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​Smith Transport Drivers Have Something Great To Smile About

By Steve Pollock

October, 2017

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ROARING SPRING, PA… If you see a Smith Transport driver with a big smile on his/her face, there is a very good reason! Roaring Spring, Pennsylvania based Smith Transport has implemented a pay raise for its drivers! Smith Transport drivers can now earn up to 52¢ per mile or $57,000-$77,000 per year. CEO/President Barry Smith states, “Being a Professional Driver is difficult job and we want to compensate our drivers for their dedication to excellence, which enables us to provide the highest level of service in the trucking industry to our customers.”

The pay raise offers drivers in Smith’s Northeast Gold Division a guaranteed salary base of .50 per mile with achievable 2¢ per mile bonuses. Gold Division drivers are home every weekend. OTR Division drivers now earn .42 per mile plus bonuses and are home every other weekend. Regional driver are home every weekend and now earn .40 per mile plus bonuses. Smith also pays a $1,500 Driver Referral Bonus.

The new pay package also includes an adjusted pay scale for short haul miles and an increase for gas well division drivers. The new pay increase took effect on September 8, 2017 for all drivers. All miles are paid – loaded and empty – and it is 100% no touch freight; 70% drop and hook.

With over 1,000 power units in the fleet, Smith Transport has plenty of opportunities for Professional Drivers, whether they have one year of driving experience or are seasoned veterans who have been driving for years. Smith Transport provides truckload services, expedited and dedicated services, logistics, brokerage, and warehousing, as well as service to the oil and gas well industries. Smith operates in the Northeast, Southeast and Midwest with terminals in Roaring Spring, PA; Atlanta, GA; and Remington, IN. There is no forced NYC, no Hazmat and no Canadian freight.

Heads will turn when you are driving down the highway in your signature Smith Transport black Peterbilt, LoneStar, Cascadia or Coronado tractor dressed with chrome and APU equipped.

Having started as a driver himself, Smith Transport Founder/CEO Barry Smith understands that Professional Drivers must not only be proud of what they do, but also proud of what they drive, which is why Smith Transport is meticulous in spec’ing their trucks with the latest technologies and amenities to make driving time more productive and enjoyable for their drivers. Smith has recently converted from Trip Pak Services to Transflo Express, streamlining document transfers.

Another reason Smith Transport drivers are smiling these days is because they own the company! Smith Transport is now an Employee Owned Company (ESOP), owned by the many dedicated employees who work there. If you are not walking around with a smile on your face, call a Smith Transport Recruiter today at 888-219-8042.


Smith Transport driver and Army Veteran Roy South is smiling a lot these days. Turn to page 3 to find out why.

There are many LoneStars in the Smith fleet.

Peterbilt 389s in both daycabs and sleepers are ready to be driven.

Coronados and Cascadias are chromed out and APU equipped.

Peterbilt 379s still remain in the Smith Transport fleet.