National Carriers is the “Elite” fleet offering opportunities for company drivers and owner-operators. Offering services in all 48 states in the continental United States, the company offers a robust set of services, including: livestock, refrigerated and logistic services.
You’ll be able to choose between two main National Carriers trucking jobs: company driver and owner-operator.
National Carriers Company Driver Pay Scale
National Carriers Pay Rankings
National Carriers claims that a company driver will earn $70,000+ per year in their position. Indeed.com’s data shows that drivers earn an average salary of around $65,596 per year. But this is just part of the data.
Drivers reported earning as much as $99,000 per year
Drivers reported earning as little as $32,000 per year
The trucking company has increased their new driver starting rate up to $0.51 cents per mile. You’ll enjoy:
Automatic detention pay
401 (K) plan
Paid holiday time
You’ll be sitting behind the wheel of late model Kentworth T-680s.
A rider and pet policy is in place that allows truckers to bring their dogs or an additional rider with them on the road. Time passes by much faster when you have a passenger in the cab.
Team Pay Scale
Want to drive as a team, cover more miles and also earn higher pay? National Carriers has team positions available with the average annual pay of $100,000. You’ll enjoy the same great benefits as a solo driver, but you’ll have a companion and can cover far more miles.
Requirements for Drivers
If you’re interested in a position at National Carriers, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
Minimum age of 21
6 months of driving experience
No DWI in the past 5 years
Maximum 3 moving violations in the past 3 years
Maximum 3 preventable accidents in the past 3 years
If you just received your CDL A license, you can benefit from the company’s Student Program. The Student Program allows you to get your foot in the door as a student driver and negates the six-month experience requirements.
Use these initial six months to learn from an experienced driver.
National Carriers Owner Operator Pay Scale
As an owner-operator, you take on more burden than the standard National Carriers trucking job because you own your own truck. You’re responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of your rig.
Pay reflects these added costs with the company claiming that owner operators earn an average revenue of $175,000.
You’ll be paid for miles, but you’re also paid for:
Trailers are provided at no expense to you. A key benefit for owner operators is that you still enjoy the freedom of being your own boss. You’re able to enjoy loads all year long on OTR routes that are steady.
The company also pays for:
While the company does not pay for the following coverage, they do help you secure great rates on:
Occupational accident insurance
Physical damage insurance
Reliable home time allows you to enjoy time with your family, or you can opt to bring a rider or pet along with you, too.
What Are Drivers Saying About National Carriers?
If you look at reviews, you’ll find that they’re primarily positive with most drivers enjoying their position. Some of the most recent comments include:
Solo OTR driver stating that you are on the road at all times and making money
The company is good with decent pay and benefits
Equipment and maintenance are decent and there are ample opportunities to stay driving
There are always complaints, and one is that drivers wish that there were more local routes available. Unfortunately, unless you live in a larger city or along a common route, you’re not going to find many local routes as an OTR driver.
You can expect to drive 2,500 to 3,200 miles a week, but drivers do not recommend the leasing program.
Management has underwent major overhauls in the last year or two, and this seems to have led to an improvement in the workplace.
National Carriers seems like a good company to drive for with a lot of great, recent feedback. Coworkers are praised in reviews, and most drivers like working with their driver managers.