Total Transportation of Mississippi (MS) opened their doors thirty years ago with a small terminal, more like a shack, and three trucks. Today, the company has three corporate terminals, 900 trucks and a team of over 1,300 employees.
The company now operates terminals in Richland, MS, Kearny, NJ and additional terminals in Tupelo, Knoxville and Memphis.
U.S. Xpress purchased a majority interest in the company in 2007.
Total Transportation of MS Pay
Total Transportation Pay Rankings
Drivers searching for truck driving jobs in Jackson MS will be happy to know that the company pays, on average, $64,673 per year to drivers, according to our 3rd party pay aggregators including surveys from Indeed, Payscale and Zip Recruiter. Reviews from drivers claim that the company is a good place to work, and the equipment is good.
In fact, all of the trucks in the company’s fleet are 2015 to 2020 models.
Solo and team driver positions are available, and you’ll be paid whether your rig is empty or loaded. Drop pay is $25 after the first drop, and all scales and tolls are paid by-pass, allowing you to stay on the road with minimal disruptions.
If you’re a safe driver, you’ll have the opportunity to earn more with:
1 cent per mile in annual safety bonuses
1 cent per mile for annual performance bonuses
5 cents per mile for solo drivers that meet both the performance and safety goals
Team drivers that run 19,000 or more miles in a month can earn 10 cents more per mile if they meet performance and safety bonuses.
Salary Information as of July 2021
Total Transportation of MS is currently looking for drivers that can fill their ranks and start hauling runs across the Mid Atlantic, northeast and southeast. The company’s most recent posting has the following pay information listed:
Solo drivers earn $0.43 to $0.55 cpm based on their driving record and experience
Team drivers earn $0.60 to $0.90 cpm split
If you’re signing on as a team driver, you can also receive a $7,500 sign on bonus. Annual raises of $0.02 cpm are given with no cap on how many raises you can receive as a long-term driver.
When you drive for Total Transportation, you’ll find that most of the customers served are east of I-13. Routes run, for the most part, in the following regions:
Total Transportation of MS Driver Requirements
If you want to drive for Total Transportation, they have positions open and the option to apply directly on their website. The company doesn’t have many requirements listed, although they do list the following:
All drivers must hold a valid CDL license
Drivers must be willing to work on a super regional schedule
Drivers must have driven for 3 or 6 months in the last 12-month period
No information is provided on safe driving record requirements, but most fleets will require you to not have a DUI/DWI in the past three years and no at-fault accidents.
Female truck driving jobs are available, with the fleet hiring three times the average number of women compared to other trucking companies.
Total Transportation of MS Benefits
Truckers can enjoy fantastic benefits when working for Total Transportation of Mississippi, including one day of home time for every seven days out on the road. Solo drivers also enjoy the following benefits:
98% no-touch freight
401 (k) after working for 180 days
Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance
$25 drop pay (after the first drop)
Dental and vision insurance
You’ll also have your tolls and scales paid for you. And there are also the safety and performance bonuses outlined previously. Team drivers enjoy the same benefits, with average weekly mileage of 5,000 to 5,500.
Solo drivers can expect to run an average of 3,000 miles per week.
CDL Grade Programs
If you’re a recent CDL graduate, there are opportunities to drive for Total Transportation.
All students earn $90 per day and will enjoy OTR and regional runs. You’ll go through a 200-hour training program, which will teach you the ins and outs of the trucking industry before stepping into the role of a solo driver.
There is also the opportunity to receive $3,500 in tuition reimbursement.
Total Transportation of MS offers great pay and benefits to drivers along with ample room to earn more money. Safety and performance bonuses along with annual raises make driving long-term for Total a great opportunity for drivers.