5 Factors to Consider When Deciding What Trucking Company to Work for
How do you choose a good trucking company when you are being bombarded by phone calls, emails and texts from numerous prospecting trucking companies?
Is the company well established? Does the company offer a stable work environment? Will you receive consistent paychecks or a guarantee/minimum pay?
Work Life Balance
What kind of home time does the company offer? Are you looking for something that’s more local or are you looking for something regional where you’re home on a weekly basis or are you considering maybe something that’s over the road and don’t mind being out for two to three weeks at a time? Before you decide on what company to start working for is important to know where you stand on your expectations. What are you wanting? What are you and your family needing?
Comforts and Conveniences
Does the company provide a refrigerator? A microwave? An inverter? These are all things to consider when looking at a trucking company because you may need to invest in your own cooking utilities, or you’ll have to budget eating out which can be very expensive when you’re out on the road.
When a company provides some of those resources to their drivers shows that they’re not only looking out for you and your health but trying help you reduce your expenses out on the road. Being able to budget your finances can be difficult with most of your money going towards take out. By providing a refrigerator, a microwave, and an inverter in order to use a crock pot or a grill the company demonstrates how important it is to save money on the road not only for them but for you.
What kind of comforts does the company offer you besides just cooking options?
Do you have plenty of space in the truck? Are the beds comfortable, roomy & a clean mattress? Is there enough storage in the truck for all your personal items? Are the seats air ride?
What are some of the conveniences that the company provides you? Not only are a microwave, a fridge and inverter wonderful things to have, but there are conveniences such as a television with satellite TV programming, and Sirius radio.
Does the company supply the tools for you to do your job properly? Do you have a quality ELD system? Do they provide you with top of the line navigation? How do you get your paperwork in?
- Transflo app on your phone
- Onboard scanner in the truck
- Other options to turn in paperwork
What kind of equipment does the company have? Is it well maintained? Are they newer model?
These are all things that you want to consider when you are choosing a trucking company.
Here at Decker truck line we not only offer a stable work environment which consists of a weekly minimum guaranteed pay but we also offer good home time. We have several options whether you’re looking for home daily, home multiple times throughout the week, home on the weekends, or out two the three weeks at a time.
Call 888-668-0698 to get more details on what’s available here at Decker truck line. Decker’s been established since 1931 and we have a reputation of taking great care of our drivers, those drivers who have worked so hard to get us through this pandemic and so much more. Not only do we push for home time options for you, but we also incentivize with monthly bonuses, guaranteed and minimum pay, extra pays for short-haul, clean inspections, extra drop and picks, hazmat, East Coast pay, plus, we have added bonuses such as our Driver of the Month program, our Driver of the Year of programs, our Referral program and so much more. We offer full benefits which include medical, dental, vision, and prescription as well as a 30% match for the 401K.
Our equipment and amenities are second to none. We have mostly 579 Peterbilts, 730 , 740 and 760 Volvos , and Freightliner Cascadia Evolutions . They are automatics, and well equipped with almost any amenity you can think of from APUs, to televisions with 100 plus channels of company-paid satellite programming. We have microwaves, inverters, refrigerators, CD units, onboard scanners, Sirius radio, and top of the line communications in all of our trucks. Not only do we want you to have comforts such as plenty of space, storage, and of course air-ride seats but we want you to have the luxury of being able to save money on the road by preparing your own meals instead of having to eat out every night.
If you’re interested in learning more about Decker Truck Line, Inc and want to apply online go to www.drivedecker.com and apply now.