OUR DRIVERS & OWNER-OPERATORS
SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
HOW DOES IT WORK?
OTP stands for Outstanding Trucking Professionals. Our company drivers often ask us about how they can begin earning even more with GP Transco, and the new OTP Profit-sharing program is the answer.
All truck drivers who begin working at GP Transco are required to have a minimum 1 year of recent and verifiable trucking experience, a good driving record, outstanding professionalism, and a commitment to the job. For that, drivers are paid a competitive rate of 50 cents per mile from the start, which is over $78,000/year with the ability to receive health insurance, 401k with matching, and more. In order for a driver to make even more via the OTP Profit-Sharing Bonus, he or she must maintain the following on a consistent basis as well as have each load week delivered successfully:
Attendance & HOS Utilization
If the driver is paid layover pay, breakdown pay, or other accessorial payments, he or she would not receive OTP Profit-sharing for the week. The Driver's OTP status is reviewed and the bonus is paid on a weekly basis, as long as the company driver met the criteria listed above during the previous week and with no layovers, breakdowns, or other exceptions occurred (please speak with our recruiting team for more details). This adds 6 cents per mile to the driver's pay, which can add up to over $9,000 a year, a total of up to $87,000 in annual salary*. Overall, about half of GP Transco drivers get paid for OTP on any given week. When a driver does not receive the OTP Profit-Sharing Bonus, 95% of the time it is due to the driver's performance and not due to outside factors such as bad weather, breakdowns, or other unexpected issues.
HIGH PAY & BENEFITS
OVER THE ROAD
WE ALSO PARTNER WITH SMALL FLEETS
Year after year, we have one of the lowest driver turnover rates in the industry. We believe that listening to our drivers is key to continuous growth and improvement, and always go the extra mile to make sure our drivers feel respected, heard, and are happy with their careers; yet we are highly selective in our recruiting efforts, making sure our fleet is of the highest standards.
on-time delivery. Our Trucking Professionals understand that hard work and dedication pays off
of GP Transco drivers say that they feel respected by the company
of our drivers say they are happy driving with GP Transco - and we are doing everything we can to bring over the other 9%
of GP Transco drivers say that they are planning to drive with the company for a long time
WORKING WITH OWNER-OPERATORS
We have been working with owner-operators for nearly 15 years and are able to provide them with consistent freight at rates above the national average. Our dedicated and experienced operations team provides top-of-the-line service, while our maintenance team keeps your equipment in great condition.
Enjoy access to an exceptional operations team and stable, profitable loads every week
Owner-operators earn a true 80% of gross revenue. No hidden fees.
This includes trailer fees, cargo and liability insurance, 24/7/365 dispatching services, e-log system, tablet/iPad, quarterly truck inspections free of charge, safety services
Access to GP Transco policy at the rate of 7% of current value for physical damage and $25 for non-trucking liability (bobtail) insurance. All claim handling is included in the price
WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU DRIVE GP
401K Retirement plan - we make a Safe Harbor Match Contribution of 100% of the first 3% of the compensation contributed plus 50% of the next 2% of compensation.
Paid holidays - enjoy paid holidays with your loved ones
Driver Recognition Bonuses - Annual performance, monthly recognition bonuses, driver photo contests, and gifts are up for grabs all the time!
Health Insurance - awesome health plans to choose from. Includes dental and vision too.
Paid vacations - take a break from driving and enjoy your time off on us.
$1,000 Minimum Guaranteed each week* (before tax) for company drivers - we're not kidding.
Fuel Savings Profit-Sharing - company drivers earn an extra 1cpm for having a better MPG than 50% of the fleet
Life Insurance - enjoy free life insurance of $25,000, with the ability to buy up to $250,000
Safety Bonus - Get a clean DOT inspection and Earn up to $250 - contact us for more specifics and information
Open Feedback Management - Our business model is based on a modern management style. Happy employees determine our success. We are here to listen and to learn from each other.
In-House Maintenance - We have a fully capable in house maintenance shop.
Enjoy our headquarters or spend time home while we fix your truck.
Driver Tablet - Submit PODs, see your load information, access your payroll information, navigate – all from your driver tablet.
Courtesy Cars - Take our driver courtesy cars for a spin! Whether you’re in for repairs or a reset. Use our company cars to run your errands.
Pet Buddy - We love pets! So we don’t mind you taking your pet buddy with you on the road.
Referral Bonus - earn $2,000 for each driver you refer to GP Transco - no cap on the number of referrals.
DARE TO COMPARE?
*Typical weekly miles are between 2,500 - 3,000 at GP Transco, depending on driver preferences, market conditions, and other factors. National salary average is based on a 3,000-mile week in US trucking companies; 2019 data from Zip Recruiter. The calculation above is an estimate and does not guarantee exact amounts. All amounts shown are pre-tax. Company Drivers are eligible to participate in the OTP Profit-Sharing Program after 3 months of employment.
Frequently asked questions
What is home time like with GP?
Home time depends on where you live - if you are from the Chicagoland area, you can be home more often than if you were from farther away. If you live elsewhere, there is no “cookie cutter” approach to home time – we do everything we can and work with you to make sure you get the most time possible. Please call our recruiting team at (800)work4gp to get information about home time for your specific situation.
What’s dispatch like at GP?
GP Transco connects a single dispatcher with 9 drivers on average. You will be working with one dispatcher who will get to know your preferences and work-style, while maintaining an outstanding professional relationship and having complete support from the office. Dispatch is available 24 hours, 7 days a week.
What kind of equipment do you use?
We use and Freightliner, Peterbuilt, and Volvo trucks no older than 3 years. Trailers are practically new, 2-4 years old on average. Our trucks include:
- APU units,
- Collision avoidance systems,
- Lane departure warning systems,
- Disc brakes,
- Power inverters,
- Double-bunk beds,
- TV hookups,
- WiFi hot spots,
- And more
I have a C-pac machine – do you supply a power inverter that I can use with it?
All of our trucks either have an inverter or an APU unit, both of which can power your C-pac.
What are the benefits company drivers get?
What are the benefits GP Transco Owner-operators get?
Does GP Transco provide health insurance to company drivers?
Yes. GP Transco company drivers have access to health insurance, dental, and vision.
Can I bring riders with me?
Yes. Riders must be 18 years of age or older and there's no charge for having a rider with you.
Can I bring pets with me when I drive?
Absolutely! And please send us photos of you with your furry buddy on the road - we love pets.
Do you have specific fuel stops for company drivers?
Our proffered fueling networks are Pilot and Flying J - these include free showers, loyalty benefits, and more. GP Drivers can use other fueling networks in emergency situations and fuel up to 50 gallons.
Can I use my own point card with your fuel card?
Yes you can - you get the points, not GP Transco.
How often can I wash my GP Transco truck?
You can wash it as often as needed, just please contact your dispatcher about it first.
What about maintenance?
We provide all maintenance and repairs to company drivers at our in-house shop. Owner-operators are also welcome to use our shop for maintenance and repairs, and get priority service over non-GP customers.
I couldn't find an answer to my question(s) on here - what should I do?
Please give us a call at (800) 460-5071 or send us an email to email@example.com - we look forward to answering all of your questions Monday - Friday, 8:30AM - 5:00PM.
What are the requirements to drive with GP Transco?
I am a non-driving owner of a small fleet - can I work with you?
Yes - if you own a small fleet and want to earn without having to manage it yourself, GP Transco has you covered. Maximize your earnings and enjoy an unparalleled operations service from a carrier with over a decade of experience and a large customer-base. If you'd like to learn more, give us a call at (800) 460-5071.
*Drivers will still be paid the agreed base per-mile rate if OTP status is not maintained - drivers would simply not qualify for the bonus for the prior week driven. All salary estimates are based on a 3,000-mile week and a driver continuously maintaining an OTP status. Regional drivers currently on the daily flat rate do not qualify for the GP Transco OTP profit-sharing bonus, but can choose to move to the per-mile pay basis. Team drivers are eligible for the bonus on a per-truck basis. Categories are subject to change. The $1,000 weekly guarantee is based on the average of 2 weeks of work - in order to qualify, the driver must average less than $1,000 during the 2-week period (pre-tax).