Wil-Trans Company Review

Wil-Trans Company Overview

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Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver. Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Wil-Trans Paid CDL Training

Wil-Trans Paid CDL Training

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  • Length Of Training At Wil-Trans

    The training at Wil-Trans will last approximately 10 weeks.

  • Wil-Trans 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 Wil-Trans

    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 Wil-Trans you will run solo after training.

Wil-Trans Corporate Headquarters

Map of Wil-Trans corporate headquarters
3769 E Evergreen Street
Springfield, MO 65803
Phone: 888-682-5418
Website: Wil-Trans

Getting Hired At Wil-Trans

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Wil-Trans Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be 21 or older.
  • Must have possessed an active Driver's 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.


Wil-Trans Hiring Area

Wil-Trans hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Wil-Trans

Wil-Trans Minimum Hiring Age:
21 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Venture 23  
  • Crete 22  
  • Wil-Trans 21  
  • Swift 21  
  • Falcon 21  
  • CRST 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Wil-Trans

Wil-Trans Minimum Experience:
0 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Dillon  6  
  • Decker  3  
  •  Wil-Trans
    No Experience Required
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Prime
    No Experience Required
  •  US Xpress
    No Experience Required

Wil-Trans Driver Pay

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

Wil-Trans also offers a $10,000 longevity bonus for drivers who have been with them for 5 years.

Wil-Trans Average Weekly Pay

Wil-Trans Average Weekly Pay:
$1000 weekly

Average Weekly Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  $1307  
  • K & B  $1125  
  • Maverick  $1100  
  • Wil-Trans  $1000  
  • CRST  $1000  
  • KLLM  $850  
  • Covenant  $780  

Wil-Trans Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Wil-Trans Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
40 cpm

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Maverick  55 cpm  
  • Wil-Trans  40 cpm  
  • May  35  cpm  
  • Dillon  0:0,6:38,12:39,18:43,24:45  cpm  
  • Central  0:41,6:42,12:44,18:44,24:45  cpm  
  • Wilson  0:34,6:35,12:36,18:37,24:38  cpm  
  • JBS  0:33,6:35,12:37,18:38,24:41  cpm  

Wil-Trans Starting Pay For Team Drivers

Wil-Trans Starting Pay For Team Drivers:
44 cpm

Team Starting Pay Comparison

  • Waggoners  67 cpm  
  • Wil-Trans  44 cpm  
  • Celadon  42 cpm  
  • Decker  42 cpm  
  • Rush  0:41,6:42,12:44,18:44,24:45  cpm  
  • Melton  0:34,6:35,12:36,18:37,24:38  cpm  
  • A&R  0:0,6:41,12:42,18:42,24:44  cpm  

Wil-Trans Driver Benefits

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

Wil-Trans Operations

Driving Opportunities At Wil-Trans

Driver Types:

  • Solo
  • Teams
  • OwnOp - Lease

Freight Types:

  • Dry Van
  • Flatbed
  • Refrigerated

Route Types:

  • Local
  • Regional
  • OTR
  • Dedicated

Wil-Trans's Driving Opportunities In Detail

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


Wil-Trans Operating Area

Wil-Trans operates all 48 contiguous states

Wil-Trans Terminal Locations

Wil-Trans terminal locations
  • Missoula, MT
  • Springfield, MO

Wil-Trans Yearly Miles

Wil-Trans: 33,000,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • ODFL  646.9M
  • Knight  435M
  • United Road  134M
  • K & B  78.32M
  • Wil-Trans  33M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Wil-Trans Driver Unload Percentage

Wil-Trans: 0%

Driver Unload Comparison

  • Trimac  95%
  • Koch  20%
  • Lone Star  10%
  • CRST  1%
  • Wil-Trans  0%
  • SRT  0%
  • TMC  0%

Wil-Trans Drop And Hook Percentage

Wil-Trans: 20%

Drop And Hook Comparison

  • Covenant  95%
  • Ozark  95%
  • CalArk  85%
  • CRST  80%
  • May  50%
  • Wil-Trans  20%
  • Central  0%

Wil-Trans Company Policies

  • Wil-Trans Home Time Options

    Wil-Trans 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.

  • Wil-Trans 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.

  • Wil-Trans Tuition Reimbursement

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

  • Wil-Trans Pet Policy

    Wil-Trans 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.

Wil-Trans Canadian Policies

No Canada service.

Wil-Trans Programs For Military Personnel

Wil-Trans is approved through the United States Department of Labor as a registered sponsor for the Military Apprenticeship Program. Wil-Trans'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 Wil-Trans OJL (on-the-job learning) apprenticeship training program.

Wil-Trans Company Equipment

Wil-Trans Number Of Trucks

Wil-Trans Number Of Trucks:
200 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • Averitt  4,484
  • Hub  2,868
  • Schaffer  1,000
  • Estenson  894
  • Wil-Trans  200
  • Lynden  198

Wil-Trans Number Of Trailers

Wil-Trans Number Of Trailers:
300 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • R + L  8,000
  • CalArk  2,200
  • May  2,100
  • A&R  1,000
  • Wil-Trans  300
  • Jim Palmer  300

Wil-Trans Governed Speed

Wil-Trans Speed:
62 MPH

  • Millis  70 mph
  • Carter  68 mph
  • CRST  65 mph
  • J.B. Hunt  65 mph
  • Koch  64 mph
  • Wil-Trans  62 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph

Wil-Trans Tractor Brands

  • Wil-Trans

  • Decker

  • Jim Palmer

  • Koch

  • Hirschbach

  • Roehl

  • Paschall

  • Eagle

  • A&R

  • Ozark

  • Celadon

  • Marten

Wil-Trans Transmission Types

Wil-Trans has a mix of standard and automatic transmissions

  • Standards
    • May
    • MTS
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Lone Star
    • K & B
    • Crete
  • Automatics
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
    • Maverick
    • Millis
    • Watkins Shepard
    • Koch
  • Mix Of Both
    • XPO
    • Trimac
    • Schneider
    • CRST
    • Ozark
    • Dart

Wil-Trans APU Policy

Wil-Trans has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Marten
    • Hirschbach
    • Carter
    • Koch
    • Lone Star
    • Celadon
  • Without APU's
    • J.B. Hunt
    • Estenson
    • Werner
    • XPO
    • United Road
    • NFI
  • Mix Of Both
    • K & B
    • TMC
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