Jim Palmer Trucking Company Review

Jim Palmer Trucking Company Overview

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The Jim Palmer Trucking mission is as consistent today as it was when the company was originally founded, almost 50 years ago. Jim Palmer Trucking has become an established trucking company that continues to deliver safe and dependable transportation services to customers.

Jim Palmer Trucking Paid CDL Training

Jim Palmer Paid CDL Training

Jim Palmer offers a full paid CDL training program where you can get your CDL for little or no money up front. Click the button below to learn more about it:

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  • Length Of Training At Jim Palmer

    The training at Jim Palmer will last approximately 10 weeks.

  • Jim Palmer Average Pay During Training

    You will average approximately $600 per week during your training.

    Once you are a CDL holder, you will make .12cpm for all miles dispatched or $600/week prorated when you get in the truck (whichever is greater) for the first 10,000 miles. Once the first 10,000 miles are completed, you will be paid .14cpm for all miles dispatched or $700/week prorated when you get in the truck (whichever is greater) for the remaining 20,000 miles.

  • Solo Versus Team Dispatch During Training

    You are dispatched as a team during training with Jim Palmer

    Initially, before a student has a CDL, the trainer acts as an instructor while the student drives. Once the student has a CDL there is an evaluation period of 2,500-3,000mi where the trainer ensures that the student is adequately trained & experienced to perform as a team.

  • Solo Versus Team Operation After Training

    At Jim Palmer you will run solo after training.

Jim Palmer Trucking Corporate Headquarters

Map of Jim Palmer corporate headquarters
9730 Derby Dr.
Missoula, MT 59801
Phone: 888-730-1915
Website: Jim Palmer Trucking

Getting Hired At Jim Palmer Trucking

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Jim Palmer Trucking Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be 23 or older
  • Must have possessed an active Drivers License for 3 years or more
  • Must possess a valid social security card
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or possess an alien registration card
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language, in accordance with DOT regulations.
  • Must be able to verify past 3 years of employment history prior to joining CDL program
  • Must pass a DOT physical and controlled substance and alcohol test
  • No DWI, DUI, or reckless driving convictions within the last 5 years
  • Felony convictions will be reviewed
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Felony convictions will be reviewed

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DWI, DUI, or reckless driving convictions within the last 5 years.


Jim Palmer Hiring Area

Jim Palmer hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Jim Palmer Trucking

Jim Palmer Minimum Hiring Age:
23 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Jim Palmer 23  
  • Celadon 22  
  • Swift 21  
  • May 21  
  • Hirschbach 21  
  • Maverick 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Jim Palmer Trucking

Jim Palmer Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Trimac  12  
  •  Jim Palmer
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  KLLM
    No Experience Required
  •  Cassens
    No Experience Required
  •  CT
    No Experience Required

Jim Palmer Trucking Driver Pay

The "ACES Of Hearts" program also offers cash rewards for safe driving.

Jim Palmer Trucking also offers a $10,000 longevity bonus for drivers who have been with them for 5 years.

Jim Palmer Average Weekly Pay

Jim Palmer Average Weekly Pay:
$1100 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1307  
  • Jim Palmer  $1100  
  • Maverick  $1100  
  • Dart  $1100  
  • Wil-Trans  $1000  
  • Carter  $1000  
  • Covenant  $780  

Jim Palmer Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Jim Palmer Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
40 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Maverick  55 cpm  
  • Marten  49 cpm  
  • Jim Palmer  40 cpm  
  • Waggoners  40 cpm  
  • Dillon  0:0,6:38,12:39,18:43,24:45  cpm  
  • Wilson  0:34,6:35,12:36,18:37,24:38  cpm  
  • Beelman  0:34,6:35,12:36,18:37,24:38  cpm  

Jim Palmer Starting Pay For Team Drivers

Jim Palmer Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
44 cpm

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
  • Jim Palmer  44 cpm  
  • Navajo   44 cpm  
  • CalArk  43 cpm  
  • Rush  0:41,6:42,12:44,18:44,24:45  cpm  
  • Falcon  0:36,6:38,12:40,18:41,24:42  cpm  
  • JBS  0:0,6:41,12:42,18:42,24:44  cpm  

Jim Palmer Trucking Driver Benefits

Jim Palmer offers health insurance with all major standard benefits and options including life insurance and 401k retirement plans, vacation time, and optional per diem plan.

Jim Palmer Trucking Operations

Driving Opportunities At Jim Palmer Trucking

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated

Jim Palmer Trucking's Driving Opportunities In Detail

The Jim Palmer family includes 3 different companies, giving drivers a wide range of opportunities: Jim Palmer, Wil-Trans, and O & S Trucking.


Jim Palmer Operating Area

Jim Palmer operates all 48 contiguous states

Jim Palmer Trucking Terminal Locations

Jim Palmer Trucking terminal locations
  • Missoula, MT
  • Springfield, MO

Jim Palmer Yearly Miles

Jim Palmer: 27,300,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • J.B. Hunt  997.86M
  • Estes  425.56M
  • MCT  52.58M
  • Jim Palmer  27.3M
  • Waggoners  22.23M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Jim Palmer Driver Unload Percentage

Jim Palmer: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
  • Koch  20%
  • Averitt  10%
  • K & B  5%
  • Jim Palmer  0%
  • SRT  0%
  • Covenant  0%

Jim Palmer Drop And Hook Percentage

Jim Palmer: 20%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
  • Dart  95%
  • US Xpress  65%
  • TMC  50%
  • Jim Palmer  20%
  • Trimac  5%
  • Central  0%

Jim Palmer Company Policies

  • Jim Palmer Home Time Options

    Jim Palmer has the following home time options available:

    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Company driver home-time is earned at the rate of 24hrs (1 day) at home for every 168hrs (7 days) on the road.

  • Jim Palmer Rider Policy

    Each rider must be approved to ensure they are covered by insurance; students are not allowed to have riders until they have passed a 60 day solo probationary period.

  • Jim Palmer Tuition Reimbursement

    Up to $3,500 tuition reimbursement in exchange for 1 year contract.

  • Jim Palmer Pet Policy

    Jim Palmer has a flexible pet policy with no pet-deposit. As a general rule they have a "three-heartbeat" policy. 1-2 pets are fine, additional pets need to be approved on a case by case basis. Students are not allowed pets for the duration of the training program and must complete a 60 day solo probationary period before they are allowed to have a pet on board.

Jim Palmer Canadian Policies

No Canada service.

Jim Palmer Programs For Military Personnel

Jim Palmer Trucking is approved through the United States Department of Labor as a registered sponsor for the Military Apprenticeship Program. Jim Palmer Trucking's fifteen month on-the-job learning apprenticeship is designed to help military veterans transition from military life to civilian life successfully into a new career.

You may use your Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to get your CDL, and as a qualifying Veteran, you can earn up to $1,104.75 monthly, tax free, in addition to your professional driver wages, while participating in Jim Palmer Trucking OJL (on-the-job learning) apprenticeship training program.

Jim Palmer Company Equipment

Jim Palmer Number Of Trucks

Jim Palmer Number Of Trucks:
200 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • SRT  1,147
  • Premier  971
  • A. Duie Pyle  878
  • Gypsum  512
  • Jim Palmer  200
  • Lynden  198

Jim Palmer Number Of Trailers

Jim Palmer Number Of Trailers:
300 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • Schneider  49,850
  • ABF  20,000
  • ODFL  19,400
  • May  2,100
  • Jim Palmer  300
  • Wil-Trans  300

Jim Palmer Governed Speed

Jim Palmer Speed:
62 MPH

  • Millis  70 mph
  • Covenant  65 mph
  • Transport America  64 mph
  • Koch  64 mph
  • Jim Palmer  62 mph
  • May  61 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph

Jim Palmer Tractor Brands

  • Jim Palmer

  • Super Service

  • Averitt

  • Trimac

  • Werner

  • Swift

  • Lone Star

  • CT

  • P&S

  • PGT

  • J.B. Hunt

  • Melton

Jim Palmer Transmission Types

Jim Palmer has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • Lone Star
    • SRT
    • K & B
    • Hunt
    • MTS
    • Schaffer
  • Automatics
    • Millis
    • AAA Cooper
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Koch
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
  • Mix Of Both
    • Melton
    • Dart
    • Wil-Trans
    • Schneider
    • Navajo
    • Trimac

Jim Palmer APU Policy

Jim Palmer has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Maverick
    • Koch
    • Prime
    • Hirschbach
    • Trimac
    • Stevens
  • Without APU's
    • Martin
    • Gardner
    • Premier
    • Estes
    • SRT
    • A&R
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC
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