This post was last updated on August 27th, 2019
GP Transco is a company that I didn’t know much about before seeing a blip on Google News about a modern trucking carrier with old school values. But once I started digging into the company, I realized why so many people are talking about them.
What was the buzz about? Let me try to describe this in another way…
A major indicator of a trucking company’s success is turnover. Truckers are in such high demand that if they are unhappy with their employers, they can leave their positions and find another job overnight.
GP Transco has one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry.
GP Transco Reviews are very positive. In fact, they’re some of the best I’ve seen. The company’s Facebook reviews have a 5-star rating, with drivers boasting about:
- Dispatchers being amazing
- A company that caters to drivers
- Trucks that are practically brand new
- Amazing service and competitive rates
- Unrivaled flexibility for drivers
- Honest company
- Safety department doing a good job
Drivers and owner-operators are both boasting about the company. It’s such a rare sight in the trucking industry, so GP is doing something right. The company maintains a fleet of 340 trucks, and they’ve been listed on the Crain’s Fast 50 for outstanding growth. So that is what the buzz is about…
The company’s commitment to drivers and transparency has helped push them into one of the fastest growing trucking outfits in the country.
Truckload and less-than-truckload services are offered in all 48 contiguous United States and in Canada.
GP Transco Driver Salary Info
GP Transco is a company that stands behind their word, so if they say an owner-operator is going to be paid 80%, they’re paid 80%. You don’t have to read fine print or meet quotas that are unrealistic for any driver.
Flat fee pay is available for empty and loaded, so you’ll be able to enjoy the same paid rate. Bracket pay is available, too. The pay is based per run, and the shorter the miles, the more you get paid.
Aside from benefits (listed below), truckers working for this company make:
- $78,400 (Base salary for company drivers)
- $87,000 (Outstanding Trucking Professional* performance based system. Each week drivers are scored on 6 points, and as long as a driver was successful on all 6 points during the week, he or she receives a 6 cents per mile increase for the week.)
This is the average salary for all drivers, but there are also drivers that have been in the industry for years that are making much more.
Why is the company’s pay so high?
GP Transco’s main recruiter, John Alverez is “one of the guys.”
John worked as a truck driver for 30 years prior to becoming a recruiter, so he knows how the industry works. John knows that truckers sacrifice a lot for their careers.
He has established a protocol within the company that offers transparency and honest pay.
If you’re going to be away from your family, driving across the country, you deserve pay that rewards you for your time.
Teams average an impressive $0.67 per mile, while solo drivers earn $0.50 – $0.62 per mile. Minimum weekly $1,000 guaranteed.
Owner-operators receive 80% of the gross revenue for a load, and take-home pay is between $3,000 and $7,000 per week on average. Money is direct deposited in the driver’s account every week, and the driver is paid $2.50 – $3.50 per mile for a 5-day work week.
When driving with the company, there are no:
- Hazmat loads
- Reefer loads
- Rail loads
There is no forced dispatch, and port yards are only provided if the driver agrees to it. Owner-operators will average 3 – 5 loads per week, and dispatchers work around you. There’s one dispatcher per eight drivers on average, and 40 team members are behind the dispatcher making sure everything runs smoothly.
Owners will receive:
- 24/7 support
- Full rate transparency
- Custom software
- Broker fees
- Trailer fees
- Percent charge on drawers
- ELD tablet fees
- ELD service fees
All cabs have Wi-Fi hotspots inside. There’s also an owned and operated shop for all truck repairs needed. A driver portal is provided for all completed loads and detailed settlements.
Benefits as a GP Transco Driver
Drivers will receive the following benefits:
- Paid vacation
- Paid holidays
- Paid stop-offs
- Paid breakdowns
- Paid layovers
- Paid detention
- Health insurance
- Dental insurance
- Vision insurance
- Free life insurance policy of $25,000 (with ability to buy up)
- 401k + 5% company match
The company just broke ground on their new state-of-the-art headquarters in Joilet, IL.
When it opens in Spring 2020, it will include over 40,000 square feet.
These amentities will be available for drivers 24/7 and include:
- In-house maintenance shop
- Space for over 500 trailers
- On-site gym, basketball court, laundry center and lounge areas
GP Transco Equipment
Drivers and owner-operators will have access to some of the best equipment that GP Transport has to offer. You’ll have access to vehicles that offer:
- Automatic transmission
- Disc brakes
- Wi-Fi hotspots
Volvo VNL760 and Freightliner Cascadia models are available. New trailers (2 – 4 years old on average) are provided with self-inflating tires, self-adjusting brakes and tandem slide with the push of a button.
Pet and rider programs are available as well as a lease to purchase program. Dedicated routes are available as well as an on-site maintenance facility, replacement trucks and driver courtesy cars.
Safety is the name of the game, with one safety manager available and a bonus of: $250 for a Level 1 clean inspection, $200 for a Level 2 clean inspection and $150 for a Level 3 clean inspection.
Requirements for Applicants
All applicants that want to start their GP Transco trucking careers must meet the following requirements:
- Maintain a valid CDL driver license
- 1 year of tractor-trailer experience (verifiable)
- Current medical card