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Driver Qualifications and Pay Package

Pohl Transportation, Inc. is an irregular route carrier based in Versailles, Ohio. We operate in 32 states hauling 97% no touch dry van freight.

Among the many things we offer are:

  • Equal Opportunity Employment.
  • An excellent home time policy, competitive wages and benefits.
  • Conventional well maintained equipment.
  • Collision Avoidance System with Adaptive Cruise in all trucks.
  • Lane Departure System in all trucks.
  • PeopleNet Satellite Communications with paperless fuel tax (No Trip Sheets Needed).
  • Driver oriented operations staff.
  • 97% No touch freight.

On this page you will find further information about our company, policies and procedures. If in your search you feel we have a program that will fit your needs please contact us by phone at 1-800-672-8498 or e-mail at wparke@pohltransportation.com.  You may also complete our online application.

Thank you for visiting our web page and considering us, Pohl Transportation, Inc., a company where Professional Drivers are treated like Professionals


Driver Qualifications

    • To be employed by us you must:Have a valid CDL with one year verifiable driving experience.
    • Be at least 22 years of age.
    • Pass a DOT physical and drug screen.
    • Have no DUI, DWI or reckless driving convictions within the past 5 years.
    • Have no chargeable DOT reportable accident within the past 2 years, not more than 1 in the past 5 years.
    • Have no more than 1 drivers license suspension in the past 5 years.
    • Present a clean well groomed professional appearance.
    • Pass other criteria as set forth in the hiring process.

Orientation

All persons offered employment will attend a day and a half orientation. Applicants who are not local to the area will receive free lodging and meals. Safety issues, hours of service training and company policies and procedures will be some of the subject matter covered in the orientation. At the completion of the orientation the individual will receive their truck assignment and be placed on dispatch.

Hometime

On average, our drivers are home weekly. The weekend time home will vary on the dispatch schedule but will generally be 32-48 hours.

Per Mile Rate 

Experience Solo Pay
Under 4 years .45 cpm
4 or more years .47 cpm

 

Mileage is based on PC Miler ® mileage system, practical miles. All miles are paid, including routing through house for home time.

Safety Bonus

The Safety Bonus is earned annually, based on 52-week results. The pay for the bonus is 2 cents for all miles for the 52 week qualifying period.

Sign-On Bonus

We offer a sign-on bonus of $4,000.

Referral Bonus

Our referral bonus has been updated to $4000.

Longevity Pay Plan

Longevity pay plan that increases by 1/2 cent per mile every year after 1 year of service at Pohl Transportation, Inc.

Vacations

The vacation schedule is as follows:

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Vacation pay is based on your 52-week average

Layover Pay

Layovers are avoided, as they are generally no benefit to you or the company. If you are not dispatched within 24 hours of your empty check in call, you will be paid $100.00.

Holiday Pay

Holiday pay of $80.00 will be paid for 6 holidays annually.

Multiple Stop Pay

Drivers receive an extra $10.00 for each additional pickup and delivery.

Shag Pay

For situations where short trips or shuttles are involved, and 2 consecutive trips are less than 25 miles each, we pay $10.00 shag pay in addition to your regular mileage.

Pay Period

Payday is every Tuesday. Your check will be direct deposited.

Health Insurance

Three health plan options are available; you select the option that best fits your needs. Also available: Dental Insurance, Short-Term Disability Insurance and a Vision Discount Program

Section 125 Flexible Spending Plan

Tax free insurance premiums. Non covered health expenses budgeted tax free. Daycare expenses tax free. The Flexible Spending Plan is a voluntary program provided for our employees benefit. Employees realize savings on their weekly paycheck by not paying tax on the above items. It is separate from the health insurance program.

401K Retirement

401K Retirement Plan is available after one year employment.

Communications

PeopleNet Satellite Communications. All loads and routing provided over the system. No need to fill out trip sheets. Satellite reads when unit crosses state line and records mileage.

Equipment

All tractors are conventional standup double bunks with automatic transmissions. The tractors are equipped with collision avoidance system and lane departure system, two important safety features. Trailers are 53′ dry vans

Passenger Policy

After 30 accident free days you can take a passenger over 16 years of age with written authorization from the company.

Pohl Transportation, Inc is a driver oriented company that does put the driver first. All individuals that work for Pohl Transportation, Inc. are treated with dignity and respect. Our aim is to make your job as a professional driver the most satisfying and rewarding that it can be for you and your family.

Pet Policy

  • One Cat or Dog maximum 30lbs, no aggressive breeds (Pohl’s discretion).
  • $500 Deposit (Refundable minus any pet damage and cleaning fees). This deposit can be paid up front, or in 5 weekly installments. Driver can have a pet in the truck while paying the 5 weekly payments.
  • You will have to sign off on our Pet Policy for and deposit information before you can have your pet in the truck with you.
  • Must have up to date vaccinations/rabies shots and carry this record in the truck at all times. Pohl must be provided a copy also.
  • Pet must remain in truck on customer or company property, except for during a truck service.
  • Trucks will be checked for cleanliness during visits to the yard.
  • Be sure to clean up after your pet during restroom breaks.
  • Violations of policy will result in removal of pet from truck. Pohl has the final decision on pet removal.
  • Common Sense Prevails, having a pet is a privilege.