This post was last updated on July 20th, 2019
Ceva Logistics has career opportunities around the world, but they’re always looking for career drivers in the United States. Full-time positions are almost always available, and owner-operators as well as company drivers are being sought.
Ceva Logistics Careers and Employment
You’ll find a wide array of opportunities at Ceva, and company drivers will find options for:
- Dry Van
- Non CDL
As a company driver, you’ll enjoy steady work all year long. Local, regional and dedicated runs are available, and all drivers must:
- Have 6 months experience
- Be 21 years of age or older
- Obtain a CSA/PSP score of 70 – 80
- Pass a background investigation
As a supply chain company, Ceva is able to offer competitive pay and full benefits to all drivers.
Owner Operators can join the team, with pick-up and delivery operations across the country. The company’s freight management network has locations across the United States and has local runs for:
- Cargo vans
- High cube vans
- Straight trucks
Regional and OTR opportunities are available, with the company offering seven hubs and 50 CEVA stations nationwide. Driver team options are available, but drivers need to be able to be on the road for at least two weeks at a time.
Ceva Owner Operator Vs Company Driver Pay
Owner operators will earn more than company drivers, and the potential to make a lot of money is definitely there.
As an owner-operator, the following pay is common:
- $175,000 as a solo driver
- $375,000 as a team driver
Both gross pay options, you’ll also have the opportunity to earn bonuses.
Sign-on bonuses are $5,000 for teams and $2,500 for solo truck drivers. Recruiters are always available to answer your questions, but as an owner operator, you’ll be able to enjoy the following incentives:
- Weekly settlements
- Deposit options
- All miles paid
- Assigned fleet managers
- Regional load planners
- Nationwide fuel discounts
- Safety pay
- CSA performance pay
- Goodyear tire discounts
- Toll and scale reimbursement
- Stop pay
- NYC surcharge
- Detention pay
- 90% drop and hook
When checking the pay scale through Indeed, we see that there are 128 employees that have left their salary information as ‘owner operators’. The average salary for an owner operator was $175,198 per year. Advertisements from the company’s job openings claim that solo drivers earn $1.18 per mile, while team drivers earn $1.31 per mile.
Potential is obviously much higher for teams.
If you look at independent contractor information, you’ll see that the average salary is $176,844, but this goes all the way up to $419,000 at the maximum. Of course, the high end would be for a very optimal team driver situation. As always, we focus on the median rate to give you a realistic idea of what type of numbers you can expect.
Company drivers, as non-owner operators, will see that the salary range varies greatly.
The average seems to be $19.18 per hour for hourly drivers.
Drivers that are paid by mile will earn between $48,720 and $56,470, according to just the averages for each position as of 1/12/2019.
Hourly drivers will fill local night driver and forklift driver positions.
Ceva Logistics Reviews
When you start looking at the reviews from drivers, you’ll find a lot of different opinions:
- Excellent pay and benefits
- Equipment is newer, and there is always steady work available
- Management does change often, so this takes some time to get used to at first
- Paid time off is available
- Some areas had (not sure about the current situation) very few major contracts
- Unionized, so drivers do have more job security than in most trucking outfits
- Options to work 4, 10-hour shifts are available
- Staff seems to be a great perk for many of the terminals
We’re seeing some issues with supervision and management. There are complaints that management could be better, and bosses seem to be in and out of the office a lot. Pay seems to be subjective, with a lot of people suggestions that the compensation is too low.
Room for advancement is very limited, too – it’s common in the trucking industry.
Overall Ceva Logistics seems like a solid option for anyone in the trucking industry. While pay rate is below the industry average for many positions, the company is unionized and drivers will have more protections as a result. Benefits are also exceptional, and there are always opportunities in the company, whether it’s driving a tanker, a local or regional position or teaming up as a team driver.