Driver Frequently Asked Questions
What type of miles will I be averaging weekly?
Fleet-wide our average is 2,700 miles per week. Some drivers are able to average over 3,000 though.
Do you pay Per Diem?
We enroll every driver in our per diem program. We pay $.10 per mile in per diem however we do not charge or hold back anything on your per diem.
When is pay day?
We pay our drivers every Friday and are only on a week hold back plan just to process paperwork and reimbursements.
How much home time will be available?
Our drivers are home over the weekend and some through the week unless there is a major breakdown. Even then, we sometimes find a driver a ride with another driver to get you home especially if you have a prior commitment to make.
Do you allow passengers?
We allow passengers over the age of 18 and do not charge anything extra for this perk.
How long is orientation?
Being a small company, our orientation usually takes a day.
Do you have a dress code?
No, we only request that our drivers have a clean and professional appearance. Our only policy on dress code other than this is for footwear. We require our drivers to have closed-toe slip resistant shoes.
Is there pay for layovers, breakdowns, and detention?
After 24 hours you will be paid for each 24 hours detained. For breakdowns, we pay 8 hours per day and layover pay, but this is only over the road. If you are at our home facility, we will provide you another truck. For detention, after a 2 hour wait time, if proper procedures are followed (which is calling at the 1.5 hour mark and getting the in and out times documented on the bills), we pay hourly for each additional hour detained.
Is Tennessee Contract Carriers, Inc. under forced dispatch?
Technically, the answer is yes, but we do our best to be fair and not send drivers to the same place repeatedly. We have a variety of lanes, so we are able to break it up. With our open door policy, we welcome you to let us know of any concerns, and we will do our best to work with you to help remedy any issues that might arise.