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Ottumwa, IA - Local Routes

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Job Description


  • Minimum Guarantee: $180/day loaded, $150/day without loads
  • 47 to 77 CPM, based on round trip miles
  • Orientation: $400
  • Trainee: $600
  • Lumper: paid by JBS
  • Breakdown: $12/hour up to 10 hours a day

Benefits & Bonuses

  • Health Benefits: medical, prescription, dental, and vision after 60 Days
  • Paid Holidays: 6 days at $150
  • Bonuses: for fuel efficiency, safety, and retention

Work & Route

  • Dedicated Hauls: for JBS pork plants in Ottumwa
  • Work Week: Monday through Friday with occasional weekends
  • Daily Home Time
  • Main Driving Area: IA, IL, MO, NE, and WI
  • Hiring Area: within 50 miles of Ottumwa, IA
  • Average Miles: 1,200 to 1,500 per week
  • No-Touch Freight: paid lumpers
  • Commute: must drive personal vehicle to and from the plant each day

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Driving Information


  • At least 21 years old
  • CDL-A with 1 year of tractor trailer experience
  • Mentor and Training programs are available for drivers with less than a year of experience