start a career at lew thompson's!
Lew Thompson's began business in the early 1980's and has grown tremendously in the last 40 years!
What Makes Us Different?
We offer Peterbilt 389 and 579 models that are traded every 2-3 years. We take pride in making sure our drivers are in safe equipment that they enjoy driving. Our entire fleet offers features near owner-operator specifications.
Many potential drivers that we speak with explain their frustration with being treated like "just a number" at their current employer. That is one thing we try to combat by offering direct dispatch with your driver manager. We are "old-school" in our dispatching methods, but many drivers appreciate the family-owned atmosphere that they experience with us.
We offer a top pay scale for this type of freight in the industry. But, we don't cut your miles or make excuses when it comes to our competitive pay scale. Our drivers average 2,800 miles per week and run primarily in the southeast. We also recently introduced a monthly bonus program for our regional/OTR drivers that can earn you an additional $0.05 per mile!
BENEFITS THAT YOU EARN...
Health Insurance (Company pays $250.00/month)
Dental and Vision Insurance
Short-term Disability Insurance
Cancer and Accident Insurance
Prescription Drug Plans
Yearly Christmas Bonus (based on tenure/accidents)
HARD WORK DOES PAY OFF!
TYPES OF POSITIONS WE OFFER...
Regional Professional Driver (weekly home time)
OTR Professional Driver (bi-monthly home time)
Local Professional Driver (daily home time)
Office Personnel (Operations, safety, HR, accounting/payroll)
Shop Personnel (Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Technician, Wash bay attendants)
BENEFITS SPECIFICALLY OFFERED TO OUR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS:
ALL PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS:
*Assigned trucks/no slip seating.
*Weekly Pay/Direct Deposit
*Family Owned Atmosphere
*Terminals located in Huntsville, Harrison, Batesville and Springdale, AR and Carthage, MO.
*24/7 on call dispatch, safety, maintenance.
REGIONAL/OTR PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS:
*Ideal running lanes, primarily in the Southeast.
*Pay scale starting at 0.45 cents per mile (HHG) based on years of verifiable experience:
0-2 years = 0.45 CPM
2-5 years = 0.46 CPM
5-10 years = 0.47 CPM
10-15 years = 0.48 CPM
15-20 years = 0.49 CPM
20+ years = 0.50 CPM
*Additional Pay Available upon Performance Metrics (paid monthly):
1 CPM = Safety Bonus (no tickets, write-ups, violations, etc.)
1 CPM = Performance Bonus (on time pick-up and delivery- within driver control), manage HOS properly
0-3 CPM = Fuel mileage
*Home time OTR drivers: every other weekend, average miles = 2,800/week
*Home time Reg drivers: every week, average miles = 2,300/week
*Mileage Differential additional pay per load:
0-100 miles = $40.00
100-150 miles = $30.00
*Rider policy (no fee)
*Pet policy (no fee)
*Pre-pass, refrigerators, and bunk heaters in all trucks
*Trucks governed at 70 M.P.H.
*Travel reimbursement available (this is limited, so please discuss your travel plans with company to determine reimbursement eligibility).
Requirements to be an LT Driver:
1. 2 years of verifiable Class-A CDL experience
2. Acceptable Employment History
3. Acceptable Driving Record
Lew Thompson & Son Trucking, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Lew Thompson & Son Trucking, Inc.
11135 Hwy 412
P.O. Box 1349
Huntsville, AR 72740
*Equal Employment Opportunity Provider