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. All our tractors, all Freightliner Cascadias, have automatic transmissions, spacious interiors, built in bunk HVAC, inverter, optional EpicVue(Directv) system and much more! 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 Owners, Management, 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. Our drivers have the ability to email the President/CEO, COO and VPs to communicate any issues.

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 5 years. Twenty-four 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. Our brand new Rocky Mount terminal has 24/7 access to secured parking, vending, lounge areas with Directv, showers and wi-fi.

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 and Years of Service Awards.

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 screens 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 Apprentice 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. 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.

Driver Pay & Benefits

Cargo Transporters offers our drivers industry leading pay, benefits and consistent miles. As the largest, privately held trucking company in 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 OTR drivers earn starting at .48 and OTR teams earn up to .2875 CPM.


  • Mileage Based on Rand McNally PRACTICAL MILES
  • Layover Pay
  • Extra Pick-up/drop Pay
  • Per Diem Pay Option
  • Detention Pay
  • Vacation Pay selected when you want/need it, not a flat schedule.
  • 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 FREE
  • Short & Long Term Disability Options
  • Term Life Insurance for Employee, Spouse & Children

Hiring Locations

We hire in North Carolina, areas in South Carolina, Virginia, and West Virginia. We have several drop yards, including our home terminal in Claremont, NC, terminal in Rocky Mount, NC and terminal in Charlotte, NC.

In-Cab Equipment & Technologies

At Cargo Transporters, we have invested in systems and features which will make the drivers job easier. 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.

  • Auto-shifting Transmissions
  • Bunk Power Inverter
  • OmniTracs IVG
  • Drivewyze Weigh Station Bypass
  • EZ-Pass Toll Transponders
  • Electronic Logging Device by Omnitracs
  • Sirius/XM
  • EpicVue (Directv Service Free, Equipment Provided for Weekly Payroll Deduction of $7)
  • Driver Smart Phone App
  • Dometic In Cab Refrigerator
  • Document Scanning
  • Air-Weigh Onboard Scales
  • Air-Release 5th Wheel
  • Air-Release Trailer Slides
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lytx DriveCam Event Recorder
  • Detroit Assurance
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Roll Stability Control
  • Integrated Navigation
  • Integrated Fuel Stop Locator
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Apprentice Driver Program

Cargo Transporters has a strong Apprentice 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 twelve 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. The company welcomes and thrives on a diverse workforce. Regardless of Age, Sex, Race, Religion, Sexual Orientation, gender identity. 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.

Driver Recruitment

Phone: 828.459.3285

Fax: 828.459.3298


Cargo Transporters, Inc.

P.O. Box 850

3390 N. Oxford St.

Claremont, NC 28610