CDL Class A Dry Van Drivers - Solo & Team at CARTER EXPRESS

Williford, AR 72482

53 foot dry van trailers; some reefer trailers in Anderson only

Carter Express drivers run regional and/or dedicated routes. Each terminal route mix is different based on customer base. Regional drivers work 5 days per week and are home 2 days per week. Regional route drivers can expect to be away from home 1 to 3 nights per week on average. Regional drivers average 2 round trip out and back routes within their 5 day work week.

Our fleet average is 2,500 miles per week for solo drivers. Our aggressive drivers are running upwards of 3,300 miles per week. Team drivers are averaging 5,000 to 6,000 miles per week.


  • Plan Administrator Group & Pension Administrators (GPA)
  • Drivers become eligible for benefits within 90 days of hire date
  • All benefits are ala carte ; drivers select the benefits they want
  • Medical Plans 3 programs to choose from (HSA, HRA & Traditional); Employee contribution range is $31 per week to $60 per week (for non-smokers); $39 per week to $76 per week (for smokers); Spouse, children and family members can be added to medical plan
  • Other benefits include dental, vision, life insurance, 401k retirement savings (managed by Merrill Lynch; company match program $1 for $1 for first 2%, 50 cents on the $1 for next 2%), short term disability, long term disability
  • Paid Vacations 1 week paid vacation after 1 year; 2 weeks paid vacation after 3 years; 3 weeks paid vacation after 10 years; vacation pay is 1/52 of the past 52 weeks gross pay
  • Paid Holiday 2 paid holiday; Thanksgiving and Christmas; Holiday pay is $125 per holiday

Accessorial Pays:

  • Detention Pay - $15 per hour after 2 hours; Maximum $100
  • Breakdown Pay - $15 per hour after 2 hours; Maximum $100
  • Layover Pay - $100 if driver must sit for 24 hours waiting on load (12 hours for team operations)
  • Stop Pay - $12.50 per extra stops (all stops above 1)

Pay Rate Schedule:

Regional Solo Drivers
Past T/T Driving Experience Pay Per Mile

0 to 6 months .3750
6 months to 2 years .4150
2 to 3 years .4200
3 to 4 years .4250
4 to 5 years .4300
5 to 7 years .4350
7 to 10 years .4400
10+ years .4450

Note: Anderson drivers have access to deliver reefer freight with a 5 cents per mile premium

Regional Team Drivers
Rate Per Driver

0 to 2 years.2675
2 to 4 years.2700
4 to 5 years.2725
5 to 7 years.2775
7 to 10 years.2800
10+ years.2825

Note: Anderson Team Drivers have access to deliver reefer freight with a 2.5 cents per mile premium

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 6 months Recent, Verifiable CDL experience in past 36 months
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Minimum 21 years of age
  • Valid Class A CDL license
  • Schedule flexibility
  • Attractive driving record - safety-minded
  • Commitment to provide world-class customer service
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact professionally with the customers and co-workers alike

Orientation Program:

  • New Driver Orientation is 3 days; typically Monday through Wednesday
  • Orientation pay is $275 plus $225 for transition pay for a total of $500
  • Carter Express is a 2 week payroll holdback company. Orientation and transition pay ($500 total) is paid the 1st Friday after orientation week
  • Mileage and accessorial pays are paid the 3rd Friday after orientation week. Then, every Friday after that is a pay day.

Pet Policy:

Carter Express does not, currently, have a pet policy.

Passenger Program:

Drivers may take a passenger with them after 90 days on the job. Rules for taking a passenger include
(1) securing a passenger permit from Driver Manager; (2) passenger must be 12 years old or older; (3) driver must secure a passenger insurance policy ($25 per week) to cover medical expense should passenger need medical treatment due to an accident (Note: insurance policy is available through our insurance provider and can be payroll deducted)

Equipment Specs:

  • Freightliner and Volvo tractors
  • Average age of tractors is 2.5 years old
  • Daycabs and Condo Sleepers
  • 100% Automatic Transmissions
  • Newer models have APU s
  • Road speed governors at 65 mph for 1st year; 67 foot/68 cruise in 2nd year
  • Assigned tractors only (no slip seating)
  • Driver supplied inverters can be installed
  • Driver s refrigerators and microwaves can be installed
  • Qualcomm satellite communications system
  • Qualcomm Electronic Logging Device

Click \"Apply\" to fill out the online application to be contacted by a Carter Express Recruiting Specialist.

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