Average Pay: $23/hr +OT after 40hrs
Schedule / Home Time: Home Daily; PM shifts
Equipment Type(s): Dry Van
Driver Activity: Drop & Hook; shuttle from South Bend IN to Elkhart IN
Hiring Areas: South Bend IN
CDL Class: Class A
NFI Division: Dedicated
Orientation: Local, On-site in South Bend, IN
NFI Operating Center: 805
Contact Us @ 888-991-4488
All NFI Drivers Are Eligible For:
Immediate Benefits – Health, Dental, Vision, Rx
Start accruing PTO after 90 days of employment
401(k) with Match
Quarterly & Annual Safety Bonus
$2000 Driver Referral Bonus
Clean Roadside Inspection Bonus
Local On-Site Orientations
Technology & Equipment:
Average Tractor Age Less Than 2.5 Years
Collision Mitigation Systems
24 / 7 / 365 Driver Support
Family-owned and operated since 1932
Continued Reinvestment in People & Equipment
Long-Term Customer Contracts & Relationships
Consistent Pay & Schedules
Opportunities for Advancement – Driver Trainer, Dispatch Operations
Driving for NFI
NFI basic driver qualifications include:
Minimum 21 years of age
Current Class A CDL from your state of residence
Six (6) months of relevant Class A commercial driving experience or Recent Graduate from an Affiliated Truck Driving School
Acceptable references from past employers
Meet all DOT qualifications
Pass a DOT physical, including DOT drug screen
NFI Driver Expectations:
Perform all duties safely and responsibly
Following all federal and/or state laws, regulations, and/or customer rules, standards and guidelines
Physically capable to perform all job duties
Reporting problems with your equipment, as well as accidents, traffic violations, and damage before and after route
While performing the duties of this job, the associate will be required to move frequently, stand, walk, and sit. The associate is frequently required to use hands to touch, handle, and feel, and to reach with hands and arms. The associate must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 50lbs/23kg and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100lbs/45kg. The associate must be able to legally operate a motor vehicle and safely and frequently enter/exit the vehicle as well as the rear cargo area
NFI is an equal opportunity employer/disability/veteran:
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.
Reasonable Accommodation Notice
Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job.
The information below provides insight into how working as a Company Driver may meet your expected lifestyle, work into your long-term career plans, and provide the working environment you seek.
What is Company Driver?
Company Drivers are employed by specific companies that maintain its own fleet of trucks. Company Drivers are can be separated into 2 categories: (1) drivers working for trucking carriers that exist for the sole purpose of transporting freight of others, or (2) drivers working for companies that carry its own freight to support its own company’s product or service. Company drivers are in high demand, particular among large carriers.
What are some personal characteristics helpful for Company Drivers?
Aside from the personal characteristics needed to be a good truck driver, a Company Driver can be representing a company with thousands of workers in the US and internationally. Therefore, it is helpful for a Company Driver to keep a happy, helpful demeanor both to the general public and customers. Likewise, reliability, honesty, integrity, and self-motivation is necessary since you won’t have anyone looking over your shoulder or directing your every move. No one will tell you when to get out of bed in the morning or when to take a break or stop driving for the day (except the NMCSA, of course!).
For additional information about Company Drivers, including what is a Company Driver, pathways to securing a driving job, financial investment requirements, personal characteristics, average salaries and compensation structures of Company Drivers, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Different types of materials require different types of trailers, and each type of trailer offers drivers its own challenges. Therefore, it is important to understand what is required to not only drive your truck and your freight, but the trailer you are pulling as well.
What is Dry Van hauling?
Dry vans are likely the most basic type of trailer in the industry and the type beginning drivers are likely haul upon gaining their first jobs. A dry van is normally a 53-foot box-like trailers loaded with non-perishable good (think of the historical term of “dry goods store,” and the type of products they sold).
What are requirements necessary to haul dry van equipment?
Typically, dry vans can be hauled by anyone holding the appropriate classification of CDL.
What endorsements are need for dry van hauling?
If the cargo is considered hazardous or includes hazardous materials, an (H), Hazardous Materials, or (X), Hazardous Materials/Tanker endorsement is needed.
For more information about Dry Van Hauling, including what type of companies hire, job requirements, compensation structures, what endorsements are needed, visit Truck Driving Job Resources.
Truck driving route type vary within the industry and are dependent on several factors including interstate trucking requirements, route planning, type of cargo hauled, frequency, hazardous materials restrictions, driver experience, etc.
Local Routes are shorter and cover a smaller (usually local) geographic area. Local Route drivers are home every night and have a regular daily route including several stops to offload cargo. Companies servicing restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, and high-volume retail outlets are frequently included in a local route on a daily or semi-regular basis.