Bigger is not always better ... sometimes a smaller trucking company is a better option over a bigger, more well known trucking company. There are many trucking companies out thre that in comparison are smaller by nature - and prefer to remain that way. They may be family owned, or run by a sole proprietor. They stand apart from the mainstream. They have their own way of operating, have their own set of hiring standards and can afford to be selective. Many do not use the DAC Report of a potential driver as the last word, but rely more on their personal interview and interaction with that applicant before making a final decision. QM83E7BBZ7GN
These companies generally have much less turn over, know all of their otr drivers', many by their first names, pay well, offer more home-time, and more miles. Some offer select regional opportunies. Some run in 48 states, with minimal runs in New York.
Some even offer a pet policy and rider policy and other perks.
But where are they and how does a driver learn more about these companies?
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One of the problems is that these companies keep a relatively low profile .... they don't spend a lot of money on advertising or marketing - they don't need to. They hire a few select recruiters and that's all they need. They interview potential drivers personally by phone and are looking for a specific type of candidate, one who will fit in with their company and appreciate the opportunity. Unlike many of the larger and more well-known trucking companies, these smaller companies are not interested in driver turn over.
Working with a smaller trucking company is a great opportunity. This is a case where bigger is not always better, less is more, and so on .....
Trucking Careers of America prides itself in directing otr drivers to select, reputable trucking companies, including some of these smaller, less-known-but-better companies.
If you are an experienced otr driver with at least one year (12 months) of otr truck driving, and you are looking for a different company, consider this .... Sometimes Less Is indeed More....especially in the trucking industry.
All the best......
James S. McCormack
Trucking Careers of America