Frequently Asked Questions

1. What type of driving opportunities do you provide?

STS offers Casual, Local, Dedicated, and Regional 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 Geotab, Omnitracs, Peoplenet, etc.

3. What is your starting and top out pay?

Varies by location – Call for more information.

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.

Southeast Regional positions are home every week.

6. Can I take the truck home?

STS drivers that live near STS locations normally park onsite. Drivers who live in remote areas will park at pre-approved locations.

7. What type of equipment do you operate?

Our fleet consists of 2020, 2021, & 2022 Freightliner sleepers and day cab tractors.

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 (Trustmark), dental, vision, term life insurance, short term disability, supplemental critical illness & accident coverage (Allstate) 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 their in-cab scanner or can use the Transflo Mobile Express app.

13. What areas do you operate in?

Casual, Local, and Dedicated drivers are normally dispatched within a 250-500 mile radius of their domicile location, depending on position. Regional drivers should expect 90% of their normal work week to be in areas KY South and MS East.

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 1800-2000 miles per week, dedicated drivers average 2200-2400 miles per week, and regional drivers average 2300-2500 miles per week.

16. How long is orientation?

Most new STS drivers complete a ninety-minute online training course at their leisure, then participate in a four-hour Virtual Orientation class from the comfort of their own home. Once these requirements are met, travel arrangements will be communicated by our Safety Team that allows drivers to complete a road test, finish up any incomplete onboarding paperwork then in most cases receive their truck assignment and first dispatch. Should a layover at our corporate location be required, STS will provide hotel accommodations and transport to/from the hotel.