort, IN
  • Macon, GA
  • Tifton, GA
  • Wilson, NC
  • Lakeland, FL
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Pendleton, IN
  • Savannah, GA
  • Ocala, FL
  • Gainesville, GA
  • Kankakee, IL
  • Chicopee, MA

Premier Yearly Miles

Premier: 96,000,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • TMC  210.07M
  • Premier  96M
  • JBS  61.84M
  • Venture  59.11M
  • A. Duie Pyle  52.39M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Premier Company Policies

  • Premier Home Time Options

    Premier has the following home time options available:

  • Premier Rider Policy

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

    Premier does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Premier Pet Policy

    Premier does not allow pets.

Premier Company Equipment

Premier Number Of Trucks

Premier Number Of Trucks:
971 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • Jack Cooper  6,400
  • NEMF  1,364
  • Maverick  1,200
  • Premier  971
  • Estenson  894
  • Lynden  198

Premier Number Of Trailers

Premier Number Of Trailers:
0 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • ODFL  19,400
  • Averitt  12,500
  • Covenant  7,000
  • Melton  1,600
  • Wil-Trans  300
  • Premier  0

Premier Governed Speed

Premier Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Navajo  65 mph
  • Melton  65 mph
  • Transport America  64 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Premier  0 mph

Premier Tractor Brands

  • Premier

  • Prime

  • P&S

  • Werner

  • Jim Palmer

  • May

  • Knight

  • Hirschbach

  • SRT

  • Carter

  • Stevens

  • A&R

Premier Transmission Types

Premier has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Hunt
    • Covenant
    • Schaffer
    • May
    • MTS
  • Automatics
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
    • AAA Cooper
    • Dillon
    • Koch
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • Navajo
    • XPO
    • Ozark
    • Melton
    • Trimac
    • Jim Palmer

Premier APU Policy

Premier has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Hirschbach
    • Marten
    • Prime
    • Stevens
    • Melton
    • Trimac
  • Without APU's
    • Central Transport
    • Interstate
    • MTS
    • Groendyke
    • CR England
    • Rush
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC

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