Hunt Transportation Company Review

Hunt Transportation Company Overview

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Hunt Transportation, Inc. is one of the oldest transportation companies in Nebraska, providing continuous service since 1927. Headquartered in Omaha, Hunt has a storied history, from hauling livestock in the early years to today as one of the nation's premier flatbed and specialized transportation providers.

Hunt joined the Crete family of companies in 1999 and currently operates 250+ power units and 600+ flatbed, drop-deck, RGN, and curtain side trailers serving the 48 contiguous states. Hunt transports agricultural and construction materials/equipment and any commodity that requires flatbed equipment.

Hunt Transportation Corporate Headquarters

Map of Hunt corporate headquarters
10770 I Street
Omaha, NE 68127
Phone: 1-888-228-9685
Website: Hunt Transportation

Getting Hired At Hunt Transportation

Hunt Transportation Minimum Hiring Qualifications

  • Minimum age of 22 years
  • Minimum of 1 Year OTR Experience
  • Class A CDL with TWIC Card and Alabama Coil Certificate
  • Stable, verifiable work history
  • Acceptable Driving Record as reflected by MVR & PSP reports
  • No DUI or DWI convictions or positive drug screens or events in the past 5 years
  • Hiring Drivers With Felonies

    Felonies must be over 10 years old.

  • Hiring Drivers With A DUI

    No DUI or DWI convictions or positive drug screens or events in the past five (5) years.


Hunt Hiring Area

Hunt hires from all 48 contiguous states

Minimum Hiring Age For Hunt Transportation

Hunt Minimum Hiring Age:
22 Years Old

Minimum Age Comparison

  • Salmon 25  
  • Estenson 23  
  • Hunt 22  
  • Stevens 22  
  • Swift 21  
  • Decker 21  
  • Central Transport 21  

Minimum Experience Required For Hunt Transportation

Hunt Minimum Experience:
12 Months

Minimum Experience Comparison (Months)

  • AAA Cooper  24  
  • Eagle  18  
  • Hunt  12  
  • Hub  12  
  •  Swift
    No Experience Required
  •  Knight
    No Experience Required
  •  CT
    No Experience Required

Hunt Transportation Driver Pay

Oversized Load Pay: Flatbed drivers are paid an additional $.06 per paid dispatched loaded mile on all permitted oversized loads. Approximately, one in every Five (20%) loads are oversized.

Stop-Off Pay: If your load requires multiple stops in addition to the original pick up and the final delivery, you will receive stop pay of $30 per stop.

Breakdown Pay: The breakdown of truck driver pay of $100 is paid for each 24 hour period following the first 12 hours.

Tarp Pay: Less than 25% of loads require tarp. Many of the loads are pre-loaded agricultural freight which allow drivers to tarp much less than other flatbed companies. A load requiring a tarp will pay $50, and an additional $20 for re-tarps.

Safety/Productivity Bonus: If a driver produces 18,600 or more delivered and paid practical route dispatched miles in a two (2) month period, and meets the following criteria, driver will be paid $0.03 per delivered paid practical dispatched mile for that two (2) month period:

TWIC Reimbursement: Hunt Transportation will cover 100% of the cost for all new and renewed TWIC's.

Hunt Starting Pay For Solo Drivers

Hunt Starting Pay For Solo Drivers:
45 cpm

Hunt requires 12 months experience

Solo Starting Pay Comparison

  • Maverick  55 cpm  
  • Hunt  45 cpm  
  • Navajo   34 cpm  
  • Dillon  0:0,6:38,12:39,18:43,24:45  cpm  
  • Eagle  0:0,6:0,12:38,18:39,24:42 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  

Hunt Transportation Driver Benefits

  • Health Care Benefits - Shaffer Trucking offers Health, Dental and Vision insurance to drivers and their dependents. You can also setup health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts. Basic life insurance coverage and short term disability coverage are automatically provided by Shaffer.
  • Retirement Benefits - 401(k) contribution and company paid Profit Sharing Plan contribution.
  • Personal Time:
    • - Vacation Pay: Receive paid vacation time based on your years-of-service: 1 year of service equals 1 week of paid vacation, 2 years of service equals 2 weeks of paid vacation, and 10 years or more of service equals 3 weeks paid vacation.
    • - Military Leave: No need to use your vacation time - Hunt will get you home for drill and training.
    • - Jury Duty: Receive up to $100/day for jury duty

Hunt Transportation Operations

Driving Opportunities At Hunt Transportation

Driver Types:

  • Solo

Freight Types:

  • Flatbed

Route Types:

  • Regional
  • OTR

Hunt Operating Area

Hunt operates all 48 contiguous states

Hunt Transportation Terminal Locations

Hunt Transportation terminal locations
  • Lincoln, NE
  • Marietta, GA
  • Omaha, NE
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Wilmer, TX
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Greensboro, NC
  • New Kingston, PA
  • North Salt Lake, UT
  • Deland, FL
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Columbus, OH
  • Lenoir City, TN
  • Cheyenne, WY

Hunt Yearly Miles

Hunt: 20,049,000

Yearly Miles Comparison

  • Swift  1.87B
  • Crete  539.06M
  • ABF  343.23M
  • United Road  134M
  • Hirschbach  73.69M
  • Hunt  20.05M
  • Oak Harbor  3.89M

Hunt Company Policies

  • Hunt Home Time Options

    Hunt has the following home time options available:

    • Weekly
    • Monthly
  • Hunt Rider Policy

    Take friends and family out on the open road with you with our NO COST Rider Policy. Authorized passengers are as follows:

    • Spouse
    • One child, stepchild, foster-child, niece, nephew or grandchild 4 years of age or younger, provided they are accompanied by the non-driving spouse or adult
    • One child, stepchild, foster-child, niece, nephew or grandchild 5 18 years of age, without the non-driving spouse or adult
    • One adult 19 years or older
  • Hunt Tuition Reimbursement

    Hunt does not offer tuition reimbursement.
  • Hunt Pet Policy

    Hunt does not allow pets.

Hunt Programs For Military Personnel

  • Driver Compensation: Drivers will be compensated $500 a week during the 8 week training, and will earn between $.39 and $.42 cents per practical mile after being released from the road training program.
  • Experienced Trainers: We offer a one on one, hands-on training program that allows the trainer to be with you at all times to answer any questions you may have. All of our trainers have at least two years experience meaning they have the industry knowledge to help you be successful.
  • No Team Driving: Our specialized training program does not allow for 24 hour team driving. We believe that our trainees deserve hands-on supervised training in order to get the necessary training need to be a professional truck driver.

Hunt Transportation Military Benefit Details

Hunt Company Equipment

Hunt Number Of Trucks

Hunt Number Of Trucks:
250 Trucks

Number Of Trucks Comparison

  • Swift  25,685
  • Werner  8,451
  • Gardner  1,862
  • Transport America  1,516
  • Beelman  707
  • Hunt  250
  • Lynden  198

Hunt Number Of Trailers

Hunt Number Of Trailers:
600 Trailers

Number Of Trailers Comparison

  • J.B. Hunt  87,150
  • NFI  8,200
  • USA Truck  6,000
  • Roehl  5,000
  • Hunt  600
  • Wil-Trans  300
  • Jim Palmer  300

Hunt Governed Speed

Hunt Speed:

  • Millis  70 mph
  • A&R  67 mph
  • Maverick  65 mph
  • XPO  65 mph
  • Interstate  63 mph
  • Schneider  60 mph
  • Hunt  0 mph

Hunt Tractor Brands

  • Hunt

  • Koch

  • Swift

  • Watkins Shepard

  • Celadon

  • J.B. Hunt

  • K & B

  • USA Truck

  • P&S

  • Super Service

  • Maverick

  • PGT

Hunt Transmission Types

Hunt has standard transmissions

  • Standards
    • Schaffer
    • Crete
    • K & B
    • Prime
    • SRT
    • May
  • Automatics
    • AAA Cooper
    • Dillon
    • Averitt
    • Carter
    • Maverick
    • Koch
  • Mix Of Both
    • Trimac
    • Ozark
    • Jim Palmer
    • XPO
    • TMC
    • Schneider

Hunt APU Policy

Hunt has trucks equipped with APU's

  • APU Equipped
    • Maverick
    • Ozark
    • Prime
    • Stevens
    • Wil-Trans
    • Koch
  • Without APU's
    • Roehl
    • Western Express
    • PGT
    • Averitt
    • Venture
    • Boyd Bros.
  • Mix Of Both
    • TMC
    • K & B

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