Dedicated Lanes & Routes for Company Drivers
We are excited to announce that we’re looking to hire company drivers for dedicated lanes and routes. If you’re looking to get more out of the company you work for, Universal can offer special advantages such as paid vacations and holidays, insurance coverage for medical, dental and vision and a retirement savings plan, to name just a few. In addition, driving dedicated lanes gives the added benefit of consistently scheduled miles and predictable home time. Join Universal’s growing Dedicated Fleet Division and see why our drivers love working here.
Benefits & Compensation
- Weekly home time
- Consistent miles
- Assigned, modern equipment
- Most freight is no-touch
- Paid weekly/Direct deposit
- Rider program
- EZ Pass/Pre-Pass
- Medical/Dental Insurance
- 401(k) Traditional & Roth
- Vacation & Holiday Pay
- Must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid CDL Class A from the state of residence.
- Must have 1-year of verifiable tractor trailer experience within the last 3 years.
- Previous logistics or warehousing experience is excellent, but not required.
- Must provide an acceptable work history for the past 10 years. All gaps in employment must be accounted for.
- A copy of a valid, long-form physical and medical card that has been performed within the last 12 months.
- A DOT drug test with a negative result is required before an applicant starts driving.
- No discharge for safety reasons from a previous employer.
- Any preventable accidents within the last 3 years will be reviewed.
- No more than 2 license suspension for non-moving violations.
- No more than 2 moving violations in any type of motor vehicle within the last 3 years.
- No license suspension or disqualification for traffic convictions within the last 3 years.
- No drug or alcohol (DUI/DWI) related convictions or incidents within the last 5 years. Incidents over 5 years will be reviewed.
- Criminal convictions may disqualify an applicant from further consideration. All criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis after taking into account the relevant facts and circumstances, including but not limited to the type of conviction, the date it occurred and its relevance to the contractual services to be performed.
- Must be capable of prolonged sitting for up to 11 hours per 24 hour period driving.
- Must be able to climb in-and-out of cab and on-and-off trailer several times per day.
- Must be able to perform pre-trip inspection, safety inspection and end-of-day inspection which requires stooping, bending and crouching.
- Must be able to tarp and un-tarp freight. Tarps may weigh up to 100 lbs.
- Must be able to pull bungee-cords to chest level to assist in the tarping of load.
- Must be able to securely-ratchet taut, securement tie-downs with up to 100 pounds of force.
- Must be able to throw as many as 10-15 (10 lbs) straps and/or 5-10 chains (25-30 lbs) over freight to secure load. May occur more than once a day.