We began as an excavating company, but quickly expanded from there. We offer many excavating services which include, but are not limited to:
Certified installation of septic systems
Basement installation excavation
Housing foundations work
Installation of sewer and water lines
Support for new well installation
The maintenance, repair, and replacement of water lines
Storm water and sanitary water retention
Footings and foundation excavation
Unlike other owner-operator services, Merchant Excavating, Inc. is a Managed Trucking Service with a growing team of logistical specialists and drivers. Our drivers collectively have over 100 years of safe driving experience.
We primarily run throughout Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Tennessee, and Kentucky. However, after recently adding sleepers to our fleet, we have expanded this territory to the Southeast and Southwest regions of the country but are always open to new opportunities and locations.
Our fleet consists of sleeper and day cab trucks, dry vans (53′ with swing doors), flatbed/conestoga (53′ with rolling tarp system), a lowboy trailer for oversized equipment hauling, and seasonal gravel trains.
Rates will differ based on various factors. Please contact our logistics team for rates or inquiries: email@example.com.
We have state certified mechanics each specializing in their own area of expertise. With over 50 years of combined experience, they keep our fleet and several local customers’ equipment in top condition using state of the art diagnostic tools.
We offer numerous heavy duty equipment repair services including, but not limited to:
MISSION / ABOUT US
Merchant Excavating, Inc. believes that the employees are the most important part of the operation. Merchant Excavating, Inc. continuously strives to create and maintain a working environment that promotes a positive, safe, and healthy work place.
At Merchant Excavating, Inc., it is our belief that all accidents are preventable, if our team is to accomplish the goal of zero accidents, the entire workforce must prescribe to the policies and philosophies contained within our handbook.
In addition, Merchant Excavating, Inc. being a service based company, and working as a contract company that requires our employees to work offsite at the location(s) of our customers, our employees shall not follow not only the policies of Merchant Excavating, Inc. as well as, the policies of the companies we represent and are contracted to work for.
Throughout this policy, the term workplace shall be understood that this includes, any place where business is conducted or performed under the contract name of Merchant Excavating, Inc.
In 1987 David Merchant founded the company under the name of Dave Merchant Excavating. Then, in 2004, the name was changed to Merchant Excavating, Inc. after Ed Taylor joined as co-owner. Ed expanded our services to include mechanical repairs on the company fleet. In 2008 our services expanded once again to include local manure hauling.
The teamwork of our hard-working employees has allowed us to face and overcome hard setbacks; including a major rebuild after the catastrophic fire destroyed the company’s base in 2013. Two short years later in 2015, the hauling of commercial freight was added to our list of services with the final addition of mechanical repairs to public customers in 2016. Since then, Merchant Excavating, Inc. has thrived with other businesses in the community through their dedicated services.
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OTR Truck Driver
Why Drive with Merchant Excavating?
Home every weekend
Hourly pay, get paid while you sit!
Paid every Friday by direct deposit
Excellent benefits package (see below)
$30 Per diems paid for each night spent out over the road
No touch freight
No seat slipping, unless you require repairs
No graveyard shifts
Passenger ride along program
Company paid hotel room for day cab drivers
Day 1: Paid holidays, paid training, employee referral bonus program, and an Employee Assistance Program offering counseling, legal/financial consultations, identity theft monitoring, child and eldercare referrals, well-being resources, and discount programs.
1 Month: 32 hours of Personal Care Leave (medical appointments made in advance) and company provided uniforms.
90 Days: Health insurance (dental and vision included), offering a health savings account as a supplemental IRA with investment opportunities, short term disability, and life insurance policy.
1 Year: 40 hours of paid time off and a boot reimbursement program.
Our company is currently interviewing recent trucking school graduates, company drivers, and/or owner operators.
Are you tired of waiting when you’re paid by the mile? Wasting your time trying to find loads? Tired of loading and unloading your own cargo? Doing your own maintenance? At Merchant Excavating, our drivers drive, and our support team will take care of the rest! We offer full benefits, competitive-hourly pay with overtime, consistent load assignments to keep you working with the benefit of being home every weekend and so much more!
At Merchant Excavating, you aren’t just another number. We’ve structured our program around open communication, respect, transparency, and giving you the tools to succeed because we want you to succeed with us!
Performs and logs pre-trip and post-trip inspections on equipment, reporting any defects found.
Safely transports freight to destinations while maintaining communication with dispatch.
Maintains transportation records including ELD, bill of ladings, scale tickets, fuel receipts and other load related paperwork.
Adheres to all operating instructions, all local, state, and federal regulations, established company procedures, and maintains equipment supplies.
Recent graduates with little to no experience are welcome to apply. Otherwise, the candidate must have a minimum of 3-years recent driving experience with a Class A CDL and a clean driving record. Also, must be able to pass a D.O.T. medical examination and drug screening.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $15.00 - $22.00 per hour
For any inquiries, general questions or recommendations, please call: (989) 875-3691 or fill out the following form.
4040 North State Road
Alma MI, 48801
Main Telephone: (989) 875-3691
Fax: (989) 875-7772
Logistics: (989) 388-0000
Repair Shop: (989) 875-0200
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am- 5:00pm
Owner: Ed Taylor
Owner: Dave Merchant
Office Manager: DeAnna Taylor
Repair Shop: Anthony Taylor