Company Drivers and Mileage Owner/Operators Receive Additional Retention Bonus
At Bay & Bay Transportation, we take great pride in attracting and retaining some of the best truck drivers in the industry. Starting on April 1st, 2014, we are offering an additional .01/mile retention incentive for Rosemount Mileage Contractors and Company Drivers. Essentially, beginning April 1st, 2014, through March 31st, 2015, drivers are able to earn $.01 for every mile they travel, both loaded or empty.
This program will operate alongside the current retention incentive that pays the same amount for the period of October 1, 2013 to September 20, 2014. Eligible drivers have the opportunity to receive an additional .02/mile between April 1, 2014 and September 30, 2014.
There are a few other requirements applied to the incentive program as well. After all, we want the best drivers to stay with us continuously.
• You must be actively working for the company at the time of pay-out.
• If you leave Bay & Bay and then return, previous miles will not count. Only those from your return date forward are counted.
• You will receive your incentive payment in a lump sum.
• Lump sums will be paid no later than October 31, 2014, and April 20, 2015.
Bay & Bay Transportation values the hard work and loyalty of our drivers, and we like to reward them accordingly. With the addition of this incentive program, any driver that runs 120,000 dispatched miles per year has the opportunity to earn an additional $2,400.
We believe in investing in the future of the company and those that will stay a part of it. If you’d like to be a part of Bay & Bay Transportation’s future, please take a look at our Driver Opportunities page or apply here!
Truck Driving Tips from Bay & Bay Transportation
Driving, particularly truck driving, is not actually a singular activity. It may seem like you are isolated and alone when you’re driving many miles by yourself, but other drivers will always occupy the road along with you. From carpoolers to road trippers, commercial drivers and other truck drivers, Bay & Bay Transportation knows that you’re never truly alone on the road.
Respectfully sharing the road with other drivers helps everyone stay safer while traveling. Here are a few tips from one of our Owner-operators, Charlie Griffin. You can also check out the video here.
Merging: It’s important to be aware of upcoming on and off ramps. Anticipate what is happening around you. Pay close attention to drivers trying to merge onto the highway, as well as the big picture of all traffic.
Passing: When being passed by a car or other commuter vehicle on the road, it is important to maintain your speed. Reducing your speed could cause traffic backups and potentially increase the risk of accidents. On that same note, when another truck or transportation company vehicle is passing, sometimes it is appropriate to reduce your speed so that they can make a timely passing and the proper distance between vehicles can be maintained.
Lights: Most of the time it is completely appropriate to drive with your lights on. Just remember the 3 D’s: dusk, dawn, and dreary weather. If driving conditions match any of the 3 D’s, you should definitely have your lights on. Essentially, the only time you don’t need your headlights on is during bright, sunny days with dry roads.
Mirrors: You should scan your mirrors at least once every minute. Also remember to fully turn your head left and right to ensure there are no dangers hiding in your blind spots.
Inattentive Drivers: No matter the state or the law, there will always be drivers that think they can multitask while driving. Be aware of cars that are frequently drifting over lines or lanes. Some drivers even make it obvious that they aren’t paying attention by using their cell phones or other mobile devices in plain view. Extreme caution needs to be used around inattentive drivers. Keep extra distance between these cars and yourself.
Sharing the road is an important step in maintaining safety while driving. is a trucking company that truly believes that safety should come first.
We are always looking for drivers that share the same values that we do. If you would like to work for Bay & Bay Transportation, check out our Driver Opportunities or click here to apply online!
The Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) first took place in 1972 as a trade show for truck drivers and industry representatives. Since then, the annual event has grown (along with the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center that hosts it) to include over 1,000 exhibitors and 80,900 attendees, a great leap from the 83 exhibitors and 4000 participants in 1972.
The success of MATS and the phenomenal growth it has continued to experience showcases the importance MATS holds within the heavy-duty trucking industry. The 2012 MATS event hosted 80,972 attendees, smashing previous attendance numbers and achieving accolades as the “Best Mid-America Trucking Show Ever.” That is why attendees and exhibitors alike readily agree with the statement “If you want to conduct business in the trucking industry, you have to be at MATS.”
The 2014 MATS event will take place from March 27th -29th in Louisville, Kentucky, at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, with special VIP access beginning on Wednesday, March 26th. Attendees of the event are able to check out the latest technology, products, and services available to those in the truck driving industry, network with other drivers, and gain information about current hot topics in the trucking industry.
In addition to being a trade show, the Mid-America Trucking Show also provides educational opportunities and other special events for participants. This year, MATS is hosting a concert with up and coming opener, Chris Hennessee. The headliner for 2014 will be country music sensation Gretchen Wilson taking the stage after the events on Friday, March 28th.
The Mid-America Trucking Show is definitely an event not to be missed. This weekend is sure to be full of information, education, and fun times. Click here to check out the full line-up of events for the show.
If you’d like the opportunity to attend such a great event, consider a career with Bay & Bay Transportation. Check out our Driver Opportunities by clicking here or apply online!
Bay and Bay Transportation provides transportation services, truck drivers, and an unparalleled driver referral program in Eagan, MN and surrounding communities
Since its inception, Bay & Bay Transportation has focused on providing employees with meaningful opportunities to grow and earn more, while also providing solid benefit packages. We hire the best people by finding those we know, like, and trust. Part of finding the ideal candidates is asking the best in the business to refer to us those they know, like, and trust. One opportunity for employees that Bay and Bay offers is being updated: the Driver Referral Program in Eagan, MN.
The rules for the Driver Referral Program remain the same. If there are any questions regarding the rules, please call a Recruiter or Driver Manager for clarification at 800.878.8031, or use MACRO 59. What is changing? The payouts and the structure of those payouts are changing.
We are changing the rewards to all green. There will no longer be additional prizes such as t-shirts and hats. Instead, all rewards will be cash. When a driver employed by Bay & Bay Transportation or a driver who is an independent contractor with Bay & Bay refers a Company Driver, Lease Purchaser or Owner/Operator, he or she will receive the following bonuses:
• $1,000 will be paid out by Bay & Bay Transportation for each Company Driver referral (2 payments of $500).
• $1,500 will be paid out by Bay & Bay Transportation for each Lease Purchase referral (2 payments of $750).
• $2,000 will be paid out by Bay & Bay Transportation for each Owner Operator (2 payments of $1,000).
The first half of the payment will be made to the employee or independent contractor who referred the Company Driver, Lease Purchase or Owner/Operator at first dispatch. The second half will be paid after 90 days. The referring driver must be an employee or independent contractor at the time the bonus is paid.
Referral rewards are easy money. If there is someone you can recommend for any of the three opportunities listed above, simply give Bay & Bay Transportation the individual’s name and phone number and we will handle the rest. Contact us today!
March 14th, 2014 · 1 Comment
Bay and Bay Transportation provides Truck Drivers and Transportation Services in Eagan, MN and throughout the United States
What weather-related road hazard kills more people annually most years than thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes combined? Black ice. Storms, tornadoes and hurricanes all do a good job of making themselves known. Black ice is hardly visible on the road and often is not detected by truck drivers until it’s too late. On average black ice kills five hundred people each year, making it the most hazardous element Mother Nature throws at travelers. Add the whiteout conditions caused by blowing snow, the force of wind against the side of an 18 wheeler hauling a box of freight behind it and the situations caused by other vehicles on the road and it seems miraculous that there aren’t more accidents and deaths during winter storms. Bay and Bay Transportation offers qualified, trained truck drivers throughout the United States to navigate the elements and get your items to their destination safely.
Sometimes, when a winter storm strikes, the best choice a truck driver can make is to not travel anywhere at all. Certainly there is work to get done, money to be made, and one wants to return to friends and family as soon as possible. But a delay of a day is better than the loss of life and damage to property that can result from taking too big of a risk.
When driving cannot be avoided or weather conditions do not give a truck driver reason to believe they would be prevented from making it to their destination, proper precaution begins before hitting the road. As Benjamin Franklin once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
The first step to steering clear of a hazardous situation is to keep an eye to the sky and an ear to the local weather reports. Some routes may be safer than others. Find out which ones tend to be cleared first and which ones have more trees and/or buildings along them to help break up the wind.
Here are some basics to check on your rig before rolling down the road: 1. Check the tires. A tire should have at least a 6/32-inch deep tread on it to be considered snow worthy. 2. Check the lights. It only takes an extra moment to make sure all of the lights on your rig are free of snow. 3. Check your windshield wiper blades and your windshield washer system. Visibility is enough of a challenge during a snow storm. Wiper blades that are worn and not having enough fluid to keep windows clean and clear only compounds the problems.
At Bay and Bay Transportation, the safety of our truck drivers is a top concern. It is our commitment, as well as the commitment of our drivers, to deliver loads safely, on time, and damage free. Call Bay and Bay Transportation today!
Although our company color is bright red, Bay and Bay Transportation of Rosemount, MN is running green. The company recently added a pair of trucks that run exclusively on natural gas. While the trucks cost about 50 percent more than a normal diesel truck, natural gas trucks significantly reduce carbon emissions (50 to 80 percent per truck, depending on the source). Compressed natural gas is also a domestic fuel that reduces reliance on foreign oils. Plus, it’s abundant and costs about 50 percent less than diesel fuel.
“We’re definitely a pre-early adopter of this alternative fuels technology, but it’s worth the investment. We’re committed to trucks that run cleaner and use less fuel,” said Sam Anderson, president and CEO of Bay & Bay. The company already maintains the highest rating possible with the USEPA’s SmartWay® Program, a public-private initiative to improve fuel efficiency and the environmental performance (reduction of both greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution) of the goods movement supply chains.
Bay & Bay’s two 12-liter compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks began running last month on dedicated short-haul routes in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Each truck can travel 450 miles or more between fuelings and hold the equivalent of 140 diesel gallons. Long term, Anderson sees the technology working in 10 to 20 percent of its fleet.
Rosemount, MN Employment with Bay & Bay Transportation
Bay & Bay Transportation is one of the leading trucking and transportation companies in the Midwest. We offer truck driving jobs with better than average pay, benefits, and incentives as well as a friendly, open door work environment. Experienced and new drivers alike are impressed by Bay & Bay Transportation’s focus on the success of our truck drivers. But, how do we gain all these wonderful drivers?
We do so by making sure that we have a great driver recruiter! Check out the career opening below:
Position: Driver Recruiter
Benefits: Medical and dental insurance, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, 401(k) and ROTH 401(k), company-paid Life Insurance, company-paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability Insurance.
Description: This position’s purpose is to respond to potential driver inquiries, interview and pre-qualify company drivers and Owner Operators.
Job Responsibilities include:
- Respond to inquiries from prospective drivers and make outbound calls in response to various recruiting leads
- Conduct phone interviews and pre-qualify company drivers and owner operators.
- Conduct background investigations on new driver applicants and make job offers.
- Coordinate with safety department on new hire orientation process for all new drivers.
- Schedule drug screens, physicals and MVR checks.
- Serve as point person for potential drivers during recruiting process.
- Meet or exceed weekly hiring goals.
- Other duties may be assigned to meet business needs.
Ideal candidates for this position will have:
- Experience as a recruiter, specifically recruiting OTR drivers is required.
- Experience with applicant tracking systems helpful.
- Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite required.
- Strong verbal, written, multi-tasking and communication skills.
- Ability to make sound decisions on objective data.
- Ability to perform duties with minimum direction and work in a team environment.
Our office staff and our drivers enjoy the same great benefits from working at Bay & Bay Transportation.
- Excellent pay, benefits, and incentives
- Friendly, open door work environment
- A company focused on your success
For more information about openings at Bay & Bay Transportation, visit our Other Careers page. If you would like to work for a leading national transportation company that delivers quality service, please apply today!
Rosemount, MN Bay & Bay Transportation – Simulator Driver Training Instructor Needed!
At Bay and Bay Transportation, we strive to provide meaningful opportunities filled with professional growth and success to attract, retain, and develop great employees. We aim to give our employees every opportunity to become the best in their field. It’s how we have become one of the leading trucking and transportation companies in Eagan, Rosemount, MN and throughout the Midwest.
In an ongoing effort to continually train our truck drivers to be more efficient and safer while out on the road, Bay & Bay Transportation is now hiring a Simulator Driver Training Instructor.
Position: Simulator Driver Training Instructor
Location: Rosemount, MN
Benefits: Medical and dental insurance, paid time off (PTO), paid holidays, 401(k) and ROTH 401(k), company-paid Life Insurance, company-paid Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability Insurance.
The purpose of the Simulator Driver Training Instructor is to plan, schedule, and coordinate the simulator training activities. The person in this role will be responsible to maintain an adequate level of staffing for all training efforts (new hire orientation, remedial training, seasonal training, etc.) and to coach, provide constructive and timely feedback to training team and drivers.
Job Responsibilities include:
- Schedule and plan all simulator driver training activities (new hire, remedial, seasonal training, etc.).
- Develop and organize training manuals, visual aids, simulation training materials and other educational materials.
- Organize and coordinate all testing and evaluation procedures to ensure new drivers and current drivers meet passing/acceptable driving standards.
- Communicate and ensure all policies and procedures associated with driver training are in accordance with company and DOT standards, policies, rules and regulations.
- Provide updates to safety management team on drivers who successful complete driver training as part of the remedial training process and new driver road test process.
- Evaluate training team member performance and the effectiveness of training programs, and provide recommendations for improvement.
- Troubleshoot any issues with Simulator and equipment, and schedule routine maintenance as needed.
- Maintain a safe work environment for training team and trainees.
- Two or four year technical diploma desirable or a combination of education, instructor and management experience (courses taken in ‘leadership’, ‘conflict resolution’, ‘communication skills’ desirable).
- Two years or more of instructor experience required (driver training or professional technical training).
- Previous experience as a Class A CDL driver helpful.
- Knowledge of adult learning methods and techniques to ensure learning transfer.
- Prior management or supervisor experience.
- Proficient computer skills and ability to grasp and learn new technology.
- Strong knowledge in DOT rules and regulations.
- Familiarity with power and trailer units.
- Energetic and positive attitude toward trainees and team.
- Organized, motivated, patient, and resilient in managing training team’s activities.
- Strong communication skills to support effective discussions with training team, trainees, and leadership staff.
- Ability to identify problems, establish ownership/responsibility and resolve conflicts quickly.
- “Change friendly” attitude. Willing to try new ideas, methods or work with new equipment while maintaining a focus on adhering to company safety standards and procedures.
- Focused on creating a positive work environment for all drivers and trainees. Uphold positive outlook in the face of challenges.
- Ability to provide constructive and timely feedback to training team and drivers. Ability to coach training team and drivers.
- Ability to interview, recruit and terminate training team members as needed.
For more information about other transportation career openings at Bay & Bay Transportation, visit our Other Careers page. If you would like to work for a leading national transportation company that delivers quality service, please apply today by emailing HR@bayandbay.com.
Bay & Bay Transportation’s Driver Education and Information Program in Eagan, MN
Bay & Bay Transportation invests a lot in its employees. Our truck drivers are one of the most valuable assets to our company. As such, it’s important that we help our drivers continue their education so that they can continually strive to be the best drivers on the road. After all, we are a “quality driven transportation” company in Eagan, MN and surrounding areas.
Cue the SMART Awareness program. Bay & Bay Transportation developed this program in August of 2012 as a continuous driver education and information program to keep our professional drivers up to date with the most relevant techniques and information including changing Federal regulations and Company policies. In addition, the program also gives drivers an excellent opportunity to sharpen their skills while decreasing the potential for accidents and injuries on the road.
The SMART program is continuous throughout our employees’ careers here at Bay & Bay Transportation and reaches out to all of our drivers annually. When first hired by Bay & Bay Transportation, new drivers receive training through the SMART program as part of the orientation process. This first training session reviews the DOT’s Safety Measurement System and is part of the driver’s Pre-Employment Screening.
Seasoned drivers also attend a refresher course each year around the anniversary date of their employment. This ensures that our drivers stay updated on all policies and procedures, whether they are from the company or the government. The SMART refresher session is also a way to sharpen driving skills using media programs and other training devices such as our brand new state-of-the-art driving simulator!
By providing our drivers with the training and tools required to perform their jobs safely and effectively, Bay & Bay Transportation expresses its commitment to quality transportation.
If you are looking for a truck driving job with the team at Bay & Bay Transportation, please take a look at our Driver Opportunities or apply online today!
Annual Driver Banquet Honors the Drivers of Bay & Bay Transportation
Bay & Bay Transportation recently recognized our outstanding drivers at our fourth annual Driver Banquet and Top Dawg Awards held February 1st, 2014 at the Sheraton Bloomington in Minneapolis, MN. Many of our drivers attended the banquet to celebrate and see who would come out on top of each division of drivers during our annual Top Dawg Awards. All Top Dawg winners received a plaque, a decal for their truck, a gift card, and raffle tickets.
This year’s Top Dawg Awards were presented to the top producing drivers in each division. The winners were: Jorge Berrios (Rosemount- CO), Pam Hokanson (Rosemount – OO), Greg Swanson (Lake Elmo), and Al Huitt (Burnsville).
The Top Dawg Award winners weren’t the only drivers to walk away with prizes. Raffle prizes included a $500 Sears gift card, a Benelli shot gun, a 50” flat screen, and an iPad mini.
Our biggest prize this year was a certificate for a trip to the destination of the winner’s choice. The winners this year were Anselmo Corral, Al Huitt, Brian Bennington, and Greg Swanson.
Also honored at the Driver Banquet were previous and current Drivers of the Year and Wall of Famers. The Wall of Fame recognizes truck drivers from Bay & Bay that have been with the company for 10 years or more.
The Driver Banquet consisted of a cocktail reception, dinner for the drivers, their guests, operations, and other essential employees.
Bay & Bay Transportation would like to congratulate all of our winners and say thank you to all who attended the annual event. We hope to see you all again next year!
If you would like to work for Bay & Bay Transportation, check out our Driver Opportunities or click here to apply online!
Top Dawg Winners (L to R: Greg Swanson, Pam Hokanson, and Al Huitt)