Do you have delay or cancellation pay?
Yes. If you are delayed more than 2 hours or if your load is canceled for any reason, you will still be paid.
Do you have a safety bonus plan?
Yes. To earn a bonus, the driver must not have any preventable accidents, work-comp injuries, NCRs, no new CSA points and must be available to work all month with the exception of approved PTO. Bonuses are reset every month, so if a driver does not qualify for one month, they will be eligible again the following month.
What do your drivers average in miles per week?
As a company, our drivers average 2,000 to 3,000 miles per week.
What is the driver’s average pay?
At A&R, we pay top salaries, currently averaging $65,000 a year. Ultimately, it depends on each driver and how much they really want to make. We have the work. It’s up to you if you want to take it or not. Keep in mind, there is typically a two-month learning curve while you get used to our equipment and how to load and unload trailers.
Does your company drive solo or team?
We have a few drivers who choose to work in teams, but the majority of our drivers drive solo.
Do you need a Hazmat or Tanker Endorsement to drive your trucks?
No. Because we do not haul liquids or Hazardous Materials, you do not need either endorsement. However, we will be getting into those areas by the end of the year, so if you already have those endorsements, that will sure help you in the future.
What do you haul?
We haul drive/pneumatic trailers — mainly plastic pellets, but some powders, too.
Do you have dedicated routes?
Yes we do have dedicated routes that vary according to your terminal.
How often could I expect to be home?
Local drivers must live within a commutable distance from the terminal and are home every night and weekends. Regional drivers are typically home 2-3 nights out of the week and most weekends. We ask that our OTR drivers stay out at least 10-14 days at a time, but our dispatchers are very good with working with you to get you home if you need it.
What can I expect as a driver for your company?
At A&R, you are not just a sit-behind-the-wheel truck driver. Our drivers operate vacuum hoses to transfer the freight into the trailer, and then reconfigure to offload freight into silos, bins or boxes at the customer site. Getting the hoses to hook properly and keeping them unclogged can be physical at times requiring that you climb on top of the trailer.
What is your application process and how long does it typically take?
We’ve made it simple and quick. Just click Apply Now and fill out a short application. Our recruiting and safety departments will review it and the terminal manager will call you in for an interview, drug screen, and physical testing. Once you pass, you’ll get an offer to join the A&R team. The entire process takes about 2-3 days on average.
What is your training process?
Training will last 2 weeks at your local home terminal with a trainer. Week 1 is paperwork and on the job training. Week 2 we assign you a unit and on the job training continues in your unit. Week 3 you are assigned a load to the nearest training center (Atlanta, GA or Morris, IL) for 1 week of orientation. Hotel and meals are provided and you will be paid for the week.
How large is your fleet?
We have approximately 750 company drivers and owner-operators.
How do you pay mileage?
Mileage is paid based off of Rand McNally miles.
Do you allow pets?
No. Because we haul a lot of medical-grade plastics, we have a strict no-pets policy. Pets are not allowed inside our companies’ gates, even if they stay inside the truck.
What states do you run to?
We run all 48 contiguous States and Canada.