Alternative Transport

Alternative Transport is a dry van truckload carrier. Our company takes pride in the premium service provided to customers. This is achieved by a staff of experienced professional employees working throughout our company. Continue reading to find out more about the benefits of working at Alternative Transport!

OPERATIONS

TERMINALS. In addition to our corporate office in Kansas City,KS, we have terminals or drop yards in Cambridge, OH; and Atlanta, GA.

TRACTORS. All drivers are issued an assigned late model conventional tractor, (CONDO'S ONLY), equipped with Qualcomm Satellite Communications and email cab cards.

HOME TIME. Drivers living in our primary service area are entitled to be home every other weekend. A driver’s "due home date" is treated with utmost priority and over 75% of our drivers get home weekly.

MILES. Drivers average 3000 miles a week, and it is not unusual to have many drivers with over 3000 miles a week.

DISPATCH. All drivers are assigned to one specific "driver manager" to ensure that complete and consistent communication is accomplished. NO NYC required!

 

OWNER OPERATORS

COMPENSATION

REGULAR LINE HAUL. .84 cents per mile for all loaded and empty dispatched miles (Prophesy Miles).

STOP OFF PAY. Pay is $25 per stop excluding the initial pick up and final delivery.

LOADING/UNLOADING. Over 95% of our loads are "no touch". If you are dispatched on one of the rare loads that requires labor, the pay is $40. Up to 50% of our loads are drop and hook.

LAYOVERS. While layovers are not frequent in our operation, they do occur on occasion. The pay is $40.

MAINTENANCE. Parts and maintenance available at fleet prices.

SIGN ON BONUS. For a limited time, all new owner operators will receive a $500 sign on bonus.

PROVIDED BY ALTERNATIVE

 

PLATES. An I.R.P. plate apportioned for our service area provided for a nominal fee.

PERMITS. Provided with nominal fee for states in our service area.

TOLLS. Paid "Approved" Tolls.

HEALTH INSURANCE. Available at group rates.

FUEL CARDS. Company fuel purchase system (T-Check)

CARGO AND GENERAL LIABILITY INSURANCE. Provided without cost.

ORIENTATION. Physical, drug test, meals and lodging are paid for.

QUALCOMM. Installed and provided for a nominal fee. Email cabcards are also provided.

SAFETY AWARDS PROGRAMS. Annual safety awards provided to all qualified drivers. Also, monthly and annual owner operator of the year awards.

RIDER PROGRAM. Available after 21 days.

SETTLEMENT CHECKS. Provided Bi-Weekly. (Direct deposit available.)

REQUIRED BY OWNER OPERATORS

BOBTAIL INSURANCE. $500,000 is required along with physical damage insurance on your tractor. (Bobtail insurance is available through Alternative for $??? a month.)

OCCUPATIONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE. A certificate for Occupational Accident Insurance is required. (Available through Alternative for $??? per month.)

TRACTOR. A tractor in good condition, (must pass D.O.T. inspection), no more than 6 years old, maximum weight of 17,000lbs. without fuel.

AGE. must be 23 years of age.

 

COMPANY DRIVERS

PAY

PER DIEM. 3 cents of your mileage rate is paid as "per diem" and is exempt from any taxes. This benefit allows take home pay of 1 to 2 cents more per mile based on your specific tax bracket and deductions.

FREIGHT. Over 95% of our loads are "no touch". A driver will be paid $40 if they are dispatched on one of the rare loads that requires a drivers labor. Up to 90% of our loads are drop and hook.

LAYOVERS. Layover pay is $25. While layovers are not frequent in our operation, they do occur on occasion.

STOP OFFS. Pay is $15 per stop excluding the original pick up and final delivery.

PAYCHECKS. They are issued weekly and can be sent to your bank via direct deposit, mailed to your house or picked up at our terminal.

OTHER BENEFITS

HEALTH INSURANCE. Medical, prescription insurance is provided after one full calendar month for a nominal fee. Family coverage is available at reduced group rates.

401K. This plan is available with employer match.

DISABILITY INSURANCE. Available at group rates.

FUEL CARDS. Issued to all drivers. $100 weekly cash is available to the drivers to cover tolls, scale tickets and other truck expenses. Additional amounts are available upon request.

E-MAIL. Cabcards.

RIDER PROGRAM. Available after 21 days.

AWARDS PROGRAM. Driver of the month and year with cash awards. Various safety awards awarded continuously.

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