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 Hummer Independent Contractor Program (ICON) support and advantages of a trusted, industry-leading, and stable company. As one of the Midwest’s leading trucking companies, we provide consistent freight, advanced technology, and weekly settlements. 

Owner operator trucking is a great way to maintain your independence while enhancing your truck driving career. Hummer is always hiring owner-operators, and we look forward to helping you in becoming an owner-operator! 

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Pay Plan

ICON drivers 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. 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 meet 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:

  • Be at least 21 years of age 
  • Have a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL) from your state of permanent domicile 
  • Have a valid United States driver’s license for at least the past 12 months 
  • Meet Homeland Security/Transportation Administration requirements 
  • Have a stable work history and good references 
  • Have no record of abandoned trucks at previous employers 

For a complete list of our qualifications, apply online or contact Recruiting.


For more than 60 years, the Hummer name has been a trusted partner in transportation. We offer a wide variety of employment options including local trucking jobs, OTR, scheduled and dedicated jobs. We look forward to welcoming you to the team at Don Hummer Trucking!


Call Andrea at 319-828-2126 for more details on joining our team of professional truck drivers.

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