Don Hummer Trucking is one of the leading trucking companies in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with over 70 years of experience. The company remains a family-owned operation, with the sons of Don Hummer actively involved in the fleet today.
Today, the company has grown to become one of the leading transportation companies in the Midwest, with over 500 employees and a fleet of more than 400 trucks.
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Over the years, Don Hummer Trucking has earned a reputation for providing reliable and efficient transportation services to a wide range of industries, including agriculture, construction, and manufacturing. The company has also been recognized for its commitment to safety and compliance. In 2019, Don Hummer Trucking was awarded the National Safety Council’s prestigious Green Cross for Safety Award, which recognizes organizations that have demonstrated excellence in safety performance.
Don Hummer Truck Driver Jobs
A commitment to excellence and value remains one of the company’s core values in all sectors of its operations. The company has routine openings for:
- Dry van truckload
- Temperature controlled truckload
- Value added truckload
- Dedicated fleet driver
- Regional drivers
- Team drivers
- OTR company drivers
Don Hummer Terminal Locations
Hummer drivers will need to live around the company’s main terminal locations, which are located in Iowa or the following cities:
- Columbus, OH
- Dallas, TX
- Kansas City, MO
- Mechanicsburg, PA
- Omaha, NE
- Salt Lake City, UT
If you live outside of these areas, contact a recruiter to learn how you can become part of the team.
Don Hummer Truck Driver Salary & Benefits
Don Hummer offers competitive pay and benefits to drivers.
We have compiled data from 3 different payment aggregators and our 3 of our own driver surveys to arrive at $61,742 average per year for company drivers.
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- According to Zippia, Don Hummer truckers earn, on average $62,112 per year
- Payscale.com backs up that number with 40 driver surveys. They have average number at $62,000 per year even.
- According to Indeed, truck drivers at Don Hummer Trucking can earn up to $103,000 per year, with an average salary of $60,000.
Entry-level salary is about $41,000 per year, while the top 90th percentile earns about $94,000 per year.
In addition to base pay, Don Hummer Trucking also offers bonuses and incentives to its employees. According to Glassdoor, employees have reported receiving bonuses ranging from $1,000 to $5,000, with an average bonus of $2,000.
Pay can also vary based on the driver’s position...
Don Hummer says that their OTR drivers are out 10-11 nights at a time, followed by two consecutive nights at home.
More time on the road equals more miles and better pay.
The company states that OTR drivers earn:
- 60 CPM + annual pay adjustments
These drivers also receive:
- An additional $0.04/mile for quarterly safety bonuses
- Holiday pay
- Layover, detention, breakdown and stop pay
- Annual Anniversary LNL Bonus
These drivers have two options:
- Weekly Guaranteed runs from Sunday – Friday
- Weekend Guaranteed runs from Friday – Tuesday
They’re guaranteed weekly pay that ranges from:
Annual pay adjustments and quarterly safety bonuses allow drivers to increase their earnings.
Regular regional drivers are home every five nights and earn 55 CPM with quarterly safety bonuses and pay for detention, layover, breakdown, stops and holidays.
Don Hummer also hires team drivers, with pay starting at 80 CPM.
These drivers are out for 12 nights at a time and receive a full 44-52 hours at home every other weekend. They also receive bonuses and paid holidays like other company drivers.
Company drivers receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
- Health insurance
- Dental and vision insurance
- 401(k) with company match
- Voluntary life insurance
- Short-term disability
- Free critical illness insurance, basic life insurance and Employee Assistance Program
Along with these benefits, drivers can also bring along a passenger or a pet, thanks to their passenger and pet policies.
Independent Contractor Opportunities at Don Hummer
Don Hummer Trucking allows you to be your own boss as an independent contractor for the company. Drivers must meet the following requirements:
- 21+ years of age
- Valid CDL
- Valid driver’s license
- Stable work history
- No record of truck abandonment
ICON (Independent Contractor Program) drivers receive the support of Don Hummer to make their operations a success, including:
- Consistent freight
- Advanced technologies
You’ll receive 75% of the revenue per load and 70% for reefer or temperature-controlled freight. Contractors will receive 100% of the fuel surcharge on loads, but you will have your own costs, such as tolls and maintaining your rig.
Don Hummer does allow you to use their trailers at no additional charge.
If you want to be your own boss and benefit from the logistics and deals that Don Hummer has in place, you’ll find plenty of opportunities for growth with the company. Your rig will need to meet all regulations, pass inspection and have the Hummer logo installed on the doors.
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