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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!


OTR Division 

Gray transportation pay is up to .51cpm and drivers are paid both loaded and empty miles.  

Below are the monthly mileage incentives:

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.

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.

Local Company Driver positions pay $22.00/hour fulltime, with full benefits. 

Regional Division

Gray pay is up to .51cpm on Regional loads both empty and loaded 

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 (Regional & OTR Drivers)

Gray will pay each driver a $2,000 transition sign on bonus. 
First $1,000 paid to you in your first paycheck, next $1,000 paid after 45 days of employment. No string or gimicks!

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 were no violations found.


Paid Weekly                        Paid Loaded/Empty Miles       Direct Deposit

95.7% No Touch                  70% Drop & Hook                  100% Paid Lumpers

Vacation Pay                        Holiday Pay                            Extra Stop Pay

Health Insurance                  Dental Insurance                    Vision

Per Diem                               matching 401k                        Best Pass for Tolls 


Volvo Trucks

Gray Transportation operates 140 late model conventional tractors with 500 trailers. 

Gray operates 20 company owned tractors. In 2016, Gray began leasing tractors from Ryder. We are currently leasing 135, 2019-2020 Volvos. 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, with shuttle service to and from 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.