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Why Drive for Us? 

Gray Transportation is a family-owned business that treats our drivers like one of our own! We offer new equipment and competitive pay for drivers interested in a freight and transportation services career. Apply online to join our team and kick-start your driving career! 

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Divisions at Gray Transportation 


Pay Rate 


OTR (Over the Road)

Up to .60cpm 

Eligible for Sign-On Bonus 

Eligible for Mileage Bonus 

Eligible for Referral Bonus 

Local (Waterloo, Des Moines & Davenport, IA)

$25/hour for full-time 

Drivers can go home at the end of every workday 

Receive full employee benefits 

Eligible for Referral Bonus 


Up to .60cpm 

Eligible for Sign-On Bonus 

Eligible for Mileage Bonus 

Eligible for Referral Bonus 

Fill out an application to join one of our divisions today! 

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Bonus Opportunities 

Sign-On Bonus 
One major incentive that Gray Transportation offers our drivers is the sign-on bonus. Over-The-Road drivers are eligible for a $2,000 transition bonus for signing on at Gray. The sign on is paid out $500 in first check, $500 in second paycheck, next $1,000 paid after 45 days of employment. No string or gimmicks! 

Monthly Mileage Bonus 

10,000 miles = an additional .01 cent for all miles. 

11,000 miles = an additional .02 cents for all miles. 

12,000 miles = and additional .03 cents for all miles. 

Referral Bonuses 
Gray pays a driver $1,250 for each "over the road" recruit that is hired. 

  • $250 is paid to the driver when the recruit delivers their 1st load. 
  • $250 is paid to the driver after 3 months of the recruit’s hire date. 
  • $250 is paid to the driver after 6 months of the recruit’s hire date. 
  • $250 is paid to the driver after 9 months of the recruit’s hire date. 
  • $250 is paid to the driver after 1 year from the recruit’s hire date. 

Orientation Pay 

We reward you for going through our orientation! We know that your time is valuable, so we pay every driver $200 after completing the two-day orientation class. 

Our two-day orientation includes a private hotel room with complimentary breakfast and lunch for both days, with shuttle service to and from the terminal. 

Employee Benefits 

  • Paid Weekly  
  • Paid Loaded/Empty Miles  
  • Direct Deposit 
  • 99% No Touch  
  • 70% Drop & Hook 
  • 100% Paid Lumpers 
  • Vacation Pay 
  • Holiday Pay 
  • Extra Stop Pay 
  • Health Insurance 
  • Dental Insurance 
  • Vision Insurance
  • Per Diem 
  • Matching 401k 
  • Best Pass for Tolls 
  • Longevity Bonus, paid on hiring anniversary

Clean Inspections 

Gray  pays $40 for each DOT Inspection when the inspections state there were no violations found. 

Our Equipment 

Gray Transportation operates 175 late model conventional tractors with 500 trailers.  

In 2016,  Gray began leasing tractors from Ryder. We are currently leasing 175, 2019-2021 Volvos. Along with the lease program,  Gray has contracted the maintenance program with Ryder on all leased vehicles. This allows Gray to utilize over 800 locations nationwide to assure that these tractors are well maintained. Also gives drivers roadside assistance. 

Gray added great driver amenities when ordering these tractors. These features include auxiliary power units (APU), refrigerators, Bendix Wingman crash avoidance system, inverters, automatic transmissions along with double bunk condo cabs. 


Gray Transportation’s 18,000 sq. ft. terminal is located in Waterloo's Northeast Industrial Area. 

Gray Transportation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our company employs over 175 people with continual growth projected. It is our goal to employ those quality people that are looking for a professional career with advancement potential in a family-owned atmosphere. We invite you to complete an application for employment or click here to request more information about our award-winning company. If you prefer, you may call us at (319) 234-3930 or (800) 234-3930 and speak to one of our helpful staff members and see if you have an interest in joining our winning team! 

Please contact Gray Transportation to get information about our delivery services or about becoming a driver. Apply online today to get the process started! 

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