Kenan Advantage is one the largest tanker trucking companies in the United States. They specialize in delivering fuels, specialty products, chemicals, industrial gases and food products.
The company has 300 terminal and satellite locations across North America. Kenan Transport is the only independent fuel delivery carrier that has a nationwide network. They operate in 50 states, and they have the ability to deliver in all 48 continental states as well as Mexico and Canada.
Kenan’s mission is to take every load and deliver it on time without any incidents. So far, they’ve made good on that promise. The company serves more than 2,000 customers and makes nearly 3.4 million deliveries each year.
The KAG Transport Service Company
KAG’s fleet includes more than 4,800 company-owned tractors, over 1,500 owner-operated tractors and more than 10,000 trailers.
Kenan hauls four main products:
KAG Fuels Delivery is the company’s largest division, transporting more than 26 billion gallons of refined petroleum products every year.
Commodities hauled include:
- Coal tar
- Asphalt or heavy oils
- Bio diesel
- Crude oil
- Lube oil
- Gasoline additive
- Transformer oil
Kenan has the largest for-hire fleet of cryogenic trailers in the country. Commodities hauled include:
- Carbon monoxide
- Carbon dioxide
- Liquid ethylene
- High-pressure cylinder gases
- Tube trailer gases
KAG Specialty Products focuses on transporting a wide range of different products, including complex chemical mixtures. But this unit also includes other services, like supply chain solutions and vendor management.
KAG Food Products has a variety of trailer options, including pneumatic dry bulk trailers, liquid bulk tankers, dry bulk van trailers and refrigerated trailers. The division has a strong safety record, and it is the leading food grade transportation company.
Their services include:
- Bulk liquid and dry food grade
- Power only
- Food grade tank washing
- Temperature-controlled freight
- Dedicated contract carriage
KAG Foods also has kosher-certified terminals, trailer fleets and cleaning facilities – approved by the Chicago Rabbinical Council. Their kosher certifications include:
- Tank trucks: sugar
- Tank trucks: oils
- Tank wash facilities
KAG Driver Jobs
KAG drivers are specially trained, and the company has ample employment opportunities. They have more than 300 locations nationwide, so you’re sure to find a job opening near you.
The company requires that drivers have:
- A valid CDL
- 1-2 years of recent and verifiable tractor-trailer experience
- A safe driving record
- The ability to obtain their required endorsements
As part of the application process, you will be asked for consent to be tested for drug or alcohol use. And like any other trucking company, they’ll also ask for your permission to conduct a background check.
Although the company only requires 1-2 years of recent tractor-trailer experience, recruiters usually prefer drivers to have 10 years of continuous work history (as a whole). Applicants must be at least 23 years of age.
KAG does not hire drivers fresh out of trucking school, although they do provide flexibility for military veterans who drove trucks while serving.
Regardless of experience level, KAG requires all recently-hired drivers to go through a training program. The company has fully-equipped training centers in Baytown, Texas and Joliet, Illinois. Training may also be performed at local KAG terminals.
The program lasts about three weeks and includes orientation. New drivers must also go through the Smith System Defense Driving course.
Terminal managers and trainers conduct mandated reviews of new hires at 30-day, 90-day and 180-day intervals.
Drivers can choose between local and over-the-road positions.
Kenan Driver Pay and Benefits
KAG is the largest transport service company in North America, so they have ample employment opportunities. But what about their pay rates?
Drivers will be happy to know that KAG raised their driver pay significantly starting in 2018. The majority of their customers had also agreed to pay higher rates in order to support higher driver wages. The move was part of a bigger effort to help combat the driver shortage.
So, how much do they pay exactly? That information isn’t easy to find.
No salary information is provided on the company’s official website, and our request for documentation has yet to be answered. But you can find some information on Indeed.com on other 3rd party sites.
According to their data, drivers with KAG Trucking earn:
- Truck Driver: $26.11 per hour
- Driver: $53,748 per year
- Local Driver: $20 per hour
- Tanker Driver: $57,695 per year
- Delivery Driver: $60,643 per year
Glassdoor has a similar figure for driver salaries: $53,579 per year.
As you can see, the salary information varies, but going off of this data, drivers can probably expect to earn:
- $20-$25 per hour
- $53,000-$60,000 per year
Keep in mind that your pay may be completely different. We’re simply going off of information provided by employees to 3rd parties. We will update our data as soon as we get an update from KAG.
Overall, drivers are happy with their position at KAG. They like the job security and the family environment. Although the work can be hard at times, the company is flexible and dispatchers are helpful.