Skelton Truck Lines – High Standards – Excellent Service
SHARON, ONTARIO, CANADA…. Skelton Truck Lines has built their business on high standards and reliable shipping. The company was founded in 1962 by Larry Skelton with a single truck. Today, Skelton Truck Lines is operated by the third generation of the Skelton family with a fleet of 150 trucks and growing every day.
Andy Skelton, CEO of Skelton Truck Lines states, “Larry has always paid attention to details, and in particular, cleanliness. He has insisted that our trucks and maintenance shop be kept squeaky clean. In fact, he will even occasionally remind me when I need to wash my car. His high standards have helped Skelton to attract both customers and drivers over the years.”
Larry Skelton began hauling flatbed and oversized loads, eventually transitioning to dry van and reefer trailers, which led to hauling temperature controlled pharmaceuticals, which the company hauls exclusively today. The high standards set by Larry has made Skelton Truck Lines one of the carriers of choice for many of North America’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Skelton Truck Lines provides transport services throughout the USA and Canada, as well as cross border loads. Skelton has assisted in not only delivering essential medical supplies in both Canada and US but has been a part of the vaccine distribution efforts.
Skelton Truck Lines is pleased to announce the March 9th opening of a brand new terminal in Canal Winchester, Ohio at the Southeast Corner of Columbus. The new Columbus, Ohio terminal provides Skelton access to customers in Central Ohio. The company built the facility with the drivers comfort in mind with a laundry, drivers lounge with TVs and internet access, an in-house kitchen with vending machines, truck wash and a fully equipped garage staffed with experienced mechanics. Secure truck parking is provided and there are hotels and restaurants nearby. Skelton has plans to add a dog park in the near future.
Skelton Truck Lines operates driver teams exclusively in their fleet. Skelton has central dispatch in Canada from their Sharon, Ontario headquarters and in the USA from their new Columbus, Ohio terminal. They welcome both company teams and owner-operator teams and are open to candidates throughout the USA and Canada, with an emphasis on the Midwest in the USA. Everyone is paid by hub miles and there are no split miles. Skelton drivers and contractors receive great wages, and all of the loads are light, optimizing fuel economy. Driver teams average about 4,500 miles per week.
Company drivers earn $89,000 to $92,000 per year, per driver. They have 10 paid USA holidays and 1 week paid vacation every year. The company has a 401K program and pays 70% towards employee benefits. Drivers also receive an annual seniority bonus as well. The equipment consists of Kenworths, Peterbilts and Freightliners with an average age of 3 years or newer. The trucks are meticulously maintained. Skelton believes in providing their drivers with comfort amenities, including double bunk-super sleepers; leather seats; Sirius XM Radio; and 3500 watt invertors. The company welcomes pets and has no automatic shut-offs, allowing drivers to idle the truck.
Owner-operator teams earn between $350,000-$400,000 per year including a competitive fuel surcharge, company paid insurance and no hold back.
Contractors are offered discounted labor rates in Skelton’s shop and two company paid truck washes per week. Skelton provides all cargo insurances as well.
Skelton Truck Lines places a high priority on the health and wellness of all of their drivers and employees. The company is especially proud of the fact that nearly half (49%) of their drivers and employees are women, and they are an EOE employer. To learn more about Skelton Truck Lines, visit www.skeltontruck.com or contact Jessica Kapasky at 905-895-6688, ext. 345; 800-600-9229 or text Jessica at 705-717-4449. You can also email Jessica at [email protected]
(Top Row): Larry Skelton, Ron Skelton, Steve Skelton, Cody Skelton, Andy Skelton
(Bottom Row): Eunice Flewell, Mike Skelton, Melissa Skelton