Family Rider Policy
Metropolitan has one of the most progressive rider policies in the trucking industry, allowing specific family members to ride along at minimal cost to the driver.
◊ Family members, 12 years or older. - Children who are family members must be a biological child of driver, legally adopted by the driver OR have a signed release from a biological parent that the child is authorized to both ride in the truck and be under the care of the driver.
◊ The fiance' of the driver.
At no time is a rider ever allowed or authorized to drive the vehicle. All riders must be registered with Metropolitan.
Flexible Home Time
We understand how important it is to have quality home time and be with your family. Metropolitan has put together a flexible home time plan to fit each fleet:
◊ Regional drivers are home weekends.
◊ Road drivers(excluding Texas based drivers) receive 2 out of every 3 weekends off.
◊ Texas based Road drivers work fourteen (14) days and receive four (4) days off.
As part of the employment process, all company driver employee applicants hired by Metropolitan Trucking will be required to attend a paid three day orientation at our facility in Bloomsburg, PA. Transportation, lodging and meals are covered. Company drivers are paid upon successful completion of the orientation program.
The company utilizes the E-Z Pass transponder for ease in paying tolls in locations where E-Z Pass is authorized. This includes the Illinois toll road where I-Pass is operational. While your truck will have an assigned E-Z Pass transponder, not all travel on toll roads or turnpikes is authorized. Toll roads, and turnpikes which are authorized, are approved at time of dispatch.
Metropolitan provides a pet policy in the event that you have a dog under 25 pounds. See your instructor at orientation.
24 Hour Road
Metropolitan Trucking provides road service 24 hours per day, 7 days per week in the event you encounter maintenance related issues with your tractor or trailer.
Haz Mat Reimbursement
The company pays its DOT qualified company drivers $100 in order to reimburse them a portion of the cost associated with securing the renewed Haz Mat endorsement. The payment is made at the time the renewed endorsement is presented to the Safety Department.