Buchanan Hauling & Rigging

About Buchanan Hauling & Rigging

Buchanan Hauling & Rigging was founded in June 1996, by Geary Buchanan. At the time, Geary was an owner operator with 24 years of experience in the trucking industry. Geary started the company with one truck, two trailers and a dream to supply quality transportation at a fair market rate, to build long lasting business relationships and provide high-quality jobs to drivers and owner operators. We have a variety of trailers and programs offering driver options for their next career path. 95% customer freight, offering stability, and above industry average earnings for company & owner operators!

Fort Wayne, IN

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    Driver Types

    • Lease Purchase
    • Owner Operator
    • Solo Interested in Team
    • Team Driver
    • Company Driver

    Driver Requirements

    Minimum Experience

    2 Years

    CDL License

    Class A

    Freight Type
    • Specialized
    • Flatbed
    • Dry Van

    Allowable Moving Violations


    Allowable Preventable Accidents


    Hazmat Endorsement



    Paid Orientation




    Questions and Answers about Buchanan Hauling & Rigging

    • General Questions

      Is the company privately or publicly held?


      How many total employees does the company have?


      How many drivers does the company currently have?


      How many empty trucks does the company have right now?


      How many terminals does the company have and where are they?

      Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Miami, Houston, Phoenix and several offices and drop yards throughout US.

      How long has the average driver been with the company?

      3.52 years.

      What is the passenger policy?

      After 90 days, over 12.

      What is the pet policy?

      Pets allowed.

    • Operational Questions

      What kinds of freight does the company haul?

      Dry vans, Flatbed, Stepdeck, and Heavy Haul up to 19 axles or steerable dollies. 1000+ loads on board each day of our own personal customers hauling anything from Bottled Water to the Mars Rover.

      In what states does the company operate in the most?

      East of Dallas, and North of Jacksonville, FL. Southeast region, midwest, and northeast.

      What is the ratio of driver managers to drivers?

      Driver Managers each have about 15-20 Drivers

      What is the ratio of load planners to trucks?

      About 30 trucks per planner

      What is the average length of load?

      We pay percentage, hourly and CPM. If your fleet doesn't run long miles, you wont be paid mileage.

      How are the drivers’ miles calculated? (Short Miles, Practical Mileage, Household Movers Guide)

      Practical Miles (Van Fleet only)

      What percent of your freight is Drop and Hook?

      75% (Van Division Only)

      Are drivers required to physically unload freight?


      How many hours are free before the driver starts receiving detention time pay?

      2 hours

      How long do stops take to get offloaded on average?

      Vans are mostly Drop and Hook. Flatbed and Heavy Haul really depends on the load size itself.

      Is the company forced dispatch?

      Yes, for company driver only. But we do take into account where you prefer to run and anywhere that makes you uncomfortable and try to accommodate best we can.

      What happens if a driver refuses to take a dispatch for a legitimate reason?

      We offer them a different load, or give them time off if health or family related.

      Are drivers able to stay within a certain geographical area or are they required to run wherever the company runs?

      We have many locations with Regional and Local options.

      Does your company use customer based freight or brokered freight?

      Both, but we have a very large customer data base. Our Brokerage is top 50 in the nation as well, and serves as a good back up when needed.

      Does the trucking company have an idle policy?

      No, we have APUs on all sleeper trucks.

      Does the company use E-logs or Paper Logs?


      If the company uses e-log which system is used? People-Net, Qualcomm, etc?


    • Equipment Questions

      What type of trucks does the company use?

      Kenworth T680s, and Freightliner Cascadia's, and a variety of 4 axles. All 2016 or newer.

      Do the trucks come equipped with APU’s?


      Do the trucks come equipped with power inverters?


      Does the company “slip seat” drivers or assign drivers to trucks?

      Mainly assign each driver there own truck. There is one local account that has a mixture of day cabs for any slip seating.

      If a driver takes extended home time is there a risk that their truck will be taken away and reassigned?

      Only if the driver does not communicate in advance or return communication. We would send a well check first before making any decisions.

      Are drivers able to take the tractor home with them on home time?


      Do drivers need to be prepared to have a place to keep the trailer on home time?

      No, but it can be a nice convenience if they can take their trailer home.

      Can drivers leave the trailer locked up in a different location than the tractor on home time?

      Yes, but only if it has been cleared with their dispatcher.

      Do the trucks come equipped with refrigerators?


      Do the trucks have single bunks or double bunks?

      We have both, but mostly single bunks.

    • New Hire Orientation Questions

      How long is the company’s orientation process?

      3-5 days, depending on the fleet/trailer type.

      Are new hires paid anything for orientation?


      Does the company pay for all travel arrangements?


      What method of travel does the company use? (Flight, Bus, Rental Car)

      Flights and Rental Cars (Driver's Choice).

      Does the driver get their own hotel room or are drivers required to room with another driver?

      We would never ask a driver to share their hotel room. Not during orientation or after they are hired on. They will always have there own private room booked.

      Does the company expect the driver to pay them back for orientation expenses if the driver does not drive for them for a certain period of time?


      After orientation is finished how long will it take for the driver to get dispatched home to pick up his/her gear?

      Drivers have their choice to leave right away, or stay the night and leave in the morning.

      Are pets and passengers allowed to attend orientation with the driver?

      Yes, they are welcome to come up to Fort Wayne during the orientation time, but they can not come to class. Hotel is pet friendly.

      Does the company have enough trucks for all of the drivers it hires at orientation or will the driver need to travel to another facility or terminal to recover a truck after orientation is finished?

      We have different trucks at different yards. Depending on what truck the driver is assigned, will depend on if they need to pick it up from another location.

    • Compensation & Pay Questions

      How does the company pay?

      Depending on the position, we have mileage, percentage, hourly, and salary.

      What type of benefits does the company offer? (Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, etc.)

      Health benefits, 401K (w/4% match), HSA, Paid Vacation and Holidays.

      How long must a driver be employed before benefits kick in?

      60 days.

      Does the company offer a safety bonus program?

      Yes, up to $2,800/year and paid out each quarter.

      Does the company offer any sign on bonuses?


      How does the sign on bonus pay out?

      First Settlement.

      Does the company offer a driver referral bonus program?

      Yes, $1500 per driver referred.

      Does the company offer orientation pay?


    • Lease Purchase Questions

      Does your company offer a Lease Purchase Program?


      Is the driver required to be a company driver first before becoming eligible to lease a truck?


      Are your hiring qualifications for Lease Purchase different from what they are for your company drivers? If so, how are they different?


      What is required from the driver to get started with the Lease? (Money Down, Money in Reserve, Credit Check)

      No money down, no balloon payment, no credit check.

      What type of equipment do you lease?

      Kenworth T680s and Freightliner Cascadia's.

      How long is the lease for?

      3, 4 or 5 year payment plans. Early payoff is allowed.

      How much does it cost each week for the lease?

      Depending on the truck chosen, anywhere from $800-$1800. (This includes everything, except fuel and taxes.)

      Are drivers required to pay truck payments when they are off the road?

      We do have an option to move payments to the end of the lease, but needs to be approved by management.

      Is there a balloon payment or a buyout at the end of the lease?


      Are drivers responsible for finding these insurances on their own?

      No, the lease includes everything you need.

      What type of escrow accounts does the company make the driver set up? (Maintenance, Tires, Walk away lease escrow)

      Maintenance and security escrow.

      What happens to the driver in the event they are unable to finish the lease? Are drivers charged a fee?

      No, 100% walkaway lease.

      Are escrow accounts and maintenance accounts refunded to the driver when they leave?


      Do lease purchase drivers get special preferences for freight?

      No, they can choose their own freight, and they are not under forced dispatch.

      Are LP drivers paid for all miles?

      No, 68% Gross Line Haul. We do have Deadhead pay.

      Does LP driver get 100% of the fuel surcharge?


      Are LP drivers paid by the mile or by Percentage? If by the percentage how will drivers know what their true percentage is?

      68% of GROSS line haul, and there dispatcher will let them know what the loads pay before they accept it.

      What type of maintenance is the driver responsible for?

      All. Only if there is an issue that is clearly not the drivers fault do we cover major maintenance.

      Will someone in the office keep track of when regular maintenance is due or is the driver responsible for scheduling their own maintenance?

      Yes, they also track their incomes, shop debt, loads their choosing, etc. We have a full time employees to guide lease drivers to the end, and be successful.

      Where are the repairs performed? Does the driver have a say in this?

      Our shops, or shops across US. Drivers work with a break down manager to schedule maintenance where it is convenient, affordable and top tier service.

      How often are driver paid? By the week or by the load?

      Direct deposit, weekly. Every Friday.

      Do LP drivers need to have their own Trailers? If not, are drivers charged a rental fee for the use of the company's trailers?

      No trailer fees, our trailers are free to use.

      Does your company offer any type of tax services to help the driver out when filing their taxes?

      Yes, only if drivers want it.

      Can drivers get fuel anywhere or are they limited to certain fuel stops?

      Anywhere Comdata is accepted.

      Does the company keep track of all maintenance records for each truck? If so, can the driver see a copy of all maintenance on the truck before leasing?

      Yes. Full maintence reports from the moment it is in our hands, to the moment it is in your hands will be provided. Including specs, pictures, videos, etc.

      Can the driver get the contract for the lease sent to them before coming in so the driver can review the lease?


      What are the most negative things about your lease compared to what other companies are offering?

      We do not offer brand new trucks for lease. It would be to expensive for no money down, and no balloon payment.

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