Pride Transport has been in business for more than 40 years, and the company prides itself on providing reliable, consistent and professional service. Pride is a family-run business that was founded by a driver, and the company works hard to create a family atmosphere.
The company serves all of the continental U.S. and offers a variety of transport services.
Pride Trucking Company Services
Pride specializes in temperature-controlled transportation, but they offer a variety of services, including:
Pride’s network of high-volume lanes and strategic terminal locations reduces transit times and allows the company to handle high service demands.
Pride’s Truckload unit specializes in:
High value cargo
The Specialized fleets at Pride are a part of their supply chain operations, and they are designed to meet the unique and specific needs of customers.
The Specialized unit focuses on:
Direct store delivery
Local and First & Last Mile
Pride launched its Logistics department in 2005, which can handle customer and carrier needs. The unit offers the following:
Extra capacity for customers that need it
Customer and carrier support to ensure that shipments run smoothly
Contracted carriers that provide the same level of service offered by Pride’s fleet
Pride Transport Jobs and Pay
Pride Transport Pay Rankings
Pride was founded by a driver, so they understand the unique challenges that truckers face.
The company offers a wide range of driving jobs, including solo and team opportunities.
They also offer:
A family culture
Drivers average about 10,800 miles per month. Home time depends on the position and the driver’s needs. Some drivers are home every night, others are out for months at a time, and others have schedules somewhere in between.
Drivers receive orientation pay of $360, which is paid the Monday after orientation. A $5,000 sign-on bonus is also available for solo and team drivers in the Pride Transport hiring area.
What about base pay? How much do drivers earn?
According to Indeed.com, drivers earn $500/week. That equates to $26,000 per year. Only a few drivers have supplied salary information, so we feel that this information is probably inaccurate and not enough data to base our number on.
In the company’s description on their Indeed page, it says that drivers earn about $44,589 per year. This number is more in-line with the driver feedback we have received.
But if we look at Pride’s own pay information, which is easy to find on their website, it would seem that drivers are paid significantly more.
Solo Driver Pay
Solo drivers are at the heart of Pride Transport.
Up to 55 cents per mile, with all miles paid
Guaranteed detention pay at $15/hour after 2 hours of on-time appointment
Fuel and mileage bonuses
Paid vacation (1 week after 1 year, 2 weeks after 2 years)
6 paid holidays ($100 per holiday)
If a driver earns 55 cents per mile at an average of 10,800 miles per month, that equates to $5,940 per month, $71,280 per year.
Team Driver Pay
Teams average about 21,000 miles per month, split between two drivers.
Up to 70 cents per mile to the truck, with all miles paid
Productivity bonus up to 5 cents per mile
Guaranteed detention pay
Fuel saving bonus
Drivers enjoy a generous benefits package at Pride Transport, which includes:
Family Culture: To cultivate a family atmosphere, Pride hosts BBQs, Driver Appreciation Week events, golf tournaments and more. Pets (dogs only) are allowed, and Pride has a rider policy at $30/month (only one rider at a time).
Driver Facilities: Drivers can use facilities, which have comfortable seating, private showers, gyms and multiple televisions. Facilities are located near restaurants and retail facilities.
Training: Available for new CDL graduates and those who have been out of the business for a while. Training is paid and lasts 300 hours total.
Truck Amenities: Sirius XM Radio, refrigerator, bunk heater, satellite television, sliding fifth wheel and the ability to use power inverters. Trucks are late model Freightliner Cascadia and Peterbilt 579.
Health and Dental: Drivers can choose between four plans from United Healthcare, including HMOs and PPOs. Pride pays 70% of the costs for individual health plans for full-time employees. Dental plans are available through Dental Select, and Pride pays 95% of coverage.
401K: Available with 20% match of employee contributions.
Life Insurance: Eligible employees receive $15,000 in life insurance for the employee, $2,000 for each independent child and $5,000 for a spouse. Coverage is supplied by Prudential Insurance Companies.
Supplemental Life Insurance & Supplemental Financial Protection.
Driving for Pride
Most drivers really enjoy working for Pride Transport. A few complain about getting stuck with short trips that aren’t worthwhile pay-wise, but this is an issue that all truckers have to deal with.
Here are some of the things that drivers love about Pride: