2 Million Miles and still going!

By: Malone Powered by CRST

Birmingham, AL ? Timothy Downs has been driving for CRST Malone for 21 years, which encompasses his entire career as a professional driver. ?I started with Malone after I had 6 months OTR experience and have been here ever sense. As an Independent Contractor I could not think of any other company I would want to drive for. Without the right carrier, it is almost impossible to succeed.? In addition to unmatched contractor support, CRST Malone partners do not have to compete with company trucks for freight. The fleet is 100% Owner Operator.

? 2 million miles of safe driving is a huge accomplishment! Timothy really personifies what a CRST Malone Owner Operator is? says Sherry Bass, Vice President of Capacity Development. ?We treat our drivers like professionals, and they act like professionals. Malone produces safe, responsible, and hard working drivers! This is an easy formula for success.?

?It?s funny? Downs says, ? I see drivers leave Malone because they think it will be better at another company, and then 3 months later they are right back at Malone.

CRST Malone works hard to keep the opportunities they offer the best in the business. ?Our contractors are averaging $1.77 per loaded mile ? plus 100% fuel surcharge which is running at .30 cpm today,? says Bass. She goes on to point out that CRST Malone contractors enjoy twice-weekly settlements and non-forced dispatch. Malone also offers contractors major medical insurance and business services designed to improve they way drivers operate their business.

The company is also aggressive about maintaining fuel costs, with a 100% fuel surcharge that Malone reimburses its contractors. ?This is huge for contractors in today?s economic landscape. We are trying to hold net fuel costs between $1-$1.25 per gallon for our independent contractor. With many other companies drivers are turning in their trucks. Here at Malone we are signing new contractors up for our zero down, no credit check Lease Purchase trucks,? says Bass.
Downs has received many respectable awards while at Malone. Not only is he a 2 million mile accident free driver, he has also collected many safety awards while he has been with the company. ?Mr. Downs is a hard working driver,? adds Bass, noting, ?he has been with us for so long, and has been very successful over the years. It really says a lot about CRST Malone that a guy like this chooses to partner with us.?

Talking about his partnership with CRST Malone, Downs comments, ?It?s like I?m working with a partner in business, not a boss. I am able to dictate what I do while out on the road.? After 21 years of driving professionally, and backed by CRST Malone?s stability and excellent freight, Downs still finds a career in the trucking business a great one.

If you are ready to make a change in your career, CRST Malone is as committed to your success as you are. CRST Malone is 100% Owner Operator, which means steady freight and no competition with company trucks. Since you are paid a percentage of gross there is no waiting for a pay raise; we have them all year long! Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, CRST Malone currently operates over 1500 trucks running throughout the contiguous United States.

To learn more about becoming a CRST Malone Owner Operator visit www.crstmalone.com or call 1-800-366-6361. Don?t Just Drive?.Belong!