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Driving Careers with Gray Transportation

Miles and Pay Scale for Gray Transportation  Drivers

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!

Pay Scale

Pay rate of .40 to .53 per mile loaded/empty (includes 10 cents per mile per diem)

Dry Van Division  

.40 cents per mile loaded/empty
This is a regional dry van division that consists of 70% drop & hook and gets drivershome weekly.

Reefer/Dry Van

.48 cents per mile on meat loads and .40 cents per mile on dry van freight.
This is a regional division that consists of 40% drop & hook and gets drivers home weekly. Meat loads consists of 75% combos which are fork lift offloads and 25% boxed meat loads which Gray pays 100% of the lumper fees.

OTR Division

.40 cents per mile loaded/empty
This division operates in the 48 states with no northeast freight. Drivers get home every 10 to 14 days. This division operates 2016 Volvos with a national maintenance contract with Ryder Truck Services.

Additional mileage pay on short haul loads

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

Bonus Program

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 for 2 days of orientation.

Military Veteran

Gray Transportation appreciates the service of our Military Veterans.We pay an additional .05 per mile for their service.

Recruiting Pay

Gray pays a driver $1,250 for every recruit that is hired that you refer to 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.


Home Weekly                      Weekly Pay                           Paid Loaded/Empty Miles

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

Vacation Pay                         Holiday Pay                          Extra Stop Pay

Health Insurance                   AFLAC                                  401K

Passenger Policy                  Pet Policy                              No East Coast

Direct Deposit                       Electronic Logs   


Volvo Trucks

Gray Transportation operates 125 late model conventional tractors. These tractors consist of Volvo, International, Freightliner, and Peterbilt. We also operate over 500 48 and 53 foot refrigerated and dry van trailers. This 4 trailer to tractor ratio allows us to have set out trailers for our drop and hook operations.

New Terminal

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.