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Try Hours Expedited Services, Incorporated Expands Fleet Size and Service Areas

By Sandy Long
Posted Oct 4th 2013 5:47PM

Try Hours Expedited Services, Inc., Maumee, Ohio, is a family run company specializing in premium ground expedite services. Established in 1989 by Tim Wojkiewicz, Try Hours Expedited Services has grown exponentially over the last 20+ years to include cargo vans, straight and semi trucks to provide for any sized expedite loads. To further serve their customer and owner operator’s needs, Try Hours has expanded with Regional Fleets and more West Coast runs.

Try Hours can service any size of special handling, just in time or emergency shipment from the smallest to the largest throughout the US, Canada and Mexico. Combined with Try Hours dispatchers, an expanded sales staff provides personalized service for customers and ample miles for either teams or solo drivers.

Phil Weiner, recruiting supervisor reports, “Try Hours is a mid-sized company that has had continuous growth over the last 5 years. We have a solid customer base where companies actually contact us directly rather than bidding on all of our freight. Try Hours has a well established 24 year track record.”

For owner operators, Try Hours offers excellent rates for all sizes of expedite equipment plus fuel surcharge and other accessorial pay. With the usual light weight of expedite cargo, fuel economy is high and wear and tear of the equipment much less than in hauling regular freight. With miles averaging 1,400-2,800 for solos to 2,500-5,000 for teams, depending on the type of equipment, solo or teams find it easy to be successful at Try Hours Expedited Services, Inc. Furthermore, drivers get to know their dispatchers and are a name not a number due to a comfortable 9:1 driver to dispatcher ratio.

Try Hours Expedited Services provides many great benefits for owner operators and fleet owners that contribute to the low turnover rate.

· 24/7 Dispatch

· No Up-Front Cost

· Health Insurance Program Available

· Satellite Equipped

· Regional Fleets Available

· More West Coast Runs

· 100% Fuel Surcharge Paid to Contractor

· Comdata Advance Program

· 99% No Touch freight

· Fuel taxes calculated and filed

· Electronic Logs

· Great Compensation Package

· Plate Program

· Trailers at No Cost

· Deadhead Pay

· Weekly Settlement with Direct Deposit

· Fuel Discount

· Fleet Incentives

· No Forced Dispatch

· Passenger Policy

· Mechanic Onsite

· Base Plate Program

· Fuel and Tire Discount Program

· Consistent Team Miles

· Straight Truck SIGN ON BONUS

Single truck owner operators, fleet owners and drivers for fleet owners are recruited at Try Hours with an emphasis on teams. Weiner says applying and orientation time varies, “Once an applicant applies, it takes a couple hours depending on the applicant to process. Orientation is on Tuesdays and Thursdays and if not a DOT vehicle, we will get drug results immediately; DOT vehicles results are next day. While the driver(s) are in orientation, the truck is equipped with Qualcomm and decals. The truck is available for dispatch right after orientation and drug results.”

Driver qualifications at Try Hours Expedited Services are:

· Be a U.S. citizen/Authorized US Resident

· Minimum of 1-2 years verifiable driving experience

· Must possess adequate verbal and written communication skills

· Have a satisfactory driving record and work history

· Must possess a valid license (hazmat endorsement encouraged)

· Pass a pre-employment drug screen; be available for random drug screens

· Pass physical exam and maintain a satisfactory condition of health

· Must pass a criminal background check

· Must have a verifiable and reliable work history

· No recent felony convictions

· Know how to secure cargo

· Possess a customer friendly attitude

The only differences for Cargo Van and sprinter drivers:

· At least 21 years of age

· CDL not required

· No experience needed

Dedicated to safety, Try Hours runs e-logs. Scott Vanderweele, Manager of Safety and Compliance, and the safety staff offer comprehensive training on CSA, changing regulations and other safety training as needed. The above is accomplished through Qualcomm newsletters and by phone if necessary. Vanderweele states about Try Hours, “In today’s professional atmosphere Try Hours is proving to our current and prospective fleet that we’re a “place to be” because of the bottom-line we can provide, in addition to the amicable working environment.”

Not only is Try Hours Expedited Services, Inc. a premier expediting company, they are also a company with a big heart giving back to the community and nation that supports them. Try Hours is affiliated with the following charities and organizations: Wreaths Across America – Delivering wreaths from Maine to cemetery in PA for fallen soldiers graves, MS Society – Matching employee donations, MS Society – Use of vehicle for the MS Walk, Wounded Warrior’s, St. Francis de Sales High School – Endowment Fund Donations, American Cancer Society, Bowling Green State University Bike 4 Tikes, Mercy Children’s Hospital – Use of vehicle from Bowling Green to Cincinnati.

If you are looking for an exciting, successful career in expediting with an established, growing company, contact Try Hours Expedited Services, Inc. through or call Phil Weiner or Kyle Tracey at 888-957-0400 for further information.


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