Shaw Transport in charge of the carpet delivery


Shaw Transport is the Distribution division of Shaw Industries, a manufacturer of carpets, floor covering and rugs for residential and commercial buildings. The company started in 1958 as Star Dye Company managed by Robert E. Shaw. By 1971, the company changed its name to Shaw Industries Incorporated.


The function of Shaw Transport division is to deliver carpet from Dalton to the Regional Warehouses. Shaw Transport also carries the product to customer stores in the Southeast.  Some of the cities inside the Shaw Transport network are Anniston, Montgomery, and Tuscaloosa in Alabama; Bowling Green, Lexington in Kentucky; Chattanooga, Nashville in Tennessee, Athens, Atlanta and Savannah in Georgia.


To get these achievements Shaw Transport counts with 275 tractors and 1000 trailers, all those equipped with modern 70 inches sleepers. In fact, Shaw Transport carries 200 million yard of carpet per year. Its drivers run more than 40 million miles also per year.


The Shaw Transport drivers enjoy several benefits like Life and Travel Accident Insurance, paid holidays and vacations, uniforms, direct deposit, weekly payment, andto be home weekly.


The first requirement to work for Shaw Transport is to live in a 150 mile radius from Dalton, Georgia, where the central office is located. However, the company also admits drivers for its regional terminals (29 through the country, 400 drivers, 4 200 deliveries annually). Having two years of OTR experience is the other qualification required.


For the single driver, the pay scale starts in $0.33 per mile. For the team drivers the rates stars in $0.20 per mile and a downtime pay of $8 hour per person among other characteristics.