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Koch Trucking, Inc. Company Review

Koch Trucking, Inc.

Koch Trucking, Inc. company logo

1950's: Koch Companies is started as a manufacturer's representative of chain, cable, rope, twine and other related products.

1978: Stan Koch buys his first truck to transport hardware for Koch industries from a distributor in Findley, OH.

1981: The fleet of trucks is increased to 10 as Stan's sons Jim, Randy, and Dave come on board.

2007: Koch Maritime is formed for overseas shipments.

2010: Koch Trucking has over 700 trucks on the road, over 2000 trailers leased and 1500 trucks leased out.

Koch Trucking, Inc. Corporate Headquarters

Map of Koch corporate headquarters
4200 Dahlberg Dr
Minneapolis, MN 55422
Phone: 1-800-445-0079
Website: Koch Trucking, Inc.

Getting Hired At Koch Trucking, Inc.

Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Minimum of one year of Class A CDL experience
  • Must have driven 6 months within the last 24 months.
  • No more than 4 moving violations within the last three years
  • A minimum of 21 years of age
  • Haz-Mat endorsement is encouraged but not required. We will reimburse the cost of the endorsement.
  • No major chargeable accidents within the last 36 months and no more than three chargeable minor accidents in the last three years or 2 in the past 12 months.
  • No DWI's or DUI's within the last five years and only one allowed.
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Must be at least 5 years from conviction, reviewed case-by-case.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    DUI/DWI needs to be 5 years old and no more than one offense in a lifetime.

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Koch Hiring Area

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Minimum Age For Koch Trucking, Inc.

Koch Minimum Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
    .
  • Rush 23  
    .
  • Ozark 23  
    .
  • Western Express 21  
    .
  • Southeastern 21  
    .
  • Swift 21  
    .
  • Koch 21  
    .

Minimum Experience Required For Koch Trucking, Inc.

Koch Minimum Experience:
6 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
    .
  • Groendyke  12  
    .
  • A. Duie Pyle  12  
    .
  • Koch  6  
    .
  •  Covenant
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  NFI
    No Experience Required

Koch Trucking, Inc. Driver Pay

Koch pays layover pay, driver assist, and detention pay.

Drivers with 3 or less jobs in the last 3 years can start at $.42

Koch Average Weekly Pay

Koch Average Weekly Pay:
$975 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1,307  
    .
  • Watkins Shepard  $1,154  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  $1,100  
    .
  • May  $1,050  
    .
  • Koch  $975  
    .
  • Melton  $961  
    .
  • Covenant  $780  
    .

Koch Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Koch Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
36 cpm

Koch requires 6 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Marten  49 cpm  
    .
  • CalArk  39 cpm  
    .
  • Koch  36 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  34 cpm  
    .
  • Carter   32.5 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  32 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 cpm  
    .

Koch Starting Pay For Team Drivers

Koch Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
42 cpm

Koch requires 6 months experience

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
    .
  • Wil-Trans  44 cpm  
    .
  • Jim Palmer  44 cpm  
    .
  • Super Service  43 cpm  
    .
  • Koch  42 cpm  
    .
  • KLLM  38 cpm  
    .
  • XPO  26 cpm  
    .

Koch Trucking, Inc. Driver Benefits

  • Health Insurance available 1st of month following 60 days of employment
  • $3000 Orientation Completion Bonus
  • .35-.41cpm to start based on experience
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan - 401(k) plus company match
  • Paid vacation

Koch Trucking, Inc. Operations

Driving Opportunities At Koch Trucking, Inc.

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Specialized

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated
[["State","Hiring"],["US-AL",1],["US-AK",1],["US-AZ",1],["US-AR",1],["US-CA",1],["US-CO",1],["US-CT",1],["US-DE",1],["US-DC",1],["US-FL",1],["US-GA",1],["US-HI",1],["US-ID",1],["US-IL",1],["US-IN",1],["US-IA",1],["US-KS",1],["US-KY",1],["US-LA",1],["US-ME",1],["US-MD",1],["US-MA",1],["US-MI",1],["US-MN",1],["US-MS",1],["US-MO",1],["US-MT",1],["US-NE",1],["US-NV",1],["US-NH",1],["US-NJ",1],["US-NM",1],["US-NY",1],["US-NC",1],["US-ND",1],["US-OH",1],["US-OK",1],["US-OR",1],["US-PA",1],["US-RI",1],["US-SC",1],["US-SD",1],["US-TN",1],["US-TX",1],["US-UT",1],["US-VT",1],["US-VA",1],["US-WA",1],["US-WV",1],["US-WI",1],["US-WY",1]]

Koch Operating Area

Koch operates all 48 contiguous states

Koch Company Terminal Locations

Koch Trucking, Inc. terminal locations
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Ardmore, OK
  • Flower Mound, TX
  • Dublin, GA
  • Suwanee, GA

Koch Yearly Revenues

Koch: $274,704,824

Yearly Revenue Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  $6.16B
    .
  • CR England  $1.5B
    .
  • Prime  $1.3B
    .
  • Southeastern  $1.07B
    .
  • Koch  $274.7M
    .
  • Melton  $217.33M
    .
  • G & P  $80M
    .

Koch Yearly Miles

Koch: 80,648,307

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
    .
  • Paschall  184.23M
    .
  • Transport America  177.77M
    .
  • Interstate  151.21M
    .
  • Koch  80.65M
    .
  • CT  25.19M
    .
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M
    .

Koch Driver Unload Percentage

Koch: 20%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
    .
  • Navajo  50%
    .
  • Koch  20%
    .
  • Dart  0%
    .
  • Carter  0%
    .
  • Jim Palmer  0%
    .
  • SRT  0%
    .

Koch Drop And Hook Percentage

Koch: 80%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
    .
  • Koch  80%
    .
  • Prime  80%
    .
  • Millis  55%
    .
  • K & B  50%
    .
  • Melton  15%
    .
  • Central  0%
    .

Koch Company Policies

  • Koch Home Time Options

    Koch has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Depends on route and lane. OTR drivers are out 10-14 days. Regional and dedicated lanes available.

  • Koch Rider Policy

    The passenger must be at least 12 years of age. Cost is $10.00 per month.

  • Koch Tuition Reimbursement

    Koch does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Koch Pet Policy

    Koch does not allow pets.

Koch Company Equipment

Koch Number Of Trucks

Koch Number Of Trucks:
1,345 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
    .
  • Covenant  2,700
    .
  • Dart  1,940
    .
  • Koch  1,345
    .
  • Ozark  727
    .
  • Hunt  250
    .
  • Lynden  198
    .

Koch Number Of Trailers

Koch Number Of Trailers:
2,000 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
    .
  • AAA Cooper  6,000
    .
  • Interstate  5,600
    .
  • TransAm  2,400
    .
  • Koch  2,000
    .
  • Decker  1,164
    .
  • Wil-Trans  300
    .

Koch Governed Speed

Koch Speed:
64 MPH

64
  • MTS  68 mph
    .
  • Carter  68 mph
    .
  • A&R  67 mph
    .
  • Millis  66 mph
    .
  • Koch  64 mph
    .
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
    .
  • Schneider  60 mph
    .

Koch Tractor Brands

  • Koch

  • MVT

  • Southeastern

  • Watkins Shepard

  • TMC

  • Cowan

  • Wil-Trans

  • Paschall

  • CT

  • Knight

  • Lone Star

  • Transport America

Koch Transmission Types

Koch has automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • Lone Star
    • Prime
    • Covenant
    • MTS
    • SRT
    • K & B
  • Automatics
    • AAA Cooper
    • Averitt
    • Dillon
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Maverick
    • Carter
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • Wil-Trans
    • Jim Palmer
    • Dart
    • Millis
    • Schneider

Koch APU Policy

Koch has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Trimac
    • Lone Star
    • Stevens
    • Celadon
    • Prime
    • Jim Palmer
  • Without APU's
    • Groendyke
    • NFI
    • PGT
    • Roehl
    • Cowan
    • Eagle
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

Koch Company Training

  • Length Of Training At Koch

    The training at Koch will last approximately 0 weeks.

  • Koch Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $0 per week during your training.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Koch

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Koch you will run solo after training.

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