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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the requirements for a Leavitt's driver?

You must be 23 years old unless approved under Leavitt’s Driver Finishing Program (DFP) for Entry Level drivers with less than 2-years’ experience & CDL School Graduates (DFP hires must be at least 21 years old).

Potential recruits must live within hiring areas and meet Leavitt’s hiring guidelines related to driving and employment history.

How much money will I make?

Leavitt’s compensation package is pretty straight forward. We have a base line Cents Per Mile (CPM) established and drivers earn more base on their individual work ethic and production. Along with CPM pay, we offer assessorial pay for those work events not readily associated with running miles. Based on actual employee earnings, the following matrix’s provides a guide to your earnings potential.

SemiMinimum MilesBase CPMAssessorialTotal CPMEarnings Per Pay PeriodAnnual Earnings Pace
2000 miles + per week (4000 miles + per pay period)4000$0.42$0.04$0.46$1,840.00 $47,840.00
2250 miles + per week (4500 miles + per pay period)4500$0.44$0.04$0.48$2,160.00 $56,160.00
2500 miles + per week (5000 miles + per pay period)5000$0.46$0.04$0.50$2,500.00 $65,000.00
2750 miles + per week (5500 miles + per pay period)5500$0.48$0.04$0.52$2,860.00 $74,360.00
3000 miles + per week (6000 miles + per pay period)6000$0.50$0.04$0.54$3,240.00 $84,240.00
26-Pay Periods Year - 2 week per pay period
Assessorial CPM based on actual 207 earnings /miles
Maxi (Non-Canadian Legal)Minimum MilesBase CPMAssessorialTotal CPMEarnings Per Pay PeriodAnnual Earnings Pace
2000 miles + per week (4000 miles + per pay period)4000$0.48$0.05$0.53$2,120.00$55,120.00
2250 miles + per week (4500 miles + per pay period)4500$0.50$0.05$0.55$2,475.00 $64,350.00
2500 miles + per week (5000 miles + per pay period)5000$0.52$0.05$0.57$2,850.00 $74,100.00
2750 miles + per week (5500 miles + per pay period)5500$0.54$0.05$0.59$3,245.00 $84,370.00
3000 miles + per week (6000 miles + per pay period)6000$0.56$0.05$0.61$3,660.00 $95,160.00
26-Pay Periods Year - 2 week per pay period
Assessorial CPM based on actual 2017 earnings /miles
Maxi (Canadian Legal)Minimum MilesBase CPMAssessorialTotal CPMEarnings Per Pay PeriodAnnual Earnings Pace
2000 miles + per week (4000 miles + per pay period)4000$0.50$0.05$0.55$2,200.00$57,200.00
2250 miles + per week (4500 miles + per pay period)4500$0.52$0.05$0.57$2,565.00 $66,690.00
2500 miles + per week (5000 miles + per pay period)5000$0.54$0.05$0.59$2,950.00 $76,700.00
2750 miles + per week (5500 miles + per pay period)5500$0.56$0.05$0.61$3,355.00 $87,230.00
3000 miles + per week (6000 miles + per pay period)6000$0.58$0.05$0.63$3,780.00$98,280.00
26-Pay Periods Year - 2 week per pay period
Assessorial CPM based on actual 2017 earnings /miles

Let’s have an honest transparent discussion regarding your earnings expectations. With your participation, we will gladly work up an individualized earnings / home time plan so we’ll all have a clear understanding of expectations (yours and ours).

What is the best way to fill out an application?

Completing an online application is the preferred method but Leavitt's friendly recruiters will work with you to support any unique situations.

Do I need to have flatbed experience?

No, we offer industry leading flatbed securement training and we’ll work with you after solo release as necessary to ensure you fully compliance with DOT and safety expectations.

How long will I be in training?

Training is tailored to the individual, we will not release new hires solo until both they and their trainers are confident they are ready.

As a general rule, experienced flatbed drivers with 2 plus years’ experience will be released solo within 5 – 10 days while experienced drivers with no flatbed experience will be solo between 14 – 21 days.

Driver Finishing Program (DFP) drivers with less than 2 years’ experience will complete an 8-week training program, however, on occasion we will expedite the solo release of DFP drivers who come to us with at least 1-year of Over-The-Road experience.

No obituary date is set, our priority is taking care of our employees and protecting the motoring public.

How does the application process work?

Following completion of an application, our recruiter and the Safety Manager will evaluate your driving and employment history. Once tentatively approved (normally within 1-day), we’ll order your background checks and start the past employment verification process while at the same time answering any questions you may have and scheduling an orientation date.

What is your policy on traffic tickets and criminal background?

Our primary focus is a solid driving record that complies with FMCSA criteria and Insurance Company Underwriting standards. Minimum qualifications standards include: Meet all Federal Motor Carrier guidelines (which includes, but are not limited to FMCSR part 391)

  • Have a valid CDL in their State of Residence
  • No Current License Suspension or Revocations
  • No serious or disqualifying traffic violation within the last three (3) years
  • No more than four (4) moving violations in the past 36 months of which no more than two (2) moving violations occurring in the previous 12 months
  • No preventable accidents involving a fatality, bodily injuries treated away from the scene or disabling damage to a motor vehicle within three (3) years

Leavitt’s does not consider past criminal behavior as part of our hiring decision.

How much home time do Leavitt's drivers get / what traffic lanes will I run?

We work very hard to balance earnings and home time. Our goal is to get you home most weeks for at least your 34-hour DOT Hours of Service reset. We work with each driver to individualize and document an earnings/home time plan to satisfy your individual needs while supporting company goals. No cookie cutter policy will work, every driver has their unique needs and we’re prepared to complete this plan prior to you agreeing to join our team.

Ideally, we recruit drivers who are domiciled along our primary traffic lanes to promote home time efficiencies.

Leavitt’s Semi fleet services the I-5 / Hwy 99 corridor in CA, OR, WA (Seattle and LA) with drop / hook yards in Springfield OR, Grenada, CA West Sacramento CA and Antioch CA. Depending on the season and freight volumes, the Semi fleet expands to the 11-western states with the occasional mid-west/east coast load. Volunteers are sought for our eastbound loads and we normally have sufficient volunteers looking for a change of pace.

Our Maxi fleet services the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada. Both Canadian Legal and Non-Canadian Legal positions are available.

We encourage potential recruits to talk with the Driver Managers overseeing our fleets and traffic lanes prior to signing up to get a feel for what Leavitt’s operating environment is like. Several of our current drivers have volunteered to chat with potential hires as well.

Can I have someone ride with me and do you allow pets?

Yes on both accounts, after the first 90-days, riders are allowed provided they are at least 12-years old and we allow pets (dogs 50lbs or less) right away.

When can I get medical benefits?

Medical benefits can be obtained on the 1st of the month following 30-days of employment.

Do I need a Hazmat endorsement?

No, Leavitt’s is not a Hazmat Carrier.

Are Leavitt’s trucks governed?

Yes, trucks are set at 65 miles per hour

Where are your facilities located?

Leavitt’s home terminal is located in Springfield OR about 5-miles east of 1-5 off out OR-126. We also provide drop/hook yards in Grenada, CA West Sacramento CA & Antioch CA.

Leavitt’s home terminal offers 7-day a week shop support, driver break rooms, showers, washer/dryer, Wifi & computer work stations for on-line training.

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