Friday, October 11, 2013

Interstate is hiring Hazmat Teams! $8,000 Sign On Bonus!

Our Team business is exploding!

Interstate is going back to one of our traditional strengths, running Team freight.   Interstate had built a reputation for taking great care of our teams and providing a great place to work.  After getting hit by the recession, we have rebuilt a new team division.  The new division is focused on customers that keep you moving and not leaving you stranded waiting for a load. 

Although we changed our business, our great fleet managers are still here and working with our teams.  Interstate still has great relationships, allows pets, and new 2014 Tractors equipped with the Team in mind.  Interstate is once again Big enough to service the customer, but small enough to care for you.

Sign and Stay Event
What:  $8,000 per Hazmat Team running Transcon (Dry Van/48 States)
Where:  Within 100 miles of any Interstate Distributor Co. hiring location
Payout is based upon $4,000 per driver:

•$500 after 30 days
•$1000 after 60 days
•$1000 after 90 days
•$500 per month for 3 months

What is the fine print:
• Must be a CDL Team with Hazmat Endorsement
• 1 year tractor trailer experience
• Be available 22 days per month
• Accident and Incident free during qualifying month for pay out
• Hazmat Teams will convert to Performance Pay plan after they complete the Sign and Stay Event
• Does not apply to Reefer or Dedicated Teams

Call a recruiter today 253-538-4065 or Apply Now

Interstate added 350 – 2014 Freightliner Cascadia’s to our Fleet this year.  This means you will be driving a Tractor that is equipped with the latest safety technology to protect you.  We have included all of the comforts for drivers including deluxe seats, cabinets with doors, bunk heaters, raised roofs, inverters, refrigerators, in-cab scanning, and audio connectivity for your listening pleasure.  

Pet Friendly Carrier
Interstate understands that relationships matter.  Our driver tenure averages 8.5 years because we place a premium on relationships.  Even when that relationship involves a friend with four legs.  We welcome our furry and four legged passengers.  Talk to a recruiter today for program details.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Reefer Positions Available! Run the I-5 Corridor!

We are currently hiring drivers for our Reefer Division.
90% of the freight is along the I-5 corridor.
2300-2500 miles per week
Out 10-14 days
.37 - .39 CPM - Depending on Experience
Hazmat Required, TWIC Preferred
No Pets on Reefer
Hiring areas for Reefer include Tacoma, WA | Wilsonville, OR | Sacramento/Stockton/Fontana, CA | Salt Lake City, UT

Call Recruiting at 1-800-374-8348

Friday, March 15, 2013

Road Rage - 10 Tips to avoid

Today's Safety Message:
“Road Rage” has become a reality that all motorists must deal with in today’s driving environment. “Road rage” has been defined as the violent act that results when anger becomes rage. Incidents of this type of highway violence are continuing to increase in number and frequency in almost epidemic proportions. Common examples of road rage include weaving in and out of traffic, excessive horn honking, running red lights, blocking intersections, speeding, tailgating, passing on the right, headlight flashing, making obscene gestures, screaming, cursing, gun waving and actual physical assaults against other vehicles and drivers. There are many causes for driver aggression and road rage. In some cases, incidents are caused by simple misunderstandings between drivers. A driver may make an innocent momentary error in judgement, but the perception of another driver is that he is driving aggressively. Truck drivers may be at a greater risk of becoming a target of another motorist’s road rage. Many individuals frequently do not understand the unique handling characteristics of a truck and, therefore, may become agitated by its presence. Other drivers may be angered by a truck’s size simply because they can’t see around it.
Driver Tips on how to avoid Road rage:
    1. Before starting your trip. Make sure that you know how to get to your destination, and have an alternate route planned or at least have an atlas in your vehicle. Know the roads that are under construction. Being lost and indecisive in your driving can frustrate others around you.
    2. Adjust seat and mirror for maximum vision
    3. If you are being harassed by another driver, do not react Aggressively! Never take the other drivers actions personally.
    4. Avoid eye contact with an angry driver
    5. Don't accelerate, brake, or swerve suddenly since this may be perceived as confrontational
    6. Be polite and courteous even when others are not.
    7. Ask yourself, could the other driver have simply made an innocent driving mistake?
    8. Lock your vehicle doors and keep your window only partly open. If someone tries to get into your vehicle attract attention by sounding your horn.
    9. When stopped in traffic, leave enough space to pull out from behind the vehicle in front of you.
    10. Reduce your own stress by allowing enough time to reach destinations.
Never underestimate the others drivers capacity for mayhem

Remember you cannot control the drivers around you, but you can control the way they affect your well being. Be calm and drive safely!