Tandem Transport

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Company Profile

  • Description: Full-Service Flatbed Carrier
  • Headquarters: Michigan City, IN
  • Number of Terminals: 6
  • Number of Trucks: 300
  • Number of Owner Operators: 30
  • Type of Freight Hauled: Building Materials, Steel & More!
  • Operating Area: East of the Mississippi; Some Western Lanes
  • Equipment Type: Late-Model Freightliner, Volvos and Internationals

Hiring Area

  • Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia, Wisconsin


  • Minimum Age: 23
  • Type of Experience: 3 Months Flatbed
  • Endorsements: none

Company Driver Compensation

  • Starting Pay - No Experience: N/A
  • Pay - 1 Year Experience: $ 0.41
  • Pay - 2 Years Experience: Call for details
  • Pay - 3 Years Experience: Call for details
  • Pay - 4 Years Experience: Call for details
  • Pay - 5 Years Experience: $ 0.42
  • Pay - 10 Years Experience: $ 0.43

Owner Operator Compensation

  • Owner Operator Pay: 75% to 83%

Other Compensation

  • Pay Cycle/Periods: weekly
  • Direct Deposit: Yes
  • Layover Pay: Yes
  • Breakdown Pay: Yes
  • Loading/Unloading Pay: N/A
  • Tarp Pay: Yes
  • N.Y.C. Pay: Yes
  • Stop Off Pay: Yes
  • Paid Lumpers: N/A
  • Per Diem: $50 Per Day


  • Medical Plan: Yes
  • Waiting Period for Medical Benefits: 90 days
  • Dental Plan: Yes
  • Vision Plan: Yes
  • Retirement Plan: Yes
  • Profit Sharing: N/A
  • Bobtail Insurance (owner operators): Yes
  • Worker's Comp. Insurance (owner operators): Yes
  • Physical Damage Insurance (owner operators): Yes


  • Sign On: Yes
  • Safety: Yes
  • Performance: Yes
  • Fuel: Yes
  • Longevity: Yes
  • Recruiting: Yes

Additional Information

  • Slip Seating: No
  • 24x7 Dispatch: Yes
  • Rider Program: Yes
  • Pet Policy: No Pets
  • Paid Orientation: Yes
  • Orientation # of Days: 4
  • Free Training: N/A
  • Lease Purchase Available: No
  • Home Time: Home Weekly
  • Unloading Required: No
  • If yes, specify::
  • Take Truck Home: Yes

Additional Comments

Our OTR Drivers earn $ .48 on average {starting pay + incentives} with many reaching $ .50 or better!

We challenge anyone to find a better paying flatbed operation (all benefits included). Tandem recognizes the value of its drivers and is willing to pay TOP DOLLAR for TOP DRIVERS.

Bottom line is what you take home every week, your vacation, bonuses at the end of the year, insurance package offered, extra pays for the work you do and HOME TIME.

At Tandem we can look at the miles you traveled with your previous company and estimate what you will make on our pay package - weekly and at the end of the year. With an average of only 1 weekend out per month, quality family time is a priority at Tandem.

Our fleet of nearly 300 Professional Drivers combined with an array of Owner Operators and Broker Drivers, shows that we have the quality freight that PAYS.

Additional benefits include paid vacation, paid holidays, safety, productivity & fuel incentives, tenure recognition pay, awards banquet and so much more!

We also offer Blue Cross Blue Shield Comprehensive and Affordable Medical RX, Dental, and Optical Insurance as well as short-term disability and $20,000 life insurance policies at NO COST TO THE DRIVERS. Our 401K with company match will help you prepare for the long road ahead.

We are very proud of our Professional Drivers and also recognize their achievements at our Annual Driver Awards banquet held in the Big Ten room at the Kellogg Center on the campus of Michigan State University. Tandem is a well-established, financially sound and continually growing company.

Tandem and affiliated companies have been in business for over 60 years. We are a full-service flatbed carrier capable of shipping anywhere within the 48 contiguous states and Ontario, Canada. Most of our loads are east of the Mississippi, however, we do provide coast-to-coast for our customers when needed.

We operate late-modeled Freightliner Columbia, Volvo and International Pro-Star tractors along with East aluminum air-ride trailers to make your ride comfortable and dependable. If you are looking for a financially sound company that continues to grow and provide more opportunities and a Total Compensation Plan superior comparative within our industry, join the Tandem Team today.

Visit our web site today at www.tand.com and learn more.

Family Owned, Family Operated, Family Oriented, Since 1945.