Questions and Answers
To get you started, below is a list of frequently asked questions.
What are the lanes I will be on? Will I be on a consistent lane, or will it vary?
What is a ‘static lane?’
Static lanes are a great way to get consistent miles and get the home time you want.
What kind of miles will I get?
Our average solo OTR drivers get between 2500 and 3500 miles/week. We have static lane drivers getting anywhere from 2400 consistent miles to 3600 consistent miles.
Will I have a dedicated driver manager?
Is your freight no touch?
80%+ drop and hook/ no touch freight
Where are your main hubs?
Louisville, KY; Brooks, KY. We have drop yards in Cincinnati, OH, Atlanta, GA, Memphis, TN, and Indianapolis, IN.
What type of freight do you haul?
If road conditions are unsafe to drive due to weather, will I be penalized for parking until it is safe?
What will my schedule be? When is my home time?
Our Static Lane drivers get home on a regular, consistent schedule – some of these drivers are home every few days.
Summitt OTR drivers are home every 7-10 days, unless they ask to stay out longer.
What equipment will I have?
All of our trucks are 2020 and newer. We run mostly Freightliner Cascadias, but we have some Volvos and Internationals in the fleet.
Are your trucks automatic or manual?
100% of the trucks in our fleet are automatic.
Inverter policy? APU in trucks?
Most trucks have an APU. If the truck does not have an APU, you are authorized to idle.
Refrigerators? Do they come in trucks?
Do you have slip-seat trucks?
Can I take my truck home?
What speed are trucks governed at?
What is your passenger policy?
What is your pet policy?
Any cat or dog under 75 lbs that is approved can ride. Call to find out how to get your pet approved.
What about benefits?
What can I expect my annual earnings to be?
As a Company Solo Driver you can make up to $75,000 annually based on .60 cpm. Team drivers can make up to $110,000 annually based on .90 cpm split. We have additional bonuses that can earn you more money.
How does the pay period work? What OTR Scanning software do you use? Do bills have to be sent in by a certain day to get paid during a week?
Our pay period begins on Sunday at 12am and goes until Saturday at 11:59pm. Bills must be scanned within 24 hours of delivery. We use the Vector mobile app to make this process quick and easy for you!
What miles are paid miles and what miles are not?
For company drivers all dispatched miles are paid, loaded and empty. Miles are paid based on PC Miler version 34.
ORIENTATION PAY QUESTIONS:
Where is Orientation?
Orientation is at our company headquarters in Brooks, Kentucky.
How is Orientation structured?
Orientation runs Monday through Wed, extended as needed. All drivers complete a DOT Drug Screen and Physical as well as complete a Road Test with our Trainer
What is the pay during Orientation?
We pay Company Drivers $350 total for 4 days on the drivers first paycheck.
Are travel, lodging and meals paid for during Orientation?
Is your company publicly or privately held?
How many total employees do you have?
About 160 drivers and about 120 office and maintenance employees.
How many drivers do you have?
About 160, most of which are company drivers.