Seward Motor Freight

About Seward Motor Freight

The origin of Seward Motor Freight can be traced back to the early 1940's when it was formed to haul freight between Omaha and Seward, Nebraska. After having had several owners through the years, Wayne and Joanie Tanderup purchased and incorporated the business in 1969. At the time they purchased the business, they had seven employees working for them. The business continued to grow throughout the 1970's and Wayne and Joanie acquired long haul permits from the I.C.C. (Interstate Commerce Commission) to haul general commodities throughout the continental United States. In 1987, Seward Motor Freight was granted contract authority. Throughout the 1980's, several smaller carriers were acquired by Seward Motor Freight, Inc., expanding their base of operations and driver base. Seward Motor Freight, Inc.'s Boad of Directors include Joan Tanderup serving as President, Ron Niemoth serving as Corporate Secretary-Treasurer, Joyce Helge as Vice President of Operations and Erich Helge as Vice President of Safety. Seward Motor Freight, Inc. moved to a new 6 1/2 acre office and fleet maintenance facility at I-80 and Highway 15 in 1985.

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    Hiring Areas

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      • Auburn, AL
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      • Pittsburgh, PA


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      • Houston, TX


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      • Appleton, WI
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    Driver Types

    • Company Driver

    Driver Requirements

    Minimum Experience

    2 Years

    CDL License

    Class A

    Freight Type
    • Dry Van

    Allowable Moving Violations


    Allowable Preventable Accidents


    Hazmat Endorsement



    Paid Orientation




    Questions and Answers about Seward Motor Freight

    • 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?

      One, located in Seward, NE

      How long has the average driver been with the company?

      We have some drivers that have been us for 10+ years

      What is the passenger policy?

      We have a no cost rider policy, passenger must be over the age of 8.

    • Operational Questions

      What kinds of freight does the company haul?

      We haul anything you can put in a dry van, from cat food and pop to lumber and tires.

      In what states does the company operate in the most?

      You will see us mainly in the Southeastern state.

      What is the ratio of driver managers to drivers?

      One DM to every 30 drivers

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

      Practical Miles

      What percent of your freight is Drop and Hook?


      Are drivers required to physically unload freight?

      No, we are 95% no touch

    • Equipment Questions

      What type of trucks does the company use?

      International LT and Volvos 780 & 860

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

      2017 and newer

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

      2013 and newer

      Do the trucks come equipped with APU’s?

      Yes, we have both battery and diesel powered

      Do the trucks come equipped with power inverters?


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

      We assign drivers to trucks

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

      Only if they take off more then 30 days

      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?

      Yes, in a secure location

      Do the trucks come equipped with refrigerators?

      Only the Internationals do

      Do the trucks have single bunks or double bunks?


    • New Hire Orientation Questions

      How long is the company’s orientation process?

      Typically 3 days

      Are new hires paid anything for orientation?


      Does the company pay for all travel arrangements?

      Yes, we either pay for or reimburse once the driver arrives to the first day of orientation.

      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?

      Everyone gets their own rooms.

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

      We will dispatch the driver home on first load which is typically 3 days after orientation starts.

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