CARRIERS

CARRIERS, WE'VE GOT YOUR BACKHAUL.

As a carrier partner for Red Classic, you gain access to a nationwide network of freight, serving Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most well-known brands.

HIGH VOLUME OPPORTUNITIES

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As a wholly owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Consolidated and its dedicated carrier, Red Classic has numerous, high-volume lane opportunities with loads shipping 365 days a year. With Red Classic, you get the high-volume freight you want with none of the seasonal slowdowns.

In addition to beverages, Red Classic partner carriers also haul food goods, oil and gas, pet care products, paper and packaging, auto parts, building materials, home goods and more.

STRATEGIC BACKHAUL FREIGHT

Through our national network of strategic backhaul freight, Red Classic helps you minimize deadhead and maximize profitability for every load. With shipping locations and warehouses in major urban areas, we operate in the areas that are most profitable for carriers and where drivers prefer to run.

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COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIPS

We value our carrier partners and want to build collaborative relationships that ensure shared success. Our Carrier Development team is here to support you, keeping your trucks loaded and on the road every day. 

LET'S GET ROLLING.

Interested in working with Red Classic as a carrier partner? Call 866-768-8809 or message us below.

For those interested in becoming a company driver or owner operator partner, please visit our careers page.

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Because we carry significant freight for our parent company, our team is knowledgeable about every shipping location and warehouse, which means we can get you in and out with ease and quickly solve any problem that arises.

FINANCIAL STABILITY

Let’s face it – getting paid quickly and accurately is important. We’ve earned a 5-star rating on DAT’s Broker/Carrier Ratings Directory, which evaluates companies for speed of payment, punctuality, care of freight and ease of doing business. 

Better yet, we’re not going anywhere. Our parent company, Coca-Cola Consolidated, is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the United States and has been in business since 1902.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CARRIERS

At Red Classic, the safety of our carrier partners is as important to us as being on time. Our regulations and requirements ensure not only the safety of your drivers, but also those who are sharing the roadways.

  • $100,000 minimum cargo insurance
  • $1,000,000 minimum liability insurance
  • Satisfactory or None Safety Rating
  • Statutory Limit Workers Compensation
  • $1,000,000 Auto Liability Policy

CARRIER FAQ

Red Classic, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coca-Cola Consolidated, is a safety-focused provider of transportation, logistics and fleet maintenance solutions. Coca-Cola Consolidated was formed in 1902 and is the largest Coca-Cola bottler in the U.S. Red Classic was commercialized as a for-hire carrier in 2011 and today provides transportation and fleet maintenance solutions for Coca-Cola Consolidated and customers across dozens of industries.

Red Classic began as the private fleet for Coca-Cola Consolidated, transporting raw materials and finished products to and from the bottling facilities. Today, we continue to be the dedicated carrier for Coca-Cola Consolidated, hauling more than 287,000 loads of Coca-Cola products last year.

Red Classic services the continental U.S. and Canada.

Red Classic partner carriers haul food and beverages, paper and packaging, auto parts, building materials, pet food, home goods and more.

As a carrier partner for Red Classic, you gain access to a nationwide network of freight, serving Coca-Cola, one of the world’s most well-known companies, and other top brands. With shipping locations and warehouses in major urban areas, we operate in the areas that are most profitable for carriers and where drivers prefer to run. We’ve earned a 5-star rating on DAT’s Broker/Carrier Ratings Directory.

Currently, we work with more than 20,000 carrier partners.

Yes. Red Classic has numerous, high-volume lane opportunities with loads shipping 365 days a year for Coca-Cola and other top brands.

With our growing operational footprint, we have a network of strategic backhaul freight and an array of shipping opportunities to minimize deadhead.

First, please review our insurance and liability requirements above. If you meet our standards, please complete the RMIS registration form, and we’ll be in touch.

Connect with our Carrier Development team at 800-501-0752 for information on increasing your loads.

Payment delays are usually caused by documentation issues. Carriers must submit proof of delivery, signed by the receiver, which includes the PO or other reference numbers required by the customer; the Rate Confirmation issued by the broker; and a carrier invoice which agrees with the amounts authorized by the broker. All documents must be legible and submitted in PDF format to RCTS.AP@redclassic.com. If your payment has not been received, please contact our Accounts Payable team at 980-275-5790 or RCTPaymentInquiry@redclassic.com.

Standard payment terms for carriers are 14 days by check or no-fee ACH deposit. We also offer Dynamic Payment Terms (Quick Pay) with release of payment in 3 days when carriers agree to a discount of 1% for ACH deposits or 2% for check payments.  

During normal business hours, contact your carrier representative at 866-768-8809 ext 2. Our after-hours team is available on weekdays at 980-275-5700 ext. 1 and 800-501-0752 on Saturday and Sunday.

Please contact our claims department at 704-227-1677 or steven.andrew@redclassic.com. When emailing, please provide photo documentation and contact information so our team can reply promptly.

WHY CHOOSE RED

“Red Classic is more than a brokerage company, they are a family. They have given us an opportunity to build and grow our business throughout years of dedicated partnership and loyalty. When I think of Red Classic, I do not think brokerage company, I think relationship.”

ROY SALMON, ROY SALMON TRUCKING, LLC
  • Financial stability and 100+ years of service
  • 5-star DAT rating
  • Strategic backhaul freight opportunities
  • Quick payment terms
  • Preferred shipping locations & running lanes
  • Year-round, high-volume freight for Coca-Cola and other top brands