Roadrunner Transportation is based in Cudahy, Wisconsin and it mainly hires truck drivers for LTL line haul, full truckload carrier, OTR and running dedicated lanes all over the US. This is a bit different from the truckload carriers. Roadrunner has several terminals from coast to coast that lets owner operators pick and choose their loads according to home time, revenue and destination.
Roadrunner transportation is one of Fortune 100 growing companies in the US. Their services include: global solutions, warehousing and consolidation, intermodal services, less than truckload and truckload services.
Owner operator trucking jobs with Roadrunner Transportation
Roadrunner Transportation services are built on an owner operator model that claims to provide truck drivers with the best. If one has a clean driving license and are looking to lease a truck, then you can try the roadrunner transportation company.
Qualifications for owner operator drivers
• Have at least a minimum of one year OTR experience(preferably interstate)
• Have no more than 5 jobs in a period of 3 years
• Should not have more than one moving violation in the past year
• Should not have major violations in the past 5 years
• Shouldn’t have more than one preventable accident in the past 3 years
• Must be over 24 years of age
• You should have a HAZMAT endorsement or be willing to get one within 90 days.
• You shouldn’t have any suspensions for moving violations in the last 3 years.
All trucks must less than 10 years old and should meet the DOT physical. Trucks that are 5 years old or less are preferred. One can also lease a trailer through the company for $109 weekly.
Roadrunner Owner Operator Benefits
The company offers some of the industry’s highest pay rates, individualized dispatch and a lease purchase program that lets you pick a payment plan that will suit your needs. They pay for practical miles on lane based loads between their terminals and nationwide. This is in addition to 100% of the current fuel surcharge. The owner operators get 90% of gross revenue on loads. There is no forced dispatch and one goes to where they prefer. You can pick from different loads that are available every day from brokerage division to line haul.
Type of drivers the roadrunner transportation hires
Must have at least 1 year OTR experience:
• Owner operator
• Lease purchase
The company doesn’t offer a Student School Program or a lease purchase program.
Orientation is every Wednesday in Milwaukee, WI. One does not have to go with their own truck but the driver will cater for all his/her expenses.
Home Time Policies
There are no forced dispatches and home time is upon the driver to decide. The truck driver can choose loads to areas that he/she wishes to go.
Real trucker reviews
“I worked for roadrunner as a Lease driver and there are pros and cons of being in this company.
The company keeps their promise and they never at any one time violated the rules of service. When you are dispatched you are issued with paperwork that shows your eta at terminal and there’s always enough time to reach your destination. This is your business so whatever choices you make, will affect you. I have worked with road runner for several years and I have 100% on time rating. I got no issues with their lease purchase program.
They have some poor service issues. I’d advice the management to focus more on meeting the needs of their customers as this is a service company. Excellent customer service is priceless. They should stop damaging freight by being keen on bills pet trailer and load their freight properly so that it gets to the customer in good shape. Quality is vital. The customer doesn’t care if you are the cheapest if you provide poor services.”(Charles)
“I have worked as a full time supervisor with roadrunner transport.
I got to make some friends who are great.
This is the worst job ever. I worked for so many hours and the top management cared about the numbers only. I would advise the management to pay their employees better and be human.(Pat)
There are probably no pros about this company. Everything about working for them was just awful. They overwork their employees. When you are joining them, they say that this is a part time job but once you get into the company, you realize that you will work for over 40 hours every week with no benefits at all. Their raises are also minimal. They punish employees for flimsy reasons. Although they claim they care about their employees, the truth is that they will overwork you. If you see their job posting, simply pass. You don’t want to regret everyday you wake up.”(milka)