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Decker Truck Line, Inc

In 1931, Decker Truck Line, Inc. was founded with one single Model B Ford truck by brothers Loren and Dale Decker. The older of the two brothers, Loren, was only 17 years old at the time. Now, over 75 years later, Decker Truck Lines is still family owned and operated.

In 1931, Decker Truck Line, Inc. was founded with one single Model B Ford truck by brothers Loren and Dale Decker. The older of the two brothers, Loren, was only 17 years old at the time. Now, over 75 years later, Decker Truck Lines is still family owned and operated.

Decker Truck Lines, Inc

4000 Fifth Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

877-233-2537

Decker Quick Facts

Types of freight:
Refrigerated

Hiring Area:
48 States

Number of Trucks
500-1000

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Decker Important Facts

  • Decker Truck Lines has local, regional, and OTR divisions
  • Decker has dry van, reefer, and flatbed divisions
  • Decker has 8 terminals across the midwest
  • Decker has over 600 tractors and 1300 trailers, and over 800 employees

Decker Pay & Benefits

Company Driver Compensation

Reefer Van Annual Earning Potential of $60,000+

Starting Pay Range: $.37 – $.39 per mile – includes $.08 per mile per diem
Basic Level – $.37 per mile
1 – 3 years of driving experience and must meet minimum hiring standards
Select Level – $.38 per mile
4 – 9 years of driving experience and must meet minimum hiring standards (If hired
on a probationary basis for any reason, starting pay is $.37 per mile.)
Premium Level – $.39 per mile
10 years or more of driving experience and exceeds minimum hiring standards with:
• Job History: exceptional job history
• Moving Violations: none in the past 3 years
• Preventable DOT-Recordable Accidents: none in the past 3 years
• Drug-Alcohol Violations: none in the past 3 years
• Safety and Compliance: clean record of roadside inspections for the past 3
years and accidents past 5 years
Short Haul pay:
Base mileage pay will be increased according to the following graduated scale for
loaded miles less than 400 miles in length. In order to qualify for the additional
mileage pay, the total loaded miles must fit the below scale, split loads will not
qualify.
Loaded Miles Cents Per Mile Over Base
0 – 100 .20
101 – 150 .15
151 – 200 .12
201 – 250 .09
251 – 300 .06
301 – 350 .03
351 – 400 .02
East Coast Pay:
Loads delivering East of I-81 (origins W. of MS River) – $50.00
Loads delivering East of I-81 (all other regions) – $25.00
Stop Pay (excluding load origin and final delivery)
$15.00 for each additional pickup or delivery
Idle Pay:
$.01 per mile for idle time less than 10% – paid quarterly
HazMat Pay:
An additional $50.00 per load will be paid on all placarded HazMat loads
Trailer Washout Pay
$10.00 for an authorized vendor washout or a driver will receive $15.00 for a “self
trailer washout”
Detention Pay:
$15.00 an hour when billed (maximum of $150.00)
Layover Pay:
After 24 hours of layover, at no fault of the driver, the driver qualifies for $60.00
layover pay. Subsequent 24-hour periods of layover, the driver qualifies for an
additional $100.00. Layover pay is subject to Operation’s discretion and can be
adjusted under special circumstances.

Flatbed Annual Earning Potential of $50,000+

Starting Pay Range: $.38 – $.40 per mile – includes $.08 per mile per diem
Basic Level – $.38 per mile
1-3 years of driving experience and must meet minimum hiring standards
Select Level – $.39 per mile
4-9 years of driving experience and must meet minimum hiring standards
(If hired on a probationary basis for any reason, starting pay is $.38 per mile)
Premium Level – $.40 per mile
10 years or more of driving experience and exceeds minimum hiring standards
with:
• Job History: exceptional job history
• Moving Violations: none in the past three years
• Preventable DOT-Recordable Accidents: none in the past three years
• Drug-Alcohol Violations: none in the past three years
• Safety and Compliance: clean record of roadside inspections for the
past three years and accidents past five years
Increase in Pay – 1/2¢ per mile paid annually on anniversary date with a cap
at $.42 per mile
Stop Pay (excluding load origin and final delivery) – $25.00 for each
additional pickup or delivery; loads out of USG in Cloquet, MN & Walworth,
WI pay $40 for each additional stop
Over Dimensional Loads – when hauling over dimensional loads, drivers will
be paid an additional 5 cents per loaded mile
Steel Tarp Pay – tarp pay for system flatbed drivers for iron and steel loads
wil be paid $20 per load
Chicago Crosstown Loads – $40 plus mileage
Short haul pay for loads less that 75 miles – $20 if driver takes empty trailer to
load origin, tarps and secure loads; $20 if driver delivers load to final
destination and removes tarps and securement
Job Site Deliveries – $20 for each load that is delivered to a job site and the
customer is billed specifically for this service
East Coast Pay – $50 loads delivering East of I-81
Side Kit Pay – Central Steel & Wire Chicago-Altoona $70
Idle Pay – $.01 per mile for idle time less than 10% – paid quarterly
HazMat Pay – an additional $85.00 per load will be paid on all placarded
HazMat loads
Detention Pay – $15.00 an hour when billed – maximum of $150.00
Layover Pay – after 24 hours of layover, at no fault of the driver, driver
qualifies for $60.00 layover pay. Subsequent 24-hour periods of layover,
driver qualifies for an additional $100.00. Layover pay is subject to
Operation’s discretion and can be adjusted under special circumstances

Company Driver Benefits

    Insurance:

  • Health insurance for our drivers and their family members is available
    through an 80/20 plan that includes a prescription card benefit.
  • Flexible spending benefit plans are available for you to set aside pre-tax
    dollars for unreimbursed medical expenses and childcare.
  • Dental, vision and cancer insurance programs are also available with
    individual and family coverage.
  • Life insurance is provided free to drivers and their families. The
    coverage is:

    • Driver – $10,000
    • Spouse – $5,000
    • Children over six months of age – $2,500
      (Additional coverage for the driver is available.)
  • Disability insurance is available with both short term and long term
    programs.
    Retirement:
    Decker offers a 401(k) retirement plan after 90 days of service. We match
    10% of employee contributions, up to 8% of gross income.

    Vacation:
    Paid vacation time is offered based on years with Decker, as follows:

    • 1 year = 1 week
    • 3 years = 2 weeks
    • 10 years = 3 weeks
      Professional Drivers’ Center:

    • Driver training and orientation rooms
    • Drivers’ break room with vending machines, microwaves, coffee,
      tables/seating and TV
    • Drivers’ “quiet” rooms with computer, telephone, recliner and TV
    • Restroom facilities
    • Drivers’ showers and changing rooms
    • Laundry facilities

    Other Benefits:
    Payroll is weekly and direct deposit is available. Decker uses TripPak
    Express to forward your paperwork to the corporate office at no charge to you.

Decker Qualifications & Requirements

  • Have at least 1 year or 100,000 miles, verifiable tractor-trailer experience
    involving over-the-road operations
  • Be at least 23 years old
  • Meet all application requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety
    Regulations
  • Have a valid C.D.L. in your state of residence
  • Have no more than 4 moving violations in the last 3 years; 2 in the past 12
    months
  • Have no serious moving violations in the last 3 years* such as:
    • Excessive speed (15 mph or more over the posted speed limit)
    • Hit and run, leaving the scene of an accident or failure to report
      an accident
    • Violation as a result of a fatal accident
    • Improper or erratic lane change
    • Following too close
    • Operating a commercial motor vehicle without a CDL, or without
      a CDL in possession, or without proper class and/or
      endorsements
    • Reckless/careless driving
    • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Have no preventable, D.O.T. recordable accidents in last 3 years
  • Have a stable work history
  • Have a neat, clean-cut appearance
  • Possess a positive attitude

Decker General Information

  • In 1931, Decker Truck Line, Inc. was founded with one single Model B Ford truck by brothers Loren and Dale Decker.
  • Over 75 years later, Decker is still family owned and operated
  • Decker has opportunities nationwide in a number of different fleets and divisions
  • Decker Truck Lines has local, regional, and OTR divisions
  • Decker has dry van, reefer, and flatbed divisions
  • Decker has 8 terminals across the midwest
  • Decker has over 600 tractors and 1300 trailers, and over 800 employees
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