Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport Carrier Info

Covenant Transport was started by the Parker family in 1986, with only 25 trucks and 50 trailers. Today, the company is a leading transportation company based on its service quality and integrity. The company offers a diverse portfolio of truckload services that caters to market transportation needs. With more than 800 teams capable of hauling freight and moving products, the company can average of up to 5,000 miles per tractor per week. The freight Covenant Transport hauls consist of dry van and refrigerated. In addition, the company specializes in hazardous materials transportation, with certified and trained drivers for Hazmat cargo. 75 percent of Covenant Transport’s fleet is Hazmat certified. The services include shipping into, and out of, Mexico and Canada. It jointly operates over 2,700 trucks and 7,000 trailers with the companies Southern Refrigerated Transport Inc.  (Texarkana, Arkansas) and Star Transportation Inc.

Covenant Transport’s driving force is their people, emphasizing CARE (Communication, Attitude, Respect & Excellence) values, which highlight its culture. The company provides a range of driver job offerings including experienced drivers, Recent CDL Graduates, and Owner operator/lease purchase, under categories of temperature controlled trucking, regional delivery, and long haul delivery. In Mexico, the company works with its partner carriers at Laredo, TX, to provide streamlined service to Mexican destination. The terminals are in Chattanooga TN, Hutchins, TX, Pomona, CA, Texarkana, AR, Nashville, TN, and Dalton, GA. In Canada, two main border crossings are operated: Tonawanda, NY, and Detroit, MI.

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Covenant Transport Trucking Jobs

Identified through company’s own website and other reliable online resources Covenant Transport offers the following truck driving jobs.

  • Experienced drivers
  • Recent CDL Graduates
  • Owner operator/lease purchase
  • Teams

Covenant Transport Pay Scale

  • Experienced drivers: 52-56¢ PER MILE
  • Recent CDL Graduates: First 35 days: $450/$525 per week, Next 90 days: 42 CPM, Next 240 days: 52 CPM (with $850) and after one year: 52 CPM (with $1000 minimum).
  • Owner operator/lease purchase: $.96 CPM base for non-Hazmat endorsed teams, and 1.03 cpm on all miles if having Hazmat endorsement

Additional Perks for drivers working at Covenant Transport

  • Up to $1000 minimum guaranteed pay
  • Paid HAZMAT endorsement
  • Higher pay for HAZMAT certified drivers
  • Health Insurance
  • 401K plan
  • Maternity leave
  • Paid vacations
  • Up to $12,000 per year Equity Bonus
  • Consistent year-round expedited freight
  • 80% drop and hook
  • FSC paid on all Miles
  • Safety bonuses
  • Base plates and permits
  • $15,000 Tuition Bonus

Covenant Transport Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Class A CDL
  • SSC or other identification card
  • Not less than 21 years of age
  • Good work history
  • Must be US citizen or be an Alien with Authorization for employment granted by the US immigration and Naturalization Service
  • Meet FMCSA regulations for driving a tractor-trailer
  • Obtain hazmat endorsement within six months of hire
  • Pass a mandatory drug screen
  • No more than two (2) preventable accidents in a motor vehicle in the last 3 years.
  • No Serious violations in a Commercial Motor Vehicle in last 12 months
  • No suspension in last 3 years
  • No speeding citations of 15 mph or above in the last 12 months

Covenant Transport Hiring Areas

Covenant Transport hires drivers out of all 48 states:

AL / AR / AZ / CA / CO / CT / DE / FL / GA / ID / IL / IN / IA / KS / KY / LA / ME / MD / MA / MI / MN / MS / MO / MT / NE / ND / NV / NH / NJ / NM / NY / NC / ND / OH / OK / OR / PA / RI / SC / SD / TN / TX / UT / VT / VA / WA / WV / WI / WY.

Covenant Transport Equipment

Tractor models include 2018 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution trucks with the average tractor age of less than 18 months.  In addition, Covenant Transport claims that all trailers are well-maintained, clean, and safe.

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Covenant Transport Orientation Process

Free transportation, lodging and meals are provided during 3-4 week orientation. Orientation can also get drivers on the road to earning more money for their miles. There are three convenient locations for starting the essential training needed get on the road as quickly as possible: Pomona, CA, Chattanooga, TN and Hutchins, TX.

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