“ Company has been the best I have worked for in a long time one that takes the time to appreciate...”
Built by Flatbed Drivers, Still Managed by Flatbed Drivers
Experience the Difference
COTC was founded by a couple of flatbed drivers 25 years ago running exclusively local and regional flatbed freight in the Pacific Northwest. We have been tarping, strapping, and throwing chains every day since. If it goes on a flatbed then we haul it across all 48 states and Canada on our lightweight aluminum Reitnouer trailers pulled by our fleet of Kenworth tractors.
Today, we are an over-the-road, irregular route flatbed trucking company offering industry leading driver pay and benefits while maintaining exceptional CSA scores. This means more freight, more reliability and more green lights as far as the road is long.
Our drivers have nominated us a Best Fleets to Drive For®, four years running, for providing the best workplace experience. We have been named to the Top 20 in the 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 competitions.
“COTC has an exceptional team of flatbed drivers. They execute the production so well, and perform for our shippers so well, that they all make me so proud to know they choose to be a part of this team! We have been diligently listening to our employees to implement new innovations for the driving team. While we cannot do everything or be everything to everybody, we sure try to implement new innovations to make everyone’s life easier. The COTC driving team are employees here and their opinions are highly valued! We want you to be part of the process of constant improvement for us as a team! ”
“Excellent Company!! Never sit waiting for your next load. They really do treat you like family and have bent over backwards to help me through a few rough storms of life.”
“This company is the real deal. There are always detractors, but I get miles, I get paid, and I get home. Quality equipment, quality employees backing up the drivers, and bonuses you can actually get. If you are a hard worker, this is the company for you.”
“This company represents everything that a true professional driver is. Safety is actually job #1 here, it's not just words. When you focus on the results of being a safe driver it makes safety a no brainer. The generosity that this company shows its drivers is really beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It takes a while to really wrap your head around it, because of all the employers, that do nothing but exploit their drivers. The whole team here really does work hard and it shows.”
“A great company to work for been with them for about 1 1/2 years. This is a company that is family oriented. I had a call from my brother to tell me that my mom wasn't doing well. Called in, and was in the area, so they told me to go see her. When I say a great company, I mean it! I got another call to tell me my mom has cancer so I called into Brad, my driver coach, to let him know. Next, they are routing me down to see her before Christmas. Now that is a company that cares. Thank you COTC!”
“I have worked for many different truck companies’ local and OTR. I have not seen one thing that has been a lie so far. From the call with Bob to now. Everyone in the office and shop shows compassion and you feel like a big family. The driver coaches are very personal to make sure you understand everything and are set to do your job. Also, if anyone from Rick all the way down to a cook says they are going to do something then you can bet it will happen. I feel like this company is my family away from my family that I can count on.”
“Been one heck of an experience so far. In extreme northwest British Columbia. Absolutely amazing to be getting paid to see this! You guys are a true company. Notes need to be taken by other companies.”
“Great company to be a part of! If you want a company that will help you get through stuff, get you home, get you miles, be your family, your neighbor, or just your friend then this company will be great for you. I was skeptical about it when I started. I was thinking too good to be true. I can tell you this they give me great miles, they get me home when I want to, they have helped me whenever I have needed help, and they have even called me just to ask if I am having a good day. Once again, great company to be part of, highly recommend this company.”
“This company is all about the drivers. Great dispatchers! Lots of miles! Rick may be CEO, but he will work with you and help you along the way as long as you put in the work they will give you the miles to run.”
“The best job I have had. They really take care of you and make sure you get the miles. At times, I have been asked where would I like to go, I’ve never had a problem getting home and the driver coaches are the best.”
DRIVER OF THE MONTHRecognition
- 5.6 YRS TENURE
- 136 TRUCK
- 1.2M MILES DRIVEN
- 40,000 ACCIDENT FREE MILES
FLEET AND LANE
SEMI | 11 WESTERN
Troy is a very quiet and dedicated team mate. He is always a pleasure to work with and enjoys taking his well-deserved periods of time off in Ashland, OR.READ MORE
KEEP THE MILES GOING
DRIVER OF THE MONTHRecognition
- 1.7 YEARS TENURE
- 468 TRUCK
- 225,000 MILES DRIVEN
- 175,000 ACCIDENT FREE MILES
FLEET AND LANE
QUAD | DEDICATED
Jerry has been extremely focused on achieving this goal. He runs on a dedicated heavy haul lane with Cliff Paige. Cliff has been a great help with coaching Jerry to be a more fuel efficient driver. Jerry lives in Canyonville, OR with his lovely wife Jessica.READ MORE
KEEP THE MILES GOING
CHOOSE COTC TODAY, WE ONLY GET BETTER WITH AGE
Owned by Daseke Inc. and Operated by Former Flatbed Drivers
I started as a flatbed driver, running for my Dad. I chose trucking because it seemed like the best way for me to make money to provide for my wife and two young children. Just like every driver out there I was frustrated because I was asked to run illegal. Completely exhausted, I would be loaded to run another load. When I did have home time I couldn’t transition into my home life because I was so exhausted. Frustration, and some would say stubbornness, drove me to quit driving. I wanted do it better. Better than my Dad, and better than every trucking company out there!
I look around and am so proud of the company today. Trucking is a difficult business, but the driving team is flexible and patient; and the internal staff understand the challenges the driving team face daily.
COTC is committed to the financial success; health and well-being; and a great home time for our driving team. Learn more about our guaranteed minimum pay, benefits paid for by COTC, free WIFI at Pilot / FJ truck stops, personalized home time, stock options, and fully vested 401K offered to each driving team member.
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COTC believes our driving team and customers deserve only the best equipment. That is why we are an exclusive, Kenworth tractor, and primarily, Reitnouer trailer fleet. Our fleet is registered as SmartWay Transport Partner and California Clean Idle Certified to increase efficiency and fuel economy. Learn more about our in-cab features and latest technologies.
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