To keep our team growing, we’re continuously looking for ways to create innovative solutions for our customers that also provide opportunities for our associates. A great example of that is On Tour Logistics (OTL), our specialized service focused on the concert and special events markets.
Since its launch in 2012, OTL has grown rapidly, bringing more opportunities to our team. Just like our traditional transportation services, with OTL, tour promoters can make just one call to cover all of the transportation for their equipment and gear.
As our reputation for outstanding service continues to grow on the concert tour circuit, so do opportunities for our associates! Our OTL team works with our Truckload leadership to identify Truckload drivers who excel in performance excellence and have a desire to commit to multi-week runs.
If a driver qualifies, then he or she can be selected to attend an OTL training class. In this course, OTL drivers learn various elements of touring and entertainment production procedures, such as backstage terminology, loading, securement and blind-side radio-controlled backing.
OTL has two types of loads for which we need drivers: production and tours.
Production runs are one-time moves that can be one-ways or round-trips, which could include layovers. On production runs, drivers get their current rate of pay, plus stops and other accessorial pay.
Tours could be for 10 days or up to 10 months – it just depends what the customer needs. Drivers on tours are typically placed on a weekly salary that is pro-rated on partial weeks. While on a tour, most of the driving is done at night after a show is over and the staging is torn down and loaded. Drivers selected for a tour receive a special OTL uniform package.
To be considered for an OTL position there are several requirements Truckload drivers must meet: