Trucking Company Profile: Heritage Transportation Group
Heritage Transportation Group has been in business since 1994. They provide truckload and LTL (less than truckload) services within Canada and from Canada to the United States. Their featured route is south into the Carolinas, where they have trucks going daily.
Why Consider Working Here?
Heritage has been in business since 1994, showing that it has what it takes to survive and thrive in a competitive environment. Their routes are mainly to the southern United States - Florida and and South Carolina, so you'll experience warm weather more often than not during your runs.
Heritage offers their drivers benefits on day #1 of their employment. After a 3-month period, the benefits are then extended to include family members.
Aside from the benefits package, Heritage offers an employee pension plan.
Type of Trucks/Transmission
Heritage Transportation uses a variety of truck and trailer combinations. Some trucks use automatic transmissions but most trucks have manual transmissions.
New Driver Orientation
Each new driver receives a two-day orientation. Pay for this orientation period is $15 per hour.
New Driver Training
Each new driver will go through a training period lasting 6-9 months, depending on the performance of the driver.
During this training period, you will be paired with an experienced company driver, and spend time in the city, on the highway, and backing into docks. The whole time you'll receive valuable feedback from your trainer.
What Type Of Route Do New Drivers Get?
New drivers with Heritage will make runs down to the southern part of the United States - Florida and South Carolina.
What Does A Typical Week Look?
Your average week will involve being on the road for 2-3 days. Most drivers find they end up doing their reset time during the weekend.
How Much Do Drivers Earn?
New drivers earn $15 per hour during the training period while driving in the city and for wait times while doing highway driving.
On the highway, a new driver will earn $0.20 per mile driven during their training period.
Once you've completed the training program, your mileage pay is increased to $0.43 per mile for 3-months. Then it increases again to $0.45.
For time spent at a dock, at the border or other wait time, your maximum pay is max $18 per hour for waits in excess of 2-hours. Your rate for city driving will also be a max of $18 per hour.