Horizon Transport Offers Opportunities to Increase Your Earnings!
Horizon drivers know that making money in transportation requires an approach that is skillful and efficient. There are a multitude of factors that limit and even work against the earnings potential of the Independent Contractor driver. Horizon Transport offers our drivers a variety of ways to routinely add cold, hard, cash money to the bottom line. Some examples include:
Horizon's Five-Star Safety Performance Bonus
This bonus is paid once a month for all dispatched miles successfully completed during the prior calendar month. The current bonus is $0.03 per loaded mile for all loaded miles.
5000 miles would pay an extra $150
Horizon Transport pays thousands of dollars per month to its active drivers who refer qualified contractors. This bonus is paid once a month for all dispatched miles successfully completed by all referred drivers during the prior calendar month. The current bonus rate paid is $.005 per mile for all dispatched miles. 5000 miles would pay the referring driver an extra $25! In addition, Horizon pays our active drivers $200 for every referred Tow-Away contractor who earns the $2000 sign-on bonus during 2013!
Both our Tow-Away and Drive-Away divisions enjoy support from active Horizon Transport drivers who spend time working with the shuttle crew during busy periods. Simply inquire with dispatch when you're in town. Make a few extra dollars or a few hundred!
Service to Multiple Divisions
Horizon encourages all drivers to consider the advantages of working in more than one division. Some of the most advanced contractors own multiple power units and are also familiar with the Drive-Away component of our business. Down-time for these experienced individuals is very, very rare. Some have evolved their skills to a degree which affords multiple revenue options at any point in time. One version of this model involves providing return trips to Horizon's drive-away drivers who are delivering to "No-Tow"clients like United Parcel Service. Horizon dispatchers work closely with drivers to coordinate deliveries, making this possible.
Small Fleet Support
Horizon Transport has developed systems to accommodate individuals who desire to lease more than one truck at a time. Some of Horizon's most experienced owner-operators, those intimately familiar with the challenges of profitably owning and operating vehicles commercially, contract with or employ others to drive their vehicles within Horizon's dispatch system. Due to many requests from existing contractors, Horizon has made this type of small fleet lease available to our proven truck owners.
Sometimes Horizon drivers find their own re-loads! This is possible for certain types of cash or credit-worthy customers. Horizon pays its contractors at a higher rate for orders obtained outside the corporate sales process. This is truly a win-win situation for all involved and Horizon encourages our drivers to seek these opportunities.
What are the steps to leasing on to Horizon?
- Read about both driving divisions thoroughly and select which division you would like to drive for.
- Fill out the On Line Application. Make sure you complete the application thoroughly. The application is the key to getting started. Make sure you complete your references thoroughly.
- Recruiting will receive your packet and then they will need 3 working days to approve it.
- You will be notified of the approval by phone or email and denial by mail
- Once approved, you will be asked to schedule an orientation date. Orientation is a 1 day class. We will call to schedule or send you a link via email.