Baggett Transportation

About Baggett Transportation

COMPANY HISTORY Baggett Transportation Company was founded by Jess Baggett in Birmingham in 1928, as a local carrier hauling dynamite for area coal companies. In the mid 1930’s, William Sellers joined Mr. Baggett, and acquired a small interest in his company. During WWII, the Department of War called on Baggett to help in the movement of munitions. During this time, Mr. Sellers assumed full ownership of Baggett—and gradually expanded our scope into a major transportation company. In addition to transporting explosives and munitions for commercial shippers and the re-named Department of Defense, Baggett served the LTL business within the State of Alabama and other areas of the Southeastern United States. In 1976, we sold our LTL business and became a truckload carrier—focusing our services on the Department of Defense, and commercial shippers. Now in our third generation of family ownership, Baggett today remains true to the same business principles Mr. Sellers practiced in building this company — while upholding a steadfast commitment to investing in the services and technologies we need to take us into the next generation, and beyond.

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    Hiring Areas

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        Alabama


      • Auburn, AL
      • Birmingham, AL
      • Decatur, AL
      • Dothan, AL
      • Florence, AL
      • Gadsden, AL
      • Hoover, AL
      • Huntsville, AL
      • Madison, AL
      • Mobile, AL
      • Montgomery, AL
      • Tuscaloosa, AL

        Arkansas


      • Bentonville, AR
      • Conway, AR
      • Fayetteville, AR
      • Fort Smith, AR
      • Jonesboro, AR
      • Little Rock, AR
      • North Little Rock, AR
      • Pine Bluff, AR
      • Rogers, AR
      • Springdale, AR

        Florida


      • Jacksonville, FL
      • Lake City, FL
      • Panama City Beach, FL
      • Pensacola, FL
      • Tallahassee, FL

        Georgia


      • Albany, GA
      • Alpharetta, GA
      • Athens-Clarke County, GA
      • Atlanta, GA
      • Augusta-Richmond County, GA
      • Columbus, GA
      • Dunwoody, GA
      • Johns Creek, GA
      • Macon, GA
      • Marietta, GA
      • Roswell, GA
      • Sandy Springs, GA
      • Savannah, GA
      • Smyrna, GA
      • Valdosta, GA
      • Warner Robins, GA

        Idaho


      • Boise City, ID
      • Caldwell, ID
      • Coeur d'Alene, ID
      • Idaho Falls, ID
      • Meridian, ID
      • Nampa, ID
      • Pocatello, ID
      • Twin Falls, ID

        Illinois


      • Addison, IL
      • Arlington Heights, IL
      • Aurora, IL
      • Bartlett, IL
      • Belleville, IL
      • Berwyn, IL
      • Bloomington, IL
      • Bolingbrook, IL
      • Buffalo Grove, IL
      • Calumet City, IL
      • Carol Stream, IL
      • Carpentersville, IL
      • Champaign, IL
      • Chicago, IL
      • Cicero, IL
      • Crystal Lake, IL
      • DeKalb, IL
      • Decatur, IL
      • Des Plaines, IL
      • Downers Grove, IL
      • Elgin, IL
      • Elmhurst, IL
      • Evanston, IL
      • Glenview, IL
      • Hanover Park, IL
      • Hoffman Estates, IL
      • Joliet, IL
      • Lombard, IL
      • Moline, IL
      • Mount Prospect, IL
      • Naperville, IL
      • Normal, IL
      • Oak Lawn, IL
      • Oak Park, IL
      • Orland Park, IL
      • Palatine, IL
      • Park Ridge, IL
      • Peoria, IL
      • Plainfield, IL
      • Quincy, IL
      • Rock Island, IL
      • Rockford, IL
      • Romeoville, IL
      • Schaumburg, IL
      • Skokie, IL
      • Springfield, IL
      • Streamwood, IL
      • Tinley Park, IL
      • Urbana, IL
      • Waukegan, IL
      • Wheaton, IL
      • Wheeling, IL

        Indiana


      • Anderson, IN
      • Bloomington, IN
      • Carmel, IN
      • Columbus, IN
      • Elkhart, IN
      • Evansville, IN
      • Fishers, IN
      • Fort Wayne, IN
      • Gary, IN
      • Greenwood, IN
      • Hammond, IN
      • Indianapolis, IN
      • Jeffersonville, IN
      • Kokomo, IN
      • Lafayette, IN
      • Lawrence, IN
      • Mishawaka, IN
      • Muncie, IN
      • Noblesville, IN
      • Portage, IN
      • South Bend, IN
      • Terre Haute, IN

        Kansas


      • Hutchinson, KS
      • Kansas City, KS
      • Lawrence, KS
      • Lenexa, KS
      • Manhattan, KS
      • Olathe, KS
      • Overland Park, KS
      • Salina, KS
      • Shawnee, KS
      • Topeka, KS
      • Wichita, KS

        Kentucky


      • Bowling Green, KY
      • Covington, KY
      • Lexington-Fayette, KY
      • Louisville/Jefferson County, KY
      • Owensboro, KY

        Louisiana


      • Alexandria, LA
      • Baton Rouge, LA
      • Bossier City, LA
      • Kenner, LA
      • Lafayette, LA
      • Lake Charles, LA
      • Monroe, LA
      • New Orleans, LA
      • Shreveport, LA

        Missouri


      • Blue Springs, MO
      • Cape Girardeau, MO
      • Chesterfield, MO
      • Columbia, MO
      • Florissant, MO
      • Independence, MO
      • Jefferson City, MO
      • Joplin, MO
      • Kansas City, MO
      • Lee's Summit, MO
      • O'Fallon, MO
      • Springfield, MO
      • St. Charles, MO
      • St. Joseph, MO
      • St. Louis, MO
      • St. Peters, MO

        Mississippi


      • Biloxi, MS
      • Gulfport, MS
      • Hattiesburg, MS
      • Jackson, MS
      • Meridian, MS
      • Southaven, MS

        North Carolina


      • Apex, NC
      • Asheville, NC
      • Burlington, NC
      • Cary, NC
      • Chapel Hill, NC
      • Charlotte, NC
      • Concord, NC
      • Durham, NC
      • Fayetteville, NC
      • Gastonia, NC
      • Goldsboro, NC
      • Greensboro, NC
      • Greenville, NC
      • Hickory, NC
      • High Point, NC
      • Huntersville, NC
      • Jacksonville, NC
      • Kannapolis, NC
      • Raleigh, NC
      • Rocky Mount, NC
      • Wilmington, NC
      • Wilson, NC
      • Winston-Salem, NC

        Ohio


      • Akron, OH
      • Beavercreek, OH
      • Canton, OH
      • Cincinnati, OH
      • Cleveland Heights, OH
      • Cleveland, OH
      • Columbus, OH
      • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
      • Dayton, OH
      • Dublin, OH
      • Elyria, OH
      • Euclid, OH
      • Fairfield, OH
      • Findlay, OH
      • Grove City, OH
      • Hamilton, OH
      • Huber Heights, OH
      • Kettering, OH
      • Lakewood, OH
      • Lancaster, OH
      • Lima, OH
      • Lorain, OH
      • Mansfield, OH
      • Marion, OH
      • Mentor, OH
      • Middletown, OH
      • Newark, OH
      • Parma, OH
      • Springfield, OH
      • Strongsville, OH
      • Toledo, OH
      • Warren, OH
      • Westerville, OH
      • Youngstown, OH

        Oklahoma


      • Broken Arrow, OK
      • Edmond, OK
      • Enid, OK
      • Lawton, OK
      • Midwest City, OK
      • Moore, OK
      • Muskogee, OK
      • Norman, OK
      • Oklahoma City, OK
      • Stillwater, OK
      • Tulsa, OK

        Oregon


      • Albany, OR
      • Beaverton, OR
      • Bend, OR
      • Corvallis, OR
      • Eugene, OR
      • Gresham, OR
      • Hillsboro, OR
      • Keizer, OR
      • Lake Oswego, OR
      • Medford, OR
      • Portland, OR
      • Salem, OR
      • Springfield, OR
      • Tigard, OR

        South Carolina


      • Charleston, SC
      • Columbia, SC
      • Florence, SC
      • Goose Creek, SC
      • Greenville, SC
      • Hilton Head Island, SC
      • Mount Pleasant, SC
      • North Charleston, SC
      • Rock Hill, SC
      • Spartanburg, SC
      • Summerville, SC
      • Sumter, SC

        Tennessee


      • Bartlett, TN
      • Brentwood, TN
      • Chattanooga, TN
      • Clarksville, TN
      • Cleveland, TN
      • Collierville, TN
      • Franklin, TN
      • Germantown, TN
      • Hendersonville, TN
      • Jackson, TN
      • Johnson City, TN
      • Kingsport, TN
      • Knoxville, TN
      • Memphis, TN
      • Murfreesboro, TN
      • Nashville-Davidson, TN
      • Smyrna, TN

        Texas


      • Austin, TX
      • Fort Worth, TX
      • Laredo, TX
      • Lewisville, TX
      • Pearsall, TX
      • San Antonio, TX
      • Waco, TX

        Virginia


      • Alexandria, VA
      • Blacksburg, VA
      • Charlottesville, VA
      • Chesapeake, VA
      • Danville, VA
      • Hampton, VA
      • Harrisonburg, VA
      • Leesburg, VA
      • Lynchburg, VA
      • Manassas, VA
      • Newport News, VA
      • Norfolk, VA
      • Portsmouth, VA
      • Richmond, VA
      • Roanoke, VA
      • Suffolk, VA
      • Virginia Beach, VA

        Washington


      • Auburn, WA
      • Bellevue, WA
      • Bellingham, WA
      • Bremerton, WA
      • Burien, WA
      • Edmonds, WA
      • Everett, WA
      • Federal Way, WA
      • Kennewick, WA
      • Kent, WA
      • Kirkland, WA
      • Lacey, WA
      • Lakewood, WA
      • Marysville, WA
      • Olympia, WA
      • Pasco, WA
      • Puyallup, WA
      • Redmond, WA
      • Renton, WA
      • Richland, WA
      • Sammamish, WA
      • Seattle, WA
      • Shoreline, WA
      • Spokane Valley, WA
      • Spokane, WA
      • Tacoma, WA
      • Vancouver, WA
      • Yakima, WA

        West Virginia


      • Charleston, WV
      • Huntington, WV
      • Parketsburg, WV

    Driver Types

    • Company Driver
    • Lease Purchase
    • Owner Operator
    • Team Driver

    Driver Requirements

    Minimum Experience

    12-23 Months


    CDL License

    Class A


    Freight Type
    • Dry Van
    • Flatbed
    • Hazmat
    • Specialized

    Allowable Moving Violations

    3


    Allowable Preventable Accidents

    3


    Hazmat Endorsement

    No

    Benefits

    Paid Orientation

    Yes


    Rider Program Spouse

    Yes


    Rider Program Child

    No


    Pets

    Yes

    Questions and Answers about Baggett Transportation

    • General Questions

      Is the company privately or publicly held?

      Privately

      How many drivers does the company currently have?

      177

      What is the company’s turnover rate?

      Less than 30%

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

      Birmingham, AL (Corporate), Laurel, MS, Anniston, AL & Bloomfield, Indiana

      How long has the average driver been with the company?

      5+ years

      What is the passenger policy?

      Minimum of 21 years old welcomed from Day 1 & No fees charged.

      What is the pet policy?

      All breeds welcomed from Day 1 & No Fees charged.

    • Operational Questions

      What kinds of freight does the company haul?

      General & Military

      In what states does the company operate in the most?

      All 48

      What is the ratio of driver managers to drivers?

      6 Driver Managers with 2 Drivers

      Are drivers required to physically unload freight?

      No

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

      We work with Drivers to keep them in their preferred lanes.

      Does the trucking company have an idle policy?

      No

      Does the company use E-logs or Paper Logs?

      Yes

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

      OmniTracs on QuallComm

    • Equipment Questions

      What type of trucks does the company use?

      Volvo. Mac, Freightliner & International ProStar

      What is the average age of the company’s tractors?

      New to 3 years old

      What is the average age of the company’s trailers?

      New to 3 years

      Do the trucks come equipped with APU’s?

      Yes

      Do the trucks come equipped with power inverters?

      Yes

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

      No

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

      No not as long as they are keeping in contact with the Company

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

      Yes

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

      Yes

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

      Yes but must secure it with a Trailer lock.

      Do the trucks come equipped with refrigerators?

      Yes

      Do the trucks have single bunks or double bunks?

      We have both.

    • New Hire Orientation Questions

      How long is the company’s orientation process?

      2 Days for Solo Driver 3 Days for Team Drivers

      Are new hires paid anything for orientation?

      Yes

      Does the company pay for all travel arrangements?

      Yes

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

      Rental Car

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

      Driver has their own hotel room.

      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?

      No

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

      After Orientation completion.

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

      Passengers yes but not pets.

      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?

      Yes equipment is available after Orientation completion.

    • Compensation & Pay Questions

      How does the company pay?

      Percentage

      Based on my level of experience – how much is the company willing to pay me?

      Solo 28% of the Linehaul Team 30% of the Linehaul Team with National Security Clearance 35% of the Linehaul

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

      Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, Critical Illness, Life Ins

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

      30 Days

      Does the company offer a safety bonus program?

      $250.00 monthly for Solo & Company Drivers Lease Purchase and Owner Operator - 2% of Linehaul to the truck

      Does the company offer any sign on bonuses?

      Yes

      Does the company offer a driver referral bonus program?

      Yes

      Does the company offer orientation pay?

      Yes

    • Lease Purchase Questions

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

      Yes

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

      No - Minimum of a year exp driving Regional or OTR

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

      None

      What type of equipment do you lease?

      Varies on truck availability

      Does the company buy the trucks from a dealership when a new driver starts or do new drivers use equipment that has already been leased out?

      The Driver will be leased a previous used Company truck no older than 3 - 4 years or a New Truck will be leased to the Qualified Teams.

      How long is the lease for?

      46 Weeks with 6 Weeks of Skipped payments

      How much does it cost each week for the lease?

      Depends on the truck value

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

      Driver has 6 weeks that they can skip the truck payment.

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

      $1.00

      What are all of the “other” charges that drivers are required to pay in addition to the truck payment? (Plates, Permits, PrePass, Tolls, Scales, Lumpers)

      Minimal Deductions

      Are drivers responsible for finding these insurances on their own?

      No

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

      Maintenance Escrow

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

      No

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

      Yes

      Do lease purchase drivers get special preferences for freight?

      We work with Drivers to keep them in Preferred Lanes

      Does LP driver get 100% of the fuel surcharge?

      Yes

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

      Percentage

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

      Both will keep track of maintenance due on the truck.

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

      In route at a DOT Certified facility.

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

      Weekly

      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?

      They can use their own or they can use the Companies.

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

      We track and pay IFTA Fuel Taxes

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

      Yes

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

      Yes


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