Why You Should Work For A Smaller Trucking Company: Part 1

Monday, May 9th, 2022
one of Kimrad Transport's 18 wheler trucks driving through canyon

When searching for a truck driving job, you might not consider the size of the businesses that are hiring. Location and pay rate are often the most important factors, as well as home time and benefits. If you’ve never thought about it or only worked for large corporations, consider these reasons for choosing a smaller or or mid-size trucking company.

Pay and benefits

Let’s start with pay rates and benefits at smaller trucking companies! Just because a small or or mid-size transport business doesn’t have as many employees as major corporations, doesn’t mean they don’t take care of their drivers. Also, even if you have never heard of a hiring company before, consider researching them online.

Keep in mind that pay rates will vary depending on the location of each company, your skills, and your experience, among other factors. Benefits will also vary, but keep an eye out for the following, just to name a few.

  • Health insurance
  • Vacation pay
  • Sick pay
  • Holiday pay
  • Home time (be sure to find out how much home time before you accept a job)
  • Paid training
  • 401K options
  • Bonuses

Recognition, advancement, and respect

When you work for a larger company, it can be difficult to feel respected. No matter how hard you work, you may not receive the recognition you deserve. At smaller trucking companies, it is easier for management to get to know their staff and how they work. Even if you aren’t interested in advancement within the company, it still feels great to get bonuses or simply be thanked for all your hard work. Smaller trucking companies simply have more ability to do this.

Chain of command and efficiency

When it comes to larger companies, there are many more team members. This can be an issue for both truck drivers and management, which means efficiency can be neglected. It can also get in the way of your production. Smaller and or mid-size trucking companies are able to get things done faster and more efficiently because paperwork and procedures do not require as many team members.

Working with Kimrad Transport, LP

If you’re looking for a company that values the safety of its drivers as well as professionalism, Kimrad Transport, LP is looking for YOU. We offer a variety of benefits to our truck drivers and team members, including insurance, retirement plans, updated equipment, paid training, and more! We have multiple locations as well to help keep drivers closer to home.

To learn more About Us or to Apply for a position, give us a call at 1 (866) 359-3882. You can also Contact Us by email for more information. If you’re interested in learning more reasons why a or smaller or mid-size trucking company may be right for you, keep an eye out for our next blog!