Iowa Trucking Companies Increase Take-Home Pay for Truckers

Share Article announces Paychecks for truck drivers are increasing in Iowa thanks to well-known trucking companies Heartland Express, Barr-Nunn and J.B. Hunt.

In celebration of its 30th anniversary, Barr-Nunn President Rene Beacom recently announced an increase in pay for Hazmat drivers.

"I'm excited about the growth of our company. We want to recognize our Hazmat drivers for a job well done, service, performance and outstanding safety with extra incentives such as additional pay and bonuses."

Based in Granger, Iowa, Barr-Nunn is a large dry van freight company with over 500 tractors and 1,500 trailers. The company serves the Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest regions of the nation.

J.B. Hunt Transport, one of America's top dedicated carriers, recently announced the addition of 20 high-paying local truck driving jobs in Iowa. Local dedicated jobs through J.B. Hunt include retirement options, comprehensive benefits, vacation pay, daily home time and steady paychecks. In addition, experienced truck drivers who hire on for these positions can expect higher than average compensation as well as a sign-on bonus.

"We need well experienced drivers to fill these positions in Iowa right away," notes Jennifer K., human resources coordinator at J.B. Hunt. "We rely on superior drivers to meet the requirements of our Buckeye account. We are willing to pay top dollar for professional, well-qualified drivers."

When asked why experienced truck drivers are in such high demand in Iowa, Andrea J. of the Iowa Workforce Development agency said, "I have heard that there are fewer opportunities for driver training in our state. If there are fewer trained drivers, then there will be fewer drivers to take driving positions. I think trucking companies in Iowa are struggling to find good drivers for that reason."

Due to higher-than-average pay and remarkable sign-on incentives, J.B. Hunt and Heartland Express will be two trucking companies who avoid the struggle.

Average salaries can vary depending upon industry, location, company, driver experience and optional benefits. However, from day routes to long hauls, truck drivers in Iowa are enjoying top salaries, reliable home time and exceptional benefits. Based on a calculation of the take-home pay for 1,827 currently open trucking positions, Iowa drivers are paid $10,000 more per year than the national average.

"I like to drive in Iowa," said professional truck driver Bobby T. of Des Moines during a lay-over at a Petro truck stop in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "I've driven through lots of states, but Iowa has a nice landscape. The highways are well maintained. Plus, when I have a route in Iowa, I can go home more often."

If you are an experienced driver seeking above average compensation, consider taking a position with Heartland Express, J.B. Hunt or Barr-Nunn. These companies are ready to help drivers meet their full potential and increase their financial security.

Drivers who are seeking a job in Iowa should negotiate salary ranges and benefit options before making a career decision.

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