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FAQs for Drivers

How often will I make it home?

It depends on the pay and home time package you choose. A few examples are: Home every weekend, out for 13-15 days and home for 3 full days, out for 23 days and home for 5 full days, and in selected areas we have regional runs with the possibility of being home nightly.

What Pay Plans do you offer?

What is your top pay?

We have several different pay packages to choose from based on lanes and home time. Our current top pay is .70 cents per mile or you can add an additional .05 cents per a mile if you choose to opt-out of our premium-free family healthy coverage. Percentage lanes can pay more than the cents per mile.

Is your pay based off of mileage or percentage?

We offer both. Your dedicated Fleet Manager will work with you to help you decide which option is best for you.

How much can I make per a week on average?

Depending on the lane and the home time you choose, our drivers can average $1,200-$2,200 gross pay per a week.

How many miles can I expect and are they consistent?

Average miles are up to you! Our freight is 98% company contracted with our drivers loads being preplanned in advanced to ensure we keep you rolling. With the use of 65% drop/hook you are able to maximize your hours of service while still complying with DOT regulations.

Home Weekly drivers average 2,200-2,500 miles per week. Our OTR drivers who stay out longer average higher miles.

Van – 2,200-2,400

Reefer – 2,500

Flatbed – 2,200-2,400

What do you mean by 100% Premium-Free Family medical, dental, and life insurance?

This means we pay 100% of your insurance premiums that covers you and your family. There is no deduction from your weekly pay like most companies. Knowing you and your family are covered keeps you focused on your job and rolling down the road.

What if I don’t need medical insurance coverage?

All you have to do is sign a form stating you do not wish to be covered by our insurance plan. Then, we’ll pay you an additional .05 cents per mile. This works well for employees with coverage through another source.

How many Dispatchers will I work with?

Only one! Our drivers have an assigned Fleet Manager they work with on a daily basis. If after-hours issues arise, we have Dispatchers on duty 24/7, 365 days per year.

What type of dispatch do you have?

We are primarily non-forced dispatch. There a few select pay packages that require drivers to take all dispatch.

Do you have assigned trucks?

Yes, our late model Mack trucks are yours to keep and maintain. You can even take it home on your days off, providing you have an approved safe and secure location to park it.

What type of runs/equipment can I expect?

We offer vans, refrigerated/temperature controlled, and flatbed trailers. Our primary operating area is the Midwest but have authority to operate throughout the lower 48 states.

Do you have inverters or APUs?

APU or inverters with no idle shutoffs.

What speed are your trucks governed at?

We run Macks governed at 65 MPH on the pedal and on cruise. Home weekly drivers average 2,200-2,500 miles. Drivers out longer average higher miles. 

Do your trucks have cameras?

No. Our trucks are not equipped with cameras—there are no inward or outward facing cameras. Drivers can choose to install their own cameras if desired though. 

Do you provide microwaves, refrigerators, televisions, etc. in your trucks?

No. Our trucks are not equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, or televisions. Drivers can configure their truck to the layout that works best for them, with the OTR equipment they desire. At a driver’s request, we can remove the passenger seat and cabinets for example.

What is your rider policy?

An approved rider is allowed after 90 days. There is no charge for a rider. Any riders must be 10 years or older and an immediate family member. Only one rider is allowed at a time. 

Do you allow pets?

Pets are not permitted. Service animals are allowed.

Do you have team opportunities?

Yes! Reach out to our Recruiting team to learn more.

Do you have Owner Operator opportunities?

Yes! Reach out to our Recruiting team to learn more or visit https://sharkeydrivingjobs.com/owneroperator.

Do you offer OTR Driver Training?

Yes! Learn more about our OTR Driver Training Programs at https://www.shke.com/otr-driver-training.

Do you offer Tuition Reimbursement for attending a certified CDL school?

Yes, we offer up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement. Please contract a recruiter for specifics of the program.

I’m a veteran. Do you offer VA on-the-job-training benefits?

Yes. If you currently qualify for Montgomery GI benefits you may be eligible for VA OJT benefits. This equates to roughly $1,200 extra a month paid directly to you from the VA while training.

I’m interested! How do I learn more?

Excellent! Simply give our team a call at 800.354.8945 or fill out our quick contact form or visit www.sharkeydrivingjobs.com and use our live chat (available weekdays from 0700-1700 CST). We’re excited to talk with you!