Quality Carriers (QC) is known for offer local, regional and OTR opportunities for drivers. The company aims to respect drivers and their careers with great pay and benefits. QC is a company that was started in 1913 transporting goods and materials.
They have been back in the news recently while announcing their acquisition by CSX. The Quality Carriers brand are going to continue as a stand-alone entity within CSX.
Quality Transportation is the largest bulk tank trucking fleet in the United States with:
The trucking fleets large size enables them to meet the demands of all customers and even accommodate demand surges.
Quality Carriers Jobs
QC offers multiple driving options, including:
Company Truck Driver
Quality Carriers Pay Rankings
Working for QC means that drivers are able to meet the national average pay of $1,170 a week with over 8,479 salaries reported.
When working for the company’s bulk division, you‘ll earn 25% of the load, which leads a lot of drivers to make little money.
Owner Operator Driver
As an owner operator, there’s a lot of money to be made working with QC. The average pay, based on 2,000 salaries listed, is $3,464 per week, which is 19% below the national average. Drivers state that they receive steady work and fair wages.
The average Quality Carrier owner operator earns $179,000 annually.
Benefits of Working for Quality Carriers
Quality Carriers aims to keep their drivers working for the company with competitive pay packages and benefits. The multiple benefits offered through QC are:
Competitive health insurance
401 (k) retirement accounts
$5,000 sign on bonus for owner operators
QC looks for only the best drivers to fill their ranks, and all drivers must be at least 22 years of age or older. The requirements for driving for QC include:
Read, write and speak in English
Authorized to work in the US
1 year of experience; 6 months with the same company
No drug or alcohol convictions in the last 7 years; two in 25 years
No more than 7 jobs in the prior 3 years
No positive alcohol or drug tests within DOT guidelines
Pass DOT physical exam
Pass 25-mile QC test
Must be clean shaven
Have valid hazardous material and tank endorsement
Qualified drivers are always welcome to drive for Quality Carriers.
Owner operators can earn up to $10,000 in bonuses depending on their experience and location. You have the potential to earn up to $200,000, with the average owner operator earning $195,000.
Settlements are disbursed weekly, and there are discounts available for insurance, fuel and tires. You can also purchase insurance through the company as an owner operator.
Pros of Working with QC
Quality Carriers leaves you alone and allows you to do your job
Pay is decent when you’re given ample hours
Terminals are always hiring
Cons of Working with QC
Equipment is older and needs maintenance
Drivers aren’t allowed ample home time
Owner operators complain of unwarranted charges or expenses
Quality Distribution companies is also part of the QC division and offers multiple driving opportunities, including:
Food grade liquid
Food grade tanker owner operator jobs are available under this division, too. These tanker truck driving jobs offer benefits to full time employees, including impeccable benefits, such as:
401 (k) retirement plans
Paud time off
9 paid holidays
QC Transport Lease Purchase Program
Quality Carriers also offers its own lease purchase program for anyone who is considering driving their own rig and being their own boss. All applicants for the program must be willing to be a driver for QC for a minimum of two months.
The program includes:
Weekly payments of $618 or less
New Freightliner Cascadia
5-year warranty program
Lease purchase bonus
Quality Carriers offers paid orientation, on-the-job training and also earn while you work towards a career as an independent contractor.
When driving, one of the most important aspects of the job is safety. QC puts a big emphasis on their safety policy, so drivers will have to adhere to strict policies.
QC is a decent all-around trucking company with good benefits and pay. There are some concerns from owner operators that hours fluctuate too much. Some weeks an owner operator may earn $3,400 and another week $700. There’s some lack of consistency that can be detrimental to your earnings.