Don Hummer Trucking Corporation

Independent Contractor

ICON: The Hummer Independent Contractor Program

The Hummer Independent Contractor Program [ICON] allows established, experienced independent contractors to operate within the Hummer Network. Operate your own truck while receiving the support of a trusted, industry-leading, and stable company to provide consistent freight, advanced technology, and weekly settlements.

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Pay Plan

ICON’s receive 75% of freight revenue and other charges, such as stop pay for dry van freight and 70% for temperature-controlled/reefer freight. The fuel surcharge is included on every load and is passed through at 100% to the contractor. Fuel surcharge for reefer fuel is paid by Hummer. Contractors are responsible for any toll costs, but toll transponders are available.


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Fuel and Fuel Tax

All fuel discounts are passed through to the Contractor at actual cost, transaction fees are charged at actual cost. Fuel Tax is filed by the company and Contractors receive any refund or balance due.


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Any contractor truck(s) must meets all applicable regulations and pass an inspection at a Hummer shop. Hummer logo, company name and US DOT number decals will be provided and must be installed on the driver and passenger doors. Hummer provides trailers at no charge. Contractor equipment must be capable of utilizing an ELD. Hummer provides and pays for the hardware and service plan, as well as installation/removal of the mobile communications system/ELD.


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Hummer has both a passenger and pet policy with some restrictions. For specific details on the program please contact Recruiting.

What are the minimum qualifications to become an Independent Contractor with Don Hummer Trucking?

To become an ICON, you must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • At least 21 years of age

  • A valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) from your state of permanent domicile

  • A valid United States driver’s license for at least the past 12 months

  • Meet Homeland Security/Transportation Administration requirements

  • Stable work history and good references

  • No record of abandoned trucks at previous employers

  • This is not a complete list of our qualifications. We invite you to apply online or contact Recruiting to see if you qualify.

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Call Andrea at 319-828-2126 for more details.

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