You Deserve the Hoekstra Experience!


At Hoekstra Transportation, it’s good to be a driver! For over 30 years, we have employed the best CDL drivers in the industry. We believe we have the safest, most respected, and most reliable group of drivers out there. Because of this, our elite drivers receive some of the best amenities, wages, and benefits available in the industry!

Ready to join the company that respects their drivers, recognizes talent, and retains quality? Apply to Hoekstra Transportation today!


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.)
  • Driver Recognition, Appreciation Gifts, Holiday Gifts
  • Paid Holidays and PTO Benefits
  • 100% Company Paid Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance, Supplemental Life, Disability, Critical Illness, Hospital Plans,  Prescription Drug Coverage
  • No Northeast/ NYC Routes
  • No More Than 7 Hours Away from Home
  • No Hazmat, No Touch Freight and No Railyard
  • Free Rider Program with leather air ride seats
  • 401K
  • 24/7 Driver Support Staff
  • Driver Lounge Amenities Including: Quiet Room, Shower, Full Kitchen, Dining Room, Guest Room w/ Massage Chair and TV.
  • Per Diem Available
  • Majority drop and hook freight
  • Sirius XM
  • First call rewards
  • TV, Microwave and Fridge in trucks

Whether It’s a Long Haul or a Local Route, We Always Deliver Excellence


Our drivers enjoy homelike comforts at our base in Kankakee – with reclining chairs and sofas plus a massage chair and TV in our Great Room, to a full stocked eat in kitchen, our driver’s get access to it all! Our driver’s appreciate the clean bathrooms and upscale tiled shower; and our driver’s even get an opportunity to relax in our quiet room, complete with soft lighting and comfortable leather reclining chairs.


Recognition Through Respect

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