FAQs

Company Drivers | Owner Operators | Operations

Company Drivers

What are the cutoff times for my paperwork?
Company drivers must have their paperwork signed and scanned in by Monday at midnight. Please do not drop your paperwork until you get to a terminal (Birmingham, or Cincinnati)

When does my EFS card reset?
EFS card advance resets Monday night at midnight.

When do advances pull?
Advances pull from previous Tuesday to current Monday, as long as you are under dispatch. You can not receive an advance if not under dispatch.

When does my sign-on bonus pay? 
Recent Flatbed Experienced Drivers:
$5,000 Sign on Bonus for drivers living in all of Boyd’s hiring area with at least 6 months flatbed experience in the last 2 years.
$500 following 1st load - $500 in 3 mos.  – $500 in 6 mos.  – $500 in 9 mos.  – $500 in 12 mos.
$1,250 following the end 2nd year and $1,250 following end of 3rd year

Other bonus with no recent or non- flatbed experience:

$1,500 Sign on Bonus for all Northern and Midwest Drivers:
$500 following 1st load  -  $500 in 6 mos. -  $ 500 in 1 year

$1,000 Sign on Bonus for all Southern Drivers:
$250 following 1st load - $250 in 6 mos. -  $500 in 1 year

Students:
$1,000 Sign on Bonus for all students:
$250 following 1st solo load - $250 in 6 mos. - $250 in 1 year - $250 in 18 mos.
 

How do I request vacation pay and how much will I be paid?
Drivers are eligible for 1 week vacation pay on or after the 1st pay period after they have reached their 1 year anniversary. It is paid at 1% of the previous twelve months gross earnings, which is the equivalent of 1 week. After completing 3 years of service, the driver is eligible for 2% of the previous 12 months gross earnings which is the equivalent of 2 weeks vacation. In order to get paid for vacation after reaching eligibility, the driver must request to be paid through his driver manager. The driver manager would then have to turn in a pay sheet to the payroll department and this would be keyed in to process in the following payroll.

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Owner Operators

What are the cutoff times for my paperwork?
Paperwork must be scanned in a truck stop, or at a terminal by Wednesday. Please do not drop your paperwork until you get to a terminal (Birmingham, or Cincinnati)

When do advances pull?
Advances pull from the previous Wednesday to the current Tuesday.

When does my EFS card reset?
EFS card advances reset on Monday midnight, so if an advance is drawn off on a Tuesday it will pull out of that Friday's settlement.

When do fuel purchases pull?
Fuel pulls from the previous Wednesday to the current Tuesday. However, the fuel will also pull with the load even if the fuel is purchased after Tuesday midnight. Example: Fuel is purchased Wednesday morning while dispatched on a load and then the load is emptied that same day. If the paperwork is turned in before the cut-off time and pays that Friday, the fuel purchased Wednesday morning will pull out of that week's settlement.

Can I get an advance?
Under certain circumstances, pay on a load may be advanced via comchek. If this does occur then the e-check will pull out of the settlement and the load will pay through the normal payroll process on the settlements. E-checks are not pay, they are advances on pay and will always be deducted out of the settlement against the load when the load actually pays. ALL REVENUE must be processed as such, and an e-check does not reflect on your 1099 as revenue.

Should I use Truck Stop Scanning or drop my paperwork?
You may scan your paperwork in a truck stop, at a Boyd Terminal, or using the transflo mobile app (transflo mobile +). Do not drop your bills at a truck stop. Drop only at a Boyd Terminal (Birmingham, or Cincinnati)

When does my sign-on bonus pay? (MUST HAVE 6 MONTHS EXPERIENCE FOR THESE PROGRAMS)
$5,000 Sign on Bonus for drivers living in all of Boyd’s hiring area with least 6 months flatbed experience in the last 2 years.
$500 following 1st load - $500 in 3 mos. – $500 in 6 mos. – $500 in 9 mos. – $500 in 12 mos.
$1,250 following the end 2nd year and $1,250 following end of 3rd year

$1,500 Sign on Bonus for all Northern and Midwest Drivers:
$500 following 1st load - $500 in 6 mos. and $500 in 1 year

$1,000 Sign on Bonus for all Southern Drivers:
$250 following 1st load - $250 in 6 mos. and $500 in 1 year

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Operations

Is there someone that I can contact 24/7?
Yes, we have a 24 hr. maintenance desk that is available to help with needs.

Do I have the option of lease purchasing a truck?
Yes, certain individuals who desire to own their own truck may be allowed to move into a Lease/Purchase contract.

Where are Boyd's terminals?
Boyd has full service terminals in Birmingham, AL; Cincinnati, OH and Clayton, AL. We also have a terminal in Greenville, MS.

What is Boyd's home time policy?
6-7 days out earns 24 hours off
12-13 days out earns 48 hrs off
18-19 days out earns 72 hrs off
Additional time may be scheduled with dispatcher

Does Boyd allow passengers to ride along?
Yes, To meet FMCSA rules you must have the appropriate forms signed on file with the carrier, and in your truck.

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