I recently heard a radio ad for a freight company that was looking for drivers. It proclaimed, “… Never unload your truck or have to deal with the customer”… If that sounds like a good thing to you, stop reading now, this job is not for you. If you’re ready for a career that offers something different, something better, something challenging then please, read on.
Don’t let the piano moving part of our name scare you. This is a relatively easy job that is both fun and rewarding. Most of the time pianos are on dollies and ramps. Occasionally there are steps and difficult turns to negotiate but extra help is almost always available. There is no sitting in truck-stops waiting on loads, we are almost always full as we pickup and deliver along a set route, which is different each trip.
We are the nation’s first and largest interstate piano mover serving all 48 states and parts of Canada. The company has been in business since 1935 and grows every year. I am the current President, have been leading the company since 1985 and still run trips (because I enjoy it). The work is steady and the pay/benefits are great in a relaxed, family atmosphere. All but our 2015 trucks are paid for and we own our 44 acre complex in Sullivan, Missouri which has been our headquarters since 1998.
Come to where the truck crew is King! Our office staff appreciates the job you do and supports you 24/7. Our Volvo 780 trucks with Owner/Operator specs keep you comfortable. Climate controlled 48ft trailers with lift gates and air ride keep your precious cargo comfortable. Pre-pass/E-zpass, company credit card, Fleet One and Volvo MV preferred accounts keep you rolling. Our own truck shop performs an annual inspection, repairs everything needed, fuels, washes and details your assigned truck every time it hits Missouri. Trips are predetermined before you leave and you have input as to stop-timing, allowing you to end your day where you like. An extra day in a favorite place is no problem. Bring the wife or kids. Dogs are even welcome.
Our customers respect your abilities too. Tips from happy piano owners typically cover your road expenses. Great job satisfaction is obtained when the young piano protégée starts playing a tune as you’re leaving a delivery, and the parent gives you a hug. That just doesn’t happen at the big box dock.
Modern Piano Moving is an equal opportunity employer. We offer the very best service to our customers and find it requires the very best employees to accomplish that. To attract and retain these special people, we have put together a compensation package and environment which covers all the really important requirements. We welcome those of all walks of life to apply. While we are open minded on many issues, we have a zero tolerance for drug or alcohol abuse. You must be physically fit and capable of handling the duties of the job. You must have a good driving/employment history. You must be able to be away from home to perform your duties on the job. You must have your own cell phone and transportation.
Our Drivers run an average of only 80,000 miles over 242 days. That’s 123 days at home! Four Holidays (Memorial/Labor Day, July 4th and Thanksgiving) are guaranteed home plus two weeks off from Christmas to New Years.
Our Lead Drivers earn $60,000 per year (salary, paid weekly, 52 weeks per year) plus miles/moves bonuses.
If you have a Class A CDL with three years or more good driving history and significant household or piano moving experience, you can begin earning $60,000 per year (paid weekly). Your first trip will be with a current crew leader who will determine your skill level and train you in handling your paperwork along with moving/padding methods. Once on your own, bonuses begin based on miles traveled and pianos moved.
If you have a Class A CDL with three years or more of good driving history, you can begin earning $50,000 per year (paid weekly) plus driver bonuses during training. You will work with a current crew leader. Training can take as little as four weeks to as much as three months. Crew leader positions are currently available.
If you have a Class A CDL with little experience, driver/helper positions pay $40,000 per year (paid weekly). Driver training is based on your ability and performance. You will work with a crew leader until they feel you are ready to advance. Bonuses are available as your ability increases.
If you have a Class A CDL permit or can get one in 30 days, helper positions pay $100 to $150 per day. Training for your CDL is available at no charge to worthy helpers.
Lead drivers can make as much as $30,000 per year in bonuses while co-drivers can earn up to $15,000 per year.
All employees enjoy paid health insurance benefits after 90 days of employment. Our savings plan pays 5% on any amount you wish to save. Payroll is weekly and directly deposited into your account.
We believe in Work Hard, Play Hard. Relax at our company location in Daytona Beach, Florida this winter while riding the jet skis on New Years or during Bike Week. Water ski next summer at our company location in Osage Beach on the Lake of the Ozarks. Our top driver in 2014 enjoyed a company-paid ski weekend in Colorado for him and his wife.