Truck Driving Jobs in Kansas

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The career landscape in America is constantly changing. Some jobs are slowly becoming obsolete while others are becoming more technical and require specialized training. However, trucking jobs with Kansas trucking companies do not fit in either of these categories. In fact, truck driving jobs in Kansas do not require any degrees or certifications, and higher than average job growth is expected in the trucking industry across this state.

SWIFT Transportation

SWIFT Transportation

  • Earn up to $.54 per mile
  • One week vacation after 1 year
  • Two weeks vacation after 2 years
  • 2,500 paid miles per week guaranteed!
  • Pets allowed
  • Medical, dental & life insurance

Crete Carrier

Crete Carrier

  • OTR drivers start at $.50 - $.53 per mile
  • Top 25% OTR drivers average $80,300 per year
  • No-cost rider policy
  • Safe Driver Productivity Bonus
  • 401-k
  • Full benefits: Health/dental/vision/life

 

Paschall Truck Lines

  • Teams start up to $0.79 CPM + $6,000 transition bonus!
  • Solos start up to $0.74 CPM + $3,000 transition bonus!
  • Medical/dental/life Insurance/paid vacation & 401-k match 
  • 7 days out/2 days home option
  • High percentage of drop & hook
  • Pet/rider policy

 

Schneider National

Schneider National

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers!
  • Earn up to $79,000 yearly based on experience
  • 95% no-touch freight
  • Weekly home time
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance & 401(k) match
  • Up to $7,000 tuition reimbursement for qualified drivers

Western Express

Western Express

  • GREAT PAY – Earn up to $130,000 per year!
  • Experienced drivers now START at 56 CPM – 61 CPM!
  • 48 CPM after training + increases to 58 CPM in 5 months!
  • Outstanding Team incentives: Up to $3,400/week per team
  • Medical/dental/vision/paid vacation & 401(k)
  • No experience required! Paid CDL training available.

J.B. HUNT

J.B. HUNT

  • Local & Regional Routes - great home time
  • Earn up to $75,000 yearly depending on route & experience
  • Productivity bonus & referral bonus
  • Dental/vision/life insurance
  • Company match 401(k)
  • Paid vacation time

Action Resources

Action Resources

  • $2,000 referral bonus for every driver referral
  • Owner Operators average $180,000 - $220,000 gross
  • Great Home Time: Most Drivers Out 7 to 10 days
  • Hefty Fuel Discounts Across Our Network
  • Third Party Insurance Available
  • Owner Operator Receives 100% Fuel Surcharge

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

Roadrunner Transportation Systems

  • Top solo drivers earn up to $225,000 yearly
  • Top teams earn up to $350,000+ yearly
  • Company drivers earn up to $1,200+ weekly
  • Late model equipment
  • Health & Medical Plans Available
  • Dedicated, OTR, local and regional positions

DELtaura

DELtaura

  • Exceptional base pay
  • Bonus & recognition programs
  • Company paid health/dental/life insurance
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation time
  • 24-hour personal support

CRST Expedited

CRST Expedited

  • One day off for every week out GUARANTEED!
  • Hazmat Mileage Bonus of $.04 more per mile
  • 99% no-touch, 80% drop-and-hook freight
  • Average fleet age of just 1 ¼ years
  • Top-carrier medical/dental/life insurance
  • Matched 401(k) plan

Roehl Transport

Roehl Transport

  • Make $1,200 or more per week!
  • Top drivers earn over $82,000 per year!
  • Experienced drivers can earn up to $.59 per mile
  • Most fleets are home weekly (many on the weekends)
  • You'll target 2,100 miles a week (with more available)
  • Industry-leading profit-sharing + full employee benefits

K&B Transportation

K&B Transportation

  • Experienced drivers earn up to $.45
  • Reliable home time
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical benefits
  • 401K
  • Life insurance

American Central Transport

American Central Transport

  • Medical/dental/vision/life insuramce
  • Long term disability
  • Holiday pay
  • Paid vacation
  • Pet rider options
  • 401(k) retirement plan

Mercer Transportation Company

Mercer Transportation Company

  • Owner/operators earn 75% of revenue
  • 100% fuel surcharge paid to you
  • Fuel discount program
  • Consistent freight
  • No forced dispatch
  • 100% owner operator company

CRST Dedicated

CRST Dedicated

  • $1,200 per week GUARANTEED (1-2 years exp.)
  • Experienced drivers can earn up to $67,000 yearly
  • Weekly home time 
  • Health/dental/life insurance
  • 401-k retirement plan
  • Stable route with consistent miles

Expediter Services

Expediter Services

  • Drivers earn $800 per week on average
  • Most runs are 3 weeks out/1 week home
  • Bonus pay opportunities available
  • Low cost health insurance
  • Excellent spouse/child rider program
  • Excellent pet policy

Melton Truck Lines

Melton Truck Lines

  • Drivers can earn up to $.56 per mile
  • Entry level drivers guaranteed at least $850/week
  • $3,000 - $5,000 sign-on bonus
  • $2,400 tuition reimbursement (recent grads)
  • Safety & performance bonuses
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)

CFI

CFI

  • Experienced drivers earn up to $.45
  • Reliable home time
  • Paid vacation
  • Medical benefits
  • 401K
  • Life insurance

Southern Refrigerated Transport

Southern Refrigerated Transport

  • Company Drivers now receive 3-4 CPM more
  • Recent grads receive $475/week paid training
  • Home weekly opportunities (select areas)
  • 99% no-touch freight with 1,800+ miles average
  • Fuel and driver referral bonuses
  • Up to $6,000 tuition reimbursement for recent grads

TransAm Trucking

TransAm Trucking

  • $2,500 sign-on bonus
  • Grads can earn up to 31 CPM
  • Experience drivers earn up to 32 CPM
  • Independent contractors earn up to $1.04/mile
  • $6,000 tuition reimbursement program for grads
  • Medical/dental/life insurance options + 401k

J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc.

J&R Schugel Trucking, Inc.

  • $525 per week paid training for grads
  • Company drivers can earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.60 per mile split
  • 100% Employee Owned Stock Ownership Plan
  • Medical/dental/vision/prescription coverage after 60 days
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

Christenson Transportation, Inc.

Christenson Transportation, Inc.

  • Regional drivers earn up to $.48 per mile (loaded)
  • OTR drivers earn up to $.46 per mile (loaded)
  • Health/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)
  • Paid vacation & orientation pay
  • Layover & detention pay
  • Pre-paid legal plan

Anderson Trucking Service

Anderson Trucking Service

  • Up to $5,500 sign-on bonus
  • Company flatbed drivers earn up to $.58 per mile
  • Company dry van drivers earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Top 10% drivers earn up to $85,000 per year
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401K/Profit sharing plan company match

Sysco

Sysco

  • $10,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Most CDL-A drivers have daily routes & are home nightly
  • Excellent pay with productivity incentives
  • Paid vacation and paid holidays
  • Comprehensive healthcare benefits
  • Generous retirement benefits

LGA Trucking

LGA Trucking

  • Flexible home time
  • Dedicated runs offer guaranteed weekends home
  • Rider & pet programs
  • Lease purchase program
  • Average tractor age is 2 years old
  • Fuel/idle/safety/tenure/e-log bonuses

Arnold Transportation Services

Arnold Transportation Services

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus paid out $150 weekly
  • Drivers earn up to $.48 per mile base pay
  • Earn .02 on every mile you run safely each quarter
  • Rider and pet friendly
  • Excellent benefits
  • Paid vacation

Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods

  • Solo drivers earn up to $.51 per mile
  • Regional drivers earn up to $.52 per mile
  • Teams earn up to $.54 per mile
  • Layover pay and safety pay
  • Paid holidays & paid vacation
  • 1 day off for every 6 days out on the road

Decker Truck Line, Inc.

Decker Truck Line, Inc.

  • Company drivers average $65,000 per year
  • Reefers can average up to 2,500 miles per week (43-50 CPM)
  • Flatbeds can average up to 2,800 miles per week (47-54 CPM)
  • Teams can average up to 14,000 miles per monty (52-58 CPM split)
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Weekly pay with direct deposit

Bolt Express

Bolt Express

  • Competitive driver pay
  • 24/7 dispatch & driver support
  • DSC with laundry/showers/maintenance
  • Fuel discounts
  • Flexibilty
  • Great benefits

HOGAN

HOGAN Transports

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus for experienced drivers!
  • $10,000 split bonus for experienced team drivers!
  • Top drivers earn more than $70,000 per year!
  • CDL-A drivers earn up to $.47 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.70 per mile (split)
  • Steady year round freight with weekly pay up to $1,200

United Petroleum Transports

United Petroleum Transports

  • $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS for company drivers!
  • Company drivers can earn up to $80,000 yearly!
  • Home every day/night!
  • $2,000 referral bonus
  • Tractor fuel on-site
  • Group medical/dental/vision + 401(k)

BENNETT

Bennett Motor Express

  • Up to $100,000 plus bonuses for experienced company drivers!
  • CDL-A company drivers can average up to $76,000 per year
  • CDL-A regional drivers can earn up to $.70 per mile
  • Drivers are home on most weekends
  • Health/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan

KLLM Transport Services

KLLM Transport Services

  • $2,500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Solo drivers can earn from $.45 to $.55 per mile
  • Regional drivers can earn up to $.78 per mile
  • Teams can earn up from $.55 to $.60 per mile
  • Medical/vision/dental/prescription insurance
  • 401(k) available after 12 months employment

Quality Carriers

Quality Carriers

  • Up to $10,000 sign-on bonus for owner operators!
  • Company drivers earn $62,00 annually on average
  • Late model equipment
  • Industry competitive health insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan
  • Steady and consistent work

Earl Henderson Trucking Company

Earl Henderson Trucking

  • Solo drivers average 2,300 miles weekly at 39-57 CPM
  • Teams average 4,300 miles weekly at 46-60 CPM (split)
  • Pet & passenger friendly
  • Health/dental/vision insurance
  • 401-k savings plan available
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit

John Christner Trucking

John Christner Trucking

  • Solo drivers earn $1.05 per mile loaded and empty
  • Teams earn $1.10 per mile loaded and empty (split)
  • $.02 per mile safety bonus paid quarterly
  • Newer model trucks
  • Road use & fuel taxes paid
  • Nationwide Discount Fuel Network

Knight Transportation

Knight Transportation

  • Paid CDL training available
  • Tuition reimbursement offered for new trainees
  • Solo drivers can earn a bonus of $.05 per mile
  • $500 referral bonus for experienced drivers
  • Pet and rider policy programs
  • Great benefits

Unlimited Freight, Inc.

Unlimited Freight, Inc.

  • Solo drivers can earn up to $.65 per mile
  • Teams can earn up to $.70 per mile (split)
  • Great home time
  • Excellent job benefits
  • Recognized as "Carrier of the Year" in 2017
  • Hiring nationwide

Salem Corporation

Salem Corporation

  • Competitive pay
  • Bonus potential
  • Company-paid orientation
  • Quarterly safety bonus
  • Health/dental/life/disability insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match

Smokey Point Distributing

Smokey Point Distributing

  • Flatbed solos can earn $64,000 yearly (54 CPM)
  • Flatbed teams can earn $74,000 yearly (34 CPM)
  • $1,000 raise upon annual review
  • Stop/tarp/layover/detention/breakdown pay
  • Major medical insurance + 401(k) savings plan
  • Orientation pay (about $540 gross)

Hurricane Express

Hurricane Express

  • Solo drivers earn a net minimum of $81,000 yearly!
  • Solo drivers get paid $2,800 within their first 8 days!
  • Team drivers earn a net minimum of $151,000 yearly!
  • Team drivers get paid $5,600 within their first 8 days!
  • Tenure bonus of $3,000 (solos) & $5,500 (teams)
  • Excellent company benefits

CalArk International

CalArk International

  • Competitive pay (paid weekly)
  • Monthly productivity bonus (earn up to 8 CPM more)
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance
  • 401k retirement savings plan
  • Late model equipment
  • Passenger & pet program

C.R. England

C.R. England

  • Paid CDL training ($600/week on-the-job training)
  • Zero tuition for those who qualify ($5,000 value)
  • Competitive pay & benefits
  • Great home time depending on region
  • Consistent miles depending on region
  • Late model equipment

Shaffer Trucking

Shaffer Trucking

  • Top 25% of drivers average $80,300 yearly!
  • OTR drivers earn from $.53 to $.56 per mile
  • Health/vision/dental/life insurance + 401(k)
  • No cost rider policy
  • Pet policy (2 dogs or cats)
  • Guaranteed detention pay

HUNT Transportation

HUNT Transportation

  • Top 25% of drivers average $82,000 per year!
  • Drivers earn from $.52 to $.55 per practical mile
  • Flatbed drivers earn an additional $.06 per mile (loaded)
  • Stop-off and breakdown pay
  • Safety & productivity bonuses
  • Full benefits + rider/pet policy

Hub Group Trucking

Hub Group Trucking

  • $2,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Competitive hourly pay
  • Drivers average $1,510 weekly
  • Daily home time
  • No-touch freight
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance + 401(k)

Averitt Express

Averitt Express

  • $800 per week paid CDL training program!
  • Flatbed drivers average $55,000-$65,000 yearly!
  • Flatbed drivers start at $.48 per mile (180 days solo exp)
  • Dedicated drivers start at $.42 per mile (180 days solo exp)
  • Weekly home time for flatbed and dedicated drivers
  • Medical/dental/vision/prescription benefits + 401(k)

Pride Transport

Pride Transport

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS!
  • Paid training & orientation for students/trainees
  • Solo drivers can earn 55 CPM with $.05 bonus
  • Team drivers can earn 70 CPM with $.05 bonus
  • Medical/dental/vision/life insurance + 401(k)
  • Guaranteed detention/stop/layover/breakdown pay

Covenant Transport

Covenant Transport

  • $40,000 TEAMING BONUS for OTR CDL-A DRIVERS!
  • PAID HazMat endorsement if you don't have one
  • HazMat team drivers earn $.52 to $.56 cents per mile
  • $1,000 weekly pay guarantee for HazMat drivers
  • Covenant team matching program can team you up
  • Home time guarantee!

Dana Companies

DANA Companies

  • Paid training program for students/trainees
  • Paid weekly with direct deposit
  • Medical/vision/dental insurance + 401-k
  • Paid life insurance
  • Paid vacations & holidays
  • Referral bonuses

Triple C Transit

Triple C Transit

  • Many drivers net $2,000 per week!
  • Paid 75% of earnings!
  • Paid orientation
  • Direct deposit
  • FREE fuel card
  • Rider policy available

SmartWay Express, Inc.

SmartWay Express, Inc.

  • Competitive pay
  • No-touch freight
  • Drivers average 2-3 days home & 2-3 weeks out
  • Steady work
  • Paid weekly
  • Good equipment

Atlas Logistics

  • Owner/Operator Fleet
  • $2.11 per mile average!
  • Most shipments are drop and hook
  • Lightweight shipments (15-25k lbs average)
  • Fuel Surcharge covering most/all of your fuel costs
  • Medical/dental/life Insurance & 401-k match 

Chalk Mountain

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus!
  • $5,000 driver referral bonus!
  • Schedule options include 7 consecutive days of home time
  • Quality equipment - tractors run on a 2.5-year trade cycle
  • Medical/dental/vision/disability & 401-k company match 
  • Pay protection program

 

Paul Transportation, Inc.

  • New drivers earn .53 CPM (including $.03 for oversize loads)
  • $400 orientation pay/$25 stop pay/$50 tarp pay
  • Newer equipment (automatics available)
  • Home every other weekend & rider/pet policy 
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance & 401(k) match
  • Students Welcome – No Experience Required!

 

Schuster Company

  • Drivers earn an annual salary of $85,000
  • Starting pay up to 65 CPM (top pay at 70 CPM)!
  • Paid orientation & 2 CPM increase after 90 days!
  • Drivers average 2,500 to 3,000+ miles per week!
  • Health/dental/vision/life & 401-k company match 
  • Pet/rider policy & additional pay opportunities

A&A Express

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus & $1,000 referral bonus!
  • Drivers make up to $75,000+ annually!
  • 2,800 miles per week & rates paid on ALL miles!
  • New & late model equipment - Kenworth trucks
  • Medical/dental/vision/paid vacation & 401-k match
  • Generous home time

Herrington Transportation

  • Drivers make $65,000-$100,000 annually!
  • Health insurance (Aflac)
  • 401-k with company match
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays
  • Family oriented & a fun work environment

M.T.I. Transportation

  • Drivers get paid $0.60-0.70 per mile DOE!
  • Average 3,000 miles per week!
  • We pay for all miles that are driven!
  • New 2022 Volvo 860’s/Freightliners/Kenworth tractors
  • Referral bonuses & perfect DOT inspection bonus
  • Drivers paid weekly through direct deposit

Double J Transport, LLC

  • Solo drivers average $60,000 – $90,000+ per year!
  • Teams average $80,000 – $100,000+ per year!
  • 100% no-touch freight & practical miles paid!
  • Earn up to 3 weeks paid vacation
  • Health/dental/vision/paid holidays & 401-k company match
  • Newer Freightliner Cascadia trucks (APUs/inverters/refrigerators)

Windy Hill Foliage

  • Drivers average $70,000 to $80,000 annually!
  • Experienced drivers can start at 52 cents per mile!
  • Average 3,000+ miles driven weekly with $.05/mile bounces!
  • No New York City routes & no cost pet/rider policy
  • Health/dental/vision/life/short-term disability & 401-k match
  • Paid vacation & mileage/fuel/en route bonuses

5F Freight

  • Owner/Operators can earn up to $10,000k+ gross/week!
  • FREE next day pay with no factoring fees!
  • Fuel card provided – up to $0.30/gallon discount at Pilot Flying J!
  • 24/7 support- we do all the paperwork/dispatching/billing
  • Liability insurance 
  • Get paid for every load hauled by a driver you refer!

50 Sydneys Transport

  • Drivers are guaranteed $1,800+ weekly!
  • Drivers are paid weekly!
  • Holiday pay & paid time off !
  • No New York City runs
  • No Northeast runs
  • Incentive pay

Stellar Express

  • $5,000 SIGN-ON BONUS for new hires
  • Drivers average $62,000 to $70,000 annually!
  • Drivers average $1,300 to $1,500 per week!
  • Drivers are home most nights & off 2 weekends/month
  • Medical/dental/vision & 401-k company match 
  • Paid orientation & paid tank training

 

 

St. Joe Express

  • $7,500 SIGN-ON BONUS for new drivers!
  • Drivers average $68,000 to $90,000 yearly!
  • Guaranteed weekly pay & great home time!
  • Newer well-maintained equipment with in-house shop
  • Health/dental/vision/profit sharing & 401-k
  • Holiday pay & safety bonus

 

 

Getting Your CDL in Order to Work for Trucking Companies in Kansas

The one thing you will need the most to work as a truck driver in Kansas is a special driver’s license. Once you have decided to apply for jobs with the trucking companies in Kansas, you will need to get a Kansas Commercial Drivers License (CDL). First, you will need to apply for your Kansas Commercial Learners Permit (CLP).

In order to apply, you are required to have your Class D Kansas driver’s license, be at least 18 years old, and prove that you are a citizen of the United States. Then you will need to provide a Department of Transportation (DOT) medical card that is less than two years old, pass a vision exam, pass a general knowledge CDL test, and pay the applicable fees.

What do trucking companies in Kansas require of their drivers?

Although you do not need any kind of special training or a college degree to apply for trucking jobs in Kansas, you do need to meet certain hiring requirements. These requirements are set by Kansas trucking companies individually and ensure that they comply with Kansas state laws. They help provide for the safety and security of everyone on the road.

Most trucking companies in Kansas have one or more of the following hiring requirements:

  • Must have a valid CDL-A license
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Must have a safe driving record
  • Must pass a DOT physical and drug test
  • Must be able to fulfill the physical demands of the job

Kansas Truck Driving Salary and Benefits

You might be surprised to find out how high of a salary you can earn at trucking jobs in Kansas without having to earn a college degree. In fact, salary is one of the top factors that draw people to truck driving jobs in Kansas.

The trucking companies in Kansas are close to the national average when it comes to the wages they pay. In 2016, the United States Department of Labor reported that trucking jobs in Kansas paid truck drivers between $26,890 and $60,020 annually and that the median income was $40,370. Compare this to the national average income for truck drivers which is between $26,900 and $63,100 annually with a median income of $41,340.

Trucking companies in Kansas report that their truck drivers are paid between $45,000 and $85,000 annually. More experienced drivers will be compensated accordingly. Drivers can also increase their earnings with certain trucking companies in Kansas by earning sign-on bonuses, relocation bonuses, retention bonuses, and referral bonuses.

Truck driving jobs in Kansas may come with many different benefits including the following:

  • Up to $2,000 relocation bonus
  • Opportunities for home daily or home weekly routes
  • Average truck age of 1.8 years
  • Affordable health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Veterans program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Spouse employment
  • Rider and pet permits
  • Paid orientation and training
  • 401k match
  • Military programs with increased pay rates for veterans

Kansas Taxes and Cost of Living

Often people get so focused on the salary and benefits for a given job that they forget to factor in taxes and average living expenses. Depending on where you live, these two factors can make a big difference in the amount of money you take home each week when working for trucking companies in Kansas.

One benefit of truck driving jobs in Kansas is that this state has slightly lower than average living expenses. Annual living expenses for a household consisting of a single adult without children are $21,205 prior to taxes. For two adults and two children, the average annual living expenses are $60,027 before taxes. The bad news is that Kansas has the 12th highest average state and local taxes with an average state and local tax rate of 12.28%.

If you are an owner-operator for one of the many trucking companies in Kansas, the price of diesel fuel will impact your bottom line. It is something you will want to keep your eye on to determine how much money you are actually making. As of May 2017, the national average price for a gallon of diesel is $2.340. However, in Kansas, it is significantly less at $2.157.

Driving Conditions for Truck Drivers in Kansas

Just as in any other state, truck driving jobs in Kansas can be heavily impacted by traffic and weather conditions. Not only can conditions sometimes be frustrating, they can also be dangerous.

The state of Kansas is no stranger to winter road conditions including poor visibility, snow, ice, and hail. In some cases, truck drivers here will see road closures of several hours up to even a day or two. They may also be required by law to use chains on their tires if the road conditions warrant them.

On the other hand, Kansas is not a state where you will usually experience heavy traffic conditions or mountainous terrain. This can be less stressful on truck drivers and even better for trucks.

Another positive to truck driving jobs in Kansas is that temperatures do not frequently get extremely hot. Extreme heat can be dangerous to truck drivers and to trucks as well.

Expected Growth for Truck Driving Jobs in Kansas

In all of the United States, a 6% growth rate is expected for trucking jobs between 2014 and 2024 with an additional 40,450 job openings for truck drivers in total. However, the United States Department of Labor expects a slightly higher than average rate of growth for truck driving jobs in Kansas between the years 2014 and 2024. An 8% growth rate is expected. This means approximately 510 additional truck driving jobs in Kansas each year.

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