This post was last updated on July 20th, 2019
Action Resources is a unique carrier.
The company offers specialized transportation services, which includes the hauling of hazardous waste and chemicals. This means that applicants must have tank and hazmat endorsements to be considered for a driving position.
Action Resources Trucking Positions and Requirements
Action Resources offers a number of driving options for new drivers, including:
- VAC tank
- End dump
The company also has a number of requirements that potential drivers must meet, which includes:
- Class A CDL
- Hazmat and tank endorsements
- One year of recent experience
- TWIC card (some exceptions do apply)
Action Resources aims to hire quality drivers, and they offer modern equipment. They also boast a number of locations in several states, including Oklahoma, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Ohio, North Carolina, Georgia, Texas, Utah, Louisiana and California.
The carrier covers all of the United States and Canada, which can mean challenging schedules for some drivers. Not to mention the fact that the company hauls some of the most challenging materials in the business.
Action Resources Pay and Benefits
Hazmat trucking pay is typically higher than average. Action Resources does pay more than most companies, but not by much.
The company does not offer much information on their pay model (aside from stating that most drivers are paid by percentage of load), but they do say that company drivers earn:
- $55,000-$65,000 per year.
Indeed.com also offers some insight into how much company drivers earn.
- Company Driver: $62,737 per year, based on 8,507 salaries.
- Tanker Driver: $61,054 per year, based on 996 salaries.
Owner operators, according to the company, earn between $180,000-$220,000 gross.
Company drivers can and do get sign-on bonuses, but the dollar amount varies by location. Between August and September 2016, the company offered a $5,000 sign-on bonus at all terminal locations. Referrals can also earn drivers up to $3,000.
Drivers are also reimbursed the costs of hazmat endorsements and TWIC.
Along with competitive pay, Action Resources also offers a number of other benefits including:
Medical and Retirement Benefits
Company drivers enjoy quality medical and retirement benefits at affordable prices. Insurance and retirement savings allow drivers to protect and provide for their families in case the worst should happen.
Drivers receive the following medical benefits
- Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Insurance
- Dental coverage
- Vision coverage
- Life insurance
Life and accidental death insurance is also provided to employees at no additional cost. There’s also a prescription drug plan that can help drivers pay for costly medications.
Along with medical benefits, the company also wants to make sure that their drivers are taken care of when it comes time to retire. To help save for the future, Action Resources offers:
- 401(k) with 100% match for up to 3% of income; 50% match on 4-5% of income.
Drivers are given paid vacation time and holidays, and local positions allow for more home time.
Many drivers appreciate the family atmosphere at company terminals, and they also appreciate being able to use late-model equipment that’s well-maintained.
Is Action Resources a Good Place to Work?
A great salary and benefits can make a company an attractive option, but money isn’t everything. Poor company culture can make going into work miserable.
Drivers on Indeed.com have mixed feelings about Action Resources. Many say that while the schedule can be hectic, the atmosphere is laid back. Others criticize management and claim that dispatch is disorganized. Some say management makes promises that they cannot keep.
The complaints made by drivers are not unique to Action Resources. Many company drivers have the same complaints – no matter the carrier, this is the nature of the industry.
Still, the company offers competitive pay, great benefits and sufficient home time. If you don’t mind a hectic schedule, Action Resources may be a good fit for you.