Flatbed CDL-A Truck Driver

  1. Pell City,AL
  2. Mar 08, 2018
  3. Drivers : General Drivers

Stop By Our Hiring Event
Where:Holiday Inn Express at 5001 Academy Lane, Bessemer, AL 35022
When: Friday, March 9, 2018 from 11 am- 5 pm & Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9 am - 2 pm.
$25 Walmart gift card will be given to qualified CDL-A drivers who complete an application during the event.

Averitt Express is Expanding Their Flatbed Division & Looking for CDL-A Drivers in Your Area!
No flatbed experience? No problem! Averitt Express offers paid training that will thoroughly teach you how to secure your load!

Since 1971 Averitt Express has been one of the nation's leading freight transportation and supply chain management providers. Averitt has always provided some of the best benefits, competitive pay, and dependable home time to all of their CDL-A truck drivers. Now they are expanding the same great benefits and MORE by growing their Flatbed Division!

Experienced Flatbed Truck Driver:
- 15 state coverage in the South and Mid-Atlantic region- No NYC or Canada
- Hauling mostly steel, lumber, and building materials
- Average 2,100 miles per week
- Assigned well-maintained tractors; Volvo VNL670 & Freightliner Cascadia
- All tractors have automatic transmission & APUs
- PrePass Plus
- Newer, quality trailers with steel frames and aluminum beds
- All load securement and protection equipment is supplied!

Flatbed Driver Pay:
Experienced Drivers with at least 1 year of tractor trailer experience will have a start pay of:
.44 cpm= starting pay
.46 cpm at 4 months
.48 cpm at 8 months

- $15 load secure fee paid on every load (for strapping, chaining, etc.).
- $60 tarp pay
- $12.50 on re-tarp (in the event of a stop off)
- $25 stop pay (not to include origin or destination)
- $7.50 for a load picked up from yard and required to un-tarp before delivery
- Breakdown ($14/hr: takes effect after 2 hrs. not to exceed 10 hrs in a 24 hr period)
- Layover ($100 after a 24 hr period- allowed 50 miles)
- Detention ($20/hr after 2 hrs for majority of customers)
- Paid orientation ($792) in Cookeville, TN with free lodging, transportation and most meals
- Weekly direct payroll deposits
Not Experienced? Check out our Paid Training Option:
Paid programs ranging from 1-3 weeks for those that do not have 1 year of verifiable Tractor-Trailer experience. You will be paid six hundred dollars per week while training. To qualify you must have:

- 4 months minimum verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 3 years
- 1 year verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 5 years.

- After training you will start at .44 cpm

- Family & individual Cigna medical coverage with 2 choices (PPO or high deductible health plan), dental, vision, prescription and hearing benefits package ALL starting as low as
$75.70 per week for family
$30.55 per week for unmarried individuals

With the option of reduced medical premiums if you participate in the upcoming year's wellness initiatives.

- 8 paid holidays (after 90 days)
- Paid Time Off (PTO/ vacation) up to 8 weeks
- Wellness programs available
- Associate discounts (on vehicles, computers, cell phone service, etc.)
- Company-paid life insurance and short-term disability benefits
- Flexible spending accounts
- Wells Fargo banking products
- Profit sharing and 401(k) plans
- Company provided professional uniforms
- Opportunities for local, dedicated and leadership positions - we promote from within!
- Associate discounts (on vehicles, computers, cell phone service, etc.)
- Averitt smartphone app for our drivers to download; assists with communication & convenience
- Driver Support Specialists located at our Service Centers to assist our drivers & help with concerns face to face
- Red Thinkin' Rewards- points program that encourages you to meet specific fuel & service goals and in return earn points towards a selection of over 12,000 gift items.
- Referral rewards- cash bonuses for referrals

Averitt Express is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


- Must live within 150 mile radius of an Averitt Service Center in which you are applying for.
- Must be 21 years of age
- Must have a Class A CDL
- 1 year of verifiable tractor-trailer experience within past 3 years or a minimum of 4 months verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 3 years or 1 year verifiable tractor/trailer experience within the past 5 years
- No convictions for Reckless Driving within the past 5 years
- No convictions for DUI or DWI within the past 5 years
- No suspensions or revocations for a moving violation within the past 5 years
- No serious violations within previous 12 months (15 mph or greater, following too closely, improper passing, traffic offense committed in a CMV in connection with a fatality)
- No more than 3 moving violations within the past 3 years.
- No preventable DOT recordable accidents within the past 3 years.
- No more than 3 moving violations within the past 3 years.
- No preventable DOT recordable accidents within the past 3 years.

Essential functions:
- Load freight -lift requirement: 80 lbs
- Unload freight - lift requirement: 80 lbs
- Move freight - force requirement: 54 lbs
- Lift and move side kits -lift requirements: 46 lbs
- Lift tarp - lift requirement: 110 lbs
- Apply and remove tarp(s) on load
- Secure load with chains and hardware -lift requirements: 80 lbs
- Climb onto and off of the flatbed trailer/load
- Count freight
- Complete fuel tickets
- Complete delivery receipt
- Hook/Unhook trailer - force requirement: 90 lbs
- Perform pre-trip inspections
- Drive
- Extensive travel - ability to sit upright for extended periods of time.
- Regular predictable attendance

To apply for this position over the phone give us a call at 888-967-5487, we're available Mon -Fri 7am until 7pm & Sat 8am until noon CST.

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