For new truck drivers starting in the trucking industry, it may seem difficult to search for the best national trucking companies. There are some companies that may offer poor to average opportunities, while other companies offer fair, honest work, with great benefits to keep drivers happy.
The best national trucking companies strive to build a solid, customer base and know the importance of providing truckers with safe working conditions. These companies also know that drivers are the face of a company, so top drivers are important and essential to their business. At H. O. Wolding Inc. we fall into this category.
Understanding what makes a trucking company a top company for some drivers and a poor choice for others depends on your goals and your personal preferences. For example, a trucker who wants to spend regular time with his or her family may see a company that offers a significant amount of home time is a great company. On the other hand, if you want to be on the road as much as possible you may prefer less home time. You may give that company a low rating and rate a company high that offers less home time and more time on the road. Let’s discuss a few other benefits to what truckers like about top national trucking companies.
Pay and Benefits
Pay is always a huge factor for many truckers when it comes to rating a company. However, for many truckers having good benefits such as health or dental insurance are just as important as having a good salary.
Given the option to compare different pay and benefits packages is a critical factor when it comes to choosing a good company. Often times when you are offered higher pay, as in cents per mile, you will have a reduction in benefits or perks. On the other hand, a lower pay rate may equate to more benefits that may actually end up being the best option given your specific situation. Having the option to choose what options works best is a huge benefit for many trucker drivers.
Keeping You Busy
Since many truck drivers make money based on miles, it is important to work for a company with a good reputation. This is to ensure you will have enough work to stay employed. Some companies will provide only minimum hours and miles while others are there to make sure the loads and backhauls are constant.
A few other benefits that truckers like about top national trucking companies include working with trucks and equipment that are well maintained and are in great working condition, a highly responsive support team of dispatchers and managers, and outstanding service to help quickly resolve problems while on the road.
At H. O. Wolding Inc., we are a top national trucking company with over 80 years of experience in the transportation industry. Our longevity in the trucking industry and our broad customer base helps us provide reliable and rewarding trucking jobs for drivers throughout the United States.