Watkins & Shepard Trucking offers less-than-truckload (LTL) and truckload freight hauling throughout the US from about 20 terminals, mainly west of the Rockies. (LTL carriers consolidate cargo from multiple shippers into a single trailer.) The company's fleet consists of about 630 tractors and 1,600 trailers. Standard dry vans account for the majority of the company's trailers; Watkins & Shepard also uses flatbed trailers.
In addition, the company arranges intermodal transportation, which involves hauling freight by multiple methods, such as road and rail. CEO Ray Kuntz and president Steve Williamson own Watkins & Shepard, which was founded in 1974 as Stan Watkins Trucking.
Watkins Shepard offers a full paid CDL training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:
The training at Watkins Shepard will last approximately 2 weeks.
Two weeks of onsite training then you go solo.
You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.
You are dispatched as a solo driver during training with Watkins Shepard
Training is done in the classroom and locally on the road and with trainers during the day.
At Watkins Shepard you will run solo after training.
Case-by-case. Work history, motor vehicle history, and criminal history as a whole.
DUI must be over 5 years old
Watkins Shepard hires from all 48 contiguous states
Mileage and safety bonus
Watkins Shepard operates all 48 contiguous states
Watkins Shepard has the following home time options available:
Depending on location, drivers average 2 weeks out
Eligible after probation period, 90 days for recent grads 30 days for drivers with over 6 months experience.
1 dog per driver, $500 deposit, no size limits. Eligible after probation period, 90 days for recent grads 30 days for drivers with over 6 months experience.
As long as you have a CDL-A Watkins-Shepard can get you working without private sector driving experience. They pay their drivers on a sliding scale depending on their years of driving experience and your recent verifiable driving experience with the Military counts towards that time.
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