Trainee .....Prepare Yourself for the Challenge

Trainee .....Prepare Yourself for the Challenge

Here at Epes Transport we have many approved Truck Driving Schools that you can get your start as a professional truck driver. The information is located on our website the schools that are available to you. Before you move forward in deciding to become a professional driver, you have to do a gut check and decide if this lifestyle for you and conducive to your home life and will your family be the support channel for you while you are out on the road. This is not a JOB.....it is a lifestyle...

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Finding Your Center as a Driver

Finding Your Center as a Driver

In my experience in listening and meeting prospective drivers, I was able to determine that driving a truck is a stressful as anything out there. Typically a driver has 70 hours in an 8 day work schedule where he is allowed to drive for 11 hours in a 14 hour work day with a mandatory 10 hour rest period. Ultimately, it is a long work schedule. Then add to the madness driving in congested traffic, gps giving wrong directions causing you to turn in a tight area and the list goes on. There are...

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Top Achievers in the Referral Progam- Just ask how its done?

Top Achievers in the Referral Progam- Just ask how its done?

The referral program is the best thing in the trucking industry since CB radio's. This program provides the driver the opportunity make more money, gives the recruiting department more productivity and it saves money on the rising cost of marketing and advertisment. Many of our drivers are TOP ACHIEVERS in the referral program because they know success is not finding just one driver, they are motivated to find as many drivers as they possibly can (CAN YOU HEAR ME HELLO!!!). It's all about...

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Post-9/11 GI Bill | On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training

Post-9/11 GI Bill | On-the-Job and Apprenticeship Training

Epes Transport is appreciative and thankful to the men and women in uniform who diligently served our country and protect our freedom. Your unselfish generosity, representing only 1% of the population, to protect the many is a testament to your Warrior Ethos, values, integrity, selfless service, discipline, courage and leadership. You have sacrifice much and now its time to do our part standing by our veterans. As a proud veteran myself, I am absolutely pleased to that Epes Transport...

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Start a Business as an Owner-Operator

Start a Business as an Owner-Operator

There are several factors to consider when deciding to become an owner-operator. Many truck drivers are content working for a company and having a guaranteed paycheck every month. Others have dreams of owning their own rig and living the entrepreneurial lifestyle that goes along with being an owner operator. If you fall into the latter category, here are a few things to assess before embarking on your new journey. Personal Life: If you are in good health, enjoy being on the road and have...

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How are Drivers Rewarded for Trucking Safety?

How are Drivers Rewarded for Trucking Safety?

EPES Transport System, Inc. rewards our drivers for trucking safety with quarterly bonuses as a token of our appreciation. Let’s face it; we all know the road can get rough sometimes. Everything from heavy traffic to inclement weather can really put your training to the test—especially when hauling a heavy load. Britt Colley, president of EPES Carriers, appreciates the efforts of the company’s drivers. “As a result of your commitment our highways are the safest they have ever been,” he...

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Questions to ask Before Choosing a Trucking Company

Questions to ask Before Choosing a Trucking Company

Truck driving is a rewarding profession, particularly if you find a trucking company that best suits your needs and will help you reach your career goals. You don’t want to be hundreds of miles from home and realize you’ve chosen a company that doesn’t have your back. Asking the right questions can greatly increase the likelihood you will choose a company that will give you everything you need to have a long and prosperous trucking career. Here are some questions to consider: What is...

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What Are Company Drivers Saying about EPES?

What Are Company Drivers Saying about EPES?

EPES Transport System, Inc. believes in recognizing our company drivers for outstanding service. We truly care about our drivers and their families, which is why we are proud to offer weekly home time, driver recognition, and paid vacation and holidays, as well a highly regarded benefits package. Working for EPES, our drivers reap the benefits of our 80-plus years of experience, and they know that we’ve got their back on and off the road. Here’s what one of our drivers has to say about...

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Professional OTR Driver Jobs Defined

Professional OTR Driver Jobs Defined

The career of a professional OTR driver is different than most. Over-the-road driving is more than just a job; it’s a lifestyle. Traveling across the country enables drivers to see places and sights most 9-to5ers can only read about. The road can take a toll on family life, but the money sure can lift the burden of financial stress from loved ones and make home time much more enjoyable. Most professional OTR drivers like to head out with the light. A typical workday is 14 hours long, of...

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Driver Recognition | Long-Term Careers with EPES

Driver Recognition | Long-Term Careers with EPES

Driver recognition is a big part of being a company driver with EPES Transport System, Inc. Good service does not go unnoticed in our company. At a recent awards banquet, over 300 of our Top Achievers were recognized for providing flawless service and remaining accident-free throughout the past year. We appreciate hard work and believe it should be rewarded.Some of the EPES awards given out annually include: Appreciation Award: This recognizes drivers who go above and beyond their...

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Home Time for Truck Drivers

Home Time for Truck Drivers

EPES Transport System, Inc. understands that for our truck drivers, life is all about the balance between life on and off the road. Finding that balance can certainly be a challenge, but keeping a few simple ideas in mind can help lighten the load. Our company provides drivers with home time each week, and we want to help you make the most of it! Home Time The Honey Do list – We all have them. Whether you have a significant other or not, there are always those few chores that you dread...

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Benefits of Being a Company Driver with EPES Transport

Benefits of Being a Company Driver with EPES Transport

At EPES Transport System, Inc. our company drivers are given a rock solid foundation with which they can build their business upon. We are committed to the success and wellbeing of our employees and remain involved through every step of their career. With EPES Transport, drivers reap the benefits of our 80+ years of experience with features that include top of the line equipment, outstanding pay and benefits as well as safety bonuses. Equipment EPES Transport operates advanced, late...

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Reach Your Potential Truck Driver Salary

Reach Your Potential Truck Driver Salary

In the realm of truck driver salaries, over the road or OTR drivers tend to earn the most money. This is due to the high standard they are held to as well as the amount of hours they put in and the tight delivery schedules they keep. Specialty drivers also earn higher salaries. One of the best ways to ensure you are earning at your maximum potential is to drive for a well-established company, such as EPES Transport System, Inc. that regularly reward its drivers with safety bonuses and...

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