This post was last updated on July 19th, 2019
CT Transportation offers regional flatbed, dedicated fleet and short haul flatbed services. The company operates mostly in the southeastern United States, with terminals in Alabama, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Tennessee and Virginia.
CT has been around since 1939, and they became a part of the Comcar Industries family in 1986.
If you’re thinking about working for this carrier, you’re probably wondering how much they pay and what the job outlook is like.
CT Driver Requirements
To be considered for a driving position at CT Transportation, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be at least 21 years old
- Hold a Class A CDL
- Pass a criminal background check
- Have an acceptable MVR
- Pass a drug screening and DOT physical
- Be able to read, write and speak in English
- Have a verifiable work history
- Be able to pass the company’s agility test, which evaluates your pull strength, ability to lift 125 pounds and your ability to climb the back of a trailer.
- Pass a hair follicle drug test
- Have Hazmat and Tanker endorsements
- Have a valid TWIC card
CT Transportation Pay Scale
How much can you expect to be paid with CT? Are they one of the best flatbed trucking companies in terms of salary?
CT has three types of positions available: OTR, dedicated and short haul. How much you earn will depend on which position you choose and your experience level, but the company says drivers earn:
- Between $750 and $905 weekly
On top of base compensation, CT also offers other pay perks, like:
- Road Warrior Program: Provides a .02cpm increase if you agree to stay out on the road for two weeks at a time – including weekends. CT guarantees at least $2,000 for the two-week period you’re on the road.
- Weekend Warrior Program: Guarantees at least $400 in earnings if you choose work a weekend. Drivers can choose which weekends they work.
How does this salary information compare to what actual drivers are earning?
According to Indeed.com:
- Truck drivers earn $826 per week (1,227 salaries)
- Company drivers earn $743 per week (945 salaries)
- Drivers earn $9.49 per hour (6 salaries)
These figures are about in line with what the company says they pay.
Using the $826-per-week figure, we can estimate that drivers make about $42,000 per year. That’s about on par with the national average. Those earning on the lower end ($743 per week) will earn less than the national average, but these are likely drivers who are just getting started in their careers.
What About Benefits?
While benefits don’t add to your weekly paycheck, they should still be considered in the overall compensation you earn with CT.
What types of benefits does this carrier offer?
- Company matched 401(k)
- Disability (short- and long-term)
- Life insurance
- Flexible spending account
- 6 paid holidays
- Authorized passenger programs
- $6,000 military bonus for active reserves and veterans
Veterans may qualify for a CDL waiver. If not, the company says it will pay for tuition at an accredited training program as long as you commit to one year of service.
Drivers also get paid for:
What about Home Time?
If you choose not to work weekends, you can enjoy a decent amount of home time with this company.
CT says its drivers:
- Are home most weekends
- Get at least 34 hours rest on weekends
Short haul drivers are usually home twice a week and on weekends.
Orientation and Tuition Reimbursement
CT offers paid orientation and tuition reimbursement, which is a nice perk for new graduates.
If you’re a new graduate, you can receive up to $6,000 in tuition reimbursement – paid over 25 months.
The only drawback with this perk is that you have to stay with the company for at least two years to take full advantage of this program. If you find out that you don’t like working for CT, you lose this valuable benefit.
CT also offers paid orientation, which is something every new driver has to go through.
The company holds orientation in Port Wentworth in Savannah, Georgia.
- Two meals, lodging and assistance with travel.
- Paid orientation at $100/day for Tuesday-Thursday.
- Driver training for 3-4 weeks at $500/week.
- Advanced Driver Training Program immediately after orientation. Pay is $100/day Friday-Tuesday.
Job Outlook with CT Transportation
The job outlook with CT Transportation is pretty positive. The company says their drivers get about 1800-2300 miles per week on average, so you don’t have to worry about running out of work.
You also have the ability to lease/purchase your own truck through the carrier and become your own boss. Of course, drivers are also rewarded with pay increases as they gain experience.
CT is part of the Comcar family, which has four carriers under its brand. If you find that things aren’t working out at CT, you can always try a different Comcar carrier and stay within the same employer family.