Fleet profile: Searcy Trucking receives Volvo Trucks Safety Award

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Searcy Trucking driver Garret Graveline stands next to a company truck. (Image courtesy of Searcy Trucking)

Volvo Trucks awarded Searcy Trucking the 2015 Volvo Trucks Safety Award in the under 20 million miles category in October. The company will receive $25,000 for future safety initiatives as part of the award.

Searcy Trucking is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, and has been a division of Bison Transport since 2013. They specialize in flatbed services. In 2014, Searcy truck drivers logged more than 6.8 million miles with an accident frequency rate of .58. 

“Searcy drivers are some of the best in the business,” said Norm Blagden, president of Searcy Trucking, in a news release. “That, combined with a leading safety program, ensures our drivers return home safely at the end of each and every trip.”

Searcy Trucking Fleet Profile

Company Facts:

  • Searcy Trucking is a member of the Bison Transport group. Bison Transport is #70 on the CCJ Top 250 list.
  • Founded in 1969
  • Family owned company
  • Headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba
  • Services coast to coast in Canada and all 48 continental United States
  • Open deck carrier
  • Qualcomm satellite tracking
  • TMW dispatch system
  • 90 trucks
  • 120 trailers 

Pay Facts:

  • Flatbed driving opportunities
  • Company drivers: base rate is $0.43 cents per mile (cpm) plus any applicable extras
  • Company drivers receive an additional $0.05 cpm for miles driven in the United States
  • Owner-operators: base rate is $1.26 cpm plus licensing and insurance costs and any applicable extras
  • Company drivers are eligible for a safety bonus of $0.04 cpm, paid three times a year
  • Company gave out $33,000 in safety bonuses last year
  • Detention pay is offered
  • Layover pay is offered
  • Tarp pay is offered
  • Loaded border crossing pay is offered

Employee Benefits:

  • Complete health plan including dental and vision 
  • Rider policy: Rider must be over the age of 6
  • Company has a pet policy

General Employment Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years over the road experience
  • Ability to cross the Canada-United States border
  • Recent deck experience is an asset
  • No more than 2 moving violations in the previous 2 years
  • No preventable accidents within 1 year of applying