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KLLM Transportation Services Company Profile

KLLM Transportation Services

For over 40 years, KLLM Transportation Services has been transporting perishable commodities and dry-van goods across North America with their headquarters based out of Jackson, MS. With over 180,000 delivered loads per year, KLLM offers OTR, regional, and dedicated positions including fleets which get drivers home every 7 to 10 days. They also offer a paid 3 to 6 weeks training program for drivers who have recently completed an approved CDL truck driving school.

Terminal Locations

KLLM operates terminals in the following locations:

  • Jackson, MS (HQ)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Portage, IN
  • Fontana, CA
  • Laredo, TX
  • Mount Pleasant, TX

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 21 years of age at time of hire.
  • Maximum of 2 traffic violations in the last 3 years.
  • Accidents are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • No drunk driving related convictions within the past 5 years.
  • Meet and pass all DOT physical requirements which includes an illegal substance screening.
  • Be able to fulfill the physical demands of the job.
  • If no experience, be a recent graduate of an approved truck driving school.

Hiring Area

All 48 continental United States.

Operating Area

KLLM actively hires from all 48 continental United States.

Company Training Duration

Minimum of 3 to 6 weeks team driving with a trainer.

Forced To Team After Training?

KLLM Transportation Services

No, after training is complete drivers may move directly into the solo driver division.

Type Of Freight

While KLLM pulls some dry-van freight but the majority of their freight consists of temperature sensitive perishable food items.


During company training drivers will earn a flat salary of $400 per week. After training drivers will receive a starting pay of $0.32 per mile with a $0.01 per mile raise each year up to a maximum of $0.43 per mile. Drivers will also receive the following:

Drop Pay

  • $0 for originating pick up & final delivery.
  • $25 for each of the first two intermediate stops.
  • $40 for each of the remaining stops.

Layover And Detention Pay

  • $100 Layover Pay after the first 24 hours.
  • After 3 hours, drivers receive $10 per hour in Detention Pay.

See how KLLM's pay scale compares:

Tuition Reimbursement

Students that meet eligibility can receive up to $5,000 in tuition reimbursement.

Hometime Policy

OTR drivers receive 1 day of hometime for each week spent on the road with a minimum of 2 weeks out at a time. Hometime on regional and dedicated accounts vary but weekly hometime opportunities exist in certain areas.

Rider And Pet Policy

KLLM does have a rider program for those over 12 years of age as long as an insurance form and small insurance fee are submitted. Pets are not allowed on any company equipment.

Team Opportunities

Both team and solo operations are available.

Canada Border Crossing Policy

No border crossing, including into or out of Canada, will be required.

New York City Dispatch

Drivers are not expected to deliver or pick up in NYC.

Drop And Hook

Approximately 70% of all freight is drop and hook.

Hazardous Materials

Drivers may refuse freight containing placarded hazardous materials.

Forced Dispatch

Yes, except for NYC, Canada, and freight containing placarded hazardous materials.

Local / Regional / Dedicated Opportunities

KLLM Transportation Services

Various dedicated and regional positions are available for drivers with at least 6 months of OTR driving experience. Regional and dedicated positions depend entirely on position availability and geographical location.

Average Age Of Equipment

Trucks are on average 2 years old.

Transmission Type

Mostly 10 speed Eaton Fuller manual transmissions.

Speed Of Trucks

Truck speeds range between 61mph and 65mph.

APU / Idle Policy

Some trucks are equipped with APU's but the majority of trucks are not equipped. For trucks without an APU, automatic engine start / shut off features are used to maintain a comfortable temperature and charged batteries.

Electronic / Paper Logs

The entire fleet is currently being switched over to electronic logs

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