The Central Oregon Truck Company (COTC) runs flatbed freight across all 48 states as well as Canada. The company’s fleet consists of Kenworth tractors and lightweight Reitnouer trailers.
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Central Oregon Trucking is known for being one of the top rated OTR companies to work for in the pacific northwest, and they consistently receive great reviews from their drivers.
The Central Oregon Truck Company was founded in 1992. Initially, the company ran local and regional flatbed freight in the Pacific Northwest. Today, Central Oregon Trucking Company serves as an irregular route flatbed trucking company and maintains exceptional CSA scores.
For seven years running, COTC has been nominated for Best Fleets to Drive For thanks to their excellent workplace experience.
Other recognitions for the company include:
- 2018 Best Fleets to Drive For – Best Overall Fleet for Small Carrier
- 2018 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon
- 2015 Top Workplaces
Central Oregon Trucking Company Hiring Requirements
COTC doesn’t require flatbed experience, but drivers do have to meet the following requirements:
- Have an active Class A CDL within their state of residence
- A clean driving record
- Be at least 23 years of age
- Have at least 1 year of recent and verifiable OTR/regional experience
- No serious or disqualifying traffic violations in the last 3 years
- No more than 3 moving violations in the last 3 years
- No more than 1 at-fault accident within the last 12 months
- No felony convictions in the last 5 years
- No misdemeanors in the last 5 years
- No DUIs in the last 5 years
Before applicants can receive an offer for a full-time position at COTC, they must first be able to complete the orientation training and demonstrate that they can perform all essential functions of a driving position.
Central Oregon Trucking Driver Salaries
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COTC offers industry leading pay. The top 10% of their solo drivers earn $86,000, according to the company.
A weekly salary pay package is available for:
- PNW Regional Quad
- Dedicated flatbed drivers
The weekly salary pay program ranges from $1,350-$2,150 for solo drivers. Team drivers can get paid between $2,350 and $3,345.
Loyalty pay is earned on your first day and paid on your anniversary date.
According to COTC’s website, drivers earn:
- $70,200-$111,800 working as a solo company driver.
- Transition pay: In the first 90 days, earn an additional 0.03cpm on all miles drive in addition to your salary. This is paid in the first check after 90 days. From 6-9 months, you will earn an extra 0.02cpm on all miles driven in addition to your salary. This amount will be paid in the first check after 9 months of being employed.
- $100 dwell pay if you aren’t dispatched to another load after an hour of getting empty.
- Earn between $122,000 to over $173,000 as a team driver.
- No fee per diem.
Drivers also receive excellent benefits, including:
- Medical, vision and dental benefits (after 60 days) that are 100% company paid.
- 401(k) employer match up to 4% without vesting period.
- Passenger insurance that’s 100% company paid.
- Short-term disability insurance that’s 100% company paid.
- Flexible spending account.
- Rider policy (at least 5 years of age) after 60 days of employment.
- Assistance with obtaining home loan financing through their partnership with Washington Federal.
Additional company perks include:
- Free WiFi when buying fuel at Pilot FlyingJ locations that offer enhanced WiFi.
- 2 truck and trailer washes every month.
- Truck stop and mobile scanning for faster PODs.
- Weigh My Truck app, so you never have to get out of your truck to weigh.
One important consideration for any driver is their home time schedule.
COTC allows drivers to schedule their home time up to a year in advance. Drivers get five days a month, with two days roll over. This allows their truckers to take their home time whenever they need it.
Drivers are home every 2-3 weeks.
Central Oregon Trucking Driver Reviews
Most drivers enjoy working for COTC. They love the staff and the fact that most of the employees at the company have driven a truck at some point. They also like the pay and benefits as well as the company’s focus on safety first.
COTC puts their drivers first. The only real complaint from drivers is that the company has cameras in their vehicles.
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