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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.

KLLM Terminal Locations

KLLM operates terminals in the following locations:
  • Jackson, MS (HQ)
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Portage, IN
  • Fontana, CA
  • Laredo, TX
  • Mount Pleasant, TX

KLLM Transportation Minimum Hiring Requirements

  • 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.

KLLM Hiring & Operating Area

Hiring Area

All 48 continental United States.

Operating Area

KLLM actively hires from all 48 continental United States.

KLLM Transportation Training & Freight

KLLM Transportation Services
Company Training Duration

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

Forced To Team After Training?

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.

KLLM Driver Pay

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.

KLLM Transportation Policies

KLLM Transportation Services

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.

KLLM Policies & Procedure

  • Team Opportunities:
    Both team and solo operations are available.
  • Average Age Of Equipment:
    Trucks are on average 2 years old.
  • 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.
  • Speed Of Trucks:
    Truck speeds range between 61mph and 65mph.
  • Transmission Type:
    Mostly 10 speed Eaton Fuller manual transmissions.
  • Canada Border Crossing Policy:
    No border crossing, including into or out of Canada, will be required.
  • Electronic / Paper Logs:
    The entire fleet is currently being switched over to electronic logs.

KLLM Transportation Policies & Procedure

KLLM Transportation Services

Local / Regional / Dedicated Opportunities:
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.

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.

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