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 allow our Independent Contractors the time off they need and desire.
  4. 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 3 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: $0.32
  • Health insurance (or cash): $0.04 or $437.80/mo (check on exchange price of insurance)
    • *the non-smoker cost for employee is 12.16/wk.
    • smoker cost is $42.56/wk if insurance is elected.
  • 401K plan: 3 percent of weekly earnings; 100 percent vested
  • 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
  • Phone allowance: $60/mo
  • 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=$150
    • Level 2=$125
    • Level 3=$100
  • Referral Pay: $1,500 (paid once referral has completed orientation)