Information for Prospective Company Drivers

Steelman Transportation invites you to join our team as a company driver. In the Spring of 2014, after much review and research, Steelman decided to once again operate a company fleet for a number of reasons. Primarily, those reasons were:

  1. Customer freight volumes were through the roof and we needed trucks.
  2. There are a lot of safe, professional drivers who simply do not want to own a truck. They are looking for a quality carrier to drive for during their carrier.
  3. To educate those drivers who would like to be Independent Contractors but are not exactly sure what all is involved in being a business owner.

As a Steelman company driver, you will have the opportunity to earn $66,000 or more per year.

Overview of Payment and Benefits


  • Must have 2 years of verifiable OTR driving experience. (one year of that being Flatbed experience)
  • Driver must live within 200 miles of the terminal in Springfield, MO.

Based on 2500 miles per week:

  • Driver Mileage Payment:
    • 0-6 Months Tenure .45 per mile
    • 6 Months - 1 year Tenure $0.46 per mile
    • 1 Year Tenure $0.47 per mile
    • 2 Years Tenure $0.48 per mile
    • 3 Years Tenure $0.49 per mile
    • 4 Years Tenure $0.50 per mile
    • 5+ Years Tenure $0.51 per mile
  • Health insurance:
    • Company pays 90% of the Silver Non-Smoking Employee Only Rate
    • Driver Pays 12.04 Per Pay Period for Silver Employee Only None Smoking Rate
    • Driver Pays 48.04 Per Pay Period for Silver Employee Only Smoking Rate
  • 401K plan: up to 100% of 3% matching of your investment and 50% at 4%;
  • Paid vacation
  • Tarping/side kit/Stop pay: $20 each, per occurrence
  • Loading\Detention Pay: $20/per hour (after 2 hours free time)
  • Orientation pay: $500
  • Safety bonus: $0.03 per mile (with NO preventable accidents)
  • Fuel economy bonus: $0.04 per mile, based on 7.5 miles per gallon
  • Clean DOT inspection (No Violations):
    • Level 1=$75
    • Level 2=$65
    • Level 3=$50
  • Referral Pay: $1,500 (paid once referral has completed orientation)