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Barr-Nunn Transportation Company Spotlight

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CDLLIFE was able to connect with Barr-Nunn Transportation in order to find out more about who they are.  We asked Barr-Nunn a series of questions to help introduce themselves to prospective drivers who may never of heard of them.Here are the questions we asked and what Barr-Nunn had to say.

Q:

In a paragraph or two, take some time and tell our readers a little bit about your company. In other words, who are you and what do you do?

Barr-Nunn is a Midwestern based full truckload carrier, serving essentially the eastern half of the United States. We’ve been in business since 1982. Our operating model places safety as the highest priority and in order to achieve our objectives in this area, we must hire and retain the most highly qualified drivers. We know the driver market is exceedingly competitive so this requires that our compensation and benefits package lead the industry. Safe drivers earn more at Barr-Nunn. You’ll see more detail on our website concerning this than any other carrier we know of, since our numbers and performance speak so much for themselves. Another key element is that we operate in a very high service level environment, serving customers where not only safe operations is critically important but so is on time delivery and communication. We excel in these things, because our drivers excel in these things.

Q:

In your mind, what makes your company unique from all of the other trucking companies that exist?

Our company is different and comparisons are difficult. We don’t just pay more, our compensation is different. No carrier matches what our safe drivers can earn and how they earn it, in combination with the home time, respect, and newness of equipment that we offer.

Q:

With there being so much competition between trucking companies for experienced drivers why should a prospective driver consider working for your company as opposed to all of the other trucking companies that are looking to hire drivers?

If an experienced driver is looking for a company offering integrity, high compensation, industry leading focus on safety, experienced office staff, precise payroll, newer equipment, trailer tracking in addition to satellite communications, innovation in technology use to include a smartphone app, dependable home time, and simply more earnings per week for being away from home, we should be at the top of their list.

Q:

What can you tell our readers about the culture of your company?

Since our top focus is safety, that translates directly to the “center of our world” being our drivers. The culture is designed to retain the very best. We measure how much their earnings are each week, comparing to last year to insure their pay check is growing. We measure our home time compliance for our drivers, just as we do on-time delivery for our customers. We expect a lot, but we offer a lot for those ready, willing and able to be part of our ongoing efforts for continuous improvements and lead the industry in safety and service.

Q:

Can you share with our reader’s some things that they may not know about you?

We are an independent brand owned by Knight Transportation. This has been the case since 2014. We operate as Barr-Nunn, retaining our identity completely, but with the benefit of a rock-solid financial position and a debt free operating environment.

Q:

Most of our readers of very aware of the turnover problem that exists within the trucking industry. Generally, what is your company’s thoughts on driver turnover and what is your company doing to reduce the turnover rate at your organization?

Drivers don’t earn enough for the work they do, and we are striving to set the standard for stronger compensation and lead the industry in this area. We know that money is only one part of it, so we work to control what we can for our drivers. It come’s down to earnings, home time, providing reliable and effective equipment, input into company decisions with a voice that is heard, good two-way communications and in effect treating those in our company with dignity and respect.

Q:

What type of freight does your company haul?

We handle mostly service-sensitive freight, some with overnight transits. It is mostly drop and hook and we don’t ask our drivers to touch anything.

Q:

What’s the typical running area that your company operates in?

Roughly the eastern half of the United States, excluding Long Island and upper New England.

Q:

As best as you can, can you summarize all of the different truck driving jobs that your company is hiring for?

We are seeking driver teams and solo’s and offer home time options, depending on where you live from weekends home, to 10 days out to 18 days out.

Q:

Can you provide our readers with general information about how your company compensates drivers that work for you?

We use practical mile pay and have a number of elements of our pay program designed to make our pay package unbeatable for safe drivers. We have a great amount of detail available on our website.

Q:

What are your minimum hiring qualifications?

We require drivers to be 23 years of age with 1 full year of recent OTR experience and live within our hiring area.

Q:

If a driver wants to get in touch with you who should they call and how do they apply?

Contact a Barr-Nunn Recruiter

Have a Barr-Nunn Transportation Recruiter Contact You

Q:

If there is any additional information that you would like to share with our audience of professional truck drivers?

If you are at the top of your profession as a truck driver, are highly qualified, and interested in exploring a carrier who is also at the top of the industry in terms of safety, service and driver compensation, then take a look at Barr-Nunn Transportation. Safe drivers earn more working for Barr-Nunn.

Barr-Nunn Equipment

Q:

What type of equipment does your company operate?

 

Our fleet is primarily made up of model year 2015-2017 Freightliner Cascadia and International ProStar/LT

Barr-Nunn Truck Driving Jobs

After spending some time speaking with the folks over at Barr-Nunn Transportation we decided to dig a little deeper and browse Barr-Nunn’s website in order to find out more information about the types of truck driving jobs they currently have available.

After a quick review we were able to determine that Barr-Nunn is currently hiring Solo and Owner Ops for company and team driving positions.  By our counts, Barr-Nunn Transportation has over 16 different divisions that they are currently showcasing on their website. From our research, if you are a driver that is looking to hire on with Barr-Nunn then your hiring area is going to be the the biggest determining factor for which jobs you would be eligible for. CDLLIFE has included Barr-Nunn’s hiring area for each division below to help give drivers a more clear understanding for which job they would eligible for.

In addition to having several different divisions, Barr-Nunn has configured “band pay” so every solo company mileage paid driver receives addition pay for complete loads under 550 miles. Every driver that works for Barr-Nunn, regardless of division, will have a minimum base cpm rate that is determined by the drivers overall years of experience and whether or not the driver has their hazmat endorsement.  Barr-Nunn Transportation has been an Independently Certified Top Pay Carrier according to the National Survey of Drivers Wages and their base rate of pay is already ahead of many other trucking companies within the transportation industry. In addition to the drivers already high base rate, Barr-Nunn adds the additional “Band Pay” scale so as the driver’s length of haul gets shorter, their cpm rate for that load increases even more.

Barr-Nunn also has a lot of perks and unique features such as their 2cpm 401(k) contribution for every driver that starts day 1, pay raises every 40k safe miles, and CSA bonuses every 90 days that includes paid time off and cash.

Solo Company Drivers

PAY SCALE Base
Rate
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
5+ Years, CDL Hazmat $0.52 $0.54 $0.56 $0.58 $0.62 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, CDL Hazmat $0.50 $0.52 $0.54 $0.56 $0.60 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
5+ Years, No Hazmat $0.49 $0.51 $0.53 $0.55 $0.59 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, No Hazmat $0.47 $0.49 $0.51 $0.53 $0.57 $0.88 $0.88 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr-Nunn Solo Zone 1
PAY SCALE Base
Rate**
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
5+ Years, CDL Hazmat $0.47 $0.49 $0.51 $0.53 $0.57 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, CDL Hazmat $0.45 $0.47 $0.49 $0.51 $0.55 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
5+ Years, No Hazmat $0.44 $0.46 $0.48 $0.50 $0.54 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, No Hazmat $0.42 $0.44 $0.46 $0.48 $0.52 $0.88 $0.88 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Zone 2

PAY SCALE Base
Rate**
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
5+ Years, CDL Hazmat $0.53 $0.55 $0.57 $0.59 $0.63 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, CDL Hazmat $0.51 $0.53 $0.55 $0.57 $0.61 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
5+ Years, No Hazmat $0.50 $0.52 $0.54 $0.56 $0.60 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, No Hazmat $0.48 $0.50 $0.52 $0.54 $0.58 $0.88 $0.88 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Zone 3

PAY SCALE Base
Rate**
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
5+ Years, CDL Hazmat $0.49 $0.51 $0.53 $0.55 $0.59 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, CDL Hazmat $0.47 $0.49 $0.51 $0.53 $0.57 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
5+ Years, No Hazmat $0.46 $0.48 $0.50 $0.52 $0.56 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, No Hazmat $0.44 $0.46 $0.48 $0.50 $0.54 $0.88 $0.88 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Ohio Regional

PAY SCALE Base
Rate**
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
5+ Years, CDL Hazmat $0.54 $0.56 $0.58 $0.60 $0.64 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, CDL Hazmat $0.52 $0.54 $0.56 $0.58 $0.62 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
5+ Years, No Hazmat $0.51 $0.53 $0.55 $0.57 $0.61 $0.88 $0.88 + $15
1-5 Years, No Hazmat $0.49 $0.51 $0.53 $0.55 $0.59 $0.88 $0.88 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo NE Regional

Solo Owner Operators

PAY SCALE Base
Rate*
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
1+ Years, CDL Hazmat $1.10 $1.13 $1.17 $1.22 $1.37 $2.07 $2.07 + $15
1+ Years, No Hazmat $1.07 $1.10 $1.14 $1.19 $1.34 $2.04 $2.04 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

 

Barr-Nunn Solo Zone 1

PAY SCALE Base
Rate*
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
1+ Years, CDL Hazmat $1.00 $1.03 $1.07 $1.12 $1.27 $1.97 $1.97 + $15
1+ Years, No Hazmat $0.97 $1.00 $1.04 $1.09 $1.24 $1.94 $1.94 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Zone 2

PAY SCALE Base
Rate*
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
1+ Years, CDL Hazmat $1.12 $1.15 $1.19 $1.24 $1.39 $2.09 $2.09 + $15
1+ Years, No Hazmat $1.09 $1.12 $1.16 $1.21 $1.36 $2.06 $2.06 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Zone 3

Team - Company Drivers

  • $0.61 With Hazmat Endorsement Or $0.58 Without Hazmat Endorsement
  • All Miles Paid On More Accurate PRACTICAL MILE SCALE
  • 2016-2017 Freightliner Cascadia’s With 1500 Watt Inverters
  • Earn $0.65/Mi When Hauling Hazmat Loads
  • $550 Or $375 Safety/CSA Bonus Every 90 Days
  • 2 CENT PER MILE Contribution To 401(K) Day 1
  • Paid Time Off Of 3-9 Days Accrued Every 109,000 Paid Miles

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Team Zone 1&2

  • $0.64/Mi W/Hazmat Endorsement Or $0.61/Mi W/Out Hazmat Endorsement
  • All Miles Paid On More Accurate PRACTICAL MILE SCALE
  • 2016-2017 Freightliner Cascadia’s With 1500 Watt Inverters
  • Earn $0.68/Mi When Hauling Hazmat Loads
  • $550 Or $375 Safety/CSA Bonus Every 90 Days
  • 2 CENT PER MILE Contribution To 401(K) Day 1
  • Paid Time Off Of 3-9 Days Accrued Every 109,000 Paid Miles

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Zone 3

Team - Owner Operators

PAY SCALE 0-50
miles
51-100
miles
101-200
miles
201-300
miles
301-400
miles
401-550
miles
Base
Rate*
1+ Years, CDL Hazmat $2.07 + $15 $2.07 $1.37 $1.22 $1.17 $1.13 $1.10
1+ Years, No Hazmat $2.04 + $15 $2.04 $1.34 $1.19 $1.14 $1.10 $1.07

 

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

 

Barr-Nunn Solo Zone 1

PAY SCALE Base
Rate*
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
1+ Years, CDL Hazmat $1.00 $1.03 $1.07 $1.12 $1.27 $1.97 $1.97 + $15
1+ Years, No Hazmat $0.97 $1.00 $1.04 $1.09 $1.24 $1.94 $1.94 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Zone 2

PAY SCALE Base
Rate*
401-550
miles
301-400
miles
201-300
miles
101-200
miles
51-100
miles
0-50
miles
1+ Years, CDL Hazmat $1.12 $1.15 $1.19 $1.24 $1.39 $2.09 $2.09 + $15
1+ Years, No Hazmat $1.09 $1.12 $1.16 $1.21 $1.36 $2.06 $2.06 + $15

Running/Hiring Area

The DARK SHADED AREAS are where you must live to qualify for the position.
The LIGHT SHADED AREAS are additional areas where you will run.

Barr Nunn Solo Zone 3

Barr-Nunn Terminal Locations

Barr Nunn told CDLLIFE that they have 5 terminal locations throughout the United States.

  1. Granger, Iowa.
  2. Charlotte, North Carolina.
  3. Jacksonville, Florida.
  4. Columbus, Ohio.
  5. Manchester, Pennsylvania.

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