R&L Carriers

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With more than 50 years of service, R&L Carriers has grown from a one-truck operation to more than 13,000 tractors and trailers. Family-owned and operated, Ralph L. Roberts made his dream of owning his own business a reality in 1965 when he purchased a single truck to haul furniture.

The company grew with the purchase of interstate and intrastate authority, which laid the foundation for R&L Carriers.

Today, R&L serves all 50 states, Canada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and several Caribbean Islands. Their global services also cover Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and South America.

R&L Carriers Services

r&l carriers trackingR&L offers a wide range of services, including:

LTL Shipping Service

R&L LTL service extends to the entire U.S., including Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Canada.

R&L offers:

  • 98% on-time service performance
  • 6% exception-free delivery
  • 85% liftgate capability nationwide

Business Critical

R&L’s Business Critical services ensure that shipments are delivered quickly. The company offers the following services:

  • Guaranteed: Guarantees that shipments will be delivered by 5:00 PM on the standard scheduled delivery date, or the shipment is free.
  • Expedited: Offers time sensitive, next day, weekend service, second day, team expedite ground, and 24/7.
  • Guaranteed AM: Guarantees morning delivery (by 12 PM) on the standard scheduled delivery date, or the shipment is free.
  • Weekend Express: Expedited shipping option for Friday-Monday shipping demands.
  • Jet Express: Uses a combination of air and ground services to ensure speedy delivery. Can include dedicated equipment, same day, and priority next day shipping.
  • Guaranteed Hourly Window: Guarantees that a shipment will be delivered within a specific time frame.


R&L tracking and logistics services make shipping as easy as possible. R&L offers the following logistics services:

  • Ocean Shipping: Assists with FCL (full container-load) and LCL (less than container-load) to ensure shipments are properly stored and safely moved to their final destination.
  • Air Freight: Moves air cargo domestically and globally. Additional logistics services are available as needed.
  • Customs Brokerage: Offers the full range of Compliances and Customs Brokerage services for international shipping.
  • Warehousing: Comprehensive solutions for distribution, warehousing and order fulfillment needs.
  • Trade Show Logistics: Domestic and international shipping services allow trade show materials to be delivered in a timely manner.
  • Reverse Logistics: Offers the infrastructure and global network needed to manage reverse logistics requirements.
  • White Glove Service: Includes packaging at pickup, multi-person freight delivery, debris removal, special delivery equipment, in-transit shipment consolidation.
  • Supply Chain Management: Minimizes operational costs and expedites product flow.


R&L has a network of more than 22,000 carrier partners. Freight shipping services include:

  • Intermodal
  • Dry van
  • Temp controlled
  • Expedited
  • Mexico transborder
  • Flatbed

The company also offers specialty shipping services, including:

  • Overweight shipments
  • Oversized freight
  • Hazmat shipments
  • Permitted and escorted loads
  • White glove services
  • Temp-controlled shipments

In addition to truckload service, R&L offers intermodal/rail service.


R&L’s value-added services include:

  • Custom Crating: Packing, shipping and moving services.
  • Load & Protect: Maximum protection and security for shipments.


R&L embraces technology and incorporates it into their services, which include:

  • Online Tools: Includes rate quotes, bill of lading, pickup request, service maps, shipment tracing, transit times, service points and density calculator.
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI): Allows customers to exchange freight shipping documents with R&L.
  • In Cab Scanning: View receipts and bills of lading within just minutes of delivery.
  • Freight Software APIs: Allows businesses to integrate R&L’s shipping tools into their website or software to streamline shipments.
  • Real-Time Shipment Notifications: Provides email notifications to monitor shipments.
  • Customer Service: Customers can contact R&L via website, telephone and social media.

R&L Carriers Jobs

R&L Carriers JobsR&L offers a family environment, with a company culture that prioritizes:

  • Open communication
  • Room for growth
  • Forging connections
  • Employee input

Because R&L offers a wide range of services, they also offer a wide range of driver positions, including:

Class A & Class A OTR

  • CDL Class A with X and T endorsements
  • Good driving record
  • 1-year verifiable Class A driving experience within the last three years
  • At least 23 years of age
  • Must be able to lift, bend and stoop without difficulty

Class A drivers are responsible for City P&D and/or Linehaul runs. Class A OTR drivers will be responsible for moving trailers between Service Centers and/or turn-point locations.

All team drivers are on the road five days and home for two days every week.

Class B

  • Class A Student with Hazmat and Tankers endorsements
  • Good driving record 1-year verifiable Class B driving experience within the last three years
  • At least 23 years of age
  • Must be able to lift, bend and stoop without difficulty
  • Must be dependable

Class B drivers are responsible for city pick-up and delivery as well as loading/unloading trailers as needed.

Class C

  • Class C license
  • Good driving record
  • Previous pickup and delivery experience
  • Must be able to lift, bend and stoop without difficulty
  • Must be dependable

Class C drivers are responsible for city pick-up and delivery as well as loading/unloading trailers as needed.

Job openings are available all across the U.S. Because R&L is family-owned and operated company, home time is prioritized to ensure that employees get to spend valuable time with their families.

R&L Carriers Pay Scale

According to R&L reviews and Indeed.com, TDS.com and others, drivers at R&L Carriers earn an average salary of:

  • $69,207 per year, or
  • $23.69 per hour

Some areas will pay drivers more, such as in California, where the average hourly salary is $25.76.

Employee Benefits

Along with base pay, drivers also receive valuable benefits that add to the overall compensation received each year. R&L offers both traditional and non-traditional benefits. These include:


  • Life insurance
  • Medical, dental and vision
  • Paid vacation
  • Short-term disability
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid personal/sick days
  • 401(k) retirement plan

Non-Traditional Benefits

  • 3 employee benefits that offer exclusive use to R&L employees and their families.
  • Employee contests with vacation packages and cash awards based on teamwork and performance criteria.

R&L has three employee resorts.

  • Daytona Beach, FL
  • Pigeon Forge, TN
  • Big Bear Lake, CA

Employees and their families are encouraged to spend their vacations at these resorts free of charge.

R&L Phone Number: 800-543-5589

Headquarters Location: Wilmington, Ohio