Landair Transport attracting owner operators

Thursday, May 23 2013 admin

Landair Transport says it is offering a top-of-the-industry experience for owner operators with its competitive pay package and the necessary extensive support owner operators need to assure a successful business.  The Greenville, Tenn.-based dry van carrier is a privately owned company operating mainly in the eastern half of the U.S.

Owner operators can expect to average 2,400 – 3,000 miles per week and earn up to $1.05 per mile, empty and loaded, along with a current fuel surcharge. Landair’s other offerings include no forced dispatch with 99 percent no-touch freight, bonus opportunities, paid plates and permits, discounted tires and fuel programs, and major medical, dental, and vision insurance.

“We understand that trucking is not an easy job so we do whatever we can to make sure our drivers get their job done,” says Sasha Catron, operations manager for Landair, in a recent press release. “We have an experienced group of people here who understand how important it is for everyone to work together to accomplish our goals.”

The company boasts of being able to offer owner operators a more personalized driving experience because each driver manager oversees only about 30-35 trucks. This allows managers to form close relationships with each of their drivers and to pay more attention to the owner operator's individual needs when it comes to mileage and home time.

Additionally, owner operators have the same access to company resources as company drivers do, further facilitating driver success. These resources include discounts on fuel, fuel routing systems, and an in-house maintenance program.

“Landair has been very successful in turning some of our company drivers into owner operators,” continues Catron. “Drivers considering coming to Landair can certainly speak to a recruiter, but we like putting them in touch with some of our own drivers so they can hear straight from someone who’s been out there.”

To be a part of its team, Landair requires that owner operators have at least one year of recent OTR driving experience and a good driving record. A HAZMAT certification is preferred but not necessary. The company provides truckload, dedicated and contract trucking services, commercial and content warehousing, fulfillment, store stockroom management, transportation management, and total supply chain solutions.

For more information on career opportunities, visit Landair's company profile or call 1-800-330-7269.

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