Temperature controlled freight

What our drivers are saying

"This is my 5th year at SM Freight. Driving new, safe equipment, friendly dispatch, family style atmosphere and routes to satisfy all kinds of drivers’ appetites, what more could you ask for?"


  • $12.50 paid for border crossings both into the U.S. & Canada providing drivers have a valid FAST card
  • $20.00 each per pickup and delivery (not paid out of home terminals)
  • $20.00 paid for trailer washout (outside provider – Blue Beacon, etc.)
  • $25.00 Hazmat / TDG premium per trip
  • $18.00 per hour for loading/unloading/waiting time paid after first hour from confirmed appointment time (PO required)
  • $18.00 per hour for meat inspections paid upon arrival until cleared
  • $12.50 per each Drop and or Hook- Not paid out of Home Terminals
  • $125.00 paid layovers (drivers must have hours of service available within the 24 hour period to be eligible for layover pay)
  • $175.00 premium paid to drivers that deliver loads into NYC, all the Burroughs and Long Island NY
  • $18.00 per hour for Training, Information & Communication sessions
  • $21.00 per hour full-time dedicated regional rate
  • $100.00 annual reimbursement (local & flatbed highway) for CSA certified footwear
  • $100.00 bi-annual reimbursement (van & reefer highway) for CSA certified footwear

Additional Benefits

  • Pay is every two weeks by direct deposit
  • Full comprehensive benefit package
  • GRSP program (Group Registered Savings Plan) and DPSP program (Deferred Profit Sharing Plan)
  • Qualcomm satellites in every truck for communication between the drivers and dispatch and are equipped for E-logs
  • Rider program available – Passenger must sign a waiver and be FAST approved (no children)
  • Annual Safety and Performance awards, Longhaul MPG & Idle Time Achievement awards, assistance and reimbursement for FAST card applications and more!

Solo – International Highway Driver Base Rates

  • $0.50 per mile Dry Van - Minimum 2 Years’ Experience
  • $0.02 cents per mile “Reefer” Premium **Reefer Temperature Report must be submitted or premium will not be issued
  • $0.04 per mile “Flatbed” Premium
  • $0.04 per mile Short-haul Premium - “Reefer” only (0 to 800 miles per Round Trip International & PQ Corridor, excludes Hourly Based Drivers-Dedicated lanes) *Applies to minimum 1 years’ experience and up.
  • $0.48 per mile - Under 2 Years’ Experience
  • $0.46 cents per mile – Solo - under 1 Year Experience


Fleet consists of 2015 and newer power units with both manual and automatic transmissions, with added amenities including company paid satellite radio to aid in driver comfort while on the road.

Want more information? Give us a call! 1.800.810.0204 ext. 225