Road Scholar Transport has been in business since 1988. Founded by Jim and Debra Barrett, the company has since grown to become a leader in asset-based carrier serving LTL, truckload and specialty service needs.
The company serves customers in the northeast and mid-Atlantic. Their fleet consists of more than 105 tractors, 65 refrigerated units and 300 trailers.
Road Scholar Transport Careers
Road Scholar Transport offers a variety of specialty shipping services which give truckers the chance to explore different careers and driving opportunities.
Company driver positions are available as well as owner operator and lease owner operator.
Road Scholar offers dedicated use and teams for their pharmaceutical’s transportation unit. Drivers must be professional and wear uniforms, as they serve as representatives of the customer’s brand when delivering shipments.
Expedited services are available in this department, and drivers will be expected to follow the company’s strict protocols.
Truckload drivers work primarily in the northeast and mid-Atlantic states. Dry van and refrigerated trailers may be used, and the company offers 53- and 48-foot trailers.
Food Grade Transport
Drivers in this department will operate food grade vans with refrigerated trailers (53- and 48-foot). All of the company’s protocols, technology and expertise exceed the protocols listed in the food safety modernization act (FSMA).
Drivers may also be assigned to one of the following units:
- Hazmat & Chemical Transport
- Expedited and Emergency Shipments
Road Scholar Pay and Benefits
At Road Scholar Transport, local driver pay comes out to about $26 per hour. Regional drivers earn about $0.60 per mile. Over time is available, and the company offers comprehensive healthcare benefits.
Road Scholar doesn’t provide too much information about their driver requirements or benefits, but they are looking for professionals. Drivers will also be required to wear uniforms.
In a recent blog post, the company outlined some changes that current and future employees will appreciate.
The primary benefit is a pay increase. Road Scholar says that its minimum driver pay now guarantees $1,050-$1,350 per week.
Road Scholar understands the importance of work/life balance, which is why local drivers are now home every day and regional drivers are home every weekend.
Both of these changes are great for drivers.
Looking at job listings, we can see that the company offers:
- Healthcare benefits
- Vacation after six months
- TVs in trucks (regional drivers only)
- Overtime available
- Part-time positions available
- Access Perks family discount program
- Modern air ride equipment
- Flexible dispatch
When we look at salary information on available from 3rd-party sites, we can see that drivers earn:
- $65,393 per year on average
This figure is about on par with what other trucking companies pay their drivers in the North Atlantic and slightly above the national average. There are opportunities to earn more as you gain experience. Drivers love the family environment, and they praise the benefits offered.
Local drivers get to enjoy daily home time, and even regional drivers get a lot of time at home with their families. Drivers will have to adhere to the company’s strict policies and wear a uniform, but they enjoy consistent work, excellent pay and great benefits.