Dependable Transport is in need of Drive-Away drivers. Contact their Recruiting Department to sign up.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
A Class “A” CDL.
A minimum of 2 years over the road experience in driving big trucks.
A good driving record.
A vehicle to get you around the country for deadheading.
A boom, transport trailer for Drive-Away, or saddle mounts for Deck Sets.
A cell phone to make and receive calls from the dispatch office.
YOU are responsible for all Federal and State income taxes. None are deducted from your Settlement.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM DEPENDABLE?
Pay starts at $1.20 per loaded mile. There is an additional amount for Deck Sets.
Once signed on you will be required to call in twice daily to let them know where you are and your ETA to pick up or deliver trucks.
Pay is weekly on Friday. All advances and pay are loaded to a ComData Card, provided by Dependable. The Settlement Pay can be transferred to your home town bank. To set that up you will fill out the necessary forms in the packet you will be originally sent.
Dependable supplies all DOT documents, insurance, plates, and IFTA. You have to show proof of insurance of your personal vehicle and have a valid CDL.
Dependable supplies all Inspection Sheets or “Bills of Lading” as well as log books, state mileage forms and any other document you will need to do your job. This includes Dock Receipts necessary to deliver to shipping ports in the US when they apply.
Dependable supplies “Trip Pack” envelopes to send in all of your paperwork. They reimburse for tolls and permits needed to make your delivery.
Dependable sends you a 1099 Form to report all income made during the tax year for you to file for income taxes.
Dependable will withhold a percentage of your Settlement weekly for Escrow until you reach $1,700. This is for the tags, DOT documents, IFTA stickers, and all Legals you are given when signed on. Once the Escrow amount has been reached you will no longer have deductions taken out of your Settlement toward Escrow. All Escrow monies will be refunded to you within 90 days upon terminating your Independent Contractor status with Dependable.
No “Forced Dispatch”. This means you are free to turn a load down if you choose not to take it. Plus you will not have to fear losing your job with Dependable for turning the load down. You can take time off and be routed home for things that can only be handled from home. Doctor appointments, children graduating from school, family vacations, weddings, and any other reason you need the time off. We are home for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years every year.
THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE DRIVE-AWAY JOB:
This is the “Ultimate Slip Seat” job. You will never drive the same truck twice. Once it is delivered you will not be driving it again.
You will be driving trucks that are 2007 and newer of every variety on the road. Kenworth, Peterbilt, Mack, Freightliner, Volvo, Western Star, International, Sterling to mention a few. Every truck you drive will have something new for you. Fully automatic transmission with no clutch, clutch driven automatic transmission, 10 speed, 18 speed, 9 speed. In short, you will gain knowledge in everything except a 4 by 4.
Worried about driving so many different trucks? Hey….I’m a girl and I’ve done this for going on 12 years now. If a GIRL can do it you can also.
You will be working out doors in all temperatures and weather conditions during the pick up and delivery phases of moving the trucks.
Most of all you will NOT be a “Company Driver”. You will be an Independent Contractor, therefore you will be running your very own business. It is important you treat this as a “Business” and not just a job.
The benefits of being a Drive-Away Transporter are many. You get to see the United States a bit slower than in a regular “Dock Bumping” job. You will have a personal vehicle to be a tourist when you find yourself in an area you would like to explore with time permitting. We have seen most all of Baltimore, Maryland including all of the Inner Harbor sites and Fort McHenry. We have been to the Kennedy Space Center in Florida and to Sea World, also in Florida.
Personally, I have been at the waters edge of the oceans surrounding the US. Florida to Washington State, California to Maine, and the Gulf of Mexico in several locations in Texas and Louisiana.
Contact Dependable Transport today.