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Over-The-Road Owner Operators

Currently we are not hiring owner-operators into our fleet. We thank you for your interest. If you would like to drive for Kottke Trucking, we encourage you apply for a company driver position.

Position will run the Midwest to the Southeast, covering our entire customer base. Will pull 53’ refrigerated freight, dry van freight, and produce.


  • Must be 23 years of age
  • Must have Class A commercial Drivers License in your state of residence
  • Proof of bobtail and comprehensive insurance on your tractor. We have fleet plan if you are interested
  • Proof of Heavy Use Tax (form 2290) on your tractor-a cost of $550 per year
  • Base Plate Program
  • Three (3) credit references-including your bank
  • A good driving record-No license revocation or suspension, no careless driving, reckless driving, or alcohol-related violations within the past five (5) years. No felony conviction while operating a commercial motor vehicle. A maximum of three (3) moving traffic violations in the past three (3) years and not more than one (1) in the past twelve (12) months
  • No driver disqualification under the DOT rules (49CFR 383.51)
  • Must have twelve (12) months verifiable experience with tractor trailer and at least seventy-five thousand (75,000) miles
  • Must meet all DOT requirements.
  • You are liable for any shortages or damages on your loads. In the event of an accident, you are responsible for our $1,500.00 deductible for our cargo insurance and also equipment damages
  • An escrow fund that will be deducted at $100.00 per week up to $2,000.00 paid with interest at passbook rates
  • Paperwork must be complete and turned into the office by noon on Tuesday in order to receive a weekly check.
  • Responsible for scale and toll fees
  • The ability to read, write, and speak the English language sufficiently to converse with the general public, understand highway signs and signals, respond to official inquires and make entries on reports and records, perform calculations of math, handle receipts, read maps road signs, maintain required federal, state and company paperwork
  • Must be able to pass all written and road tests during driver qualification process


Our mission at Kottke Trucking, Inc. can be stated simply: Delivering world-class logistics services. We provide dependable customer service using a team that emits integrity and excellence. After eight decades of being in business, Kottke Trucking, Inc. has established itself as an eminent presence in the transportation industry.

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If you have any questions on this job or any other listings, please reach out to Kayla or Jesse on our recruiting team and they will answer any questions you may have.

Kayla McDonald[email protected]; 320-833-2450

Jesse Reed, [email protected]; 320-833-2439


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