KLLM Trucking Pay

This post was last updated on September 12th, 2017

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Summary

KLLM Trucking Pay

KLLM Trucking has been in the trucking business for over 50 years.

The company specializes in the shipment of perishable commodities, with regional, dedicated temperature-controlled, and over-the-road services available. KLLM Trucking is actively hiring, and there are many benefits to working for the company, especially if you’re a new driver or haven’t secured your license yet.

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KLLM Transport Pay and Benefits

Unlike other trucking companies, KLLM is very transparent about their pay rates, which makes it easy for drivers and students to decide whether they want to work for the company or not.




From time to time, KLLM offers sign-on bonuses of up to $3,000 for both company drivers and independent contractors. But for now, let’s look at the pay rates for each division.

Solo OTR Pay

  • $0.34/mile with verifiable experience
  • $25 for intermediate stops 1& 2
  • $40 for intermediate stops 3+
  • Layover pay after 24 hours
  • $10/hour detention pay after the first 3 hours; $100 max. per day
  • $225 orientation pay

Solo OTR drivers also receive excellent benefits, including:

  • 1 week vacation after 1 year of service
  • 2 weeks of vacation time after 2+ years of service
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Prescription card
  • 401(k) after 12 months; fully vested after five years of service

Team OTR

  • Starting pay ranges from $0.38-$0.51 per mile depending on experience level
  • $25 for intermediate stops 1& 2
  • $40 for intermediate stops 3+
  • $10/hour detention pay after the first 3 hours; $100 max. per day
  • $225 orientation pay
  • Layover pay after 24 hours

Team OTR drivers receive the following benefits:

  • 1 week vacation after 1 year of service
  • 2 weeks of vacation time after 2+ years of service
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Prescription card
  • 401(k) after 12 months; fully vested after five years of service

Regional Drivers

KLLM has three regional operations: Southeast, Midwest and Western.

Southeast and Midwest drivers are home weekly, while Western drivers are home every 10 days.

  • Starting pay for Southeast and Western is $0.34/mile
  • Starting pay for Midwest ranges from $0.41-$0.45 per mile depending on experience
  • $25 for intermediate stops 1& 2
  • $40 for intermediate stops 3+
  • $70 (minimum) for dispatched load (Midwest drivers only)
  • Layover pay after 24 hours
  • $10/hour detention pay after the first 3 hours; $100 max. per day
  • $225 orientation pay

Benefits for regional drivers are the same as solo and team OTR drivers.

KLLM Transport Jobs

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KLLM Students

KLLM hires freshly-graduated students, and offers competitive pay.

  • Starting pay is $0.34/mile

Additional pay and benefits are the same as what solo OTR, team OTR and regional drivers receive.

OTR and Regional Independent Contractors (Owner Operators)

KLLM also works with owner operators as independent contractors, with both OTR and regional opportunities available.

OTR Base Pay & Southeast Regional Drivers

  • 1-100 miles: $2.00/mile
  • 101-200 miles: $1.75/mile
  • 201-300 miles: $1.45/mile
  • 301-400 miles: $1.20/mile
  • 401-500 miles: $0.95/mile
  • 500+ miles: $0.90/mile

Base Pay for Midwest Regional Drivers

  • 1-100 miles: $2.05/mile
  • 101-200 miles: $1.80/mile
  • 201-300 miles: $1.65/mile
  • 301-400 miles: $1.38/mile
  • 401-500 miles: $1.12/mile
  • 501-600 miles: $0.97/mile
  • 600+ miles: $0.92/mile

Keep in mind that this is just the base pay rates for independent contractors and does not include fuel surcharge.

KLLM also offers:

  • Paid cargo and liability insurance
  • Passenger programs
  • No forced dispatch
  • Other insurance options

If you’ve yet to buy your own truck but are interested in being your own boss, contact the company to learn more about the KLLM lease purchase requirements.




What About Students?

If you’re interested in becoming a driver but have yet to get your CDL, you have the option of attending the KLLM trucking school.

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Students can earn their Class A CDL License In 22 Days.
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Students can earn their CDL A in just 22 days, and it won’t cost them a dime in tuition costs.

To attend the school tuition-free, you’ll need to agree to drive for the company for one year after your training is complete.

Why choose KLLM’s trucking school?

  • Fully accredited
  • Students earn as much as $73.57 per day and $514.99 per week
  • Agree to drive for KLLM for one year, and your tuition is free
  • Drive modern tractors equipped with the latest technology
  • Advanced tractor-trailer simulators
  • Computer and refrigerated trailer labs
  • Guaranteed job after training
  • Benefits kick in after 3 months of working
  • 401(k) eligibility kicks in after one year of service

The CDL training program consists of three phases, and you’ll start getting hands-on experience right from the first day of training.

If you want to work for KLLM and haven’t earned your CDL yet, attending the company’s trucking school is a good idea.

 

Is KLLM a Good Company to Drive For?

KLLM Trucking School

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The million dollar question for any trucking company.   The KLLM trucking reviews we’ve read were mostly positive and focused on their highly regarded training program and above average pay scale.   At TDS, we always stress that no trucking company is perfect, so obtaining a rating of four stars or higher in this industry is a major feat.

We did see a lot drivers complaining about spending time away from home, but this comes with OTR territory and should be taken with a grain of salt.  You have to understand that life on the road is not for everyone, so think about that before you sign up with any cdl training program.

The majority of drivers felt the company treated them well, they were paid good rates with excellent benefits, KLLM is a great choice.