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NEW PAY PACKAGE!

NEW PAY PACKAGE!

Attention Drivers! You asked for it and it has arrived. Barber Trucking has a brand new pay package for all new and current drivers. Starting September 5th, 2017, the new pay package will go into effect!

Mileage Pay Package:

2-3 years commercial experience                $.44 CPM
3+ commercial experience                            $.45 CPM

 

Percentage Pay:

27% 2+ years’ experience

 

Training Pay:

24+ Months OTR (Verifiable) Commercial Experience          $140 a day
24+ Months Flatbed (Verifiable) Commercial Experience    $180 a day

 

Trainer Mileage Pay Package:

Without Student    $.50 CPM
With Student          $.55 CPM

 

Tarp Pay: (Accounts for on and off)

6’ or 8’ tarps                       $45.00
Smoke tarps                       $35.00
Coil bags or brick tarps    $15.00

 

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Jeff Tech Opens Class A CDL Class

Jeff Tech Opens Class A CDL Class

We’re so proud to be partnered with Jeff Tech in their newest Adult Education venture: Offering a Class A CDL Class! Truck driving can be a really rewarding career, and we’re happy to be involved in training newcomers.

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Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips

Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips

If you’re like a lot of other people, you’ve promised yourself that 2016 will be your healthiest year ever. You’re going to eat right, work out, and finally kick those bad habits to the curb. The proverbial bump in the road? You’re always on the road!

Living a healthy lifestyle is even harder for truckers than the average person. After all, it’s hard to fit exercise in when you’re sitting for up to ___ hours a day. It’s also hard to plan a healthy meal when you don’t have a lot of time (not to mention a fridge or a stove to store and cook fresh foods).

But if you want 2016 to be your healthiest year ever, that starts with no excuses. Drivers just need to work harder and stay committed to fitting in exercise and good eating habits. Here are a few quick tips and healthy choices you can make to help you get started.

Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips

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Beverages: Steer clear of soda, energy drinks, and fruit juice that contains excessive sugar and little to no actual fruit juice. When it comes to hydration, of course water is the best option, but water can get a little boring. Try adding some kick by squeezing lemon or lime directly into your water bottle (both fruits boast a variety of health benefits and are known to aid in weight loss). Add in green tea, and know that a cup or two of coffee is okay (although we suggest you hold back on the cream and sugar).

Travel Snacks: Steer clear of chips, snack cakes, and candy. Even in moderation, these items tend to be packed with empty calories. Instead opt for hard boiled eggs (available at many convenience stores), almonds or pistachios (ideally unsalted), dry roasted edamame (which are surprisingly tasty soy beans), string cheese and fruit, small amounts of low sodium jerky, or sunflower seeds.

Eating on the Run: When you decide to eat out at a restaurant (fastfood or not), make smart decisions. Avoid the sugary drinks and instead stick to one of the healthy options mentioned above. Order a grilled option or baked meat option, and try it on a wrap instead of a bun. Also try substituting fries for a baked potato or other healthy side like rice and beans.

Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips - Use your truck to exerciseStop for Exercise: When weather permits and you have to stop for the day, plan to stop at a park
or recreation area where you can take a walk or jog around. You can also use the tips from team runsmart to turn your truck into an exercising accessory. Consider joining a large national gym like Anytime Fitness. Benefits include many locations you can stop at along your route, and 24 hr access so you can fit your workout in when it works for you.

Cab Exercises: Not able to get out of your truck. There are a surprising amount of exercises you can do that don’t require a lot of space such as high knees, squats, torso twists, leg lifts, and crunches. Follow this routine for even more inspiration.

At the end of the day and once the year is over, don’t forget that your wellness is in your hands. Follow us on Facebook and watch for our Truck Driver Healthy Living Tips on Wellness Wednesday. We make it easy for followers by posting even more ideas, tips, and trick on how you can make 2016 your healthiest year ever.

New Rule to Protect Drivers

New Rule to Protect Drivers

A new rule was recently published in the Federal Registry to protect drivers and penalize companies that try to coerce them into violating safety rules and regulations. The rule will
impose penalties on motor carriers, shippers, receivers, and transportation

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Creating a Culture of Safety with Safe Driving Rewards

Creating a Culture of Safety with Safe Driving Rewards

At Barber Trucking, maintaining dependable and timely distribution to our customers is a huge part of our vision to becoming a national leader in the transportation industry. Just as important to us is creating a culture of safety for all of our employees, as well as those we share the road with.

That’s why we’ve developed different ways to acknowledge and reward those within our team who are practicing safety everyday. We recently held a Safety Meeting with all company drivers, owner operators and operations personnel, where we acknowledged those drivers who stood out as being particularly safety conscious. These drivers received a certificate of appreciation, and to be eligible for that, they needed to have a CSA score of 10 or less.

We’re proud to say that out of approximately 88 eligible drivers, 38 met the requirements and received certificates of appreciation (that’s over 40%)! Along with the certificate, they also got to leave the safety meeting early and got a Barber Trucking t-shirt.

We will continue to to give out safe driving rewards and inspire a culture of safety. We would like to thank all of our teammates and fellow travelers who work together to make the road safe for all drivers, ours included!

Employee Appreciation Picnic at Mt. Airy, NC

Employee Appreciation Picnic at Mt. Airy, NC

We just had our second annual employee appreciation picnic at the Shelton Shelter, in North Carolina and it turned out great! The Selton Shelter is part of Surry County Parks & Rec, and it was a beautiful place to get together with all of our family (both the ones from home and the ones from work)!

This year the picnic was catered by Porky’s BBQ, and the food was delicious. We had door prizes, Team Barber employees got tickets to win prizes, and spouses got to take home the centerpieces. The best part for the kids (aside from the fact that there was a park right next to us), was the scavenger hunt. It was great to watch them follow clues while enjoying the outdoors.

Thanks to everyone who helped plan the day and everyone who attended; we’re already looking forward to next year’s employee appreciation picnic!

Pictures from our Family Picnic in North Carolina October 24, 2015.

Posted by Barber Trucking Inc. on Monday, October 26, 2015

Thank you for Moving the Country

Thank you for Moving the Country

September 13-19th was National Truck Driver Appreciation Week. Truck driving can seem like a thankless job sometimes, because truckers provide a service people often take for granted.

thank-you-truckersNot us at Barber Trucking! We know exactly how important it is for all types of drivers: from dry vans, to refrigerated, and of course flatbed haulers, and more, thank you for moving the country! Without you, we wouldn’t have food in the grocery store, fuel to heat our homes, medicine when we’re sick, and countless other daily necessities and conveniences.

While we may not have been able to show our appreciation to all truck drivers, we definitely could and did show our appreciation to our drivers with a company wide cookout held at all of our locations.

The cookout lasted all day, because we wanted to make sure a hot meal was waiting for everyone who was able to stop. In addition to getting good food, drivers also got a new shirt, and a sincere thanks from leadership.

We’re proud of all of our drivers for the job that they do everyday, and we thank their families for supporting them. We also can’t ignore the rest of Team Barber; the mechanics, dispatchers, and office personnel that work hard keep our truckers safely on the road.

Military Driver to Civilian CDL Prep Course for NCARNG

Military Driver to Civilian CDL Prep Course for NCARNG

What a great experience we had in Fort Bragg, NC last week, where we facilitated a military driver to civilian CDL Prep Course for the North Carolina Army National Guard (NCARNG). Thanks to the 139th National Guard Academy, for allowing us to use their facility to give the training!

This three day course was led by our very own Carl Jackson, and was designed to help prepare NCARNG Soldiers pass the written Class A CDL Test.  Passing this test is important to military drivers, because it means they can use the Military Skills Waiver to transfer their military skills to a civilian CDL (an otherwise lengthy process).

So what did the class consist of? The first day of class welcomed five participants to classroom study.  We read aloud, discussed our reading, and worked in groups to make sure everyone knew the key points. Then we went on range to get some hands on practice before closing out the day with some homework (sorry, but it’s good for you)!

Our second day followed the same basic structure, with classroom time (including a quiz), and hands on basic testing in one of our Barber trucks.  We also went over the homework, which everyone had completed. Since safety is a big focus of ours, we even practiced three points of contact for getting in and out of the trucks. The day again ended in homework (trust us it’s good for the memory)!

The final day of class had a homework discussion, and a pass or fail written test in preparation for the Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV’s) written exam.  We’re happy to say everyone passed, and we were able to move on to the fun stuff, truck maneuvering practice.

Now that the training has ended, we’re happy to report that two of our class attendees have already passed all section requirements!

This training gave us a great opportunity to help soldiers who are unemployed/underemployed transfer the skill they learned in the military to their civilian life.

We’re even lucky enough to be welcoming a few of them to Team Barber Trucking, although whether class grads decide to drive with us or not, we’re just glad we got a chance to give back to those who give so much.

Fort Bragg, NC

ESGR Bosslift Program- Part II

ESGR Bosslift Program- Part II

Barber Trucking’s CFO Tia Young took part in a local Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) event last month in Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA. Here is blog post Part II of II where she shares her experience with the ESGR Bosslift program, which she attended as a Barber Trucking liaison, as a way to continue being a truly military friendly employer.

 


Firearm training ESGR Bosslift ProgramThe next day we had another moment to hear from a few speakers as to how we could hire veterans and help the soldiers who so selflessly gave or continue to give their service to our country. From there, we loaded back up on the bus and traveled to Engagement Skills Training 2000 where we participated in a firearm simulator. They had an array of firearms lined up. There was a projector screen, about 8’ by 24’ in dimension, which displayed video graphics.

They divided us into two groups, and I was able to watch the first group participate. Again, the scenario displayed on the screen was introductory; yet was difficult and realistically set in an Afghanistan desert. We watched as enemy soldiers dislodged from the armored vehicles in the distance. The gunmen (employers participating in the program) were to take fire as the enemy quickly closed in, but in our case, it was clearly a battle lost. This was just another example of the elite training our men and women of the trained forces go through.

The next event was a virtual classroom where we were able to learn first hand how the soldier participates in one of the courses for tank training. We entered the classroom and sat down at the computer. We each had a headset and started the virtual game. At first I thought it was a video game, but as I followed the instructions, a PowerPoint popped up and started teaching us about different types of terrain.

I learned about draws and depressions and terrains on this Earth I didn’t even know had a name. We drove the whole way home quizzing each other on what type of terrain we were coming upon. It was interesting and inquisitive to realize that something we look at our whole life was maybe not the name we had always referred to it as.

The next stop was the tank, or armored vehicle section. I was able to observe each armory vehicle and learn about the mechanics of each one. It was very interesting to learn about the extreme situations that each soldier could endure. For example, it may be necessary for these soldiers to be secluded in a confined tank for 30 plus days without being able to leave the armored vehicle.

It is unfortunate that our military has to prepare them for this, but it’s important to do for preparation to deploy overseas and for worst case scenarios. The capabilities and technology of the armored tanks are very impressive, as well. They have tanks that surgery can be performed in as there is a remote screen that can connect to a live surgeon who can read all the life signs and guide the crew. There is a tank that can repel large firearm strikes. There are tanks that can send ammo down range a mile and strike a target. Our military is skilled beyond words, and again, this is just the surface.

The next place we were bussed to was the aviation center. However, this was the aviation center that housed the Blackhawks, Apache and Chinook helicopters. It was very impressive, and the gentlemen that spoke to us were exceptionally knowledgeable. The Major welcomed us and took us to the room where he explained to us their mission and pieced us in two groups.

The first half was to tour the center and learn about all of the incredible aircraft on base; the second half was to go on a Chinook flight! We were lucky to be in the second half as we were the first to take flight. We made our way to the aircraft, wearing ear plugs, gripping tight to loose clothes, shutting our eyes and holding our breath as to not breathe in the bursts of air jet fuel pushed by the highly intensive wind flow of the rotors.

Chinook ESGR Bosslift ProgramOnce on the aircraft, we all secured our seatbelts and anxiously awaited take off. There were two soldiers in the back of the Chinook that helped coordinate our onboarding and safety. Once we took off, they continued to guard the ground and for a while even sat post with the back gate down, legs dangling. They checked all of the mechanics midflight and continued to watch as if in action.

I watched towards the front, as well, as the pilots made maneuvers and switched many different lights and buttons. It was again remarkable to see the skills, training, and mastership that was behind all of these operations. We flew over the Susquehanna and over Harrisburg; it was a beautiful ride.

Once we off boarded the helicopter, we toured the facility with the Major and Warrant Officer who taught us more about each aircraft. The Chinook is an amazing piece of aircraft as it can help domestically by rescuing victims of natural disasters or providing cargo to remote locations; however the bottom is not firearm proof, so it is not ideal for battle.

We learned about the Apache helicopter, which is a very powerful war weapon. It amazed me to learn of the different firearm techniques it has as well as the protection it provides its operators. The Blackhawk (or crash-hawk as the Army and Guard refer to it), is also an amazing aircraft as it is extremely safe and durable and is used as a tactical transport for passengers.

I could literally take a whole page describing my experiences with these aircraft and what I learned and what impressed me, but it is again beyond words that I can express the level of professionalism and technology that this department displayed.
I left this experience wishing that I could learn more. Because what I learned and observed only further led me to believe how incredibly blessed we are, to not only live in America with this incredible defensive task force, but also to live amongst these soldiers day in and day out and call them friends and family.

I am beyond amazed at the training and skill set they have mastered yet the humbleness of their character. I am beyond appreciative for having this experience and infinitely grateful for the security my family and friends have because of our amazing soldiers and country. There are no words for the gratitude I have for each and every one of you that have served to protect us.


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