This post was last updated on July 20th, 2019
Andrus Transportation has been in business for more than four decades, and their employee-focused approach makes them a popular company with drivers.
Andrus Transportation History
Jim Andrus and his wife started Andrus Transportation in 1970 out of Mesquite, Nevada.
Jim had purchased a truck that contained an old crushed-in cab with a working engine. Jim added more trucks as the business grew, and they began hauling hay cubes to California.
Jim’s business quickly grew to 17 employees, and the company moved to a larger yard that had more room for trucks to park. They also built a repair shop to keep trucks up and running.
In 1986, Jim’s brother, Bill, became a business partner. Two years later, the company moved its headquarters from Mesquite, Nevada to St. George, Utah. They built a repair shop just a few miles down the road.
Andrus started out hauling local produce. Today, the company offers regional van freight in the West, flatbed services and regional deliveries in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
The company has additional terminals in Salt Lake City, UT; Dallas, TX; and Fontana, CA. They also have drop yards in Denver, Phoenix, Reno, Las Vegas, Portland, Seattle and Northern California.
Andrus Trucking Service Area
Andrus is licensed in all 48 states, but they operate primarily in the 11-western states, which include:
Andrus Driving Jobs and Requirements
Andrus offers several driving positions, including:
- Solo Drivers
- Team Drivers
- Flatbed Drivers
- Dedicated Fleet
Driver routes run primarily through the I-5, I-70, I-15 and I-10 corridors. All trucks are equipped with Qualcomm and PrePass. The company also offers 95% No Touch Freight and plenty of miles.
Drivers must meet certain requirements to be considered for a position. These requirements include:
- At least 23 years of age
- Valid Class A CDL
- One year of verifiable OTR experience
- No DWI, DUI or reckless driving charges within the last five years
All drivers are required to have a Hazmat endorsement. Drivers who do not have this endorsement must start the process of obtaining one within 30 days of being hired. The process must be completed within 60 days of being hired.
Drivers enjoy the use of advanced, modern equipment. All drivers drive new trucks with automatic transmissions as well as top rated safety and comfort features.
Truck models are never older than three model years, and all trucks come equipped with electronic log and 100% Prepass.
Andrus Pay Scale & Company Benefits
Andrus has been in business for many years, and the company has a reputation for offering a family atmosphere. But how much do they pay?
The company isn’t transparent about their pay scale, but drivers have shared salary information online. According to Indeed.com:
- Truck drivers earn $49,904 per year (based on 3,336 salaries)
- Company drivers earn $49,912 per year (based on 419 salaries)
- Van drivers earn $50,000 per year (based on 23 salaries)
- Solo drivers earn $46,237 per year (based on 7 salaries)
- Regional drivers earn $50,000 per year (based on 5 salaries)
We assume that company, solo and truck drivers are all the same position. Van and regional may also be the same position.
As you can see, drivers earn a respectable salary when working for Andrus.
Indeed.com estimates, based on their salary data, that the average trucker earns $66,575 per year in the United States.
Along with earning a respectable salary, Andrus truckers also enjoy excellent benefits. These benefits include:
- Sign-on bonus for new drivers
- Insurance benefits within 90 days of being hired
- Six paid holidays
- 401(k) plan
- Rider policy
- Medical, dental, life and disability insurance
- Weekly pay on a Comdata Card
- Personal fleet manager
- Paid vacation time
- Detention pay
- Mileage, fuel efficiency and idle bonus
- Drop layover pay
- Paid sick leave
- Longevity bonus paid every quarter after the first year
- National level pay for doing regional work
- Qualcomm and Transflow systems
- Prepass transponders and electronic logs equipped on all tractors
Drivers also enjoy better work/life balance. Truckers who are out seven days get 1.5 days at home on average.
Overall, other drivers enjoy driving for Andrus Transportation Services. Drivers love the trucks and the people they work with. If emergency home time is needed, the company will happily give drivers the time they need. And if you have a particular route that you like to take, the company will do its best to keep you on that route.
The fact that their trucks are never older than three model years means that your tractor should have minimal repair issues.
Offering both regional OTR positions, Andrus has a position for every driver. They also offer great benefits and respectable pay, particularly for newer drivers.
Brand new drivers won’t be able to work for Andrus, as they require at least a year of OTR experience, but experienced truckers will enjoy a great working atmosphere, lots of miles and a good salary.