Frequently Asked Questions
What is the hometime policy?
We have a "hometime on your time" policy. Drivers who are on the road 10 to 14 days are home every other weekend, while regional drivers on the road 5 days are home every weekend. However, our "hometime on your time" policy allows drivers to schedule additional hometime when needed.
What fuel card is used?
EFS cards are used for fuel, cash advances and road expenses.
What is the driver advance policy?
You may draw $25 per day from your EFS card. All advances will be deducted from the next regular paycheck.
What kind of driver paperwork is required?
There are no trip sheets or envelopes to complete! Drivers can use the Transflo scanning to submit trip documents at truck stop kiosks or through our smartphone app. You can also use any of the options available at Pilot Travel Centers or Love’s Travel Stops to scan and submit your trip documents.
Do you provide payroll direct deposit?
Yes! Your paycheck is automatically deposited into your bank account. You can even direct your check to be deposited into multiple accounts.
Can I take my tractor home?
Do you have a rider policy?
Yes, we offer a rider policy.
Are tractors assigned?
Yes, you will be provided with your own tractor.
What kind of electronic logging system do you use?
Omnitracs (Qualcomm) is used for logging and dispatch information.
What is your pet policy?
At this time, we only allow dogs to ride along.
What are your benefits?
We offer group medical and dental coverage, group term life insurance, short term disability, and a 401(K) plan with company match. You become eligible for benefits at the beginning of the month after 60 days of employment. In addition to these great benefit plans, we also offer elective critical illness and accident insurances.
Do you hire teams?
Yes. While we do not pair drivers to create teams, we do hire qualified teams. We also offer diverse training opportunities to experienced drivers who have interest in training a team driver. Team drivers can expect to run 5,000 - 6,000 miles each week.
Will I have an assigned driver manager?
Yes, driver managers are assigned to each driver. The driver managers learn your preferences, running style and when you want to be home. Driver managers have dedicated phone numbers so you can reach them when you call. Driver managers and all staff are physically located in our Cedar Rapids, IA and Gretna, NE offices.
What are the operations office hours?
Our office hours are 8 AM – 5 PM Central time, Monday through Friday.
What do I do when I have after-hours questions or issues?
Operations staff members are available 24/7 by calling our toll free number.
How will I receive my dispatch info?
Your driver manager sends a message directly to your tractor with your next load information.
What if I have an issue with my driver manager?
The Operation's Manager or Human Resources Manager will gladly work with you to address your concerns. Chris Hummer (President) and Don Hummer (Chairman) both have open door policies and are always happy to talk with you to resolve any issues.
Where is your driver lounge located?
The driver lounge is conveniently located next to our maintenance facilities in Homestead, IA, Gretna, NE, and Shawnee, KS. Our corporate offices are located in Cedar Rapids, IA.
What do you have in your driver lounge?
Our modern lounges have free showers and laundry facilities. There are also a TV rooms where you can watch TV or play video games to pass the time. We have free, fresh coffee throughout the day and an assortment of fresh food items for sale. We also offer free wi-fi access to keep you connected, as well as a fitness room and on-site health coach. You can see some of the highlights of the lounge here.
Who repairs the tractors and trailers?
We have our own maintenance facilities in Homestead, IA, Gretna, NE, and Shawnee, KS located next to our driver lounges. Company cars are available for drivers to use while their tractors are in the shop.
How much do you pay?
You can earn up to $85K+ annually for national drivers or $65K+ annually for regional. This can include an additional differential for miles run in the 11 northeast states, known as our DIME Bonus, as well as other available bonuses.
What do I have to do to earn the maximum pay per mile?
We take safety and customer service very seriously at Don Hummer Trucking. A safety and performance related bonus make up a portion of the compensation and there is a potential for bonus loss due to accidents and/or non-compliance. However, 98% of our drivers earn the maximum every payroll.
How often do you pay?
Every Friday your paycheck will be directly deposited into your bank account.
Do I get paid for orientation?
Yes. We cover your travel, lodging, and some meal expenses during our two day orientation. You will receive up to $500 (based on work history) upon successful completion of orientation. The second part of the orientation bonus will be paid when you deliver your first load and the final portion of the bonus is paid after you successfully complete your second week.