Gypsum Express is one of the biggest flatbed carriers East of the Rockies and has been in business since 1976. Drivers enjoy a healthy work-life balance (guaranteed weekend home time) and top pay for the industry.
Along with competitive pay and an excellent benefits package, Gypsum Express also offers drivers the opportunity to advance to a trainer position later in their careers.
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Gypsum Express has more than 600 tractors and 11 terminals. All terminals are open 24/7 and have private, coded access for added safety.
Terminal locations are as follows:
- Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
- 3 in Baldwinsville, New York
- Bridgeport, Ohio
- Danville, Virginia
- Carrolton, Kentucky
- Georgetown, South Carolina
- DeMotte, Indiana
- Oswego, New York
- Savannah, Georgia
- Michigan City, Indiana
- Waukegan, Illinois
- Shoals, Indiana
Driver amenities available at the terminals include:
- Laundry facilities
- Truck/trailer parking
Drivers at Gypsum drive newer trucks. All tractors come equipped with:
- Sirius XM Radio
- Spacious cabins
- Auxiliary heating and cooling
- Insulation to reduce noise
All trucks are rotated out at 500,000 miles, so drivers have less worry about maintenance and breakdowns. Drivers won’t receive brand-new trucks, but they will be in excellent condition.
All drivers will go through paid orientation. Lodging and transportation will be paid for by Gypsum Express.
In order to work for Gypsum Express, drivers must meet the following requirements:
- Possess a valid CDL A in your state
- Be at least 21 years of age
- Be able to lift 80 pounds
- HazMat is a bonus but not necessary
- TWIC is a bonus but not necessary
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According to Gypsum Express, drivers earn as much as $85,000 annually while still getting home every weekend.
The company states drivers earn an average salary of:
- $57,000-$85,000 per year
Specifically, Gypsum states that drivers earn:
- 52 cents per mile loaded and 44 cents per mile empty if they are inexperienced
Gypsum recently announced that OTR and regional drivers will receive an additional $0.08 CPM after 90 days of employment.
Experienced drivers earn more, but Gypsum doesn’t specify how much more. They recommend speaking with your recruiter for more details, but they do say that pay rates will be provided in writing.
Drivers in South Carolina and Georgia have a split pay scale.
- Loads that start and stop below North Carolina are paid at 48 cents per mile loaded and 44 cents per mile empty
- Loads that start in or north of North Carolina are paid at 52 cents per mile loaded and 44 cents per mile empty
- $82,244 per year
Additionally, drivers enjoy:
- $50 tarp and un-tarp pay (80% of loads are pre-tarped and pre-loaded)
- $15/hour detention pay after the first two hours
- $10/hour breakdown pay from the moment you breakdown
- $100/day for layover after the first 24 hours
- Tuition reimbursement program (restrictions apply)
- Medical, dental and vision insurance for drivers and their families
- Bonus programs for safety, fuel and compliance
- Breakdown, detention and layover pay
- A driver referral program, with $2,000 for experienced CDL A drivers and $1,400 for inexperienced CDL A holders
- 401(k) retirement plan
- $50 DOT inspection bonuses
- 40 hours paid vacation time after one year of employment
- Paid holidays
- The option to purchase disability, AD&D, life, accident and critical care insurance
- Authorized rider program
- Per diem programs
Because Gypsum is a veteran-owned company, they offer a higher starting salary for veterans that’s based on their time in service. For every year of service (regardless of your role in service), you are credited with 6 months of experience on the company’s pay scale. This maxes out at 8 years of active duty time, which equates to 4 years of experience on Gypsum’s pay scale.
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Drivers are generally happy working for Gypsum Express. The biggest complaint is training, but that’s a common complaint in the industry. Drivers do note that while it’s hard work, they enjoy great pay and benefits. It’s viewed as a great place to start your career as a trucker.
The weekend home time is an attractive benefit for most drivers, allowing them to enjoy a better work-life balance. Consistent miles and the ability to progress to higher pay with experience help keep drivers at Gypsum Express.
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