Every month, JiggyJobs features a different carrier that it feels is worthy of a closer look. This month, JiggyJobs is proud to highlight ProFleet, an Elkhart, Ind.-based commercial carrier that specializes in transporting flatbed freight. The company was started by two former drivers who saw the need and opportunity for a high-quality, high-reliability flatbed carrier in the Midwest that would provide good jobs for good drivers while maintaining a fun and family-oriented atmosphere. ProFleet has built a reputation for hiring only the best drivers and staff while maintaining one of the lowest turnover rates in the industry—80 percent below the national average.
ProFleet has some of the best and newest equipment on the road. Their tractors are all 2011 or newer Freightliner Cascadias and Kenworth T800s that are loaded with creature comforts, not just stripped-down company trucks. And modern, amenity-filled cabs are just one way ProFleet keeps its drivers happy. They have excellent pay and incentive programs, including a starting pay rate that rewards the driver for over-the-road experience gained with previous employers, a guaranteed weekly salary, and as much or as little home time as the driver wants. ProFleet’s drivers average only 15 weekends per year away from home!
There are other pay add-ons and incentives too. Since many of ProFleet’s customers require specialized, multi-stop service, drivers are paid $15 dollars per stop for stops two and three and then $20 per stop thereafter. They can qualify for tarp pay, deadhead mileage, detention pay, and layover pay. Also, as a reward for an excellent driving record, ProFleet pays (out of its own pocket) $0.02 per mile into an escrow account. On the driver’s anniversary, if there have been no load claims or equipment damage reported, and the driver has logged at least 50,000 miles that year, money from the account is presented to the driver.
And, if that weren’t enough, the company also has a “Drive for Gold” program, which rewards drivers with points in ten different categories, including passing DOT inspections, on-time deliveries, correctly filling out paperwork, entering data on the computer correctly, no accidents, no CSA infractions, and no load claims, among others. Similar to airline or credit card “miles,” drivers can then trade the points they’ve earned for prizes in a company-sponsored web catalog, which offers everything from jewelry and toys to home goods, outdoor equipment, and even a pontoon boat.
ProFleet’s package of driver benefits includes medical and dental insurance, up to two weeks of paid vacation time, holiday pay, and a 401(k) program with the company matching 25 percent of the first 6 percent of a driver’s pay placed into the retirement account. It also provides a signing bonus of $1000, a $500 bonus for passing a roadside DOT inspection, and a $1000 recruiting bonus for each new driver the existing driver brings on board. ProFleet also pays for TWIC cards and bridge fees.
ProFleet wants its drivers to feel truly appreciated for the hard work they do. To that end, the company tries to provide a home-like atmosphere where activities and event participation make for a pleasant workplace. Retention is the goal for ProFleet, so the company makes sure it is doing everything it can to keep the drivers happy. JiggyJobs is proud to present ProFleet as its Carrier of the Month for the month of June. Contact JiggyJobs to find out more about truck driving jobs at www.jiggyjobs.com, and learn more about ProFleet on their website http://profleet.com/.