Erb Transport: Trucking Company Profile
The Erb Group is a large refrigerated transportation carrier in the food industry providing service across North America.
Erb Group hauls for companies with household names in the food industry using new equipment equipped with the latest technology.
An equal opportunity employer, they have 10 terminals located in Ontario, Manitoba, Quebec and Elverson, PA. and employ over 1500 employees.
Why Consider The Erb Group
The Erb Group of Companies offers many reasons to consider them to begin your truck driving career. Here are some of those reasons:
- Top industry wages
- Driver wages based on experience
- Paid drops/pickups, inspections, washouts, and delays
- Paid overtime
- Transfers between terminals and positions with no lost seniority.
- Early vacation bonuses
- Health and safety bonuses
- Over-the-road breakdown assistance
- Comprehensive group benefits for full-time company drivers
- Alternative benefits for owner-operators
- Uniform and boot allowances for full-time company drivers.
After 90-days, full-time owner-operators receive comprehensive group benefits. Out-of-province coverage is available immediately to drivers who travel to the U.S.
What Type of Trucks Does The Erb Group Run?
The Erb Group's stable of trucks is split 50/50 between manual and auto trucks. All road tests are done in a manual truck to make sure the driver can perform competently in either one.
New Driver Orientation & Training
New driver orientation includes 2-3 days of in-class work. Then the driver spends 6-8 weeks in cab with a coach-trainer.
What Type Of Route Do New Drivers Get?
The types of routes the Erb Group runs depends on the division. New drivers working in Baden, Trenton, and Mississauga will run routes that take them across the U.S./Canada border.
Some routes are available to Detroit and Buffalo, which have the driver home every night.
Other local routes are available - both day and nights - that also allow drivers to be home every day.
All units are reefer-equipped, hauliing primarily food products. No dangerous goods or hazmat.
What Does A Typical Week Look Like For An Experienced Wayfreight Driver
A typical week in the life of an over-the-road Erb Group driver consists of being out 4-5 days to Western Canada.
For drivers going to the Western United States, you can expect to be out for 10-14 days at a time.
How Much Do Drivers Earn?
During training, new drivers receive $16.80 per hour.
Once training is complete, US drivers earn $0.462 per mile. LTL is $0.494 per mile.
Time spent during drops, deliveries, pickups, and customs is paid at $16.80 per hour. After 2-months, that amount goes up to $18.01. After 3-months it goes to $19.22.
Local drivers (nights) are paid an hourly maximum of $16.80, $18.01 (after 2-months), and $19.22 (after 3-months). Additional mileage rate of $0.459 is added for trips made within a 35-mile radius around terminal.