Our type of dispatch system is almost unheard of in the transportation industry. When a driver is returning on the inbound load he/she discusses with our outbound dispatcher when they are available with hours, and when they WANT to leave. We put more effort and resources into our dispatch system, but the result is that we have very little turnover. We feel that if a driver is able to choose not only the load he/she is to go out on and what day they are going to leave, this leads to a more productive and happy driver. For the past 38 years Hayes Transport has made it possible for drivers to be home for those important moments in their life, be it a son or daughter’s play at school, graduation or a Badger or Packer football game with friends and family.
Available Pay Packages
At Hayes Transport, we realize each driver’s needs differ, whether personally, professionally, and/or financially. As a result, we have developed two pay packages (Traditional Per Mile or Salary / Per Mile) based on each driver’s planned annual miles, to fit varying preferences.
Salary Payroll System
110,000 miles/year $65,000 Base, plus $.50/mile all miles over 110,000 miles
120,000 miles/year $75,000 Base, plus $.52/mile all miles over 120,000 miles
130,000 miles/year $85,000 Base, plus $.54/mile all miles over 130,000 miles
- Must sign up for salary program
- Commit to monthly/quarterly mileage goals
- Maintain 2% PC miler goal
Traditional Per Mile
Paid on PC Miler Practical
All drivers are paid on PC Miler Practical. This is a national routing system that routes a driver based on 53’ trailer legal routes, NOT the shortest miles that some mid to large size companies pay on. In our pay package, our drivers are eligible for a 1 cent per mile bonus on all miles for the year if their hub miles are within 2% of the practical miles. For the past 10 years over 90% of our drivers received this bonus, that is how fair and exact this mileage routing system is.
Base pay is determined by your driving history and experience. Pay starts at 50 cents per mile. We value safe and experienced drivers and reward them with increased starting pay. Our average driver pay on the per mile system in 2017 was $72,171.
If a driver averages 10,000 miles per month over a quarter there is an additional 1 cent per mile paid in addition to your base pay.
If a driver averages 11,500 miles per month over a quarter there is an additional 2 cents per mile paid in addition to your base pay.
We pay $50 for six holidays throughout the year whether the driver is working or not.
Both Packages also include the following:
East Coast Bonus
For all miles driven with an East Coast delivery (VA, WV and north) there is an additional 5 cents per mile paid in addition to your base pay.
Paid Drops & Pick-Ups
When a driver leaves from our terminal on Friday, Saturday or Sunday the trailer has been preloaded for them. If a driver leaves on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday 80% of the trailers are preloaded. If a driver has to load their own outbound load, we pay the driver for this first pickup. It is customary for many trucking companies to not pay for the first pick up. We pay $15 for the first pickup and $15 for every drop after the 1st. If more then one load is needed to get the driver home, the additional pickups and drops are paid for also.
1 cent per mile is paid on a quarterly basis if the driver does not have any at fault accidents or safety violations on the road.
Detention Pay/Layover Pay
Detention and layovers are paid on a per occurrence basis. We try to be as fair as possible and try not to put drivers in these unfortunate situations. Our current Layover pay is $100/day.
We provide an opportunity for the driver to earn extra money for increased fuel economy based on the truck and engine model.
$75 Expense Money
Every Friday your Comdata Fuel card loads up with $75 which you will have full access to for personal advances and company related expenses. If company expenses exceed this amount, money will be added to your card. All of our trucks have refrigerators, so our drivers are able to reduce their food expense. Our trucks are equipped with EZ Pass so most all of the toll roads are charged automatically, instead of stopping and using cash.
I-Pass is a single transponder you place in the window of your truck that automatically pays for tolls in Illinois and eastern toll roads.
- Weekly direct deposit
- Company paid lumpers
- Late model equipment
- No hazmat
- No NYC or borough deliveries
- No Mexico or Canada
- 1 Week paid after 1 year
- 2 Weeks paid after 3 years
- 3 Weeks paid after 5 years
- 4 Weeks paid after 20 years
Some companies pay a fixed dollar amount or on a fixed mileage amount. Hayes Transport annualizes your earnings for the prior year so you are paid based on what you are earning. For example if you earned $75,000 in the last year, your vacation check would be $1,442.
Hayes Transport drivers receive $50 the first December/Holiday you are employed with us. An additional $50 is added for each year of employment.
- $1,000 Bonus after 10 years of service
- $1,500 Bonus after 15 years of service
- $2,000 Bonus after 20 years of service
Hayes Transport matches your contributions to the 401K plan at 50 cents for every $1.00, up to six percent of your gross earnings.
Hayes Transport offers the best health insurance available in the state of Wisconsin with competitive employee participation rates. Health insurance is offered to employees the first of the month after 30 days of company employment. The health insurance is provided by Group Health Cooperative, a Dane County HMO.
Dental insurance is available and is 100% employee paid.
Driver Selection & Expectations
Hayes Transport will select drivers that meet the following criteria:
- Be at least 23 years of age
- Have 1 year of Over the Road (OTR) experience
- Meet our insurance company’s driving record requirements
- Pass the required pre-employment road test
- Pass the required pre-employment physical capacity test
- Pass the required pre-employment drug screening
- Successfully complete the required Hayes Transport orientation training