This post was last updated on July 19th, 2019
InterState Trucking provides regional and trans-continental coverage, expedited service, specialized delivery, refrigerated equipment, dedicated fleets and works through terminals in the United States, along the Mexican border and in Western Canada.
The company offers company driver positions as well as owner-operator opportunities.
We’re going to take a look at what it’s like to work with for InterState.
Benefits Offered to Company Driver
All company drivers will have the privilege of working with one of the best flatbed trucking companies in the United States (there are a lot of non-flatbed opportunities, too). The company offers great benefits, too, with:
- 401 (k) with company match
- Life insurance
- Health reimbursement
- PPO healthcare plan (medical, dental and vision)
- Disability insurance (short- and long-term options)
- Flexible spending account
- Accidental death or dismemberment insurance
And all drivers are eligible to receive company benefits after working with the company for just 30 days.
Detention, breakdown and layover pay is offered for applicable situations.
InterState Trucking Salary Guide
Pay varies a lot inside of the company because there are 11 different types of jobs and 8 different home time options you get to choose. That’s right – you’ll get ample home time, which is a nice perk any trucker can appreciate.
The different types of driving jobs are:
- Canadian Fleet
- Team Trucking
And inside each major type are other positions available.
Glass Door Statistics
The statistics for the company’s pay aren’t listed clearly on the company website, so we need to go off of statistics from a variety of sources to be able to provide a clear pay range that drivers can expect.
The information provided by Glass Door is:
- Truck Driver – Salary ranges from $30,000 – $45,000, with the average pay being $38,439 per year.
- Fleet Manager – A fleet manager earns between $45,000 and $52,000, with most responding with a salary average of $46,954.
- Company Driver – A lot of discrepancies exist for company drivers, with salaries from $960 – $3,000 per month.
- Hourly Positions – Anyone on an hourly position can earn $17 – $19 per hour.
As you can see, this is a lower pay outfit compared to high-end companies, but the company is said to be very understanding and offers a good atmosphere unlike a lot of the competition.
Indeed, allows us to have a much clearer picture of InterState Distributor. The company has salaries listed by 11 different people and 8 different truck drivers. The results provide a good understanding of the company and what they have to offer.
The salaries range from:
- $14,000 – $89,000
- $43,663 is the average
The high-end is definitely nice, but no further information on which position this includes was listed. The company is known for having newer trucks, which all of the reviews seem to point out. There are a lot of dispatch errors and errors with pay, according to some drivers.
A lot of people on the hourly fleet state that the pay is low. This is a straight pay, and it tops off at $18 an hour – low for experienced drivers.
PayScale also provides salary information for the company, which we’ll use as yet another reference as to the salary drivers for the company can expect to make when out on the road. The salary listed is:
- $24,165 – $64,633
- $40,650 for drivers with 1 – 4 years’ experience
- $67,407 for drivers with 5 – 9 years’ experience
- $45,000 for drivers with 10 – 19 years’ experience
- $74,248 for drivers with 20+ years’ experience
And the $45,000 is not a misprint. There is either favoritism at play here, or someone skewed the numbers greatly. It’s also possible that some managers added their salary in the wrong place, especially at the high-end.
When working for InterState Trucking as an owner-operator, the pay is listed clearly on the company website so that drivers know how much they’ll be making. It’s important to note that this pay is rather low compared to the competition.
- Base Pay: Loaded base pay is $0.99 per mile and $0.85 empty.
- Bonus Pay: Bonuses only apply to loaded vehicles and include $0.01 for Hazmat and CARB bonus, so you can make $0.02 more with bonuses.
Maximum pay is $1.01 per mile loaded and $0.85 empty.
Fuel surcharges are reimbursed for loaded and empty miles, and there is a yearly review to determine CPM based on your performance. This will lead to a higher pay if you were an exceptional driver all year long. All drivers are reimbursed for their tolls.
There is also the option of working on the company’s percentage plan pay package. This is a plan that pays:
- 68% gross revenue
- Monthly bonus pay (operational and safety)
- Fuel surcharges of 100% the rate of the customer
And when you drive with the company, you’ll also be able to enjoy the company’s fuel purchase discount program, no forced dispatch and no trailer fees. Settlements are provided weekly, and all permits and plates are paid by the company.
InterState trucking reviews are mixed. A lot of people state that the company is understanding even for unforeseen emergencies. One driver’s father was admitted to the hospital, and the driver had his route covered and was told to return whenever he could. The driver was able to spend time with his dad in his final hours.
Others state that family time is great with the company.
The only issue is that the pay is low, and drivers always state that they’re not paid enough and raises are not common.