Fleet Profile: M&W Transportation creates own video channel

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M&W Transportation uses digital media to connect and inform their drivers. (Courtesy of Zack Pugh, M&W Transportation)

Nashville-based M&W Transportation is communicating with its drivers using a company-created video channel they call MWTV.

“We’re trying to create a new, innovative way to communicate with our drivers,” said Zach Pugh director of communications and marketing for the company.

The program combines company news with industry-wide news, weather and other topics the producers feel is helpful to the company’s drivers. They package together these different news segments and recognitions into a weekly broadcast, which is shown on the driver room television as well as online on Vimeo.

“The guys love that there’s information in there and they can see it,” said Pugh.

He said the production team will occasionally invite drivers to participate in the program. They keep an eye on the Internet for videos and other content, and accept video suggestions. In addition to the weekly newscast, the production team also puts together other video features.

Pugh said he believes there is potential for other fleets to benefit from establishing a similar program.

“The long term goal is just to communicate the best we can with our drivers,” Pugh said.

Pay

  • Local in Nashville and Memphis: Starting pay = $17/hr; Raises = .25/hr Jan.1 and July 1, after 90 days of service
  • Local in Indianapolis: Starting pay = $18/hr; Raises = .50/hr every Jan. 1 and July 1, after 90 days of service
  • Over the road from Nashville, Indianapolis and Memphis: Starting pay = .41/cpm; Raises = 1/2 / cpm every Jan. 1 and July 1, after 90 days of service

Benefits

  • Medical, dental,vision and life insurances
  • Eight paid holidays
  • 401(k) plan
  • Rider policy (must be 21 years old and spouse)
  • Safety bonus (Upwards of a $400 bonus every month with a good safety score)

Company Facts

  • Headquartered in Nashville
  • Equipment: 53′ dry vans, 2015 Peterbilts 357, 2015 Kenworths 680, 2014 Volvo VNL 64T, EOBR-electronic logs, dispatched by Omnitracs, all have bunk heaters
  • Terminals in Indianapolis, Nashville and Memphis
  • Family-owned and operated
  • Over 90 power units and 400 trailers
  • 400,000 square feet of warehouse space

Qualifications

  • At least 23 years old
  • Live within service area
  • Two years of recent verifiable tractor-trailer experience with an irregular route carrier
  • No license suspensions in the last three years for a moving violation
  • No more than one preventable accident in the last three years
  • Current CDL within your home state
  • Pass a pre-employment DOT physical and drug screen