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?
Where are your main hubs?
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?
Summitt OTR drivers are home every 7-10 days, unless they ask to stay out longer.
What equipment will I have?
Are your trucks automatic or manual?
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?
What is your driver pay?
Our solo Dry Van OTR Drivers start anywhere from .43 – .51 cpm based on experience and work history.
Our dry van teams start between .60 – .70 cpm split.
Our Independent Contractors make $1.25 per mile + Fuel Surcharge as well (Effective 10/1/2018)
We pay stop-off pay and layover pay.
What about benefits?
Do you offer any bonuses?
What can I expect my annual earnings to be?
How does the pay period work? Do you use TRANSFLO? Do bills have to be sent in by a certain day to get paid during a week?
What miles are paid miles and what miles are not?
ORIENTATION PAY QUESTIONS:
Where is Orientation?
How is Orientation structured?
Orientation runs Monday, Tues, Wed and Thursday. 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 $400 total for 4 days on the drivers first paycheck.