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)
Truck drivers who call Bay & Bay home just found another reason to stop in and visit the terminal more often. Rosemount’s trucking and transportation company just invested $150,000 in a new state-of-the-art driving simulator. By April 2014, this simulator will be in place and used in weekly orientation, annual training, and refresher training for those involved in accidents.
Safety Is Top Priority
Our number one goal as a company is to maintain safety and excellence in all that we do. Simulation is a proven technology and approach to improve drivers’ decision making and reaction time. This type of training allows the driver to experience hazardous conditions in a safe environment so they will know how to handle that difficulty if experienced on the road.
Why Use Driving Simulation?
Simulation training allows drivers to navigate their way through challenging conditions and practice appropriate techniques for handling difficult driving. This learning tool will substantially increase drivers’ skill and confidence in real road situations.
In addition to high risk situation training, a driving simulator will also allow newer drivers to practice basic skills, such as shifting, turning, backing and speed management. Veteran drivers can also brush up on intermediate and advanced driving skills like driving through mountains, rollover prevention, and driving in adverse conditions. Bay & Bay has recently made a considerable push towards improving fuel economy and the simulator will also give drivers the ability to practice fuel saving techniques.
Training and Results
Several motor carriers have been using simulation for years as part of their driver safety training efforts and the results are compelling. Simulators have returned impressive results in:
- Reducing frequency of crashes (typically, 20% or more reduction)
- Reducing severity of crashes (10-25% reduction)
- Reduction in DOT-preventable crashes (20-25%)
- Increased mean-time between crashes (5-10 days)
- Improved fuel MPG (2-5% MPG improvement; reduction in fuel burned during training)
- Reduced training cycle time (20-30% reduction in training hours)
- Increased instructor: student ratio; instructor multiplier effect (1:1 to 1:5)
- Improved driver retention; reduction in new driver washout rate (5-10%)
Investing In The Future
Accidents and cargo loss are some of the fastest rising costs for Bay & Bay. While many accidents are non-preventable, most are preventable if a truck driver is properly trained. Simulation training is an investment in improving how we train and how we manage safety. With everyone on board, we will not only deliver on our promise to ensure drivers return home safely, but we will all benefit from the additional savings and ROI that simulation training can provide.
Bay & Bay is looking for quality OTR drivers right now! If you are interested in working for a company that cares about drivers, and proves it by investing in the equipment to make them successful, apply at Bay & Bay! Click here to apply now!
Trip Planning Tips from Bay & Bay Transportation
From local short hauls to running the roads throughout the country, trip planning is a major part of truck driving. Without planning ahead, a driver could encounter a multitude of issues that will set them behind in both mileage and hours, in addition to decreasing the efficiency of the truck. Before you set out on the open road, make sure your driving supplies include a decent plan for your trip. Here are a few helpful hints from Bay & Bay Transportation to help you get started with the planning.
Utilize all your resources. There’s a lot to be said for both the GPS and the paper atlas. We recommend you use them both so that you’ve got the most comprehensive idea of the roads on your trip. An electronic GPS always has the potential to fail, and a paper atlas is harder to keep updated with the most current road information, including tolls and other traveling time trip ups. Don’t forget to use other drivers on the road as well! Someone may have just traveled the roads you’re setting a course for and will know of potential construction obstacles or tricky exits. By using all of the information available to you, you’ll be sure to plan a less stressful route than you would by just “winging it.”
Calculate trip time using averages. Once you’ve become accustomed to the nuances of your truck and the feel of the road, you’ll have a better idea of what your average speed is when you finally get rolling. Most drivers calculate their average speed at about 57 mph in less congested areas, like driving through the Midwest. More populated areas, like the east coast, set the average speed a little bit lower, closer to 55 mph. It’s important to give yourself enough room in case you encounter unexpected obstacles. Better to be early than late, always!
Keep track of your hours. While traveling, keep track of how long certain routes take you to travel. With some experience, you’ll have an arsenal of information on driving in different areas that will help you plan your future routes.
Don’t forget about rest stops. Refueling takes time, from actually pumping the fuel and topping off fluids to traveling to and from the truck stop. Using your average speed, calculate how often you’ll have to stop, and account for downtime in the route.
Timing is VERY important. Driving in rush hour traffic is aggravating enough when you’re just trying to get home for supper. It can be even more of a pain when it sets you behind on a delivery. When planning a route through a major city, try to avoid passing through from 8 -10 am and 3 – 6 pm, with extra caution around the lunchtime hour. The less traffic present, the less stress you’ll experience while driving.
Using these tips, trip planning will become a consistent, easy way for you to reduce stress while driving, while increasing efficiency. If you’d like to put your trip planning skills to use for Bay & Bay Transportation, check out our available positions under Driver Opportunities or go directly to the “Apply Now!” page for an on-line application form!
Bay & Bay Transportation is hiring in multiple locations across the US
What better way to start a new year than with a new career! At Bay & Bay Transportation, we’re always looking for new drivers to fill a variety of positions. Whether you’re looking for a truck driving job in a Midwest state like Minnesota, or ready to see the east coast from West Virginia to New York, we may have the position that’s right for you. We hire:
Company Over the Road (OTR) Drivers: Traveling an average of 2500 – 3300 miles per week, our OTR drivers have every opportunity to earn extra money and rewards for hard work. OTR drivers have the potential to earn bonuses through fuel management, mileage, retention, and longevity.
Owner Operator Drivers: As an Owner/Operator independent contractor for Bay & Bay Transportation, we provide the support and resources you need to build a successful business for yourself. Through our Owner Operator Division, you’ll receive the discounts and support of a large company while retaining the freedom of owning your own truck.
Lease to Own Drivers: With our Truck Lease to Own Program, you can slowly work your way to owning your own truck. Working with affordable payment plans, you’ll be able to lease great equipment so you can focus on what’s important: driving. With a 30 day assurance warranty on all equipment, you’ll be able to start earning the best profits in the industry as soon as possible.
Whether you’re looking for a local driving job that gets you home for dinner every night, or excited about the possibility of seeing the country while on the road, Bay & Bay Transportation provides a variety of opportunities for drivers of all levels.
For further information on our available careers or to apply, check out our Driver Opportunities section or click the link to our super-convenient on-line application!
January 21st, 2014 · 3 Comments
The Rose Bowl is a quintessential american tradition that has taken place 125 times annually on January 1st to welcome in the New Year. Floats and marching bands rule the parade before the big football game, and this year, Bay & Bay Transportation was ecstatic to help transport our local Rosemount High School marching band to Pasadena, California so they could participate in the established tradition.
While the parade route is only 5.5 miles in length, the truck drivers of Bay & Bay Transportation drove over 1,900 miles to ensure the safe delivery of the marching band’s instruments, uniforms, and supplies to California. The Rose Bowl was the final culmination of the Rosemount High School band’s hard work. The week-long trip also included participation in Band Fest at Pasadena Community College and the march in the Tournament of Roses, as well as some local tours and fun in the sun!
In addition to sight-seeing, the band was also honored to march in the Christmas Fantasy Parade at Disneyland. With so many special performances, it was extremely important to make sure that the instruments, uniforms, and any other marching band supplies arrived on time and in great condition, a specialized transportation service challenge that Bay & Bay Transportation was excited to meet!
The weeklong trip was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that the members of the Rosemount High School band will surely never forget. Bay & Bay Transportation is proud to have provided quality transportation services for such a unique and special event.
For truck driving opportunities here in Minnesota as well as across the country, check out our Driver Opportunities page or fill out our online application!
Bay and Bay Transportation Prepares for Celebration and Recognition
At Bay & Bay Transportation, it gives us great pleasure to honor our drivers and all the hard work they do for us throughout the year. Coming up on February 1st, 2014, we’ll have the chance to do just that at our Annual Driver Banquet and Top Dawg Awards. The banquet is a chance for our top producing and long term drivers to come together, swap stories, and be in the company of those who know and understand the struggles and triumphs of the truck driving lifestyle.
Of course, a banquet just isn’t complete without a few speeches, awards and special recognition. The Top Dawg Award honors the top producing drivers in each division for 2013. Each winner is presented with a plaque, gift certificates and the chance to win a trip to the destination of their choice. Hard work and dedication to your job and our customers pays off when you work for Bay & Bay Transportation.
We also honor our Wall of Fame Drivers (10 years or more with the company) and our current and previous Drivers of the Year.
Last year’s banquet was an absolutely wonderful experience. We know that Bay & Bay Transportation’s 4th annual Driver Banquet and Top Dawg awards will be just as much fun. We look forward to celebrating with the drivers that help ensure our business runs efficiently and effectively.
If you’d like to work for Bay & Bay Transportation, please take a look at our Driver Opportunities page or apply here!
Questions to ask yourself when looking for truck driver jobs in Minnesota and across the U.S
The job market for a qualified truck driver isn’t that much different than anyone else seeking employment. Recently certified drivers need to consider many of the same facets of companies as any other person: culture, distance from home, and expectations.
The one common objective between all trucking companies is that they make money by hauling as much as possible as quickly and efficiently as possible. Truck drivers from every company share the same roads, rest stops, gas stations, laws, and sometimes even the same destination. Many trucking companies are very similar, but when it comes down to the important things, companies can vary greatly. There are a few different factors you should compare from each company before choosing the right one for you.
What do you haul?
What kind of freight would you like to deliver to customers? Whether it’s a dry van, flatbed, refrigerated, or dry bulk rig, the first step to finding the right company is matching up what they transport to what you would like to haul.
How often will I be home?
This answer will vary greatly depending on the company and whether they are a local short haul or national interstate trucking company. There are many different options available to prospective drivers and it’s a good idea to have a clear understanding of the company’s options to ensure they fit your needs.
What are the pay and benefits?
This is where you need to decide how valuable you believe your truck driving time is. For instance, you might rather take a job that pays less as long as you’re home every night. When it comes to pay and benefits, the deciding factor becomes a very personal and varied choice.
After getting some of the more technical details out of the way, the next step is to gain an understanding of what the company is like from the inside. Though recruiters will provide you with a lot of the technical information in a professional way, it is important to remember that they are working for the best interest of the company. It’s up to you to talk to other drivers to understand what your job within the company will be. By talking to drivers, you can gain an honest inside perspective.
After comparing notes on all of these factors, you will most likely have your list narrowed down to two or three potential trucking companies, and be comfortable with whichever company you choose. The important thing is to give your new employer at least a year’s worth of your time and effort to in order to prove yourself, get out of the rookie zone, and really understand what the company is about.
If you are interested in the specifics of working as a truck driver for Bay & Bay Transportation, please don’t hesitate to contact our office about employment opportunities.