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in Goldsboro, NC

Estimated Pay $21 per hour
Hours Full-time
Location Goldsboro, North Carolina

About this job

Schwend, Inc. is hiring CDL A OTR Pneumatic Tank Drivers in North Carolina. The driver will be hauling feed ingredients with deliveries to wherever the customer needs within the continental US; we have dedicated customers that we haul for year-round! Schwend takes pride in being a family owned and operated company that was founded in 1976. Over the last 46 years we have built a strong customer base in the Southeast, hauling many types of agricultural products and now have a total of 4 terminals. Due to our continued growth, we are actively searching for professional, reliable, drivers to join our family!


  • Average gross weekly pay: $1,300 - $1,800
    • Varies based on number of loads per week
    • Drivers are paid a gross % of each load
      • Starts at 20% of the gross, moves to 21% at the end of your first year and moves to 22% at the end of your second year
      • While we do not pay CPM, we do guarantee that your rate per mile will not drop below 60 CPM on all dispatched miles (loaded and empty)
      • Pneumatic Drivers are paid $1.50 per ton for every ton of product blown off
  • Bonuses:
    • Sign-on Bonus: $5,000 paid in $100 increments per week over the course of a year
    • Driver Referral Program: Up to $2,500
    • Quarterly Fuel Bonus & Safety Bonus
  • Additional Pay:
    • Nightly Per Diem: $20/per night spent in truck
      • Goes directly to your paycheck and is not taxed
    • Additional Weekend Per Diem: $75 flat
    • Detention & Layover Pay (differs per custom)
  • Paid via direct deposit weekly

Benefits & Perks:

  • Great company benefits starting after 60 days of employment:
    • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental & Vision
    • Short-term & Life Insurance
    • Sick Pay: 6 days per year
    • Holiday Pay: 6 days per year
  • Available after 1-year probationary period:
    • Simple IRA retirement plan with company match up to 3% of your salary
    • Vacation:
      • 1 year employed = 1 week
      • 2 years employed = 2 weeks
      • 4 years employed = 2 weeks + 1 week longevity pay
      • 5 years worked = 2 weeks + 2 weeks longevity pay
  • Paid orientation & training
  • Perks: free uniforms after first 60 days
  • Rider program: Dogs (20lbs or less) (defer to recruiter if pets’ weight does not compile)
  • Take your truck home program
    • Must have a safe, off-road location to store truck & trailer to qualify

Home Time, Route & Schedule:

  • Home Time: Home weekends & home occasionally during the week depending on location!
  • Schedule: Monday through Friday and home most weekends
    • Some weeks you may not get home at all during the week, other weeks you may get home 3 nights during the week
    • Occasional weekend work may be required
    • A select few locations will be out for 2-3 weeks at a time, please call recruiting department to confirm your location
  • Route: Feed loads are hauled out of NC then delivered to wherever the customer needs
    • Runs will primarily be throughout the Southeast
    • We have dedicated customers that we haul for year-round!
  • Level of Touch: this position is unique in that drivers will be hands on but will never directly touch the freight; no bumping docks. Drivers will open and close the top lids. They will also hook up hose to the silo, drop in the pit of water, or into a pit in the ground; you would then use air pressure to blow the product off the trailer. You will need to be able to lift up to 75lbs.


  • New & Late Model Volvo's & Kenworth's
  • Trailers: Stephens & Heil - 1,000 cube and up
    • Unsurpassed by any other company in quality and dependability
    • All Automatic: Mattresses, APUs and Inverters
    • Governed speed: 69 on cruise
      • Safe Driving Program: After 1-year of no moving violations we bump cruise up to 70mph and after 2-years of no moving violations we bump up to 72mph
    • Slip Seating: No
    • No driver facing cameras


  • Must be at least 21 years of age  
  • Must have CDL A license 
  • Must have a minimum of 2 years verifiable tractor-trailer driving experience
    • If you have never pulled a pneumatic, no worries, we will train you!
  • 0 DUI/DWIs in last 10 years 
  • Less than 3 points on your MVR
  • No careless or reckless driving within the last 10 years
  • Tanker/Hazmat endorsement NOT required 
  • Must meet Department of Transportation (DOT) testing and physical requirements and be knowledgeable of DOT regulations 
  • Must be able to pass a required pre-employment drug screen
    • Cannot have any history of refusing drug screening or have a record of failing a previous drug test
  • Drivers must be able to provide CB Radio & Steel Toe Shoes
  • Hiring Radius: Drivers throughout the state of North Carolina will be considered
    • Ideally, drivers will live within 50 miles of one of these major cities: Concord, Goldsboro, Fayetteville, Greenville
    • Drivers in any of these states will also be considered: AL, GA, FL, SC, KY & TX

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