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K&B Transportation K&B Transportation
4700 Dakota Avenue
South Sioux City,NE 68776
800-851-8651

K & B Transportation, Inc. family owned, established in 1986 is known as one of the premier refrigerated carriers specializing in the transportation of red meats & perishables.  The company operates primarily in the central United States between Ohio, Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas, with occasional runs east and a limited lane to the pacific northwest states.  A diverse range of services which include local runs, dedicated runs, regional & OTR fleets has allowed the development of a loyal, strong customer base which keeps this carrier busy year 'round. 

Well maintained, state of the art equipment is the standard and not the exception at K&B.  With a fleet consisting primarily of Freightliner XL Classics pulling the finest refrigerated trailers equipped with air-ride suspensions and the highest capacity Carrier cooling units.  Plus a super collection of professional company drivers and owner operators, you don't have to wonder how the company has achieved the level of excellence in protective services that its customers enjoy today.

Making great money, getting home often to see family, driving premium equipment, and having a broad range of divisions to pick from, are but a few of the advantages you will enjoy driving for K&B.  We invite you the professional driver to inquire about a long-term career with K&B Transportation.  Take a moment to call our experienced recruiting staff with any questions you have about the company or fill out the electronic application found here on the site.  We believe that you will find this family-owned carrier to be an excellent place to earn a living for you and your family.  Come to K&B companies and put the "fun" back into makin' money!!

Hiring Criteria for All Drivers

  • 1 year current OTR Tractor/Trailer (combination vehicle) experience.
  • No abandonment of equipment on work record.
  • Current CDL class "A" issued from the state of residence.
  • No Failures of drug screens.
  • No felony convictions.
  • No DUIs, reckless driving convictions or major speeds.
  • Moving violations- no more than 4 minor violations in the last 3 years.
  • Accidents- no major chargeable in the last 3 years and no more than 1 minor chargeable per year in the last 3 years.
  • Able to pass DOT physical, drug screening & road tests.
  • Good, verifiable references for the last 10 Years

National & Midwest Regional Program

K&B's driver program focuses on the person who truly enjoys driving a big, 470hp, extended-hood Freightliner conventional condo tractor, throughout the Midwest from the Rocky Mountains to Ohio.  Sure. we have runs to the Pacific Northwest and also some Eastern runs, but only for those who really want them. With our effective minimum mileage guarantee program, you'll  just know the paycheck will be there every week We know you're coming here for the miles and the money.  We don't make bones about it, the more money we both make, the more fun it is. Instead of switching jobs every month, watching for that elusive "job of a lifetime".  Come to K&B and make it a reality with folks who know how truck seriously and have FUN doing it!!

Lanes of travel

K&B Transportation, Inc. operates primarily in the upper and lower Midwestern States.  Most lanes of traffic operate between Minneapolis, MN on the north, to the Ohio/PA state lines in the east.  Texas on the South and Denver to the West.  We have occasional runs to the Pacific NW for those drivers based there and occasional east coast runs to the Mid Atlantic and New England states for those who run nationally.  This includes a small number of runs to New York City that are dispatched on a volunteer basis.  Typically, our freight delivers early in the morning and the truck reloads the same day.  We have trailer pools at many large shippers to assist the reload process.  The company offers the opportunity to work in one of the several divisions as listed below, depending on your home and the company's manpower/truck needs to serve the customer base.

Home Time

K&B is a family run company and understands the joy of quality home time.  The times below are the averages of our current driver base.  The 3 key factors that affect home the are

  1. Where you live

  2. How much money you want to make Home time affect earnings

  3. Customer & Shipper needs

National Division

You will have the ability to operate the full range of K&B's area.  Length of haul can vary anywhere from 100 miles to 1500 miles.  Most of the drivers in this stay out between 12 to 19 days.  You may stay out longer if you so opt.  This division offers the drivers the opportunity to earn more money and is best suited for those drives whose family situation allows them to stay out longer.  Running the national fleet allows your fleet manager to maximize your weekly miles, exceeding the K&B mileage guarantee and allows for maximum CASH.  You can earn over 50K annually with mileage and accessorial pay.

Midwest Regional Division

In this you will operate in the shaded areas of the map, mostly.  The length of haul ranging from 100 miles to 900 miles.  Drivers get home every 10 to 14 days, not always on a weekend.  Driving at night and delivering early are a part of the job.  Fleet managers will maximize your mileage and use the K&B "mileage guarantee" so that you're home more often.  You can earn over 45K annually with mileage and accessorial pay.

Advantages for you, the Professional Driver

  • Start at 34 cents per mile for loaded and empty dispatch miles.
  • Performance Evaluation Program that gives you the opportunity for mileage increase after 90 days. Increased to 36 cents per mile for a job well done.
  • Increase to 37 cents per mile after 2 years!
  • Per Diem allowance. 4 cents per mile of your base pay tax free.
  • We guarantee you 2,500 miles per week. If the miles aren’t available K&B Transportation pays you the difference.  Make minimum of $850.00 per week!
  • Unloading reimbursement on loads of box meat. No touch or lumpers necessary on carcass and combo bin loads.
  • Paid weekly. All loads delivered by Monday at Noon paid that Friday. Choice of receiving your payroll include – Direct deposit, Comdata card with ATM capabilities or mailed to your home.
  • 100% conventional condo fleet tractors. Equipment that comes with built-in company CB's, Jake Brakes, Air Ride suspensions and satellites.  All Freightliner Classic XL Condos with 470HP Diesels. 
  • Plenty of year 'round customer freight, with no seasonal lags - we keep you busy!
  • Permanent assigned dispatcher to keep you moving and getting the miles/revenue.
  • Trip-Pak Express for you to forward your settlement papers quickly.
  • Friendly staffing in all departments to meet you and your family’s needs.
  • Opportunity to transfer between divisions and fleets.
  • Safety awards program to recognize safe driving.
  • Referral bonus program

Benefits

  • Available health, life, and dental insurance for you and your family at competitive rates. 
  • Available passenger insurance at competitive rates, for our year 'round adult passenger programs.
  • Paid vacation of one week at the end of 1 years' continuous service. 2 yrs =  2 wks.
    10 yrs = 3 wks. Paid at 1/52nd of your annual earned wages.

Artex Division

On this operation you are a part of a small 30 man operation, handled by one fleet manager.  Operating in IA, NE, KS, MO, CO, MN, and IL.  You will be hauling boxed frozen and combo loads of meat products.  Your payroll is based on a weekly salary of $540 taxable, plus $110 tax free per diem, or a total of $650, plus 35 cents per mile for any miles operated above 1,950 miles within the payroll week from Sunday to Sunday..  Artex drivers will see the house 3 out of every 4 weekends.  This division is for a select few that prefer to be home more often and live in the Artex operating area.

Sara Lee Dedicated Division

Our Sara Lee dedicated operation of 85 power units serve the contract with Sara Lee Corporation, moving frozen foods from the distributing centers in Rochelle, IL (50 Units), Storm Lake, IA (15 Units) and Macon, GA (15 Units) to regional destinations.  This smooth-running operation appeals to the driver who prefers serving the same pick-up and delivery points with regularity and knowing the week to week schedule of operations.  All positions and salaried, with payday on Fridays.  Work routines include the sorting and segregating of high piece frozen products . You are assigned the same tractor and work with one freight planner/dispatch manager.

See the map for the operation radius and where you need to live to qualify for this unique driving job.

Benefits

  • $900 weekly salary, $925 paid after 1 year, $950 after 2 years, on Fridays via check, direct deposit or com-data card.
  • Simple pay program-salary includes payment for all work completed.
  • 5.5 day workweek, depending on production schedule and customer needs.
  • Late model Freightliner XL Classic Condos with 470 Detroit, 10 speed transmissions.
  • Qual-Comm dispatch/communication.
  • Permanently assigned tractors and fleet manager.
  • Trip-Pak Express for mailing settlement papers.
  • Regularly assigned traffic lanes, gets you home regularly so you have plenty of family time.
  • Available health, life and dental coverage for you and your family with low deductibles, including prescription card.

 



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