FAQ FOR COMPANY DRIVERS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

No you can join our LTL Division as long as you live anywhere east of Route 35 (Duluth MN to Laredo TX). As a driver for our LTL division, you will handle outbound multistep truckloads from our Florence, NJ warehouse to delivery points east of Route 35. Our freight is palletized and moves dock to dock, requiring no touch by the driver. Once you are empty, you will be reloaded with a truckload moving back to NJ, NY, or PA.

Do I have to live in NJ to join Pinnacle as a company driver?

No you can join our LTL Division as long as you live anywhere east of Route 35 (Duluth MN to Laredo TX). As a driver for our LTL division, you will handle outbound multistep truckloads from our Florence, NJ warehouse to delivery points east of Route 35. Our freight is palletized and moves dock to dock, requiring no touch by the driver. Once you are empty, you will be reloaded with a truckload moving back to NJ, NY, or PA.

How often will I get home?

Our experienced team of dispatchers do a very nice job getting our drivers home time. On average you can expect to get home every week if you live in the NJ, NY PA area and every 2 – 3 weeks if you live in any other city, state.

What is the starting pay and how much can I expect to make yearly?

Our drivers starting pay is .50 cents per mile and top pay (after 5 years is .57 cents). Our average OTR driver averaged over $80,000 per year in 2017.

How many miles will I average weekly?

Our typical OTR driver will average 2500 miles each week.

Do you offer benefits?

Yes health benefits are offered through Cigna.

How long do I have to wait to receive health benefits?

Health Care Coverage is effective on the first day of the month following your date of hire. For example if you are hired on June 28th your insurance will become effective July 1st.

Do you have any incentive programs or bonus programs?

Yes Pinnacle offers incentive as well as safety bonus programs for all drivers to earn more money.

  • SAFETY Bonus of $250.00 per quarter if all safety guidelines are completed. If ALL quarterly guidelines are met for the calendar year, a $1250 bonus will be paid in place of the $250 fourth quarter bonus
  • CLEAN INSPECTION Bonus: Level I $175.00 Level 2 $100.00 Level 3 $50.00
  • ACH Direct deposit of my earnings
  • Satellite TV with direct TV/ Sirius/XM radio
  • Planet Fitness Membership

Do you offer a sign on bonus?

Yes, Pinnacle offers a $3000 sign on bonus paid over 3 months immediately after hire.

Do you have a driver referral program if I know someone else that might want to apply for a position at Pinnacle?

Yes we have a driver referral program. We pay $1000 bonus immediately after the driver’s first load.

What make, model truck can I expect to drive?

Our fleet is leased with full service maintenance leases. Breakdowns and substitute trucks are included. Our fleet is largely made up of Freightliner Cascadia’s.

What are the requirements to become a company driver?

  • Minimum age 23 years old
  • 3 years verifiable tractor trailer driving experience
  • No more than (2) two convictions for moving violations and or preventable accidents within the past (3) three years
  • No DWI or DUI within the last 7 years
  • Current Class A CDL with Tank Endorsement
  • Must pass company paid DOT physical and drug screen
  • Working cell phone
  • Hazmat endorsement and Tanker Endorsement are required in our LTL Division

Do I need to have hazmat endorsement?

Hazmat endorsement is required in Pinnacle LTL Division.

Do I need to have tanker endorsement?

Tanker endorsement is required in Pinnacle LTL Division.

Does Pinnacle have an orientation program and where is orientation done?

Pinnacle Trucking LLC orientation is done at our facility in Florence NJ and can generally be done within 1 – 2 days.

Is ACH available?

Yes.