Dayton Freight Pay Scale

This post was last updated on July 22nd, 2016

Dayton Freight is one of the most respected trucking companies in the industry. One thing is certain, when you look up this company on the Internet, you’ll see that employees love to work with this family-friendly company. You’ll be part of the team, and you will be respected at the same time.

Dayton Freight Lines is the company’s trucking division, and this is what will be the main focus for our salary review.

Requirements to Work with Dayton Freight

Dayton Freight Careers

Dayton Freight requires that you have your CDL license, and the company is the leader in LTL transportation services.




You’ll be responsible for transporting, loading and unloading freight, and the requirements to work for the company include:

  • All drivers must be at least 23 years of age
  • All drivers must have at least one year of commercial driving experience
  • You must have no more than two moving violations in the past two years
  • Basic math skills are a necessity as well as being fluent in English
  • All drivers must pass a drug screen before being accepted into the company
  • A valid DOT physical/medical card is required
  • A Class A CDL license is required

These are the basic minimum requirements to work for Dayton Freight. All drivers must not have had a DUI, DWI or equivalent charge pressed against them in the previous three years. Drivers with experience will earn more money than a new driver, and the company requires that each driver have a least one year of experience before applying to work with the company.

If you do meet these criteria, you’ll be able to enjoy a fun work environment and a respectable pay scale.

Dayton Freight Pay Scale

The company pays their drivers hourly rather than by mile.

Drivers can earn the following:

  • $20 an hour at the minimum
  • $24 an hour at the maximum

The typical driver states that they earned $22.52 per hour, and city drivers earn $23.50. Line haul drivers earn an average salary of $72,154, and these are the only figures that I could find on the company.  Since the company does not state their pay rate online, all of this information has been derived from third-party sources.




In 2012, truck drivers stated that they earned between $19 and $20 an average starting with the company, but there are many benefits to working with this company that also need to be considered. If you have a family, this is a very respectable company to work for because they do allow for home time, and routine routes which many other trucking companies do not offer.

Pay is provided weekly, so you do not have to wait for the typical bi-weekly payment.

We have been provided salaries from many different employees of the company, and the salaries are as follows:

  • Delivery drivers. $35,000 a year to $40,000 a year on average
  • P&D drivers earn an average salary of between $42,000 and $50,000 a year
  • Line haul drivers earn between $60,000 and $82,000 per year

Dayton Freight Benefits

Dayton Freight Benefits

Working with the company, will be able to enjoy many benefits. The company offers the following benefits to all drivers in their fleet:

  • Competitive weekly pay
  • Quick advancement in the company
  • Quality hours every week
  • Modern facilities
  • Clean, new trucks
  • Comprehensive benefits packages, including:
    • Healthcare plans
    • Dental plans
    • Vision plans
    • 401(k) plans
  • All drivers will receive eight paid holidays as well as vacation and personal days off

It’s important to know that dental, vision and short-term disability insurance are all optional. These are not part of your medical benefits, and you also the option of applying for long-term disability insurance with the company.

The company will provide all drivers with a $35,000 life insurance policy, and there are profit-sharing programs available in the company. Direct deposit is offered, and you will be paid for vacation time. No information is present on how much vacation time is offered.

Dayton Freight Careers

The Dayton company offers several different career paths for anyone that does not want to be a driver. While the company does offer several different driving positions as discussed before, they also need talented individuals in the Dayton Freight tracking division.

A few of the most abudant jobs with the company, include:

  • Account managers
  • Apprentice technicians
  • CDL local drivers
  • Centralized billers
  • Class B drivers
  • Customer service representatives
  • Dockworkers
  • Dispatch assistants
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Maintenance support
  • Maintenance training

About Dayton Freight Lines Inc

Dayton Freight

The company was founded in 1981 in Dayton, Ohio.

Privately owned, this is a union free company that offers LTL freight carrying. The company currently services the following areas:

  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee
  • Wisconsin

The company also offers a strategic alliance network that will work within the United States, Canada, Mexico, Guam and Puerto Rico.

According to the company’s internal statistics, 99.8% of all freight arrives to its destination on time. The company’s safety record is impeccable with just .12% of recordable accidents per 1 million miles on the road.

The company states that they have 1200 tractors and their fleet consists of over 3100 trailers. The company currently employs over 3600 people, and the company’s continues to grow yearly. Many employees that work with the company state that they offer a friendly atmosphere, and great hours. Any new driver that wants to avoid being on the road for 70+ hours a week will find that the company offers much more flexible driver time.

There are also great part-time positions with the company that offer up to 30 hours of work per week.

The company recently opened a service center in Memphis, Tennessee in 2016 expanding the company’s operations even further. If you’re looking to get into the trucking industry, Dayton Freight           is a good choice as long as you have at least one year worth of experience in the commercial driving industry.