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Regional Truck Drivers-Intermodal-83k-Automatic Trucks-Detroit, MI

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Job Description

Postal (ZIP) Code: 48201
Salary ($): $76,000 - $96,000

We are looking for truck drivers that have a passion for being on the road for regional runs from Detroit, Michigan. We are treating every driver with respect, care, and dignity.


  • .51 cpm for all incoming drivers regardless of varifiable experience (avg 2200 miles/wk)
  • Drivers currently average 2200 miles per week but exceptional drivers could run as much as 2800 miles per week if utilizing hours and setting ETA’s properly.
  • Drivers receive a .01 cent per mile raise every year on their anniversary date until they reach .56 CPM.
  • Paid on Rand McNally miles.
  • $15 hourly after 1.5 hours Detention Pay (Must be on time and must call detention when needed)
  • $15 hourly after 1.5 hour Delay rail pay (if driver is delayed on rail yard, he/she must document all times with FM)
  • $15 hourly Extra stop pay (95% of Intermodal loads are single Stop)
  • $65 Live Stop pay (applies to every customer stop requiring either a live load or a live unload, in addition to standard detention pay)
  • $35 Drop & Hook
  • $25 Hazmat load
  • $75 a day breakdown pay
  • $77,000 yearly avg. Potential to make $83,000 yearly avg.
  • Training Up to 2 weeks total and will cover the ins and outs of the rails and registration to get into the rail yards – Training is payable at $150/day for up to five days while out with a trainer then $75/day for any additional training time needed beyond that if required.

Holiday Pay:

  • Regional Intermodal drivers will receive 6 paid holidays for those who have completed one consecutive year of employment.
  • Drivers will be paid a flat holiday rate $190 per day.
  • Drivers must be active status (i.e. not on leave, suspension, or terminated).
  • Drivers must be full time.
  • Drivers may still be required to work on the holiday, depending on availability.
  • Drivers must be available for dispatch the day before and after the holiday if those days are regularly scheduled workdays.

Time off / Shift:

  • Time off will be : 34-48 hours off each week (Driver will be home for a minimum 34-hour reset and possibly upwards of 48 hours) 
  • Drivers can pick their days off from these options:
  • Tues-Wed, Wed-Thur, Thur-Fri, Fri-Sat or Sun-Mon – drivers are not able to have both Sat & Sun off.  
  • Drivers can pick their start time anytime between 3am-noon.  

Position Details:

  • Riders allowed after 90 days
  • Chicago Regional picks up from and delivers to 13 rail ramps (6 major ramps) in the Chicagoland area.
  • They run the states of Wisconsin, Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, and N Kentucky.
  • All freight is on containers and is no touch
  • Approximately 70% drop/hook and 30% live load/unload.
  • Loads are preplanned in advance and if ETA’s are set correctly driver should be preplanned before arriving at first delivery
  • Can take the truck home for time off

Special requirements:

  • Hazmat is not required at hiring, but drivers will be expected to obtain the endorsement within 60 days of hire. Once the driver gets hazmat on his/her license, we will reimburse the cost.
  • 3 months experience required
  • Must live within 75 miles of 48201 Detroit, Michigan

Additional information:

  • Drivers will operate mid roof conventional tractors that the avg age is 1yr 10 months old.
  • If driver lives outside the Chicago area he/she will be dispatched toward the house for time off.
  • Essentially, all drivers living in Illinois need to be checked to see if they fit the Cedar Rapids fleet first (145 miles of Davenport). There is the most need for drivers there and also the driver will make more money and get more home time with that fleet. If they don’t fit in that bucket but fit in the Chicago regional radius, then set them up for Chicago Regional

We understand that drivers’ life isn’t only on the highway, it’s at home too. We want our drivers to have more time with their families while still earning on the road, to have the best time in both worlds.

Please let us know if you are interested in this job. We are looking forward to making you a team member and bringing you on board.


Job Summary

Detroit, MI, USA Location
Intermodal Freights Truck Driving Jobs Job Type
Full-time Project length
Salary $76k - $96k
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