Choose Your Pay Package. Gain Great Benefits.

The end of one-size-fits-all driver pay is here. Our frills and no-frills pay packages give you choices to fit your lifestyle.

$5,000

sign-on bonus for drivers with 2+ years of experience

$5,000

new driver referral bonus

$1,500

sign-on bonus for new drivers

Taking care of our team is an important part of who we are and how we conduct business as a family-owned and operated company. Learn more in this introduction to Classic.

Frills vs. No-Frills Pay Packages

Get paid your way. For more information on our frills vs. no-frills pay packages, watch the video and contact our recruiter.

Pay Packages

Now offering two pay plans. Total pay includes base pay. Choose the compensation plan that best fits your lifestyle:

  1. $.56 CPM base for all miles (we pay practical miles) + accessorials/bonuses + benefits (medical, vacation, holiday) + per diem + yearly pay Increases + longevity bonus

Or

2. $.66 CPM all miles (we pay practical miles) + accessorials/bonuses (no health insurance, no vacation pay, no holiday pay) + per diem + longevity bonus

Additional Pay Plan Benefits

  • Total pay includes accessorials such as layover, detention and additional stops/pickups
  • Layover pay is $150 per night
  • Detention pay is $20 per hour and starts one hour after appointment time
  • Holiday Pay is $150 per holiday
  • Additional stops/pickups pay $25 each
  • Total pay includes all bonuses
  • Safety bonus is paid quarterly at $.03 CPM per billable mile (if qualify)
  • Weekend deliveries are a $100 bonus
  • NYC trips (rarely and not forced) are a $150 bonus, if you choose to go

Vacation Pay

  • After 1st year anniversary: 1 week
  • After 2nd year anniversary: 2 weeks
  • After 8th year anniversary: 3 weeks

Pay Schedule

  • Starting pay – $0.56 cpm
  • 6 months – $0.58 cpm
  • 12 months – $0.60 cpm
  • 24 months – $0.62 cpm
  • 60 months- $0.62 cpm plus  longevity
  • Bonus of $.02 cpm will be paid quarterly which brings our top pay to $0.66 cpm

Additional OTR Driver Benefits

  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield health insurance after 30 days
  • Company-paid dental insurance after 30 days (Employee Only)
  • Company-paid life insurance $20,000 after 30 days (Employee Only)
  • STD (Short-Term Disability) insurance after 30 days
  • 401(k) w/ company match
  • Per diem ($69 per night on the road)

Job Duties

  • Operate tractor-trailer combination with reefer unit
  • Perform daily pre-trip and safety inspections on equipment
  • Hook/unhook trailers
  • Verify and complete required documentation and reports
  • Maintain accurate daily logs
  • Communicate with dispatch as required
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures
  • Perform other duties as required
semi truck owned by Classic Carriers, Versailles, Ohio

Job Duties

  • Operate tractor-trailer combination with reefer unit
  • Perform daily pre-trip and safety inspections on equipment
  • Hook/unhook trailers
  • Verify and complete required documentation and reports
  • Maintain accurate daily logs
  • Communicate with dispatch as required
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service
  • Comply with all applicable laws/regulations, as well as company policies/procedures
  • Perform other duties as required

Trucking Perks with Classic Carriers

  • Family rider policy after 90 days! (immediate family only and must be age 14+)
  • Pets allowed in trucks!
  • Omnitracs System with GPS turned on
  • Optional satellite TV in truck ($15.63 deducted weekly but reimbursed at the end of quarter if you qualify for the safety bonus. Available after 90 days.)
  • Driver lounge with shower, free laundry facilities, kitchen, cable TV and recliners

OTR Driver Job Qualifications

  • Must possess a Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  • Must possess two years of recent verifiable experience, which can include military experience
  • Must possess acceptable motor vehicle record (MVR) based on hiring standards
  • Must be at least 23 years old
  • Must meet all Department of Transportation (DOT) regulatory requirements under section 391 of the Federal Motor Carriers (FMC) regulations
  • Need training? Learn more about our paid training program.

Disclaimer: This job description is general in nature and is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of duties required of employees assigned to the job.

Company Driver Opportunities For Every Lifestyle

Our Drivers Weigh In About Working With Classic

Michael Repp

Years at Classic: 2

Favorite route: Ohio to Texas

What makes Classic different as a company? Family atmosphere

What do you enjoy most about being part of the Classic Carriers team? Great people

Ray Hendrickson

Years at Classic: 8.5

Favorite route: I-70 through the mountains in Colorado

What makes Classic different as a company? They go above and beyond for their employees

What benefits are there to being a company driver? All I have to worry about is my driving. If my truck breaks, I call the shop and they get it fixed.

Kenneth Graham

Years at Classic: 2.8

Favorite route: California

What do you enjoy most about being part of the Classic Carriers team? The family atmosphere

What advice would you give to a new truck driver? Don’t be afraid to ask questions

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