Benefits & Compensation

Company Drivers

What Makes Driving for Sewell Different?

At Sewell, we realize that in today’s market, the demand for good drivers is intense. We also know that those driver’s want much more than great pay; they want good benefits, good communications and a feeling that they matter. The Sewell team strives hard to provide that and more. We work hard to keep work satisfaction high by balancing home time and work. We make sure our drivers are comfortable when they are out on the road. We also make sure they are well trained and safe while “on the job”. We stand behind our drivers, mile after mile.

Get Out and Back Home Sooner

Unlike many other companies who keep OTR drivers moving across the country, our “out and back” business model provides for 500 to 600-mile outbound trips, with most returning to our terminal in Wilmington where local drivers complete final delivery of the load This reduces delays and keeps our drivers moving during the week. It also allows many drivers to be back home 1 or 2 times a week.

Sewell prides itself on listening to its drivers, and because that, offers a flexible mileage program designed to allow you to choose if you want to run above or below 3,000 miles. The program’s focus is on providing you with a consistent income, based on the way you want to drive and earn a living. We pride ourselves that this and other innovations help to out-perform other companies in terms of retention, many of whom are much larger. We believe that is the case because at Sewell, we’re big enough to be consistent and grow but small enough to care.

Steady freight – Get to know our Customers

At Sewell, we have a stable and long-standing base of clients (many of whom are national in scope) that provide us as much work as we want. We are expanding by way of organic growth rather than acquisition, and we don’t have drivers sitting waiting for the business to come. We are known for providing impeccable service and the highest levels of customer satisfaction in the industry. All of our drivers benefit from consistent and familiar routes from an assigned dispatcher that knows you by name.

Continual Training & Mentoring

Whether you’re a new driver fresh out of school or a seasoned driver, we invest in our people and in their success. In fact, at Sewell we not only talk it, we walk it; without your personal success, we are Sewell cannot be successful You’re a part of the team at Sewell Motor Express; we’ll work with you side by side to give you the tools and opportunities to reach your career goals.

Our Most Valuable Asset Is Our People

Lots of companies say this, but few can say with certainty that it’s their primary focus. As a 3rd generation family owned company, now nearly 100 years old, Sewell has a rich history in Wilmington, Ohio. That 100-year milestone is soon to be reached because the owner and management of Sewell realizes that it’s not trucks that make us great; it’s our people. That team continually strives to create an environment where all employees, but especially drivers, feel not only are they part of the team, they are part of the Sewell family.

Compensation and Benefits

The Sewell focus is to provide you the tools, opportunities, and respect you need to be successful as part of the Sewell Team. Since Sewell specializes in both flatbed and dry van loads, you will have an opportunity to find new growth in your professional truck-driving career at Sewell Motor Express. At Sewell, we believe in rewarding those who take pride in their work and a job well done. We do so by offering the following:

  • Excellent starting pay rate, based off experience
  • Seniority based pay increases
  • Cell phone stipend (regional drivers)
  • Defined growth opportunities
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Paid vacations after 1 year
  • Paid holidays after 90 days
  • Medical Insurance (shared cost)
  • Dental / Vision plans
  • Company funded prescription program
  • 401K retirement available
  • Company paid retirement plan for employees
  • No touch freight
  • Life Insurance
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Our Fleet and Equipment

We take pride in our newer truck fleet. For our drivers, newer models mean less downtime, more comfort, and more time driving. We invest in our people and the equipment that makes them successful.

  • Our fleet’s average age is less than 3 years
  • We use Transflo’s Trans Mobile Plus Electronic Logging / Scanning System
  • Automatic transmission available
  • Wireless tablets assigned to every driver for communication, navigation and load workflow
  • EZ passes for toll free bypassing