This post was last updated on July 20th, 2019
Larry Brady established Brady Trucking in 1980 and incorporated in 1996. The company has been providing trucking services for more than three decades and is considered one of the most reliable truckload carriers in the Midwest and Southwest United States.
Brady Trucking Locations
Brady owns and operates more than 250 Peterbilt trucks and over 300 trailers throughout the Rocky Mountain region. The company has terminals in Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota and New Mexico. In fact, they’re one of the leading trucking companies in New Mexico.
Brady works with some of the top organizations in the world, including:
- C&J Energy Services
- EOG Resources
- Baker Hughes
Brady Trucking Services Career Opportunities
Brady offers a wide range of career opportunities, including those for owner operators. The company offers several services that require either company drivers or owner operators. These include:
- Dropdeck and flatbed
- Transload services
- Warehouse and storage
- Towing and recovery
The dry-bulk position requires drivers to haul bulk commodities OTR to AG, industrial and food grade customers. Drivers will also be required to pull hoses and pump product with a pneumatic air compressor.
Brady Trucking also has positions for oilfield drivers. These drivers will be expected to safely transport sand to drilling and fracking locations. Like dry-bulk drivers, those in this position will also be required to pull hoses and pump product using a pneumatic compressor.
For most positions offered at the company, drivers will need to meet the following requirements:
- Clean driving record
- Class A CDL
- 1-year experience driving a tractor-trailer preferred (6 months-1 year, or 50,000 miles tractor-trailer experience)
- Ability to work a minimum of 3 weeks on, 1 week off
Drivers who apply for a position at Brady must fill out an application. The company will run MVR and background checks. The results are finalized within 24 hours and applicants are added to the interview list. After the interview, the recruiter should have an answer within 24-48 hours.
Some positions can be challenging, but the company’s pay makes it worth the effort.
Brady Trucking Salary Data
Brady does provide some information on their pay rates, or at least they provide the annual average for some positions.
The company does not pay by the mile or hourly.
Instead, they pay drivers a percentage of the loads hauled. In other words, drivers earn a portion of their truck’s revenue. The company uses the same model for their quarterly and annual incentive. Drivers who work hard earn more. The more you haul, the more you earn.
In the “Careers” section of their website, the company gives you some salary information.
- Dry bulk drivers: $80,000 annual average; $1,500 sign-on bonus; quarterly safety and performance incentives
- Oilfield drivers: $70,000-$90,000 annual average (depending on location); $3,000 sign-on bonus; quarterly safety and performance incentives
These figures are on par with data from Indeed.com, which offers the following salary information for Brady drivers:
- $79,906 per year for truck drivers
- $5,500 per week for owner operators
- $150 per day for company drivers
A few company drivers reported earning just $38,512 per year. But far more drivers (1,412 vs. 5) claim that they earn nearly $80,000 per year driving for the company. This salary figure is above average in the industry, so Brady does live up to its claims that it pays well.
Brady has answered salary-related questions on Indeed. According to the company, OTR drivers average 2000-2500 miles per week and earn $1,500-$2,000 per week.
In addition to an excellent base salary, Brady also offers great benefits to its drivers.
Company drivers receive the following benefits:
- Detention pay after 2 hours up to $150 per day
- Medical, vision, dental and life insurance
- Annual longevity incentives – 5% of your entire year’s earnings
- Quarterly safety incentives – 5% of your full quarter’s earnings
- 401(k) and company match
- PPE provided
- Late-model trucks
- Assistance in planning a home purchase
- Plans for college tuition and more
- Rider programs in some locations
All trucks have sleepers, and Brady terminals offer laundry, showers, a kitchenette and a driver’s lounge for employee needs.
Some drivers do get daily home time, and others are home on weekends. Oilfield drivers typically work longer periods, but they also have longer periods at home (4-5 weeks on and 1 week off).