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Frequently Asked Questions
Let’s have an honest transparent discussion regarding your earnings expectations. With your participation, we will gladly work up an individualized earnings / home time plan so we’ll all have a clear understanding of expectations (yours and ours).
What are the requirements for a Leavitt's driver?
-23-years of age
-1 year of CDL driving experience
-Good driving record
-Compliant with FMCSA / DOT regulatory requirements
How much money will I make?
-In 2019, Leavitt’s drivers averaged $63,000 with the top earning producing $104,000
-The new pay package released in Oct 2020 will significantly improve this production
-The salary based package will enable drivers to predict and determine their annual earnings
based on their personal needs
-You can literally determine how much you want to make, for example, Semi drivers running
who run 117,000 miles a year (2250 week average) will earn $68,900 while a Semi driver
who runs 144,300 miles year (2775 week average) will produce $85,800. Both are
achievable based on your work ethic / needs. The miles are available
Do I need to have flatbed experience?
– No flatbed experience necessary. We will provide industry leading training and you will
receive $200 a day while in training
How long will I be in training?
– Training is tailored to the individual, we will not release you solo until both you and Leavitt’s
are confident you are ready. With the technology available today, we have a superior
program to monitor and help you once released, you will have 24/7 access to a safety
-Our goal is to release you at the 10-day point or before, again, it will be based on your
How does the application process work?
-Following completion of an application, our recruiter and the Safety Manager will evaluate
your driving and employment history
– Once tentatively approved (normally within 1-day), we’ll order your background checks and
start the past employment verification process while at the same time answering any
questions you may have and scheduling an orientation date
What is the best way to fill out an application?
-Completing an online application is the preferred method but Leavitt’s friendly recruiters will work with you to support any unique situations.
What is your policy on traffic tickets and criminal background?
-Our primary focus is a solid driving record that complies with FMCSA criteria and Insurance
Company Underwriting standards. Minimum qualifications standards include: Meet all
Federal Motor Carrier guidelines (which includes, but are not limited to FMCSR part 391)
- Have a valid CDL in their State of Residence
- No Current License Suspension or Revocations
- No serious or disqualifying traffic violation within the last three (3) years
- No more than four (4) moving violations in the past 36 months of which no more
than two (2) moving violations occurring in the previous 12 months
- No preventable accidents involving a fatality, bodily injuries treated away from the
scene or disabling damage to a motor vehicle within three (3) years
Leavitt’s does not consider past criminal behavior as part of our hiring decision.
Can I have someone ride with me and do you allow pets?
-Yes on both accounts, after the first 90-days, riders are allowed provided they are at least
12-years old and we allow pets (dogs 50lbs or less) right away
How much home time do Leavitt's drivers get / what traffic lanes will I run?
– We work very hard to balance earnings and home time. Our goal is to get you home most
weeks for at least your 34-hour DOT Hours of Service reset
-We work with each driver to individualize and document an earnings/home time plan to
satisfy your individual needs while supporting company goals
– No cookie cutter policy will work, every driver has their unique needs and we’re prepared to
complete this plan prior to you agreeing to join our team
– SEMI – Primary – OR, WA, CA (I-5 / Hwy 99 Corridor) / Home Time – Most Weekends.
Secondary – 11-Western States / Home Time – Negotiated/determined based on domicile
-QUAD (aka Maxi/Heavy Haul) Primary – OR, WA (I-5 Corridor) / Home Time – Most
Weekends. Secondary – Pacific Northwest OR, WA, ID, UT, MT / Home Time –
Negotiated/determined based on domicile
Do I need a Hazmat endorsement?
-No, Leavitt’s is not a Hazmat Carrier.
Are Leavitt’s trucks governed?
-Yes, trucks are set at 65 miles per hour
o Mixed Fleet of Kenworth / Freightliner power units
o Semi 265” WB / Quad 244” WB
o Average age 1.85 years
o Newer KW units have APUs
o 70” Sleepers w/Invertors
o Heated / cooled seats
o 10 Speed & 12 Speed Auto-shift transmissions
o PeopleNet Communication System
o SmartDrive Camera System
When can I get medical benefits?
Medical benefits can be obtained on the 1st of the month following 60-days of
Where are your facilities located?
– Leavitt’s home terminal is located in Springfield OR about 5-miles east of 1-5 off out OR-
126. Leavitt’s home terminal offers 7-day a week shop support, driver break rooms,
showers, washer/dryer, Wifi & computer work stations for on-line training
-As a general rule, drivers living outside of the terminal area take their trucks home provided
they have a safe parking area. Discuss this option with your recruiter.