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Driving Careers with Gray Transportation

Gray Transportation offers driving careers with various pay grades depending on experience, the miles driven and other factors. If you are a driver with experience looking for a good paying and rewarding career in freight and transportation services, Gray Transportation  is the place for you!

Local Division

Gray Transportation offers local employment in Waterloo, IA, Des Moines, IA and Davenport, IA. These driving positions offer drivers to be home daily.

Regional Division

Gray pays .40 cents per mile on dry van loads and drivers are paid both loaded and empty miles.

Gray pays .53 cents per mile on refrigerated meat loads.

OTR Division  

Gray pays .40 cents per mile and drivers are paid both loaded and empty miles.

Gray also pays a 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.

Military Veterans

Gray Transportation appreciates the service of our Military Veterans. Please inquire into this additional pay with one of our recruiters.

Bonus Programs (Regional & OTR Drivers)

Additional mileage pay on short haul loads

    0 – 100 miles = .10 per mile
101 – 200 miles = .05 per mile

Sign On Bonus

Gray will pay each driver a $2,000 sign on bonus.
$500 upon completion of their first load. 
$500 after 30,000 miles.
$500 after 60,000 miles.
$500 after 90,000 miles.

Orientation Pay

Gray pays $200 after completion of our 2 day orientation class.

Recruiting Pay

Gray pays a driver $1,250 for each recruit that is hired  by our
Recruiting Department.

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

Clean Inspections

Gray pays $40 for each DOT Inspection when the inspections states there wereno violations found.


Paid Weekly                        Paid Loaded/Empty Miles       Direct Deposit

99.7% No Touch                  70% Drop & Hook                  100% Paid Lumpers

Vacation Pay                        Holiday Pay                            Extra Stop Pay

Health Insurance                  Dental Insurance                    401k

Per Diem   


Volvo Trucks

Gray Transportation operates 135 late model conventional tractors with 450 trailers. We are operating 100 refrigerated trailers with 350 dry vans.

Gray operates 60 company owned tractors. In 2016, Gray began leasing tractors from Ryder. We are currently leasing sixty-five 2016 Volvos with twenty-five of the 2019 models beginning to arrive in February 2018. Along with the lease program, Gray has contracted the maintenance program with Ryder on all of the leased vehicles. This allows Gray to utilize over 800 locations nationwide to assure that these tractors are well maintained.

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


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

Our 2-day orientation includes private hotel room with complimentary breakfast and lunch both days, shuttle service to the terminal. 

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. Gray Transportation  offers full time employment with a complete benefit package.

Gray Transportation performs maintenance, safety, recruiting, human resources, payroll, accounting, billing, and dispatching in our facility located in Waterloo Iowa's Northeast Industrial Area.

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  or call us at 319-234-3930 or 800-234-3930 to get information about our delivery services or about becoming a driver.