A Successful Career Starts At Cargo Transporters

Why Work with Cargo Transporters

One of the most competitive pay packages in truckload. Most carriers pay the driver based on the mile. How they calculate those miles is critical. Most carriers use the Rand McNally Book Shortest Mile, We use the Rand McNally Practical Book mile. In some cases, this is 8-10% more than the shortest mile that most carriers use. We offer flexible home time and top of the line equipment. These are all reasons to select Cargo Transporters. But beyond that, Cargo Transporters offers something that can’t be measured so easily. Our Drivers and their families have 24/7 support from our Operations, Customer Service, Safety, Maintenance and Human Resources to do their jobs efficiently and safely. You will be surrounded by a family of long term employees, who have pride in their work and call Cargo Transporters home.

Since Cargo is a family owned and operated company we understand the importance of yours. Two of the company’s founders, Mr. Brown and Mr. Pope were truck drivers. Always keeping the drivers’ perspective in mind, we offer personalized dispatches to help meet the demands of family life. Our Operations Management staff has close to 100 years of combined experience and over half of our Drivers have been with the company over 3 years. Twenty percent of our Drivers have driven over 1 million miles with our company.

While at the Claremont terminal, you have access to the bunk rooms, showers, fitness center, steam room, laundry facilities, company cars, wi-fi, lounges with large screen TVs and convenience store style vending.

We have monthly round table meetings and luncheons as a way to keep our professional drivers informed and connected. We recognize our drivers through our Extra Mile Award Program, Years of Service Awards and Super Star Program.

Driver Orientation

At Cargo Transporters, Inc., we value all our team members. After the recruiting process is completed, the post-offer process begins with the certification of the Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card, drug screen and road test. We then take our experienced drivers through two days of classroom training covering safety and operational expectations, as well as required onboarding paperwork. Our Student Drivers go through a comprehensive training program which starts with the classroom training then completes with our finishing program with a trainer driver.

We provide lunch during class days and breakfast on the second morning. One of the lunches will be a one on one meal with your Fleet Leader. This will help them learn about you and your family, what your driving desires are and to set expectations. Lodging is provided for those traveling in for orientation (speak with your recruiter for specifics and other incentives). You will also receive a Wal-mart gift card to obtain any small items and are compensated for the classroom time.

At Cargo Transporters, we combine the best in people, technology and safety to deliver the most satisfying transportation experience possible for our drivers, their families our customers.

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Driver Pay & Benefits

Cargo Transporters offers our drivers industry leading pay, benefits and consistent miles. As the largest, privately held trucking company in western North Carolina, we offer our drivers, personalized dispatches with top-notch technology. Cargo Transporters has regional, solo and team routes all with exceptional home time. To inquire on availability please call a recruiter at 828-459-3285. Experienced Regional and solo OTR drivers earn up to .44 and OTR teams earn up to .2725 CPM.


  • Mileage Based on Rand McNally PRACTICAL MILES
  • Layover Pay
  • Extra Pick-up/drop Pay
  • Per Diem Pay Option
  • Detention Pay
  • Vacation Pay
  • Holiday Pay
  • Safety Bonus
  • Driver Referral Bonus

  • Medical & Financial Benefits
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance
  • Company Matched 401k
  • $10,000 Life Insurance Provided by Company
  • Short & Long Term Disability Options
  • Term Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Children

Hiring Locations

We hire in North Carolina, areas in South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Georgia and Florida. We have several drop yards, including our home terminal in Claremont, NC, Winston Salem, NC, Rocky Mount, NC, Martinsville, VA, and Princeton, WV. Off site parking must be approved and company policy requires that the tractor is tethered to the trailer. Please refer to our hiring area map.


In-Cab Equipment & Technologies

At Cargo Transporters, we have spent tens of thousands of dollars per vehicle in systems and features which will make the drivers job easier, more comfortable, safer for the driver and most importantly, safer for the motoring public. While the drivers job is to deliver freight across the nation, we want to leverage the best technology to make that difficult task as comfortable and as safe as possible. At the end of the day, we want everyone to return safely home to their family, whether its from a trip to the local grocery store or the truck delivering a load of appliances to the home improvement store.

  • OmniTracs Mobile Communications MCP200
  • Prepass
  • EZ-Pass
  • Electronic Hours of Service
  • Sirius/XM (Receiver and Service Supplied FREE)
  • EpicVue (Directv Service Free, Equipment Provided for Weekly Payroll Deduction of $7)
  • Bose Ride Seating (Upon request)
  • Dometic In Cab Refrigerator
  • Document Scanning
  • Air-Weigh Onboard Scales
  • Air-Release 5th Wheel
  • Air-Release Trailer Slides
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • DriveCam Event Recorder
  • Meritor OnGuard Collision Warning System with Active Braking
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Integrated Navigation
  • Integrated Fuel Stop Locator
  • Internet Access Through OmniTracs
  • In Cab Safety Training Access




Student Driver Program

Cargo Transporters has a strong Student Driver Program. With a Diploma or Certification from an approved Truck Driver Training School, we pair the Apprentice driver with a Trainer for a paid, on-the-job eight week training period.

Veterans Welcome & Honored

We are proud to support our military personnel and will continue to resource our pool of outstanding employees with veterans. VA benefits are available through our Registered Apprenticeship Program. Please contact our recruiters to discuss.

Take a look at video from our involvement in Wreath’s Across America. Cargo Transporters Driver Derrick Whittle shares his experience in delivering a truckload of wreaths to Arlington Cemetery.

Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity

Cargo Transporters is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity, M/F/D/V. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons required to work in the United States. Cargo Transporters, Inc participates in the E-Verify program.

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Driver Recruitment

Phone: 828.459.3285

Fax: 828.459.3298


Cargo Transporters, Inc.

P.O. Box 850

3390 N. Oxford St.

Claremont, NC 28610