Garner Trucking

Garner Trucking Pay

Garner Trucking is one of the leading trucking companies in Ohio. Named one of the Best Fleets to Drive For six years in a row (2017-2022), Garner puts their drivers first and has a safety-conscious culture.

Who Owns Garner Trucking Inc.?

Garner Trucking Inc. has been in operation since 1960 and was started by Vernon E. Garner and Regina R. Garner.

In 2008, Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, daughter of Vernon and Regina Garner, was named President of the company. At the time, she had already accumulated 18 years of experience with the company. They are one of if not the best female-owned trucking companies in the US.

Garner Trucking Service Area

Garner is headquartered in Findley, Ohio and services the following areas:

  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • West Virginia
  • Most of Kentucky
  • Most of Illinois
  • Southern Wisconsin
  • Southeastern Minnesota
  • Western New York
  • Most of Pennsylvania
  • Western Virginia
  • Western North Carolina
  • Northwestern South Carolina
  • Northern Georgia
  • Eastern Tennessee
  • St. Louis, Missouri

How Much Do Truck Drivers Make With Garner Trucking?

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Summary

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Garner Trucking pays by the mile. How much you earn per mile will depend on how many miles you drive.

There are three options when driving for Garner:

  • 5-6 days on and 34-48 hours home (5×6)
  • 4 days on and 4 days off (4×4)
  • 5-day schedule (local driver)

5×6 Driver Pay Scale

These drivers average 2,100-2,500 miles per week. Here’s a breakdown of their pay:

  • 0-1 years: Up to 0.50CPM; 0.43CPM base pay
  • 1-2 years: Up to 0.52CPM; 0.45CPM base pay
  • 2-3 years: Up to 0.54CPM; 0.47CPM base pay
  • 3-4 years: Up to 0.56CPM; 0.49CPM base pay
  • 4-5 years: Up to 0.58CPM; 0.51CPM base pay
  • 5+ years: Up to 0.61CPM; 0.54CPM base pay

The highest CPM includes safety and performance bonuses, performance rewards and hazmat.

4×4 Driver Pay Scale

These drivers average 1,500-2,000 miles per week. Here’s a breakdown of their pay:

  • 0-1 years: Up to 0.50CPM; 0.43CPM base pay
  • 1-2 years: Up to 0.51CPM; 0.44CPM base pay
  • 2-3 years: Up to 0.52CPM; 0.45CPM base pay
  • 3-4 years: Up to 0.53CPM; 0.46CPM base pay
  • 4-5+ years: Up to 0.55CPM; 0.48CPM base pay

Again, the highest CPM includes safety and performance bonuses, performance rewards and hazmat.

All drivers operate late-model equipment that is equipped with Electronic Logging Devices.

Group Benefits

At Garner, drivers receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Major medical coverage and prescriptions
  • Dental insurance
  • Discount vision program
  • Life insurance
  • Short term disability
  • Supplemental disability and life insurance are also available at an additional cost and are optional

All employees are eligible for insurance coverage on their first day of employment. This is a key reason Garner have been repeat winners in Best Fleets To Drive For. We heard from multiple drivers that the benefits package was a key factor for them in choosing to drive with Garner.

Vacation Time

Drivers at Garner receive paid vacation. All 5×6 and local drivers start getting vacation time after six months. All 4×4 drivers get vacation after a year.

5×6 and Local Vacation

  • 6 months-1 year: 1 week
  • 2-3 years: 2 weeks
  • 4 years: 3 weeks
  • 5+ years: 4 weeks

4×4 Vacation

  • 1+ years: 1 week

Bonuses

Garner also pays bonuses regularly, and these include:

  • Safety and performance: Up to $0.02 per mile and paid weekly
  • Performance reward: Up to $0.04 per mile for all miles
  • Hazmat endorsement: Up to $0.01 per mile for all miles

Additionally, Garner offers:

  • Free training for graduates of truck driving school. Drivers get paid $125 per day for training, which is a three-week minimum.
  • Student tuition reimbursement. Drivers can get up to $100 per month with a maximum of $7,000 (restrictions apply).

Home Time

Home time will depend on whether drivers are 5×6, local or 4×4.

  • 4×4 drivers work four days and have four days off.
  • 5×6 drivers work five to six days and then have 34-48 hours off.
  • Local drivers work five-day weeks and have two days off. They may work Sun-Thurs, Mon-Fri, or Tues-Sat.