Recruiting talking points - Leavitts

Recruiting talking points

As Of Feb 1 st , 2021

Minimum Driver Qualification

Condition of Employment Standards

Meet all Federal Motor Carrier guidelines

Have / maintain a valid CDL in their State of Residence

Have / maintain a current DOT Physical Exam

No Current License Suspension or Revocations

No driving while intoxicated violations within the past five (5) years

No more than four (4) moving violations in the past 36 months

No more than two (2) moving violations 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

Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the operation of tractor/trailer equipment
( Unless approved under the Troops2Transport or Driver Finishing Programs )

Be 23-years of age

No convictions for a “serious or disqualifying traffic violation” within the last three (3) years,

While not all inclusive, examples include:

Excessive speeding involving any single offense for any speed of 15m.p.h. or more above the posted speed limit

Reckless driving, as defined by state or local law or regulation including but not limited to the offense of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the
safety of persons or property
Improper or erratic lane changes

Following the vehicle ahead too closely

Hit and Run, leaving the scene of an accident or failure to report and accident

Any drug or alcohol violation

Violating a state or local law or ordinance prohibiting texting while driving a motor vehicle

Violating a state or local law or ordinance restricting or prohibiting the use of a Hand-held mobile device while driving

Hiring Areas / Home Time

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

Home Time Note

Standard time off is defined as at 34-hour DOT HOS reset.

Additional time off (above and beyond 34-hour reset) must be coordinated with dispatch in advance

Minimum of one (1) year of experience in the operation of tractor/trailer equipment
( Unless approved under the Troops2Transport or Driver Finishing Programs )

Be 23-years of age

No convictions for a “serious or disqualifying traffic violation” within the last three (3) years,

While not all inclusive, examples include:

Excessive speeding involving any single offense for any speed of 15m.p.h. or more above the posted speed limit

Reckless driving, as defined by state or local law or regulation including but not limited to the offense of driving a motor vehicle in willful or wanton disregard for the
safety of persons or property
Improper or erratic lane changes

Following the vehicle ahead too closely

Hit and Run, leaving the scene of an accident or failure to report and accident

Any drug or alcohol violation

Violating a state or local law or ordinance prohibiting texting while driving a motor vehicle

Violating a state or local law or ordinance restricting or prohibiting the use of a Hand-held mobile device while driving

Weekly Pay

Pay Periods run 0001 Tuesday through 2400 Monday (paid the following Friday)

Sign On Bonus

$1,300 sign on bonus paid after 90-days of solo operation

Orientation / Training Pay

A formal offer of employment is contingent on the recruit’s successful
completion of

Leavitt’s orientation course to include satisfactory completion of the
following items

(1) Road Test

(2) Pre-Employment Drug Test

(3) DOT Physical & Physical Capacity Test

Provided orientation is successfully completed , New Hire pay will be $1250 gross and covers

first 8-days (Monday “start of orientation” through the following Monday “payroll cutoff”)

Training pay thereafter will be $200 per work day verified via ELOG HOS through solo release.

Starts on Monday
Goal – release solo by ten (10) calendar days
Release based on individual performance
Housing/local transportation/lunch provided M-F
$50 Gift Card Issues first day of Orientation
Travel to Orientation arranged with recruiter

Truck/Equipment Specifications

Mixed Fleet of Kenworth / Freightliner power units

Semi 265” WB / Quad 244” WB

Average age 1.85 years

Newer KW units have APUs

70” Sleepers w/Invertors

Heated / cooled seats

10 Speed & 12 Speed Auto-shift transmissions

Refrigerators

PeopleNet or GeoTab Communication System

SmartDrive Camera System

Truck Parking

Allowing drivers to take their trucks home is a benefit to the driver from a productivity and home time perspective, however, Leavitt’s does not pay for truck parking outside the Springfield Terminal. If drivers reside in an area that is not conducive to parking at the Springfield terminal, they will have the primary responsibility for locating a safe and secure parking location and providing the parking location information
to Leavitt’s for review and approval.

In the event of extended time off (7 days plus), drivers may need to return the truck to the Springfield terminal for garaging, preventive maintenance, unscheduled repair work, and/or use by other drivers during their absence. This requirement will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis depending on normal parking location, driver staffing, truck
PM/repair needs, etc.

Medical Benefits

Eligibility – 1 st of month following 60 days of active employment

Consultation with a COTC/LFS Medical Advisor available for more detailed feedback

Retirement Planning – 401(k) Plan

You may elect your deferrals to be made on a before-tax basis thereby reducing your federal income tax (traditional 401(k) deferral). You may also elect Roth 401(k) deferrals, where your deferrals are subject to income tax at the time of deferral but the deferrals (and the earnings on the deferrals) are not taxed when you receive a qualified distribution from the Plan.

If you contribute to the plan, you will share in our company match. The matching contribution is 100% of the first 3%, and 50% of the next 2% that you elect to contribute. The maximum matching contribution is 4% of your pay.

Don’t leave free money on the table! You may invest your contributions in any of 23 professionally-managed investment funds. To make the investment selection process easy, we provide target date investment options which you may select based on the year of your expected retirement. I also strongly encourage you to take advantage of our professional Investment Advisor, Joe Stork, with Next Financial Group, Inc. He would be happy to assist you in developing your personalized investment plan.

Sick Leave

40-hours of Sick Leave per calendar year / prorated from hire date through next Jan 1 st .

A maximum of 80-hours balance can be carried as of 1 Jan annually
Use or lose / no cash out option