FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What do you pay? We pay 75% of gross revenue with or without CRST
Malone’s trailer. 100% fuel surcharge is paid to the truck. Our Owner/Operators’ fleet
average gross revenue is $1.89 per mile. Midwest based operators average well over
2.00/mile). You get 75% of the gross revenue plus 100% of the fuel surcharge. Current
fuel surcharge to your truck is 36 cpm fleet average. PLUS fuel discounts using Malone's fuel
What is your average deadhead? Our average is 12-15%
When do I get paid? We pay twice weekly - Wednesday and Friday by noon through ComData.
Have your bills in 2 full working days before payday to get paid on time. CRST Malone uses
the Pegasus scanning system, available at truck stops across the nation, at a cost of $0.25 per
page. Pegasus provides immediate receipt of scanned documents into CRST Malone’s Settlement
department. Other pay options available are: Direct Deposit through ComData, Standard
Check and Terminal Pay (in some locations).
No hold back of your pay when you complete orientation.
How long is orientation? 2-2 ½ days. Lease Purchase does
not receive orientation pay. We have multiple orientation sites for Owner Operators.
Orientation is held on Mon & Wed in Birmingham AL,
Eldridge, IA, and Oklahoma City
OK. Class Starts @ 7am Sharp.
What are your hiring requirements? Must have a
minimum of six months OTR in the past three years in equipment similar to the type you will operate
at CRST Malone. No more than three moving violations over the past three years.
No DUI or DWI convictions within the past five years. No felony convictions within the past
10 years. DUIs, DWIs and felonies have a lifetime limit of one. Minimum age
requirement: 25 years old or 23 years old with 2 years of verifiable OTR experience.
||No positive drug tests, convictions, or refusals -
NOTE: When you move from being a Company Driver to an Owner Operator
you change IRS status from an Employee to an Independent Contractor.
Please take time to learn the difference Click Here
Among other things this means that many of the items that were paid for by the
Carrier can no longer be paid for by the Carrier and are now your responsibility
such as health benefits, fuel tax, heavy use tax on your truck (IRS form 2290)
which is $550 per year, Work Comp or Occupational Accident Insurance, truck
insurance: physical damage and bobtail, and a few other items. Most Carriers do pay
these items up front and deduct them from your weekly Settlements.
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IF YOU MEET THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS call during business hours for
answers to any additional questions, equipment availability and to receive and application by email
or fax. Monday thru Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 EASTERN TIME call 1-800-837-1320 and press 3 for