10 things you need to know about Ashley Distribution
Posted: August 11, 2021
At Ashley Distribution, our drivers are at the core of our success. With their hard work, we deliver over 30 million pieces of furniture each year. We’ve worked hard to create a place where our drivers thrive in long-term successful careers and foster a community that feels a little more like family. We’re one of Transport Topics’ Top 100 private fleets. So what do our drivers like so much about us? Here are 10 things about Ashley Distribution we think you should know:
1. We have distribution centers across the country
Our regional distribution centers are located in California, Washington, Mississippi, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin. This allows us to meet the needs of both our customers and our team members.
2. Drivers have multiple career options
We have a wide variety of positions available depending on what you’re looking for. Our Less-Than-Load (LTL) tailgating and Point-to-Point (PTP) regional OTR are great for drivers who want to drive nationwide, but we also have local shuttle and yard driver positions available at our distribution centers. Our regional and OTR driver positions are also 100% no-touch freight.
3. We’re a Top Pay Carrier
The National Transportation Institute named us as a certified Top Pay Carrier. With our competitive pay, our drivers earn more and get paid weekly. Our drivers can also earn more with our profit-sharing program, accessorial pay, referral bonus and our new $5,000 driver bonus.
4. Our benefits package is great, too
We proudly offer medical, dental and life insurance options at a great rate. Our drivers also enjoy paid vacation and a 401k plan. This extensive benefits package is one of the main reasons for our low turnover rate.
5. We make our own products, which means we always have freight
One of the things that makes us unique is that we’re the makers of our own product. Our drivers love that they get high weekly miles working with us, not to mention the job stability that comes along with it. During a typical year, our fleet travels the equivalent of approximately 160 trips to the moon and back.
6. Keeping things moving is a priority
Our Out-of-Service rates are way below the national average. We’re able to do this because we have regionally located truck shops and superior fleet maintenance teams.
7. Efficiency is important to us
We use an advanced dispatch and routing system that improves our on-time delivery and uses the best routes to reduce fuel and mileage.
8. Our equipment is excellent
Working with newer, reliable equipment is important to getting the job done. Our cutting-edge equipment is outfitted with APUs, in-cab satellite route communications, electronic DOT driver logs and air-ride suspension to protect both the cargo and the comfort of our drivers.
9. We pride ourselves on customer service
Ashley Distribution is the only furniture company in the country that can deliver throughout the U.S. in two days or less. We have the ability to deliver to 95% of North America weekly. Our high caliber of drivers are a huge part of being able to do this.
10. We’re one of the trucking industry’s largest fleets
We have over 900 tractors and 3,700 trailers, which makes us one of the largest fleets around. Driving for a company as large as ours means that you have a lot of different opportunities available to you for your career.
If you’re ready to start your career at Ashley Distribution, connect with us today!