About Ward Transport
It all started in 1930 with just one truck and two drivers. Now, Ward Transport provides service to over 10,000 customers every year. This growth was made possible due to Ward Transport’s dedication to customer service, innovative technology, and quality employees.
Ward Transport is based in Altoona, Pennsylvania, and serves a 12-state region in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic by offering LTL, truckload, brokerage, warehousing, and logistics. Ward Transport is known for reliable, on-time deliveries, a low claims rate, and Obsessive Customer Service™ that keeps customers informed about their shipping status, and solves problems quickly if they do occur.
Safety seems to be Ward’s number one priority. The company has been twice awarded the American Trucking Association’s President’s Trophy, which is related to safety and training. Also, over 60 Ward drivers have received company awards for driving 20 years without a preventable accident.
Ward Transport is a family-owned business, and is dedicated to keeping that sense of community and compassion for all its 1,100 employees by providing comprehensive benefits, scholarship programs, wellness activities, and more.
Working at Ward Transport
Ward is looking for drivers, but there are many other positions also available. There are four job categories: LTL Jobs, TL Jobs, Logistics Jobs, and Corporate Jobs.
LTL stands for less-than-truckload. These employees handle multiple, smaller shipments from various customers which ship in one trailer. Ward Transport hires full-time LTL drivers, mechanics, and dock workers, as well as casual (or part-time).
TL stands for truckload. These employees handle large shipments from companies that fill trailers. Full-time and casual jobs are generally available.
Ward also needs people to work in logistics, including warehouse workers. These employees ensure shipments in and out of Ward Transport are accurate and timely.
Corporate jobs include sales, accounting, administrative work, customer service, and more. There are both full-time and part-time positions generally available.
Ward Transport also has four key philosophies they believe maintain their positive culture. One, employees should focus on customer service and satisfaction. Two, respect all employees and recognize their contribution. Three, provide fair wages and benefits to all employees. And four, to take an active part in the community, whether that means volunteering in schools and community centers, or ensuring Ward Transport is a responsible and safe corporation.
According to Glassdoor.com, current Ward Transport employees comment that their “co-workers are very good people,” and they’ve gotten “experience [and] knowledge that can be helpful later in life.” Others comment that the facilities could be updated, they were dissatisfied with the length of shifts, and that they are concerned with a high turnover rate.
Tips for Applying at Ward Transport
You can apply for jobs at wardtlc.com/jobopenings/. Take a look at the links on the right of the page to read more about benefits, the different areas where you might want to work, and to learn more about Ward Transport. The menu on the left will link you to available jobs and their descriptions, including whether they’re full-time or part-time, and for what location.
- Be sure to read each job description so you apply for one that best matches your needs and your qualifications.
- Note whether you need special certification for some jobs, such as a CDL.
- If you need assistance in completing an application, contact the human resources department.
- Be sure to ask questions in your interview. You want this job to be a good fit you, just as the employer does!