Smith Transport Company Review

Smith Transport Company Overview

Smith Transport company logo

The founder and owner of Smith Transport, Mr. Barry F. Smith, at age 16, began his own business by contracting the hauling of milk and cream from dairies in the region. At age eighteen, he began his long-haul career in trucking as an Independent Contractor.

While operating his own unit, Mr. Smith also managed a fleet of five trucks for his father. Barry also began to learn the planning, organizing, directing, and controlling a fleet of trucks. With this experience in hand, Mr. Smith set out on a new entrepreneurial endeavor by purchasing and refurbishing long-haul tractors. This was the beginning of the transportation element of the business.

The company has grown from operating five tractors to nearly 1000 units. Warehousing space now approaches 2,000,000 square feet.

Smith Transport Corporate Headquarters

Map of Smith corporate headquarters
153 Smith Transport Rd.
Roaring Springs, PA 16673
Phone: 1-800-877-1173
Website: Smith Transport

Getting Hired At Smith Transport

Smith Transport Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • 21 Years of Age
  • Have at least 1 - Year Recent OTR Experience.
  • No More Than 1 Ticket in the Past 12 Months.
  • No More Than 3 Tickets in the Last 3 Years.
  • No More Than 1 Preventable Accident in the Last Year.
  • No DUI Offenses in the Last 5 Years.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    No information at this time
  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    Smith does not allow any DUI's

Smith Hiring Area

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Smith Transport Driver Pay

Company Drivers:

Base Pay:

Loaded or Empty Solos up to $.41 cpm

Monthly Bonuses:

You’ll be able to earn more money in the monthly bonus program. If you have a down month for one reason or another; you can recover and make a bonus the very next month. No more waiting on quarterly bonuses.

  • 10,000 miles $.01cpm
  • 10,500 miles $.02cpm
  • 11,000 miles $.03cpm
  • 12,000 miles $.04cpm

Stop Off Pay:

  • First Stop.....$20
  • Second Stop.....$30
  • Any Additional Stop.....$40

Layover Pay:

$96.00 after 24 hours

Detention Pay:

$16.00/hour (Paid in 15 minute increments after 1 hours; $84.00 maximum)

Short Haul Pay:

  • 1 to 50 miles $.60 additional pay per mile.
  • 51-100 miles $.40 additional pay per mile.
  • 101- 200 miles $.12 additional pay per mile.
  • 201 to 300 miles $.05 additional pay per mile.

Dedicated Positions:

Bedford Shorthaul

Home weekends, and 1-2 nights per week, Must live within 40 miles of Bedford, PA. Candidate will deliver freight to Harrisburg Pa, Philadelphia, Pa and Baltimore, MD.

Chicago, IL

Home Daily, Must live within 25 miles of Chicago, IL.

Appleton, WI

Home Daily, Must live within 25 miles of Appleton, WI.

Delmar, NY

Home Daily, Must live within 30 miles of Delmar, NY.

Regional Tanker Drivers:

Hourly base pay

Variable Home Time

Bonus Incentives:

This incentive is payable on total number of hours worked in the previous 30-day payroll period up to $500 maximum per month or $2.00 per hour. This incentive will take effect after the 30-day probationary period. This incentive will be paid as long as the driver is an active driver.

  • No Chargeable Accidents/Incidents - $.50/hour
  • No Citations or Violations - $.50/hour
  • No Log Book Violations - $.50/hour
  • Minimum Required Hours - $.50/hour

This position is only available in the PA and WV areas at this time.

Tanker Endorsement Necessary

No Hazmat Endorsement Needed

Smith Transport Driver Benefits

  • Medical/Prescription
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • 401k
  • Life Insurance (including Accidental Death & Dismemberment)
  • Short Term Disability


Legal spouse - If your spouse works (regardless of the amount of hours) and coverage is offered by the employer (regardless of the type or price of the coverage) they cannot be on the Medical/Prescription plan

Children & Stepchildren under 19

  • Full-time students can be covered up to age 25 for the Medical & Vision plans and up to age 23 for the Dental plans - with proof of full-time enrollment in a high school, trade school or college
  • Dependents ages 19-26 can be covered under the medical/prescription plan if they do not have coverage available through an employer - with Dependent Employment Verification Form completed
  • Your benefits (Life/Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance, Short Term Disability, Medical/Prescription, Dental & Vision) will become effective the first of the month following your 90th day of employment.
  • You are eligible to enroll in the 401(k) plan on the first of the month following your 6 months of employment.

401(k) Plan: AmeriServ

You will become eligible to participate in the plan the first of the month following your 6 months of employment with the company.

The company will match $0.25 per $1.00, up to 3% of your gross earnings.

Company-Paid Insurance Benefits

**Please note: We do not offer additional coverage.**

Life Insurance Policy:

  • $15,000 - Employee
  • $2,000 - Spouse
  • $1,000 - Dependents under the age of 19

Accidental Death & Dismemberment:

  • $30,000 - Employee
  • $4,000 - Spouse
  • $2,000 - Dependents under the age of 19

Short Term Disability:

Could pay the employee up to $250 per week (pre-tax) for up to 26 weeks. This is in the event of a sickness, surgery, injury (non-work related) or maternity leave extending past the unpaid 8-day waiting period.

Smith Transport Operations

Driving Opportunities At Smith Transport

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Chemical Tanker

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated

Smith Transport's Driving Opportunities In Detail

You can join Smith Transport as a Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Single or Team driver.

You can choose to operate in the weekly fleet and be home every week or choose to be a part of the over-the-road fleet and work for 12 days and go home for the weekend.


Smith Operating Area

  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • New Hampshire
  • New Hampshire
  • New York
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Smith Transport Terminal Locations

Smith Transport terminal locations
  • Roaring Springs, PA
  • Remington, IN
  • Ellenwood, GA

Smith Yearly Miles

Smith: 72,353,235

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • TransAm  131M
  • Millis  81M
  • K & B  78.32M
  • Smith  72.35M
  • Venture  59.11M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Smith Company Policies

  • Smith Home Time Options

    Smith has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Weekly or bi-weekly home time.

  • Smith Rider Policy

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

    Smith does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Smith Pet Policy

    Smith does not allow pets.

Smith Company Equipment

Smith Number Of Trucks

Smith Number Of Trucks:
658 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • Saia  3,459
  • Boyd Bros.  1,050
  • Smith  658
  • Salmon  520
  • Gypsum  512
  • Lynden  198

Smith Number Of Trailers

Smith Number Of Trailers:
0 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • Schneider  49,850
  • Gardner  4,001
  • A. Duie Pyle  1,900
  • P&S  1,800
  • Wil-Trans  300
  • Smith  0

Smith Governed Speed

Smith Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • Maverick  65 mph
  • Covenant  65 mph
  • Transport America  64 mph
  • Interstate  63 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Smith  0 mph

Smith Tractor Brands

  • Smith

  • Marten

  • Hunt

  • J.B. Hunt

  • Covenant

  • Schneider

  • Navajo

  • Lone Star

  • Maverick

  • Western Express

  • A&R

  • Gypsum

Smith Transmission Types

Smith has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • May
    • Hunt
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Covenant
    • SRT
    • Lone Star
  • Automatics
    • Millis
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Dillon
    • Carter
    • Maverick
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • Dart
    • Melton
    • Wil-Trans
    • Schneider
    • Trimac
    • Navajo

Smith APU Policy

Smith has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Carter
    • Marten
    • Hirschbach
    • Ozark
    • Jim Palmer
    • Lone Star
  • Without APU's
    • Eagle
    • Dillon
    • Transport America
    • May
    • Ward
    • A&R
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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