FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of driving opportunities do you provide?

STS offers Casual, Local, Dedicated, Regional, and OTR positions in various locations.  Call to inquire about availability in the area you live.

2. How much driving experience does STS require?        

We require 12 months verifiable OTR driving experience in the previous 36 months or at least 6 months in the last 12 month period using equipment similar to ours: a conventional tractor and 53’ trailer. We also prefer experience with an in-cab satellite communication system such as Peoplenet.

3. What is your starting and top out pay?

Local positions, that pay mileage, start at 33 CPM and top out at 38 CPM

Dedicated positions start at 36 CPM and top out at 41 CPM

Regional positions start at 40 CPM and top out at 44 CPM

OTR positions start at 48 CPM and top out at 50 CPM

4. What options do I have to receive my payroll?

STS offers direct deposit into a bank account of your choice or we can deposit your pay onto a fuel card.

5. How often will I get home?

Local positions are home daily

Dedicated positions are home some during the week and during the weekend.

Regional positions are home one time per week, normally on the weekend.

OTR positions earn one day off for every 7 days worked.  Scheduled time off cannot exceed 7 consecutive days.

6. Can I take the truck home?

Most STS drivers are required to park at terminal locations. Drivers who live in remote areas will park at pre-approved locations.

7. What type of equipment do you operate?

Our fleet consists of 2013 – 2017 Volvo and Mack sleeper and day cabs.

8. What speed is your equipment governed at?

65 mph.

 9. Do you offer a rider or pet program?

 No, STS does not allow riders or pets.

10. What benefits do you offer?

We offer health insurance (Blue Cross/Blue Shield), dental, vision, term life insurance, short term disability, supplemental critical illness & accident coverage (All State) and a 401K with up to 4% company match.

11. How soon are benefits effective?

Most benefits are effective the first day of the month following 60 days of employment. Full time employees can enroll in 401K retirement during enrollment periods after they have been employed 6 months.

12. How do I submit paperwork?

STS drivers submit paperwork by utilizing Transflo Express at most major truck stops, or they can submit paperwork while at an STS terminal.

13. What areas do you operate in?

Casual, Local, and Dedicated drivers are normally dispatched to areas East of the MS River, including the Midwest, Southeast, and Eastern US.  Regional & OTR drivers are routed through these same areas, but can also be routed as far West as Arizona and occasionally into Eastern Canada.

14. Will I be required to load and unload freight?

STS does not solicit “driver touch” freight. Our objective in doing this is to protect you from injury and conserve your time for driving.

15. How many miles can I expect on average?

To help aid fleet managers/load planners in maximizing your drive time, drivers are encouraged to communicate & carry a team attitude. When doing so, local drivers average 2400-2600 miles per week, dedicated drivers average 2400-2800 miles per week, regional drivers average 2500-2800 miles per week and over-the-road drivers average 3000-3200 miles per week.

16. How long is orientation?

In most cases, orientation is completed at the corporate office in Smyrna, TN. Travel arrangements will be communicated by our recruiting department prior to to the date of orientation.  Upon arrival to Smyrna, TN, STS will provide hotel accommodations, transport to/from the hotel and lunch the day of orientation.  Orientation is normally one day and lasts about 11 hours.