What Type of Trucking Carrier Should You Drive For?
If your dream is to become a professional trucker, there are plenty of opportunities. But before you jump into the cab and set out on the open road, it’s important to consider what type of trucking carrier you want to drive for, regardless if you’re a rookie truck driver or a seasoned veteran. Read on to find out more about these different types!
As a flatbed driver, you’ll haul various freight, from cars to machinery and construction equipment. Your route may include local deliveries or cross-country hauls. Flatbed drivers are typically paid by the mile, so it’s important to know how much your trucking company calculates its mileage rate each month. It can vary widely based on factors including fuel costs, truck maintenance, and tolls (plus other surcharges).
Freight Haulers may be responsible for loading and unloading their freight, or they may have this done by a separate company that contracts with the freight hauler’s company. The freight hauler will usually get paid per mile driven and will sometimes be paid by the number of deliveries made in a day or week, depending on how much they are contracted to do.
Warrior Logistics is the leading linehaul freight carrier for FedEx Ground. Warrior truckers enjoy hassle-free no-touch freight making for an easy, streamlined experience from start to finish.
Freight haulers often must stay on schedule and deliver their cargo on time to make money; if they don’t deliver their cargo on time, they may not get paid at all. Freight haulers who drive trucks over long distances (i.e., interstate) must also know where they can stop in case of an emergency.
Local, Regional, and OTR Drivers
Local drivers work within about 60 miles of their homes. They generally work for small companies with fewer than 100 trucks in their fleet. They often use smaller trucks and haul loads of less than 10,000 pounds.
Regional drivers typically live in one area but work in multiple states, often as far as 200 miles from their homes. They mostly use bigger trailers (10,000 pounds or more) and may stay on the road for longer periods.
OTR drivers spend most of their time traveling throughout the country on long hauls between destinations where they deliver freight before returning home again.
Benefits of Driving with Warrior Logistics
- Hassle free no-touch freight
No-touch freight means you don’t have to deal with trucking terminals or wait around for a load. You can drop your goods off at one of our strategically located facilities and let us take care of the rest! Not only does this make life easier for you, but it also enables you to get more done in less time.
- One of the leading linehaul contractors for FedEx Ground
FedEx Ground is the largest LTL carrier in the United States, with over 10,000 trucks and 500 terminals. They have over 100,000 employees spread across the country. For these reasons and more, Warrior Logistics has partnered with FedEx Ground to offer the best truck driving experience for you!
- Best-in-class Cascadia fleet – all trucks less than two years old
The Cascadia is the latest truck model from Volvo, and we’re proud to say that all of our trucks are less than two years old. We like to maintain a fleet that’s up to date with current technology and safety features, so every truck has been equipped with the latest features like satellite radio, a backup camera, and more.
Drive with Warrior
If you’re looking to grow your professional truck driving career, consider driving with Warrior Logistics. The benefits of driving with Warrior Logistics are limitless. With our team of experienced drivers and the state-of-the-art trucks we provide, you’ll be able to enjoy a great experience while on the road.
Apply today and move your career forward with one of the leading linehaul contractors for FedEx Ground!