Interstate Distributor, a trucking company known for its commitment to safety, service and operational excellence, has launched its new Maintenance Support program for Owner Operators and Lease Purchase drivers.
Interstate’s primary goal is to offer several choices for Operators when signing on with the company. The new Maintenance Support program is the newest option available to save Operators money on repairs and receive discounts on labor, parts and tires. The program also offers Operators the option to establish a pre-paid Maintenance Fund to use for future expenses.
Highlights of the program include a $1,000 sign on bonus applied to the Owner Operator’s Maintenance Fund, $75 per hour shop rate at the company’s maintenance facilities, discounted pricing on repair parts and tire purchases, and Interstate corporate pricing at thousands of vendors. Owner Operators also receive the option to make weekly contributions to their Maintenance Fund as well as optional tow and breakdown coverage.
“Breakdowns are the single largest contributor to Owner Operator failures,” said Interstate Distributors’ Vice President of Maintenance Martin Singh. “Interstate is committed to leveraging our size and corporate discounts to provide Operators competitive services, parts and support. By cutting costs to our Operators, they are more successful and can continue to build their business.”
Operators are able to establish their own Maintenance Fund by designating a transfer of existing funds or by deducting a fixed amount from their settlements. Funds are accepted at Interstate’s shops as well as some external vendors. Operators also receive free annual DOT inspections on their anniversary month.
Interstate Distributor has experienced solid growth this year as it expands operations, divisions and customer service in support of its Fortune 500 customer base. In order to keep up with demand, the company continues to focus on partnering with Owner Operators, Lease Purchase candidates and small to medium-sized carriers with their own authority.
About Interstate Distributor Co.
Headquartered in Tacoma, Wash., Interstate Distributor Co. is a preferred carrier of choice for driving associates and many Fortune 500 companies. Interstate has terminals and facilities located in major markets throughout the United States, Western Canada and along the Mexican border to support regional and transcontinental business. Additional divisions include dedicated fleets, expedited teams, specialized and refrigerated equipment and intermodal service. At Interstate we proudly provide a safety first culture and family friendly culture.