For over 30 years, Hoekstra Transportation has employed the best CDL drivers in the industry.


  • Pay Practical, Door-to-Door Miles
  • Increase in base pay
  • Increase in bonuses
  • Overtime paid after 40 hours
  • Earn more with our Quarterly Compliance Bonus, Productivity Bonus, Unlimited Referral Bonus, and more
  • Shift differential for nights and weekends
  • Higher rates are available based on experience credit

Call our recruiting team at (815) 223-4663 or email us at for the latest details.



Pay and Benefits!

Local Drivers Start At:

$22.50 – $24.00 an hour
PLUS bonuses, shift differential pay, and  overtime after 40 hours!

Regional Drivers Start At:

$0.66 per PRACTICAL door-to-door miles
(Minimum guarantee of $1,425 a week)

Dedicated Drivers Start At:

$0.65 per PRACTICAL door-to-door miles
(Minimum guarantee of $1,625 a week)

Welcome Home

  • Top Wages, With a Guaranteed Minimum Weekly Pay and Practical Door-to-Door Miles
  • Regular Scheduled Home Time
  • Late Model, Personally Assigned Freightliner’s with Homelike Amenities
  • Multiple Opportunities for Bonuses (Longevity Bonus, Referral Bonus, Safety Bonus, and Roadside Bonus, etc.)
  • Driver Recognition, Appreciation Gifts, Holiday Gifts
  • Paid Holidays and PTO Benefits
  • Two health plan options complete with prescription drug coverage, 100% company paid dental and vision for employees and $25,000 life insurance. We also offer voluntary options for supplemental life, short and long term disability, critical illness, and accident coverage
  • Free Rider Program with Leather Air Ride Seats
  • 401K Retirement Plans
  • 24/7 Driver Support Staff
  • Driver Lounge Amenities Including Quiet Room, Shower, Full Kitchen, Dining Room, Great Room w/ Massage Chair and TV.
  • Per Diem Available
  • Majority Drop and Hook Freight
  • Sirius XM
  • First Call Rewards Program
  • TV, Microwave, and Fridge in Trucks
  • Cell phone usage reimbursement program
  • No More Than 8 Hours Away from Home
  • No Hazmat, No Touch Freight, and No Railyard
  • No Northeast/ NYC Routes

Recognition Through Respect

  • 2002 Truckload Carriers Assn National Fleet Safety Award Excellence in Safety 1st Place
  • 2009 NASTC Driver of the Year America’s Best Drivers
  • 2009 Armstrong World Industries Elite Carrier Award
  • 2015 American Cancer Society Division Driving Out Cancer Relay for Life Team Excellence Award
  • 2016 Illinois Trucking Association Good Citizen of the Year Award (to President Steve Hoekstra)
  • 2018 Kankakee Chamber of Commerce Technology and Innovation Award
  • 2019 Zonta International District 6 Centennial Recognition Award
  • 2022 Daily Journal Progress Award
  • Multiple Mid-West Truckers Assn Inc. Record Loss Management & Outstanding Member Awards
  • State of Illinois Senate Recognition for National Fleet Safety Award
  • 2 Year Illinois Professional Truck Driving Championship Participant
  • 6-Time Best Fleet to Drive for Finalist
  • Daily Journal Readers Choice Best of the Best Award “Best Midsize Employer”
  • Disabled American Veterans Appreciation Award