BURLINGTON, NJ…. McCollister’s Transportation Group, Inc. moved to a new location at 8 Terri Lane in Burlington, New Jersey in July of 2018. The new corporate office and warehouse was built to accommodate McCollister’s growth. The new facility is 90,000 square feet: 45,000 for offices and driver services and 45,000 square feet of warehouse space. Additionally, McCollister’s has an 84,000 square foot warehouse at another location. It is an eco-friendly environment with upgraded driver amenities including a cafeteria, men and women’s showers, patio, TV lounge, gym/workout room, and training and orientation areas. The original stonework on the building at McCollister’s previous location was painstakingly removed and used in the construction of their new corporate offices. Drivers have 24-hour access to all of the amenities.
McCollister’s operates seven different fleets nationwide: Enclosed Auto Transport, Climate Control, Electronics, Truckload Telecommunications, LTL, Household Goods, and Fitness Equipment Installation, which utilizes Class B CDL drivers and is one of the largest operations in the country. The company has 290 drivers in the fleet, with approximately 70% of them owner-operators. McCollister’s has been upgrading their trailer pool to provide late-model trailers for company drivers and owner-operators to pull.
Driver Support Director Joe Csik states, “At McCollister’s we all have one job – to support our drivers and customers. Without them, none of us would have a job.”
McCollister’s offers a true startup bonus for owner-operators, depending on fleet availability. The company recognizes that when switching carriers, expenses can add up quickly, so they offer a startup bonus package for independent contractors. McCollister’s will send a $1,000 check to your house for the first load assigned. The contractor will also receive $500 eachmonth for the first 3 months to help defray the cost of transitioning to their company from the contractor’s previous carrier. McCollister’s also offers a true retention bonus – 1st year is $3,500, 2nd year is $5,000 and the 3rd year is $7,000. It pays to stay at McCollister’s!
One of McCollister’s fastest growing fleets is their Enclosed Auto Transport Fleet. Owner-Operator Joe Mayhan from Oakham, Massachusetts had this to say about being leased to McCollister’s, “The people are unbelievable about caring for drivers at McCollister’s. Owner Dan McCollister and Joe Csik take the time to get to know each of us personally and know us by name, not our truck number. It is like being part of a family, but inside of a large company. You won’t find better equipment anywhere. I love cars and trucks and that is why I enjoy Enclosed Auto Transport. I do it for the love of the job, the money is just a bonus.” Joe trucks with his co-driver and wife Linda and their Weimaraner Casper. Casper has spent 3 years in the truck with the Mayhans, logging over 400,000 miles and has been to all 48 states and Canada.
Joe and Linda are doing well and recently purchased a 2019 Western Star 5700 XE tractor. The truck has a 320” wheelbase that accommodates their custom-built sleeper. The truck’s DD16 engine provides 560 hp with 1,850 ft. lbs. of torque and has a 12-speed automated transmission. Joe and Linda have no problem pulling hills and mountains throughout the country. The couple is especially proud of the fact that their “Star” is the only 5700XE with upright stacks. The Mayhans pull a matched trailer provided by McCollister’s and keep both the tractor and trailer spotlessly clean with truck washes paid for by the company. Joe said, “I really like the challenge of Enclosed Auto Transport. It is a big responsibility to deliver someone’s car that may be worth a million dollars or more, but I take a lot of pride in making sure that there is no damage or dirt on the vehicle when it gets to its destination. It also takes top notch people like Senior V.P. Kevin Johnson to support us on these high-end hauls. When we are at Burlington, we can see anyone that we need to at McCollister’s, and if we are on the road, they are always there to help.”
To learn more about the opportunities at McCollister’s Transportation Group, Inc., visit www.mccollisters.com or call Joe Csik at 609-526-9490.