Hiring Policies and Employment Procedures
Please read this form prior to completing your application for employment.
We appreciate your interest in obtaining employment with Metro Xpress. We are a progressive organization with much to offer.
To be considered for employment as a driver you must:
Be at least 23 years old.
Have a minimum of one (1) year verifiable OTR experience (10 states or more) within the past 5 years.
Have Class “A” CDL with “H” endorsement – under no suspension or restrictions (other than corrective lenses).
Have good Motor Vehicle Record – 2 or less citations and DUI must be at least 5 years old.
and agree to comply with the following:
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 40, 382, 383, 385,
390-397 of the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration requirements and company policies. Failure to do so will stop hiring process. If employed, actions according to company policy will follow.
If hired and employment is terminated prior to 30 days from hire date, the employee will be charged for DOT physical, uniform preparation charges, and for any missing uniforms.
Local Driver: The same compliance standards are required. The base starting pay is $15.00 per hour.
*Over-the-road Drivers: Starting wage is $.38
+ $.01 Fuel Idle Bonus
+ $.01 Safety Bonus
+ $.02 Hazmat endorsement
= $.42 per practical mile
*Fuel idle bonus: $.01 under 10% w/APU….under 25% non APU
*Safety bonus: $.01 per mile. No HOS violations, no moving violations, no incidents/accidents.
*Hazmat endorsement: 02 per mile
After the first full year of service, $.01 cent a year until mileage cap is reached. The pay per mile cap is $.46. (pay rate includes the Fuel Idle, Safety, and Hazmat Bonus)
(Apply to full-time employees only)
Metro offers 3 deductibles for the health insurance coverage. ($1000, $1500, and $2500) The company contribution of 50% of the single health premium is calculated on the $2500 deductible pricing at hire and will then add 10% per year of employment up to 100% at 5 years. If a plan other than single/$2500 deductible is chosen, the balance of that plan will be deducted pre-tax weekly from the employees paycheck. 80%/20% coinsurance up to $2000; and 100% up to unlimited lifetime. $25 office visit copay. $25 vision office copay. Prescription card $15.00/$30.00/$45.00/ Dental, Disability, and Cancer insurance also available.
*Drop and layover pay, load/unload pay, tolls and scale fees, and “lumper” expenses with proper receipt.
Pilot gift cards Paid for NO VIOLATION roadside inspections. Level 1= $30 Level 2&3 = $15
$25,000.00 Life Insurance Policy – Company paid for employee
401K After 1 month of employment – Company matching program
*Paid vacation – one week after one year of employment, two weeks after two, and three after 10 years
Late model Kenworth Conventionals – OTR Tractors have 63” stand up sleepers
98% No touch freight
Omnitracks Communication w/EOBR
Driver Lounge with lockers, shower, direct TV
Company Jacket after one (1) yr. of service
*All raises, vacation and bonuses will be deemed as pay and will be subject to all state and federal income tax laws