Dillon Logistics Inc. is a leader in serious hauling, transporting a variety of materials that consist primarily of asphalt, chemical and dry bulk. The company hires “elite” drivers that focus on positivity and safety.
The company is headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois and operates terminals out of several Dillion Trucking locations:
Michigan City, Indiana
Local and regional positions are available to meet the scheduling and driving requirements of each driver.
Dillon Logistics Driver Salary
Dillon Logistics Pay Rankings
Dillon Logistics has nine recent salaries reported as of January 2021, with the average trucker reporting a salary of $54,209 annually. The pay isn’t bad, but it’s also not the highest in the industry for hauling hazardous materials.
There is an $800 weekly pay minimum, so you are guaranteed to make this much per week.
A major concern from drivers is that the pay isn’t reflective of the goods they’re hauling. When you’re hauling chemicals, it’s not unrealistic to expect higher compensation.
If you look on the company’s website for open driving positions, the company claims that their top earners make $75,000 to $80,000 a year in Illinois.
So, the salary seems to range from $54,200 to $80,000+, but top earners in each region have a different top earner range. A Paulsboro, NJ position has top earners making $60,000 to $75,000 per year.
You can also secure a $500 a quarter bonus for safe driving and a $2,000 sign on bonus at least in Illinois. Referral bonuses are $2,000, so you have plenty of opportunity to make additional money as a driver.
From the open position, local /regional routes have drivers on the road six days per week. Regional drivers will have 1 to 2 nights per week that are overnight.
Dillion Logistics Driver Reviews
Consistent work and a good 401(k) are two reasons people still drive for Dillion, even if they should be paid more for loads. Home time daily is one of the main perks and allows a trucker to have some semblance of a “normal” family life.
If you’re married or have kids, being home daily is definitely a perk that can’t go overlooked.
Managers at most of the Dillion Trucking locations know and understand what it means to offer a work/life balance that is acceptable for truckers. You don’t want to be out on the road day and night and afraid to ask for a day off. Management will work with you so that you can enjoy a comfortable work/life balance.
Regional routes are available if you don’t mind being on the road for longer periods of time.
Every trucking company has their upsides and downsides. Dillion Logistics requires long hours and is a fast-paced company. The equipment is so-so, and when you first start out, you’ll have the worst hours.
New drivers know that when they start with a company, they don’t have seniority, so they’ll get the worst hours of the bunch. You will be working for a forced dispatch company, so you’ll be required to take the load assigned to you.
Benefits Offered Through Dillion Logistics
Drivers will receive the following benefits:
There’s also a driver referral bonus program if you have other drivers that you recommend to the company.
All drivers must be at least 23 years old to work for the company, maintain a valid Class A CDL and also have tank and hazmat endorsements. TWIC may be required in some select locations, but a recruiter will discuss this with you.
You must not have:
DUI/DWI/OWI in the past 7 years
2 preventable accidents or moving violations in the past 3 years
All drivers must be able to speak, read and write in English and have a safe driving record. Depending on what you’ll be hauling, you’ll also need 6 to 12 months of verifiable experience with a tractor trailer.
Dillion Logistics is a company that you can grow with and gives great opportunities to seasoned truckers. You’ll find that the managers are more than willing to work with you for home time, there’s a minimum pay per week that is beneficial during slow periods and the company has great retirement benefits.